Fundraising to get the ''next generation of superstars'' to Dunedin for the Fifa Under-20 World Cup continues but the council controls the bid, Football South says.
FIFA was impressed by Forsyth Barr Stadium yesterday and tournament organisers want Dunedin to reconsider a hosting bid for 2015 Fifa Under-20 World Cup matches.
Football fans are in their usual frenzy of excitement ahead of the release of Fifa 13. Hayden Meikle fires some questions at the game's online producer, Garreth Reeder.
Beer will sold at the 12 venues of the 2014 World Cup finals, FIFA general secretary Jerome Valcke said on Wednesday as he attempted to close all further discussion on a controversial issue in Brazil.
Argentina and Barcelona forward Lionel Messi, still only 24, has won the World Player of the Year award for the third time in a row.
Spain remained top of the FIFA rankings and have been acclaimed 'Team of the Year' for the fourth time running, while Wales, inspired by the work of their late manager Gary Speed, have been declared the year's 'Best Mover'.
Sepp Blatter has been re-elected FIFA president after a major bribery scandal left him as the only candidate to deal with a sport reeling from a wave of corruption allegations.
In the face of FIFA's worst scandal in its 107-year history, a seething Sepp Blatter denied it is in crisis on Monday as he moved closer to a fourth presidential term as head of the world's most popular sport.
In a FIFA presidential election blighted by a bribery scandal, Mohamed bin Hammam hugged Sepp Blatter on Thursday, then attacked his campaign.
One week before FIFA's presidential election, a new bribery scandal erupted that could destroy the candidacy of Sepp Blatter's only rival and punish one of the federation's longtime power brokers.
With FIFA embroiled in a World Cup bribery scandal, the presidential election campaign intensified on Thursday as challenger Mohammed bin Hammam accused Sepp Blatter of allowing the governing body's image to be "sullied beyond compare."
Football's governing body was hit with new corruption allegations on Tuesday when six FIFA executive committee members were accused of receiving or demanding bribes during bidding for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups.
One of the biggest sporting shows on Earth is coming to New Zealand, and Dunedin will almost certainly host games.
Christchurch is among the venues being earmarked to stage matches during the under-20 World Cup in 2015.
New Zealand has won its bid to host the 2015 under-20 football World Cup, Fifa announced this morning in in Zurich.
Dunedin is in line to host the next generation of superstars following New Zealand's bid to host the world under-20 championship in 2015.
New Zealand have slipped further on the world soccer rankings, ending the year 63rd according to governing body FIFA.