Australia’s Norwegian connection will do all they can to give their coaches the inside track ahead of the last-16 knockout clash at the women’s World Cup on Saturday, according to Matildas forward Emily Gielnik.
Two goals by Ellen White saw England beat Japan 2-0 and secure top spot in their group at the women’s World Cup on Wednesday, but Scotland were eliminated from the tournament in dramatic, heartbreaking fashion.
England winger Karen Carney hopes to bow out with a win at the women’s World Cup after coach Phil Neville said on Friday she would feature in the third-place playoff against Sweden.
French forward Antoine Griezmann said on Sunday that Atletico Madrid’s angry response to his transfer to La Liga rivals Barcelona is “a pity”.
England ended their 44-year wait for a first 50-overs world title by beating New Zealand in a nailbiting final Super Over on Sunday.
With the Rugby Championship being seen as little more than a World Cup warmup for the southern hemisphere’s top four nations the abridged tournament could produce a surprise or two amid the tinkering with tactics and selections.
Team USA won the women's World Cup after beating Netherlands 2-0 in final at the Lyon Stadium in Lyon, France, on Sunday.
Pakistan selectors on Thursday left out pace spearhead Mohammad Amir from the preliminary 15-man squad for next month's World Cup to be held in England.
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.
Australia’s chances of defending the World Cup crown will depend on how well they play spin and use it, feels Ricky Ponting. “The thing that will define Australia’s success in the World Cup is, one, how well they bowl spin and, two, how well they play it,” Ponting told The Telegraph.