World championships http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/31225/all en Tennis: No Serena, no Sharapova in tweaked Fed Cup http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130207/tennis-no-serena-no-sharapova-tweaked-fed-cup <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The 2013 Fed Cup World Group gets underway Saturday with the tournament missing marquee names Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova and with a late format tweak aimed at boosting the event's appeal.</p> <p>Both Williams and Sharapova featured in the 2012 Fed Cup, partly to meet Olympic Games qualifying criteria, but will not be involved when the United States tackle Italy and Russia welcome Japan this weekend.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130207/tennis-no-serena-no-sharapova-tweaked-fed-cup" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Human Interest Maria Sharapova Tennis World championships AFP Fri, 08 Feb 2013 02:16:31 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5749565 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: Demanding Confed Cup schedule for Nigeria http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130210/football-demanding-confed-cup-schedule-nigeria <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Nigeria will play Spain, Uruguay and Tahiti at the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup in Brazil after winning the Africa Cup of Nations title Sunday.</p> <p>It is a tall order for the Super Eagles as Spain are the World Cup and Euro championship title-holders and Uruguay came fourth at the last World Cup and are the reigning South American kings.</p> <p>African teams have not performed well at a now-quadrennial tournament that is staged a year before a World Cup as a dress rehearsal, and brings together the champions of the six FIFA regions plus the host nation and the world champions.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130210/football-demanding-confed-cup-schedule-nigeria" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Sports World championships AFP Sun, 10 Feb 2013 21:45:27 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5752116 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer-FIFA confirms goal-line technology in World Cup http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130219/soccer-fifa-confirms-goal-line-technology-world-cup <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>ZURICH, Feb 19 (Reuters) - Soccer's governing body FIFA has confirmed that goal-line technology will be used at the 2014 World Cup and has invited more providers to submit tenders.</p> <p>Two systems, Hawkeye and GoalRef, have so far been licensed by FIFA and both were used at last year's World Club Cup in Japan, where goal-line technology was employed for the first time.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130219/soccer-fifa-confirms-goal-line-technology-world-cup" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Business Labor Sports Technology World championships Thomson Reuters Tue, 19 Feb 2013 12:16:06 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5759809 at http://www.globalpost.com Cricket: World Cup chairman Strong dead at 68 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130303/cricket-world-cup-chairman-strong-dead-at-68 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Prominent Australian businessman James Strong, the chairman of the organising committee for the 2015 cricket World Cup in Australia and New Zealand, has died aged 68.</p> <p>The former Qantas chief executive passed away in Sydney on Sunday after complications following surgery, his family said on Monday.</p> <p>The ICC World Cup organising committee said it was saddened.</p> <p>"James possessed a passion and vision for the tournament that set the tone for the entire organisation," the committee said in a statement.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130303/cricket-world-cup-chairman-strong-dead-at-68" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cricket World Cup James Strong Politics World championships AFP Mon, 04 Mar 2013 03:00:29 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5772530 at http://www.globalpost.com Tennis: Tomic heroic as Australia, Japan reach Cup play-offs http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130407/tennis-tomic-heroic-australia-japan-reach-cup-play-offs <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Recalled wild child Bernard Tomic was the hero for Australia and Tatsuma Ito sealed a pulsating tie for Japan as both countries reached the Davis Cup World Group play-offs on Sunday.</p> <p>Tomic, back in the fold after being dropped for disciplinary reasons, beat Denis Istomin to give Australia an unassailable 3-1 lead in their Asia/Oceania Group I tie with Uzbekistan, after also winning his first singles match on Friday.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130407/tennis-tomic-heroic-australia-japan-reach-cup-play-offs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bernard Tomic Tennis World championships AFP Sun, 07 Apr 2013 14:16:02 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5804882 at http://www.globalpost.com Emirates Adds a Touch of Brazilian Flair as Visa Showcases 2014 FIFA World Cup Winners Trophy at Dubai Airport http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130409/emirates-adds-touch-brazilian-flair-visa-showcases-2014-fifa-world-cup- <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Asianet </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p></p><P> Emirates, one of the fastest growing airlines in the world -and an Official FIFA Worldwide Partner and sponsor of the FIFA World Cup - helped give football fans a taste of the action on Friday 5th April, when the 2014 FIFA World Cup Winners Trophy was displayed in Dubai Airport's new Concourse A facility.</p><P>In anticipation of the Brazil-hosted FIFA Confederations Cup 2013 this June, and the subsequent FIFA World Cup next year, Emirates crew from Brazil met football fans as they gathered to catch a glimpse of the 2014 FIFA World Cup Winners Trophy in Concourse A.</p><P>"Our sponsorship</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130409/emirates-adds-touch-brazilian-flair-visa-showcases-2014-fifa-world-cup-" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Emirates FIFA World championships Asianet Tue, 09 Apr 2013 17:32:13 +0000 Asianet 5807892 at http://www.globalpost.com Emirates Adds a Touch of Brazilian Flair as Visa Showcases 2014 FIFA World Cup Winners Trophy at Dubai Airport http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130409/emirates-adds-touch-brazilian-flair-visa-showcases-2014-fifa-world-cu-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Asianet </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p></p><P> Emirates, one of the fastest growing airlines in the world -and an Official FIFA Worldwide Partner and sponsor of the FIFA World Cup - helped give football fans a taste of the action on Friday 5th April, when the 2014 FIFA World Cup Winners Trophy was displayed in Dubai Airport's new Concourse A facility.</p><P>In anticipation of the Brazil-hosted FIFA Confederations Cup 2013 this June, and the subsequent FIFA World Cup next year, Emirates crew from Brazil met football fans as they gathered to catch a glimpse of the 2014 FIFA World Cup Winners Trophy in Concourse A.</p><P>"Our sponsorship </p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130409/emirates-adds-touch-brazilian-flair-visa-showcases-2014-fifa-world-cu-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Emirates FIFA World championships Asianet Tue, 09 Apr 2013 17:33:12 +0000 Asianet 5807901 at http://www.globalpost.com Aisam vows to fight Davis Cup case http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130411/aisam-vows-fight-davis-cup-case <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Asianet </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p></p><P> Pakistan tennis ace and the star Davis Cupper Aisamul Haq will be lodging an official complaint with the ITF against the unjust and biased decision of referee who was officiating the Pakistan and New Zealand Davis Cup tie at a neutral venue of Myanmar.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130411/aisam-vows-fight-davis-cup-case" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Social Issues Sports Tennis World championships Asianet Thu, 11 Apr 2013 13:51:43 +0000 Asianet 5811337 at http://www.globalpost.com Too soon for U.S. to host World Cup : IRB boss http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130422/too-soon-us-host-world-cup-irb-boss <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Greg Stutchbury</p> <p>WELLINGTON (Reuters) - The United States is not ready to host a rugby World Cup and needs to establish a sustainable professional league to help develop the sport there, International Rugby Board (IRB) head Brett Gosper said on Monday.</p> <p>The sport's global showpiece has only ever been held in traditional rugby strongholds since the inaugural tournament 26 years ago, with England set to host its eighth incarnation in 2015.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130422/too-soon-us-host-world-cup-irb-boss" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Sports Team sports World championships Thomson Reuters Mon, 22 Apr 2013 06:45:43 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5822027 at http://www.globalpost.com 2014 World Cup must be held in Brazil http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130622/2014-world-cup-must-be-held-brazil-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The 2014 World Cup must be held in Brazil, FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke said Friday, one day after more than one million people marched in protests across the country.</p> <p>"The Confederations Cup is taking place in Brazil and the World Cup must be held in Brazil," he told local media ahead of a meeting bringing together FIFA, the Brazilian Football Confederation and the World Cup's Local Organizing Committee.</p> <p>lbc/ga/sst</p> <p/> </p/><div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> Sports World championships AFP Sat, 22 Jun 2013 10:42:02 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5864218 at http://www.globalpost.com Cricket: 2015 World Cup draw http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130729/cricket-2015-world-cup-draw <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Draw for the 2015 Cricket World Cup in Australia and New Zealand announced on Tuesday:</p> <p>Pool A</p> <p>England, Australia (co-host), Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, New Zealand (co-host), Qualifier 2 (TBD), Qualifier 3 (TBD)</p> <p>Pool B</p> <p>South Africa, India, Pakistan, West Indies, Zimbabwe, Qualifier 1 (Ireland), Qualifier 4 (TBD)</p> <p>afp</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> Cricket World Cup World championships AFP Tue, 30 Jul 2013 02:03:09 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5897221 at http://www.globalpost.com Brazil minister urges faster work on World Cup arenas http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130814/brazil-minister-urges-faster-work-world-cup-arenas <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Work on five of the six host arenas under construction for next year's World Cup must be speeded up, according to Brazil's sports minister.</p> <p>"We have the conditions for meeting (FIFA's December deadline for delivery), but "this will require a faster pace of work," Aldo Rebelo told senators Tuesday.</p> <p>The 2014 World Cup, will be played in 12 host stadiums, including six which have already been delivered to football's world governing body FIFA for last June's Confederations Cup.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130814/brazil-minister-urges-faster-work-world-cup-arenas" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Sports Technology World championships AFP Wed, 14 Aug 2013 15:17:30 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5909880 at http://www.globalpost.com Tokyo's Olympic win underlines Asia's sporting appeal http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130907/tokyos-olympic-win-underlines-asias-sporting-appeal <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Julian Linden</p> <p>BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - The International Olympic Committee's decision to award the 2020 summer Olympics to Tokyo on Saturday reaffirmed the shifting power-base of global sport.</p> <p>After decades where sport's biggest events were mostly split between Europe and North America, international organisations are increasingly turning to Asia.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130907/tokyos-olympic-win-underlines-asias-sporting-appeal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Summer Olympics Winter Olympic Games World championships Thomson Reuters Sun, 08 Sep 2013 01:03:00 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5927503 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: FIFA to blame over Qatar World Cup 'mess' - British minister http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130930/football-fifa-blame-over-qatar-world-cup-mess-british-minister <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The possible move of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar from the summer to winter was a "mess" of FIFA's own making, British Sports Minister Hugh Robertson said Monday.</p> <p>In comments to Britain's Press Association, Robertson added that he saw no other option than moving the tournament to the winter to escape the stifling heat of Qatar in the summer.</p> <p>"I don't think anybody in the world of football thinks a World Cup in Qatar in the summer is a sensible or deliverable option," Robertson told PA.</p> <p>"To that extent, this is a mess of FIFA's own making.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130930/football-fifa-blame-over-qatar-world-cup-mess-british-minister" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia FIFA FIFA World Cup World championships AFP Mon, 30 Sep 2013 15:47:59 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5948944 at http://www.globalpost.com RugbyL: Rugby League World Cup winners http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131023/rugbyl-rugby-league-world-cup-winners <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The 13 previous winners of the Rugby League World Cup ahead of the 2013 tournament which starts on Saturday and runs until November 30:</p> <p>1954: Great Britain</p> <p>1957: Australia (league format)</p> <p>1960: Great Britain (league format)</p> <p>1968: Australia</p> <p>1970: Australia</p> <p>1972: Great Britain (league format)</p> <p>1975: Australia (league format)</p> <p>1977: Australia</p> <p>1985-88: Australia</p> <p>1989-92: Australia</p> <p>1995: Australia</p> <p>2000: Australia</p> <p>2008: New Zealand</p> <p>afp</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> Football Sports World championships AFP Thu, 24 Oct 2013 01:22:47 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5969103 at http://www.globalpost.com