Portugal coach Fernando Santos insisted on Tuesday that Cristiano Ronaldo’s morale has been unaffected by recent disappointments with Juventus. European champions Portugal play their opening 2022 World Cup qualifier against Azerbaijan
Zlatan Ibrahimovic said it felt like his Sweden debut as he set up the decisive goal in his first international appearance in nearly five years with Thursday’s 1-0 home win over Georgia in 2022 World Cup qualifying. Ibrahimovic, 39, played his last
Cristiano Ronaldo threw his captain’s armband to the ground in anger after being controversially denied an injury-time winner as Portugal blew a two-goal lead against Serbia in World Cup qualifying on Saturday, while Romelu Lukaku’s 59th international goal
Japan handed Mongolia an emphatic 14-0 defeat in the second round of the Asian Qualifiers for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 and AFC Asian Cup China 2023 on Tuesday as Hajime Moriyasu’s side moved closer to securing a berth in the next round. The win ensures the Japanese
Spain’s 2022 World Cup qualifier against Kosovo on Wednesday is more than a simple game of football, with the meeting in Seville also at the centre of a diplomatic row. The controversy stems from the description of Kosovo as a “territory” by the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) when
Cristiano Ronaldo helped Portugal to a hard-fought 3-1 win over Luxembourg on Tuesday with his first goal of the 2022 World Cup qualifying campaign, while Belgium hit eight past Belarus. Juventus forward Ronaldo bagged his 103rd
Even as North Macedonians on Thursday were revelling in their football team’s remarkable victory over Germany, dubbed “the Miracle of Duisburg”, in World Cup qualifying, Germany’s performance was dubbed “embarrassing” after they suffered
The UAE suffered a huge setback in their preparations for the joint qualifiers of 2022 World Cup and 2023 Asian Cup after going down 3-1 to Bahrain in a friendly match in Dubai on Monday.
The International Cricket Council had earlier announced that India will remain the hosts of the 2021 tournament while the postponed 2020 tournament which was to be held in Australia will now take place in 2023. Identifying backup venues is standard practice for any tournament.