Nov 05, 2012 05:22 EST
Japan coach Alberto Zaccheroni on Monday shrugged off the absence of injured Manchester United attacking midfielder Shinji Kagawa from a World Cup qualifier against Oman away next week.
Oct 16, 2012 11:54 EDT
Upcoming World Cup hosts Brazil breezed past reigning Asian champions Japan 4-0 in a friendly here on Tuesday with two goals from Neymar and one each from Paulinho and Kaka.
Oct 09, 2012 13:56 EDT
Japan's coach Alberto Zaccheroni and playmaker Keisuke Honda have vowed to come out fighting against former world champions France and Brazil, despite their underdog status.
Sep 27, 2012 15:46 EDT
Forgotten midfield star Kaka, who hasn't played international football since the 2010 World Cup, was recalled to the Brazil squad on Thursday.
Aug 31, 2012 06:37 EDT
Asian Cup holders Japan will take on football powerhouses France and Brazil in October, the Japan Football Association said Friday, providing valuable experience ahead of the 2014 World Cup.
Aug 28, 2012 11:33 EDT
Poland coach Waldemar Fornalik on Tuesday announced his squad for the 2014 World Cup qualifiers away to Montenegro on September 7 in Podgorica and at home to Moldova on September 11 in Warsaw.
Aug 28, 2012 07:08 EDT
When Eva Loeffler volunteered as a ball girl during a rudimentary wheelchair sports tournament for World War II veterans in 1948, she had no idea the contest would grow into the Paralympic Games.
Aug 24, 2012 13:04 EDT
The Danish city of Aarhus was recommended on Friday by an EU selection panel as one of two European Capitals of Culture to be chosen for 2017.
Jun 22, 2012 14:34 EDT
As Germany and Greece braced for their crunch Euro 2012 quarter-final on Friday, two teams of blind players showed off their skills in a match meant to show that lack of sight should be no barrier to sport.
Jun 19, 2012 12:55 EDT
Czech Republic playmaker and captain Tomas Rosicky's chances of playing in Thursday's Euro 2012 quarter-final against Portugal are virtually nil according to team manager Vladimir Smicer.
Jun 18, 2012 15:13 EDT
Two Russian football fans wanted in connection with an attack on volunteer stadium stewards have been detained as they tried to cross the Polish border into Belarus, police said on Monday.
Jun 18, 2012 08:25 EDT
Czech Republic captain Tomas Rosicky left Poland for Prague on Sunday for treatment on the Achilles tendon injury in a desperate bid to be fit for Thursday's Euro 2012 quarter-final with Portugal, Czech media said Monday.
Jun 17, 2012 16:30 EDT
The Russian and Polish football federations were on Sunday fined 30,000 euros (24,000 pounds $38,000) and 4,000 euros respectively for a number of incidents involving their fans at Euro 2012, UEFA said.
Jun 17, 2012 15:03 EDT
Croatia coach Slaven Bilic on Sunday slammed racist fans and called for them to be banned from football after Italy's Mario Balotelli was abused during the two countries' Euro 2012 match last week.
Jun 16, 2012 19:23 EDT
Crushed by their Euro 2012 exit, Poland fans accepted their 0-1 defeat at the hands of the Czech Republic Saturday in the southwestern city of Wroclaw, with dignity and good sportsmanship.
Jun 16, 2012 16:01 EDT
A festive mood set the tone in Warsaw for a crucial Russia-Greece Euro 2012 face off Saturday, just four days after a Poland-Russia match in the city was marred by the worst fan violence of the championships.
Jun 16, 2012 15:44 EDT
A Giorgos Karagounis goal seconds before the break had Greece leading early Group A pace-setters Russia at half-time in their Euro 2012 meeting as both jostled for a place in the quarter-finals.
Jun 16, 2012 00:26 EDT
Russia will aim to storm into the Euro 2012 quarter-finals on Saturday when they face bottom of the table Greece, after missing the chance to pop the champagne by drawing 1-1 with co-hosts Poland.
Jun 15, 2012 15:41 EDT
Group A stragglers Greece on Friday brushed off their underdog image ahead of their do or die match with leaders Russia which could seal their fate at Euro 2012 on Saturday.
Jun 15, 2012 13:17 EDT
Powerhouses Russia intend to win their final Group A match against Greece, coach Dick Advocaat said on Friday, as striker Alan Dzagoev said the team's unruly fans should behave in the face of a threatened UEFA points penalty.
Facts from the Wikipedia page:
|Motto: Wrocław - Miasto spotkań / Wrocław - the meeting place|
|- Mayor||Rafał Dutkiewicz|
|- City||292.82 km2 (113.1 sq mi)|
|Elevation||111 m (364 ft)|
|- Density||2,196.5/km2 (5,688.9/sq mi)|
|- Metro||1,038,000 ▲|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|- Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|Postal code||50-041 to 54-612|
|Area code(s)||+48 71|