Sixteen years on and the sides meet on the highest stage once again, this time in Saturday’s quarter-final, and for Robinson memories of the 2017 final win in Sydney – courtesy of Jonny Wilkinson’s dropped goal in extra time – come flooding back.
As good as that mode was, though, it’s not the first thing that enters my head when I think of FIFA 98. The first thing I think of is the assist count the perspex had in the indoor football mode. Encased in a plastic prison for your enjoyment, 10 professional footballers would battle it out […]
After two games played, Brazil and Australia sit first and third, respectively, in Group C with three points each. To the surprise of many, it’s Italy who could go top of the group and secure at least a third-place spot in the knockout rounds with a victory over Jamaica on Friday (12 p.m. ET).
As the tournament in Japan nears, it is remarkable to think that there were so many sceptics prior to the first World Cup in 1987. Many in the more hidebound northern hemisphere believed that it would be the thin end of the wedge and would herald professionalism. It did, eight years later. But the demand […]
The World Cup championship celebration hits New York today, as the U.S. Women’s National Team is honored with a ticker-tape parade down the Canyon of Heroes in lower Manhattan. The parade is under way, and we’ll be updating this post throughout the day with the best scenes.
One said: ‘In a world where sport and vaginas very rarely come together with such prominence (see every UK female footballer’s salary versus every UK male footballer’s salary), the likeness can only be a good thing.
As part of the joint MoU, the CONCACAF, the Qatar Football Assocation and the Qatar 2022 World Cup Organising Committee will develop a major CSR initiative which supports the development of grassroots sport in North America, Central America and the Caribbean.
Qatar won its first Asian Cup title last year with a 3-1 win over Japan in the final in the United Arab Emirates. The Qatar national team is No. 55 in the FIFA world rankings, and is Asia’s fifth-highest ranked team behind Japan, Iran, South Korea and Australia.
Thankfully for the Indian team, it was raining that day in Delhi and the match got delayed. Chopra explained how the team was far from reaching the stadium from the scheduled toss time and had it not been for captain Pramila Bhatt and vice-captain managing a way to reach the stadium right in the nick […]
Ridiculous fancy dress If you think the Six Nations produces some astounding fancy dress efforts, you just wait for the World Cup to get started. Yes, there’ll be the usual Scotsmen in kilts, English loons dressed up as crusaders, Irish lads with novelty Guinness hats on and Welsh people wearing daffodils on their heads.