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.

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 […]

Ubisoft announces first-ever Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six World Cup

French game developer Ubisoft has announced the first ever Rainbow Six World Cup, a new and independent layer of competitions featuring the best national teams from 45 countries and regions across the world in Summer 2021. This would be the first world cup ever in the history of Rainbow Six Esports. International athlete Tony Parker […]

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

MLR ended its third season after just five rounds, thanks to the coronavirus pandemic and amid rumours of financial problems. The Colorado Raptors, a foundation team, have withdrawn. A project in Hawaii backed by a group of ex-All Blacks will not play in 2021 as planned. Missing a payment deadline, the Hawaii operation questioned the […]

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

New Zealand and Australia had pushed for a World Cup from the end of the 1970s but there was a sniffy lack of enthusiasm in the four home unions, none of which had set up a national club league. Apart from France, whose long delayed membership of the Board prompted it to set up a […]

Women’s T20 World Cup 2020 | Australia vs India preview: Where to watch live, team news, betting odds and possible XI

IPL 2020 schedule: Mumbai Indians to take on Chennai Super Kings in season opener at Abu Dhabi A blow by blow account, sort of, of cricket’s chewing gum tradition Former Maharashtra Ranji player Shekhar Gawli dies after falling into gorge while trekking

Women’s T20 World Cup: Kaur underlines IND’s biggest strength ahead of tournament opener

IPL 2020 schedule: Mumbai Indians to take on Chennai Super Kings in season opener at Abu Dhabi A blow by blow account, sort of, of cricket’s chewing gum tradition Former Maharashtra Ranji player Shekhar Gawli dies after falling into gorge while trekking

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

There is an eerie similarity between Pakistan’s campaign at the 1992 World Cup and this one. In fact, the Men in Green’s journey in the 1992 edition was exactly like that this year after the conclusion of the sixth game. They have five points after six games with two wins, three losses and one washout. […]

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

The clip gathered momentum on social media with readers leaping to the defence of Zelić. “Hats off to everyone at SBS for your wonderful coverage and especially Lucy for being the future of Australian football coverage,” wrote one. “Couldn’t be more proud to have you as the voice of our favourite sport in Australia.”