The International Rugby Board (IRB) has unveiled details of High Performance investments for lesser nations as part of its £30 million global strategic investment programme.

Kenya will play their home 2006 FIFA World Cup qualifier against Tunisia on September 2 behind closed doors.

A multiple broadcast rights deal for FIFA events has been agreed with public television broadcaster PTVC of Armenia.

FIFA’s television partner, Infront Sports & Media, has achieved record television distribution for the FIFA Confederations Cup 2005.

Infront Sports & Media has signed an exclusive agreement with Five, Channel 5 Broadcasting Limited, covering all 16 matches of the FIFA Confederations Cup 2005 for the UK.

The five African nations looking to host the 2010 FIFA World Cup will today make their final presentations to world soccer’s governing body before tomorrow’s big vote.

With a decision due next weekend, Tunisia has made the life of the FIFA Executive Committee a little easier, by withdrawing its bid to host the 2010 World Cup.

South Africa has reconfirmed its position as favourite to host the FIFA 2010 World Cup, with the governing body’s technical report declaring it an ‘excellent’ potential host.

Africa will discover which of its competing nations is leading the race to host the 2010 FIFA World Cup later today.

Spanish Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero has pledged his country’s support to Morocco as the race to host the 2010 FIFA World Cup enters the final straight.

Organisers of the Powerboat P1 World Championship have unveiled the first Grand Prix to be staged in the UK.

Germany is to host the 2005 Confederations Cup in what will be seen as a dry run prior to the following year’s FIFA World Cup.

Morocco’s bid to host the 2010 FIFA World Cup has received a boost after Luiz Felipe Scolari, the man who led Brazil to their 2002 World Cup victory, publicly spoke out in support.

The FIFA delegation assessing the African countries bidding to host the 2010 World Cup will travel to Libya later this week before concluding its travels with a trip to Egypt.

A FIFA inspection team has started its tour of Tunisia as part of the bidding process to host the 2010 FIFA World Cup.

Danny Jordaan, CEO of South Africa’s bid to win the 2010 FIFA World Cup, says he holds no bitterness to Germany after they won the right to host the 2006 finals by a single vote.

Africa soccer chiefs say they will not back any one bid in the running for the 2010 FIFA World Cup.

FIFA has ruled out any joint bids for the 2010 World Cup in Africa – crushing hopes of a united Tunisia and Libya proposal.