A quartet of state-of-the art, government-built stadia rise out of former marshland in energy-rich Kazakhstan's futuristic capital Astana, but the Central Asian state's soaring sporting ambitions have been shot down by the global oil slump.
A senior FIFA official called into question Michel Platini's bid for football's top job, saying the failure to disclose a multi-million dollar payment could be seen as a "falsification of accounts".
Michel Platini, president of European football body UEFA and suspended amid a huge corruption scandal rocking the game, admitted there was no written contract for remuneration he received from world body FIFA.
UEFA said it supports suspended president Michel Platini's right to defend himself against corruption allegations following an emergency meeting in Nyon, Switzerland.
Michel Platini will get a strong indication of the level of support from the organisation he heads when UEFA holds its crisis meeting in Nyon.
Kazakhstan's national football team plays against the Netherlands at the UEFA Euro Qualifiers in Astana on October 10
UEFA refused to name a new leader after FIFA banned its president Michel Platini from all football activity for 90 days.
UEFA leader Michel Platini hit out at "insidious" leaks claiming he faces a 90-day suspension from world football's governing body FIFA.
Luis Suarez and Neymar scored second-half goals to give Barcelona a 3-1 Champions League as the Spaniards became the first team to twice win the European treble.
Czech national team has won over Kazakhstan in the UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying round. Game ended up with 4:2 in favor of the guest team.
UEFA announced that it had opened probes for suspected breaches of financial fair play rules.
Real Madrid reached their first Champions League final for 12 years with an historic 4-0 win at Bayern Munich in Tuesday's semi-final, second leg to knock the holders out.
The match between Karaganda FC Shakhter and FC Maccabi of Haifa city ended in a draw.
Greenpeace campaigners briefly interrupted a Champions League match in Basel on Tuesday to protest against sponsor and Russian energy giant Gazprom.
Kazakhstan's Astana has become an official candidate for hosting the matches of the UEFA Football Championship in 2020.
The chief coach of Scottish football club Neil Lennon hailed Celtic's dramatic 3-0 win over Kazakhstan's Shakhter the greatest moment of his life.
Kazakhstan football club Shakhter of Karaganda has failed to prevail over Scottish Celtic in the second leg match of the final qualification round of the Champion League.
Kazakhstan's FC Shakhter held its first training for the second leg match against Scottish Celtic.
The chief coach of Karaganda’s FC Shakhter Victor Kumykov has promised to quit smoking if his team wins over Scotland's FC Celtic in the UEFA Champion League.
Kazakhstan FC Aktobe has won over Iceland's Breioablik by penalty shootout with the score of 2:1 and reached the final round of Europe League.
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