Portugal are going to the Confederations Cup without Eder, their goal-scoring hero in the final of the European Championship, and rising star Renato Sanches.
Coach Fernando Santos left the pair off his 24-man squad on Thursday for a friendly against Cyprus, a World Cup qualifier against Latvia, and the Confederations Cup in Russia next month.
Eder and Sanches were the conspicuous absences in the squad that will be led by Cristiano Ronaldo.
A year ago, Eder, a substitute, scored in extra time to...
Manchester City winger Leroy Sane has pulled out of Germany's internationals next month to have an operation on his nose.
Sane was named in Joachim Low's selection for the friendly with Denmark in Copenhagen on June 6 and the World Cup qualifier with San Marino in Nuremberg four days later.
But the 21-year-old has now withdrawn from the squad and will also miss the Confederations Cup in Russia, which begins on June 17.
"I would have liked to have gone to Russia, but after talks with the medical...
MOSCOW -- Russian organizers are hurrying to lay a new field at the St. Petersburg stadium which will host the final of the Confederations Cup.
With less than a month to go until the tournament kicks off, the 68,000-seat St. Petersburg Stadium requires its third pitch following severe technical problems with the first two.
Organizers have started the "active phase" of laying a new pitch and it should be finished by June 2, Deputy Prime Minister Vitaly Mutko told Russian agency R-Sport. That's 15...
FIFA has chosen the Hawk-Eye Innovations video review system to help referees at three tournaments this year.
World football's governing body has said the British firm will work at the Under-20 World Cup in South Korea from Saturday as well as the Confederations Cup in Russia and the Club World Cup in the United Arab Emirates.
At least 11 technology companies were in trials with FIFA last year, although the decision announced Friday appears to favour Hawk-Eye for the 2018 World Cup if a contract...