Fifa president Sepp Blatter says there is time to sort out venues in Brazil after some builds fall behind schedule. Photograph: Marcus Brandt/EPA

Fifa has admitted not all of the stadiums for the Brazil World Cup will be ready in time for its original deadline of January.Fifa president Sepp Bla(...)

A demonstrator with his face covered jumps over a burning barricade at Cinelandia square during a march in support of teachers on strike in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Teachers have been on strike demanding better pay for almost two months. Photograph: Felipe Dana/AP

Rio de Janeiro was once again racked by violent protest last night as a teachers’ strike became the latest rallying point for public discontent over p(...)

Fifa’s chief medical oficer Michel D’Hooghe: ‘From the medical point of view I think it will be better not to play during the hot summer months.’ Photogreaph: Getty Images

Fifa’s medical chief will tell next month’s landmark meeting to decide on the 2022 World Cup in Qatar that the tournament must be moved to the winter (...)

Fifa president Sepp Blatter will recommend to the Fifa executive that the Qatar World Cup dates be  changed. Photograph: Arnd Wiegmann/Reuters

Europe’s leading clubs are tomorrow expected to accept that the 2022 World Cup in Qatar will have to be played in the winter - but only on the basis i(...)

Galatasaray’s Didier Drogba scores his teams first goal of the game from the penalty spot during the Emirates Cup 2013 match at the Emirates Stadium Photograph: PA Wire.

ARSENAL 1 GALATASARAY 2: Didier Drogba returned to haunt Arsenal as the former Chelsea striker came off the bench to net a late double and win the Emi(...)

Luis Suarez is ‘working hard and remains part of the group’, according to Brendan Rodgers. Photograph: Thananuwat Srirasant/Getty Images

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers claims Luis Suarez “totally understands” the club’s refusal to entertain any offers for the striker.Arsenal have had(...)

Romelu Lukaku and Ramires of Chelsea celebrate after the latter scored against Indonesia All-stars in Jakarta. Both players scored twice. Photograph: Stanley Chou/Getty Images

Jose Mourinho expressed satisfaction with his Chelsea squad after completing the three-match tour of Asia with an 8-1 win over BNI Indonesia All-Stars(...)

Five hundred thousand cheaper tickets for next year’s World Cup will be set aside exclusively for Brazilians. Photograph: Kai Pfaffenbach/Reuters

Tickets for the 2014 World Cup will cost some 10 per cent more than in South Africa in 2010, with the dearest ones for international fans selling for (...)

Liverpool striker Luis Suarez wants to ply his trade elsewhere. Photograph: Peter Byrne/PA Wire

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has insisted striker Luis Suárez will remain with the Reds “unless something drastic happens” – while also stressing(...)

Luis Suarez during Uruguay’s Confederations Cup against Brazil last month. Photograph: Scott Heavey/Getty Images

Liverpool’s wantaway striker Luis Suarez has been included in the 28-man squad for their pre-season tour of Indonesia, Australia and Thailand.Suarez’s(...)

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