Moscow (AFP) – Russian football has put former Chelsea midfielder Alexei Smertin in charge of its investigations into racism as the country seeks to clean its image ahead of the World Cup next year. Smertin, also an ex-captain of the national team, has been named inspector on racism and discrimination. Show More Summary
With the Chinese Super League to start on March 3, retired Sun talks about the industry.
The 32-team World Cup is usually a global gold mine for FIFA and its sponsors, which pay up to $50 million to have their brands associated with the event. But so far, sponsors aren't flocking to align their brands with the 2018 World Cup in Moscow.
Grant Elliott channeled his 2015 World Cup semi-final heroics for Lahore Qalanders, hitting a six in the final over off Mohammad Sami to seal a one-wicket win over Islamabad United at Sharjah
"The budget disaster in Rio could be attributed to many factors, such as the fall in the oil prices, the expansion of the government payroll and the general recession. But there’s no doubt that reckless spending on the World Cup and the Olympics played a role. The city of Rio will be paying off the […]
Soccer’s biggest event is 16 months away and FIFA is finding that corporate sponsors are not flocking to sign up for the 2018 World Cup in Russia. Bloomberg reports that thus far, FIFA has only signed one new sponsor, Wanda Group from China. Show More Summary
Sutton v Arsenal Arsenal will take part in one of the great FA Cup ties tonight, as they travel to Sutton for the fifth round of the oldest cup competition in the world. The FA Cup’s status has taken quite a beating in recent years, what with the Champions League and the race for top […]
Toni Kroos v 14-year-old Real Madrid star Toni Kroos lost a juggling competition with a 14-year-old boy on TV this weekend. Kroos battled a teenager in a skills challenge, which saw the German World Cup winner try to juggle a ball backwards up a flight of stairs. So what happened? The young by tackled the challenge […]
Golf is riddled with rules and etiquette that date back to the 15th century where players would whack a pebble around a natural course with sticks. Other than the pro-ams or Ryder Cup, the professional tournament formats have also stayed pretty constant over the years. Show More Summary
Las Vegas, Nevada – Mathews Pros, Jesse Broadwater and Tanja Jensen, won men’s (Broadwater) and women’s (Jensen) compound Indoor Archery World Cup Champion titles at the series finale on Saturday at the 2017 Vegas Shoot. Broadwater edged...Show More Summary
Welsh USA fly-half James Bird is dreaming of facing his home country Wales at the 2019 Rugby World Cup.
Just Dance has a new World Cup champion, and it’s not who anyone thought it would be. Somehow breezing past stiff competition from around the globe, high school-aged Umutcan managed the biggest upset in the game’s short competitive history. Read more...
A round-up of the ICC Women's World Cup qualifier matches in Colombo on February 19, 2017
Ronaldo’s famous World Cup 2002 haircut It remains one of the worst haircuts in football history. Brazilian super-legend Ronaldo turned up to the 2002 World Cup in Japan and South Korean with only a little bit of hair on his head. The striker, who played for Inter Milan and Real Madrid in his esteemed career, […]
Liverpool open talks to sign £20m World Cup winner - fans react on Twitter - originally posted on Sportslens.com Liverpool are lining up a summer move for Borussia Dortmund’s attacking midfielder, Mario Gotze. The Reds have even opened talks to sign the German international. Show More Summary
The 25-year-old world No 10 had last week helped Great Britain's Fed Cup team qualify for the World Group II play-offs by winning the Euro/Africa Zone Group I in Estonia.
Real Madrid 2 – Espanyol 0 Real Madrid opened up a four point lead on Barcelona on Saturday night in La Liga following a 2-0 home win over Espanyol. Real, who won the FIFA Club World Cup at the end of 2016, still have a game in hand over Barcelona. The Catalans take on Leganes on […]
Madrid (AFP) – Gareth Bale hopes three tough months on the sidelines will have their recompense by helping Real Madrid’s bid for La Liga and Champions League glory and Wales’ hopes of reaching the World Cup. Bale made an instant impact...Show More Summary
Dortmund (Germany) (AFP) – Everything has happened very fast for Ousmane Dembele, still just 19 but starring for Borussia Dortmund and dreaming of making the France squad for the next World Cup. “I’m loving it, but I can do better,” Dembele admitted to AFP of his first season in the German Bundesliga following a move from Rennes last year. Show More Summary
Yangon (AFP) – ASEAN on Friday held talks on launching a joint bid for the World Cup in 2034 during a visit by FIFA chief Gianni Infantino to Yangon, the head of Myanmar’s football federation said. Football officials from the 10-member...Show More Summary