Israel Plans to Broadcast 2018 World Cup to Arab States as Gesture of Respect

Israel named the decision to broadcast the 2018 World Cup “a historic step,” that confirms the status of the Arabic language and the respect that Israel has for it, as Arabs amount to 20 percent of the country’s population. The FIFA World Cup 2018 will be held in Russia from June 14 to July 15. The matches will take place at 12 venues in 11 cities […]

Michael Cheika quits as Australia head coach after crashing out of Rugby World Cup

“I have no regrets making that call, but yes, I would love to stay on. I really feel attached to the team and it is an honour to have this role as the coach of Australia. I take it with a lot of pride and a lot of honour. But, like I said, I made […]

Putin critical of Russia’s soccer team ahead of World Cup

Russia has won just one of its last 10 games and crashed out of this summer’s European Championship without winning a game. Despite all this, the team has been set a target of reaching the semifinals in 2018.

USA Rugby announces steps towards World Cup bid, backed by MLR owners

The US will host the 2026 football World Cup, with Canada and Mexico, and the Olympic Games in Los Angeles in 2028. As World Rugby looks to repeat the success of Japan 2019, a tournament held in a tier-two rugby nation, many observers see the US as a possible host for 2031.

ICC World Cup 2019: Full list of awards, prize money and statistics

Need to accept it as a part and parcel of life: Kane Williamson on New Zealand’s dramatic loss in World Cup final

Rugby should look at 1987 World Cup and take another leap into unknown

It was a factor behind last year’s torpedoing of World Rugby’s plan for a Nations Championship. Some of the Six Nations countries, with Ireland and Scotland again in opposition, feared its consequences, as they had in 1985 when voting on the World Cup. The league would have required the Rugby Championship and the Six Nations […]

ICC World Cup 2019: Pakistan’s performance has an eerie similarity with Imran Khan’s 1992 campaign

However, things are easier said than done for Pakistan. The current squad is no match for the 1992 one that had comprised players of the calibre of Wasim Akram, Javed Miandad, Inzamam-ul-Haq besides the evergreen Imran. There are some talented match-winners in the current Pakistan side as well, but they have been very inconsistent and […]

‘We couldn’t handle the pressure’: Jhulan Goswami says Team India lost the 2017 Women’s World Cup final in the last 10 overs

She spoke about women’s IPL in an optimistic tone saying, “As far as IPL is concerned, we do wish for the full-fledged tournament should start and we are all waiting for that. Women’s IPL will be a big achievement for the country and for young cricketers as they are going to share the dressing room […]

World Cup draw coverage live on Sky Sports from 3pm on Friday

SSN are in Moscow to bring you a special World Cup draw programme with build-up and reaction, including interviews with Gareth Southgate, and will also be with the England Supporters Club and Graeme Le Saux at Wembley as they watch the draw.

SBS presenter Lucy Zelić hits back at abuse for World Cup pronunciation

“Les had to fight tremendously hard for the game and for the immigrants, like my parents, who came to Australia with nothing for a better life,” she said. “They were able to establish an identity through Les and through the game and within the country – so, I’m glad.”