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UEFA to Name Euro 2020 Host Cities in September

Fri 15th Aug 2014 | Club & Country Competitions

The UEFA Executive Committee will select the 13 host associations for UEFA EURO 2020 on Friday 19 September 2014. The decision to stage a "EURO for Europe" in various major cities throughout the...

Comment: England will not win another major tournament because there are too many foreign players in the Premier League

Thu 14th Aug 2014 | Club & Country Competitions

England will not win another major tournament because there are too many foreign players in the Premier League, according to the boss of Britain's leading football coaching company. Chris Shaman today...

FA and FAW Submit EURO 2020 Bids

Fri 25th Apr 2014 | Club & Country Competitions

The FA has submitted a bid to host one of the 13 UEFA Euro 2020 packages. English football’s governing body has expressed an interest in two packages – one group stage as well as the...

Scottish FA Launch UEFA Euro 2020 Finals Bid

Thu 24th Apr 2014 | Club & Country Competitions

The Scottish FA has today submitted its bid for Glasgow and the National Stadium, Hampden Park, to become a host city for the UEFA European Championships in 2020 on the competition’s 60 th...

2.57 Million 2014 FIFA World Cup Tickets Already Allocated To Fans

Wed 2nd Apr 2014 | Club & Country Competitions

A total of 2,577,662 tickets for the 2014 FIFA World Cup™ have already been allocated through all sales phases and channels to date (including the hospitality programme and other constituent...

Nations League Launched At UEFA Congress

Thu 27th Mar 2014 | Club & Country Competitions

UEFA’s member associations have unanimously voted in favour of plans for a new ‘Nations League’ which will also be linked to the Euro Qualifiers. The 54 UEFA member associations...

Qatar World Cup To Be Played In Winter

Wed 8th Jan 2014 | Club & Country Competitions

The FIFA World Cup in Qatar will be played during the winter it has been suggested today. Speaking on Radio France, FIFA general secretary, Jerome Valcke said the tournament would be likely to take...

Premier League Appoint Dan Hunt From Team Sky

Thu 28th Nov 2013 | Club & Country Competitions

The Premier League have appointed Dan Hunt Head of Elite Performance, a key role in the Youth Department. Hunt joins the Premier League from Team Sky, where he holds the position of sport director...

One Third of Premier League Players From England

Thu 10th Oct 2013 | Club & Country Competitions

Less than a third of all the minutes played in the Premier League were by English footballers a BBC study has found. The figures uncovered by the BBC’s State of the Game study found that home...

Buckingham Palace to host first official football match

Tue 3rd Sep 2013 | Club & Country Competitions

HRH The Duke of Cambridge, in his official capacity as President of The Football Association, will host a special event at Buckingham Palace on Monday 7 October to pay tribute to 150 volunteers that...

Moscow Ahead of the Game for 2018 World Cup

Mon 2nd Sep 2013 | Club & Country Competitions

Moscow city authorities say that much progress has been made to improving the Russian capital's once notorious road and rail infrastructure recently that when it comes to transport they are "ready...

UEFA EURO 2016 logo unveiled

Wed 26th Jun 2013 | Club & Country Competitions

The UEFA EURO 2016 logo was launched in Paris, drawing together the Henri Delaunay Cup and the national colours of hosts France around the theme 'Celebrating the art of football'. UEFA EURO 2016 moved...

12 Clubs Selected For Scottish Lowland League

Tue 18th Jun 2013 | Club & Country Competitions

Twelve clubs have been selected to compete in the newly formed Scottish Lowland Football League from season 2013/14. Following the unanimous approval to the formation of the Scottish Lowland Football...

Football League To Celebrate 125th Anniversary

Thu 28th Feb 2013 | Club & Country Competitions

The Football League, the world’s original league football competition, is to celebrate its 125 th anniversary during 2013. The anniversary period will begin this Saturday (March 2) which marks...

Champions League final ticket prices cut

Fri 8th Feb 2013 | Club & Country Competitions

UEFA has cut the price of the cheapest tickets for the Champions League final at Wembley compared with two years ago. The European governing body is selling 16,800 tickets for £60 each - in 2011...

Brazil 2014 On Sale - SEE IT, LIVE IT with Thomson Sport Win a trip to Brazil!

Wed 6th Feb 2013 | Club & Country Competitions

Every four years history is made. But the summer of 2014 is going to be a little bit different. Get ready for the craziest party Brazil has ever seen! The biggest single sporting event in the world...

European clubs offer backing to Europa League

Wed 6th Feb 2013 | Club & Country Competitions

Europe’s leading clubs have signalled their support for the current format of UEFA’s top competitions in light of ongoing speculation over the future of the Europa League. UEFA president...

Scottish Premier League clubs pursue plan for two divisions of 12 teams

Mon 3rd Dec 2012 | Club & Country Competitions

Scottish Premier League clubs have unanimously agreed to pursue their plan to expand the top flight to two divisions of 12 teams. Chief executive Neil Doncaster says the present 12 clubs were united...

Football Participation At Five Year High

Tue 18th Sep 2012 | Club & Country Competitions

The latest national results from Sport England’s ‘Active People Survey’ show that more adults are participating in football than at any time in the last five years, with the total...

Beko announced as official supporter of The FA Cup

Wed 5th Sep 2012 | Club & Country Competitions

The FA has announced that Beko, the UK’s number one major domestic appliance brand will become an Official Supporter of The FA Cup, the world’s most prestigious domestic cup competition....

2014 FIFA World Cup football named

Mon 3rd Sep 2012 | Club & Country Competitions

The official football of the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Rio has been named “Brazuca” - an informal word used to describe national pride in the South American nation. FIFA said more than one...

Dundee FC Take Rangers' Place in SPL

Mon 16th Jul 2012 | Club & Country Competitions

Dundee FC will begin the new season in the Scottish Premier League after they were elected to take Rangers’ place. The Scottish First Division runners-up were handed the place over Dunfermline...

Football Conference Breaks All-Time Attendance Record

Tue 1st May 2012 | Club & Country Competitions

The 2011/12 Blue Square Bet Premier season has comfortably broken the Football Conference’s all-time aggregate attendance record. During the 46-game regular season, 1,122,466 fans attended the...

FA planning Team GB friendlies

Wed 26th Oct 2011 | Club & Country Competitions

The men's and women's teams are competing as GB in the Olympics for the first time since 1972, and the Football Association are understood to be planning a pre-tournament event which would see both...

Pearce and Powell to lead Team GB at Olympics

Thu 20th Oct 2011 | Club & Country Competitions

The FA has appointed Hope Powell and Stuart Pearce as the Head Coaches for Team GB Football teams who will compete at London 2012 Olympic Games. In June the British Olympic Association (BOA) reached...

Tottenham Hotspur continues Team India partnership at The Paris 2011 Homeless World Cup

Thu 28th Jul 2011 | Club & Country Competitions

Tottenham Hotspur has announced a renewed partnership with the Indian National Team at the forthcoming Paris 2011 Homeless World Cup. Tottenham Hotspur’s involvement in the Homeless World Cup is...

Carling Cup first round ties drawn

Thu 16th Jun 2011 | Club & Country Competitions

The first round ties for the 2011/12 Carling Cup have been drawn today. The two stand out ties of the round will see Leeds at home to Bradford City and Nottingham Forest take on Notts County at the...

Tournament to showcase Europeís future football elite

Mon 6th Jun 2011 | Club & Country Competitions

Europe’s football elite showcase stars of tomorrow in new international knockout competition. Sixteen of Europe’s elite football clubs including Barcelona, Liverpool and Inter Milan have...

Liverpool MD open to 39th game

Fri 6th May 2011 | Club & Country Competitions

Liverpool managing director Ian Ayre believes the prospect of playing competitive Barclays Premier League matches overseas cannot be ruled out in the future. Proposals for a so-called 39th game of the...

SPL reforms top of agenda

Mon 18th Apr 2011 | Club & Country Competitions

The future of the Scottish Premier League’s (SPL) format will be discussed today when the 12 clubs meet later. The meeting will be the latest in a series of discussions over plans to reform...

Chelsea & Manchester City could face Euro expulsion

Fri 8th Apr 2011 | Club & Country Competitions

Chelsea and Manchester City could be excluded from entering European competition if they fail to bring their spending under control according to a report by the BBC. Clubs in Europe must meet...

Homeless World Cup takes Pole Position in Formula 1

Fri 25th Feb 2011 | Club & Country Competitions

As the launch of the 2011 Formula 1 World Championship approaches, Swiss team Sauber F1 have confirmed that they will fly the flag for the Homeless World Cup. On Saturday 26 th February 2011 the...

FSF attack FA Cup revamp plans

Mon 14th Feb 2011 | Club & Country Competitions

The Football Association has come under fire after it revealed plans to revamp its FA Cup competition. The Football Supporters’ Federation (FSF) chairman, Malcolm Clarke ahs voiced his concern...

SPL to press ahead with 10 team league

Mon 17th Jan 2011 | Club & Country Competitions

Scottish Premier League clubs have reached a "broad agreement" on proposals to create a new two-tier structure STV reports. Under new plans, a 10 team SPL1, or Premiership as it has been dubbed, will...

Portugal Tops 2011 Homeless World Cup Rankings

Mon 6th Dec 2010 | Club & Country Competitions

Today the Homeless World Cup, the world-class, international tournament that uses football to beat homelessness, has announced the official world rankings for 2011 as preparations get underway for the...

64 Teams Announced For Paris 2011 Homeless World Cup

Wed 1st Dec 2010 | Club & Country Competitions

From 21-28 August 2011, France and the City of Paris will host 64 teams – 48 teams in the Homeless World Cup and 16 all women’s teams, uniting together at the 9 th Homeless World Cup. Over...

Culture Minister praises strength of England 2018 bid

Mon 29th Nov 2010 | Club & Country Competitions

As we enter the final three days until the decision as to who will host the World Cup in 2018/2022, culture minister Jeremy Hunt believes nothing more could have been done to promote England's bid to...

SPL meet to discuss league expansion

Wed 20th Oct 2010 | Club & Country Competitions

The Scottish Premier League (SPL) is to meet today to discuss plans to revitalise club football in Scotland according to BBC Scotland. It’s understood that representatives from the leagues 12...

England expected to withdraw from 2022 World Cup bid

Wed 29th Sep 2010 | Club & Country Competitions

It’s expected that England will officially withdraw the race for the FIFA World Cup in 2022 and bid exclusively for the 2018 edition of the tournament. David Dein, the international president of...

Brazil is the champion of the Rio 2010 Homeless World Cup

Mon 27th Sep 2010 | Club & Country Competitions

Brazil has won the 8 th Rio 2010 Homeless World Cup, the world-class international football tournament beating homelessness. Brazil beat Chile 6 goals to 0 in front of hundreds of spectators for one...

Womenís Cup announced at Rio 2010 Homeless World Cup

Wed 15th Sep 2010 | Club & Country Competitions

12 national women’s teams will participate in a Women’s Cup this year at the 8th Rio 2010 Homeless World Cup, the world-class international football tournament beating homelessness. This...

Manchester United most probable league champions in 2011

Mon 13th Sep 2010 | Club & Country Competitions

Researchers have found the most probable national champions in Europe’s five top leagues in 2011 will be Manchester United, FC Barcelona, Bayern Munich, Internazionale Milano and LOSC Lille...

Niall Quinn urges caution over Clegg's 'Unbeatable' statement

Wed 25th Aug 2010 | Club & Country Competitions

Sunderland Association Football Club chairman Niall Quinn has criticised deputy prime minister Nick Clegg for claiming England's 2018 World Cup bid is "unbeatable". The criticism came after the former...

Thomas Lyte to support England 2018 World Cup Bid

Thu 19th Aug 2010 | Club & Country Competitions

The England 2018 World Cup Bid announced the signing of Thomas Lyte as an Official Supporter. Thomas Lyte has had a long-standing relationship with the Football Association and has maintained and...

Brazil to welcome Team Palestine at Rio 2010 Homeless World Cup

Tue 10th Aug 2010 | Club & Country Competitions

Palestine will send a national football team to the 8 th Rio 2010 Homeless World Cup for the first time. Palestine will stand proud with 64 nations, hosted by Brazil from 19 – 26 September 2010...

Man City under pressure to 'trim' squad size

Mon 26th Jul 2010 | Club & Country Competitions

Manchester City Football Club are under pressure to sell up to 12 players to adhere to the new rules for this season according to Soccerex daily. From the start of the 2010/11 season Premier League...

University of Essex Secures Prestige Status

Thu 22nd Jul 2010 | Club & Country Competitions

Staff at the University of Essex, who operate at campuses in Colchester, Southend and Loughton, were jumping for joy recently when they were included on a new list of ten ‘Focus...

Sunderland boss rues Premier League 'monster'

Mon 12th Jul 2010 | Club & Country Competitions

Sunderland boss Steve Bruce has spoken out at the lack of home-grown talent breaking through into the "monster" the Barclays Premier League has become. Bruce is not optimistic for the future as the...

Sir Alex Ferguson hails US soccer

Fri 9th Jul 2010 | Club & Country Competitions

Sir Alex Ferguson believes football (or soccer as it’s more affectionately know!) is beginning to take hold in the United States. Speaking on the MLS website, the Manchester United manager...

University Blind Team Claims National League Title

Fri 11th Jun 2010 | Club & Country Competitions

Worcester Blind Football Club (WBFC), who are based at the University of Worcester, have won the Blind Football National League title for the second time in three years. The team, which largely...

U.S. President Barack Obama, V.P. Joe Biden Welcome U.S. Menís National Team and USA Bid Committee at White House

Fri 28th May 2010 | Club & Country Competitions

U.S. President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden greeted the U.S. Men’s National Soccer Team today at the White House, three days prior to the team’s departure to South Africa for...

England bid will not be affected by 'Hung' Parliament

Tue 11th May 2010 | Club & Country Competitions

The leaders of England's 2018 World Cup campaign have insisted it would not be blown off course by a hung parliament, as they revealed that Prince William, Prince Harry and David Beckham would be...

Portsmouth to plead case to play in Europa League next season

Fri 23rd Apr 2010 | Club & Country Competitions

Portsmouth are expected to appeal to the Football League and the Premier League to consider "the players and loyal supporters" following the governing bodies' joint statement that the club would not...

Old Firm derby considered for US audiences

Fri 23rd Apr 2010 | Club & Country Competitions

Celtic and Rangers could take their unique sporting brand across the Atlantic this summer by staging an Old Firm derby in the United States for their North American-based supporters according to The...

Reading Football Club's U18 squad overwhelmed by US generosity

Wed 21st Apr 2010 | Club & Country Competitions

After becoming stranded in the US due to the volcanic ash from Iceland, Reading's first year scholars staff have been absolutely overwhelmed by the incredible generosity that has come their way after...

Portsmouthís bid to play in Europa League

Mon 12th Apr 2010 | Club & Country Competitions

Portsmouth’s win over Tottenham yesterday has given the club more of a headache than expected. The club will now have to present its case to the FA in a desperate bid to be given the chance to...

Gordon Brown shows his support to Raith Rovers FC

Thu 8th Apr 2010 | Club & Country Competitions

Prime Minister Gordon Brown has written a letter to Raith Rovers boss John McGlynn wishing the club all the best in Sunday's Scottish Cup semi-final against Dundee United at Hampden. Raith's most...

Full listing of World Cup games

Thu 25th Mar 2010 | Club & Country Competitions

Chronological World Cup fixtures Friday, 11 June 2010 South Africa v Mexico, Gp A, 15:00 Uruguay v France, Gp A, 19:30 Saturday, 12 June 2010 Argentina v Nigeria, Gp B, 15:00 England v USA, Gp C,...

The great Portsmouth clear out begins

Thu 25th Mar 2010 | Club & Country Competitions

After been given the go ahead to sell players outside of the transfer window, QPR Manager Neil Warnock has swooped to signed Dusko Tosic on loan from Premiership outfit Portsmouth until the end of the...

Eight teams successful in Women's Super League bid

Wed 24th Mar 2010 | Club & Country Competitions

The Football Association have announced the eight clubs that were successful with their applications to be part of the new FA Women’s Super League, launching in March 2011. The new Super League...

Play-off for fourth Champions League spot

Mon 15th Feb 2010 | Club & Country Competitions

The Premier League are reportedly considering introducing a play-off system to decide the fourth and final Champions League place. The Guardian reports that, while currently the team finishing in...