Check todays hot topics and new pictures Today is: 27 August, 2014
Brazil slump to 14th in FIFA rankings

Brazil slump to 14th in FIFA rankingsZurich, Oct 4 - Brazil have slumped to 14th position in the latest FIFA world rankings.

The five-time World Cup winners slipped two places in the rankings released Wednesday following a dearth of recent competitive matches and now occupy their worst ranking since the system was introduced in 1993, reports Xinhua.

Portugal rose to third, their highest ever position, while world champions Spain and Germany are first and second, respectively.

Colombia returned to the top 10 for the first time in a decade following convincing World Cup qualifying victories over Uruguay and Chile last month.

Led by in-form striker Radamel Falcao, Colombia jumped 16 places to ninth.

Argentina are the highest ranked South American team in fourth place while England are fifth.

World Cup finalists the Netherlands are placed sixth. (IANS)


Van Gaal 'not shocked' by League Cup exit

Louis Van GaalLondon, Aug. 27 - Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal has insisted that he is not shocked by his side's four nil thrashing by the Milton Keynes Dons in Tuesday's Capital One League Cup encounter.  Read more »

Everton sign Cameroon striker Eto'o

London, Aug 27 - Cameroon striker Samuel Eto'o has inked a two-year-deal with Everton FC after being released by Chelsea last season.

Eto'o, 33, joins on a free transfer and links up with former  Read more »

ICC questioning Ajmal's bowling action unfair, untimely: Mahmood

Azhar-MahmoodKarachi, Aug 27 : Former Pakistan all-rounder Azhar Mahmood has raised questions over the timing of the decision to refer Saeed Ajmal for a suspect bowling action.  Read more »

Ajmal set to play in third Lanka ODI post completion of tests for 'dodgy' doosra

Ajmal set to play in third Lanka ODI post completion of tests for 'dodgy' doosraKarachi, Aug 27 - Pakistan's off spinner Saeed Ajmal is set to play in the third and last one day match of the current three match series against Sir Lanka which will be held on August 30.  Read more »

Hamilton might consider quitting Merc due to increasing tension with Rosberg: Reports

Hamilton-RosbergWashington, Aug 26 : Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton is reportedly threatening to quit the team due to the clash that has been building all year between him and teammate Nico Rosberg, which reached its  Read more »

Button feels sympathetic with Hamilton following Belgian GP row with Rosberg

Jenson-ButtonLondon, Aug 26 : McLaren driver Jenson Button has said that he feels sympathy with Lewis Hamilton after his Belgian Grand Prix came to an end on lap two by a collision from his Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg.  Read more »