Netherlands’ head coach Sarina Wiegman (centre) speaks to players during a training session in Lyon on Friday. Agence France-Presse
The Netherlands’ rise as a force in women’s football continued on Wednesday as Jackie Groenen’s extra-time strike saw them edge out Sweden 1-0 in a gruelling World Cup semi-final in Lyon,
The newly installed president and chief executive officer of the US Soccer Federation used their first news conference to state that settling a lawsuit filed by women’s national team players is a top priority.
Peru failed to capitalise on a ten-man Brazil 20 minutes from time — after Gabriel Jesus was sent off for a second yellow — leaving Tite’s charges holding on to win the Copa America 3-1 in front of boisterous home fans on Sunday.
The naming of the twins was never in doubt, said their dad, Walter Rotundo, who has a tattoo of Maradona on his back and proudly shows a photograph of the soccer star holding a picture of the two girls as infants.
A Doug Watson-trained Galvanize sprinted to a facile victory under jockey Nathan Crosse at the Dhs200,000 Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Cup, a 1700m handicap and the only Thoroughbred race on the six-card meeting.
Al Ain coach Pedro Emanuel was delighted after a 1-0 victory against Al Wahda in their Arabian Gulf League (AGL) match on Friday. Rayan Yaslam was on target as Al Ain eked out a narrow victory against Al Wahda.