Italy’s midfielder Barbara Bonansea celebrates after scoring a goal against Australia during their Women’s World Cup match on Sunday. Reuters
When defender Hwang Bo-ram takes to the field in France next month, she will become the first mother to play for South Korea at the Women’s World Cup, challenging traditional notions of motherhood in her homeland.
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.
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.
Al Ain maintain their perfect cup start as they defeat Al Dhafra 2-0, at Hamdan Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Stadium in matchweek 5 of the Arabian Gulf Cup Group A on Saturday.
Mohammed Shami took four wickets as India crushed Bangladesh by an innings and 130 runs inside three days of the opening Test on Saturday. This, after India declared their first innings on 493 for six, garnering a lead of 343 runs.
Greek tennis sensation Stefanos Tsitsipas booked his place in the final of the ATP Finals in his tournament debut on Saturday when he handed six-time champion Roger Federer a shock 6-3, 6-4 semi-final defeat on Saturday.