FIFA President Gianni Infantino delivers a speech during an awarding ceremony at the Kremlin in Moscow on Thursday. Reuters
The US may be favourites to retain their Women’s World Cup title but the rapid development of the game globally means they will face a tougher field than ever before when the tournament gets underway in France on Friday.
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.
Chelsea fear it may be a parting gift, but should Wednesday’s Europa League final be Eden Hazard’s last game for the club, the Belgian is determined to go out on a high.
Next year's Women's Cricket World Cup final will be played at Christchurch's Hagley Oval, it was announced on Thursday, underscoring the growth of the game over the past two decades.
Bangladesh's cricket team arrived in Pakistan late Wednesday for a three-match Twenty20 series on a tour only finalised after wrangling over security concerns.
The red carpet is certain to be laid out when world number one Ashleigh Barty makes her welcome debut at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships next month.