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.
Raheem Sterling fired a double as the Premier League champions came from behind to beat West Ham United 4-1 in a match that also saw record Manchester City signing Rodri making his debut on Wednesday in China. West Ham took the lead with a Mark Noble penalty before City levelled through David Silva, then Lukas Nmecha scored
Madrid: England right-back Kieran Trippier has joined Atletico Madrid from Tottenham Hotspur, the Spanish club said on Wednesday. Atletico said on their website they had signed a “fantastic and experienced player from the Champions League runner up” and added Trippier had agreed a three-year deal. Spanish and British media said Atletico
London: Opening batsman Jason Roy -- not even a regular top-order batsman for Surrey in red-ball cricket -- has been named in England’s Test squad for the first time for the one-off match against Ireland starting at Lord’s next Wednesday. While Roy, who accumulated 443 runs in England’s triumphant 50-overs World Cup campaign, has been
Hoping to emulate the legendary Spanish golfer Seve Ballesteros, Jon Rahm said on Wednesday that he would “love” to become the second Spaniard to win the British Open this week, 40 years on from Ballesteros’ first major win at Royal Lytham and St Annes. The late Ballesteros won the Claret Jug three times, but Spain is yet to have a second