South Korean women’s football team player Hwang Bo-ram (centre) holding her daughter Lee Bom as her team-mates look on during an event. Agence France-Presse
FIFA shelved a proposed expansion of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar to 48 teams on Wednesday, dealing a blow to the world football body’s president Gianni Infantino. Infantino had proposed expanding the tournament and explored the idea of adding additional host nations.
Veteran Carli Lloyd became the first player to score in six consecutive women’s World Cup matches as the US eased to a 3-0 win over Chile on Sunday and joined Sweden in securing their passage to the last 16.
Norway went through to the last 16 of the Women’s World Cup alongside China and Spain on Monday after beating South Korea 2-1, while France and Germany topped their groups with wins over Nigeria and South Africa.
New Zealand coach Gary Stead has called for the Cricket World Cup’s rules to be overhauled, labelling the showpiece final “hollow” after England defeated the Black Caps on a technicality.
India’s ouster in the semi-final of the 2019 World Cup has sparked a lot of talks about areas where the team lacked and also how it was too reliant on the duo of skipper Virat Kohli and his deputy Rohit Sharma when it came to scoring runs.
Bert van Marwijk’s UAE took their first step towards the Asian Qualifiers of the 2022 FIFA World Cup and AFC Asian Cup China 2023 as they began preparations in Austria on Sunday. Dutchman van Marwijk, who replaced Italian Alberto Zaccheroni last March, gathered his team in Munich, Germany before
London: Even as concerns abound about declining player numbers in English cricket -- with the sport hidden behind a television paywall in Britain since England’s iconic 2005 Ashes series triumph -- England captain Eoin Morgan hopes his side’s “incredible journey” to World Cup glory will inspire