Sweden’s Stina Blackstenius celebrates after scoring a goal against Germany during their Women’s World Cup quarter-final match in Rennes on Saturday. Reuters
Stina Blackstenius scored the only goal of a cagey match as Sweden beat Canada 1-0 in Paris on Monday to reach the women’s World Cup quarter-finals.
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.
Di Maria said, "Messi's situation is not ideal now, it is not easy for him to stay in a hotel with his family, people are used to respecting the privacy of players, but with Leo we can no longer move much, there are always cars and motorcycles nearby to protect the team."
The flamboyant Indian skipper took to his twitter to make the announcement, leaving fans shell-shocked and dumbstruck with just almost a month to go for the cricketing extravaganza to be held in the UAE and Oman form mid-October.
Dubai Racing Club on Wednesday announced an enhanced racing calendar for the 2021-22 season, which will now include a four-race ‘Jumeirah Series’ on turf launched for the Classic generation, plus an exciting new race for Super Saturday.
The third Mai Dubai City Half Marathon, being organised in cooperation with Dubai Sports Council, is all set for a thrilling return on Oct.15, 2021, Friday, providing long-distance runners and fitness enthusiasts with a chance to compete in the classic 5km, a flat-and-fast 10km, and the ultimate 21-km challenge.