CONCACAF postpones World Cup qualifiers to March

Under CONCACAF’s qualifying format, the winners of each of the six first-round groups will play a two-legged knockout tie for a place in the last phase. Mexico, the United States, Costa Rica, Jamaica and Honduras have already secured a place in the final round by virtue of their rankings.

North American qualifying for 2022 World Cup delayed

ZURICH (AP) — The start of World Cup qualifying for lower-ranked teams in North and Central America and the Caribbean was postponed Tuesday until next year, which means there aren’t enough remaining dates in the current FIFA calendar to complete the program.

ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2020: Full schedule, match timings, squads and all you need to know

India have been drawn in Group A alongside Australia, Sri Lanka, New Zealand and Bangladesh. England, South Africa, West Indies, Pakistan and World Cup debutants Thailand make up Group B. The 15-member Indian team will be led by Harmanpreet Kaur who could also use her experience of playing in the Big Bash League to guage […]

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.

Vietnam suspends national team call-up as World Cup Asian qualifiers delayed again

“With the aim of protecting the health and safety of all participants, FIFA and the AFC will continue to work together to closely monitor the situation in the region and to identify new dates for the respective qualifying matches,” the statement said.

Asian Cup qualifiers: Iran, Qatar book berth; China wait

After meeting with Lebanese security officials and representatives of Iran and Lebanon football federations, the Asian Football Confederation made a decision to hold the match without spectators, due to bomb explosions which occurred near the Iranian embassy complex in Beirut earlier in the day, local media reported. 

Ronaldo at the double, France see off Croatia in World Cup final repeat

Antoine Griezmann, Dayot Upamecano, Olivier Giroud as well as an own goal from the visitors’ goalkeeper Dominik Livakovic secured a repeat result from Russia two years ago after Dejan Lovren had opened the scoring for Croatia, Wolfsburg’s Josip Brekalo adding their second in the 55th minute.

Dota vu: Valve’s world cup of e-sports is having another moment in the spotlight

Every year for the past half decade, like clockwork, Valve’s Dota 2 tournament has broken the record for biggest prize pool in e-sports history. Dubbed The International (TI), this competition started off with $1.6 million of Valve’s own money in 2011 before adding a gamer-funded component that accelerated it north of $10 million by 2014, […]

Liam Plunkett: England World Cup winner focusing on Surrey for now

“It was just the way it was dealt with way back when, but it will be close to a year by the time the team plays again since the World Cup, so I felt like that is a while ago.”

AFC Cup scrapped as Covid-19 shows no signs of receding

Ho Chi Minh City FC in group F were supposed to have played on September 23 at their Thong Nhat Stadium, and Than Quang Ninh in group G, on September 29 at their Cam Pha Stadium in the northern Quang Ninh Province.