Olympic marathon champion Mizuki Noguchi and Japanese footballers who lifted the FIFA Women's World Cup in 2011 are being tipped to play key roles in the Tokyo 2020 Torch Relay.
Rio 2016 Olympic bronze medallists Nigeria will target qualification for Tokyo 2020 as they begin their campaign in the Confederation of African Football (CAF) Under-23 Africa Cup of Nations in Cairo.
The official emblem of the 2020 FIFA Under-17 Women's World Cup in India has been unveiled in Mumbai.
FIFA has signed a "comprehensive" memorandum of understanding with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).
I have dined out frequently on the true tale of when, as The Observer sports editor, I telephoned the late Lord Banks, then plain Tony Banks MP, Minister for Sport, about his support of a Bill to ban punches to the head in boxing. Knowing that Banks was a boxing buff, I expressed surprise and asked him whether this was true.
Hosts Brazil made a bright start to the men's FIFA Under-17 World Cup by easing to a 4-1 opening day win over Canada.
Brazil will host a FIFA youth tournament for the first time when the men's Under-17 World Cup begins tomorrow in Brasília.
French sports minister Roxana Mărăcineanu has called on European football body UEFA to sanction Turkey after their players executed another military style salute in the Stade de France on Monday night.
The tournament schedule for the inaugural University World Cup Football in Jinjiang has been released.
Leading French politicians have called for today's Euro 2020 qualifier between France and Turkey to be called off in the wake of the Turkish players' recent military-style salute after scoring against Albania.
Confederation of African Football (CAF) Executive Committee member Moses Hassim Magogo has been suspended for two months by FIFA for reselling tickets from the 2014 World Cup.
Jamaica moved closer to topping their qualifying group at the Confederation of North America, Central America and the Caribbean (CONCACAF) Women's Olympic Qualifying Championship.
Haiti cruised to a dominant victory over Suriname in their first qualification match of the Confederation of North America, Central America and the Caribbean (CONCACAF) Women's Olympic Qualifying Championship.
Vanuatu claimed a narrow victory over Fiji at the Oceania Football Confederation Men's Olympic Qualifying Tournament to ensure they finished top of Group B in Lautoka.
Hosts Fiji and Vanuatu completed the semi-final line-up at the Oceania Football Confederation Men's Olympic Qualifying Tournament for Tokyo 2020.