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.
The 17th edition of the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship will be the first of back-to-back Rolex Series events in the UAE with tournaments in Abu Dhabi and Dubai part of the traditional ‘Desert Swing’ attracting golf’s leading players.
Saeed Hareb, Secretary General of Dubai Sports Council, has reaffirmed the Council’s commitment to FIFA’s development agenda for international football, as well as its efforts to empower communities through football.
The Mubadala Community Cup (MCC) presented by Healthpoint, the annual amateur competition for the region’s tennis enthusiasts, is making a comeback this year, giving sports fans in the UAE yet another reason to celebrate.
The trophy will be on display on Tuesday also at the Aussie Park five-a-side pitch at Expo’s Sports, Fitness and Wellbeing Hub, as part of special City Football Schools sessions, with photo opportunities with the trophies after the session.