One of Kazakhstan's top football officials has admitted he had been in a battle with drug addiction.
Aisultan Nazarbayev, who is vice-president of the football federation, has shocked the country by posting the confession on his Facebook page.
Nazarbayev -- the 27-year-old grandson of the country's president, Nursultan Nazarbayev -- has attracted a large following over his views on developing football in Kazakhstan in the last few years.
"My experience of the horrible mistake I made, before realising...
Germany survived a first-half wobble to defeat Azerbaijan 4-1 and maintain their 100 percent record in World Cup qualifying.
It seemed to be plain sailing for the 2014 winners when Andre Schurrle put the visitors ahead on 19 minutes, meeting Jonas Hector's pass to hit home, but Azerbaijan were soon back in it.
Dimitrij Nazarov's right-footed effort beat Bernd Leno to surprise the Group C heavyweights, but parity did not last long.
Schurrle found Thomas Muller and the Bayern Munich ace...
Denmark put themselves back in contention of qualifying from FIFA World Cup European Qualifying Group E following a comfortable 4-1 victory over Kazakhstan in Copenhagen.
Andreas Cornelius opened the scoring for the hosts on 15 minutes when he headed home Yussuf Poulsen's right-wing cross from close range.
Gafurzhan Suyumbaev equalised two minutes later but Christian Eriksen restored Denmark's lead before the break from the penalty spot.
Peter Ankersen drilled in a third after he got on the end of...