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

Mortlock did not reply to an email seeking comment but Patterson said: “San Diego Legion and other MLR owners created Rugby Growth Investments to fund opportunities at all levels of the North American rugby ecosystem. Partnering with USA Rugby to finance a RWC bid for 2027 would be transformational event that would fast-track game-wide growth.”

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

That will only occur if inroads are made into countries such as the United States, Germany and Brazil, not to forget Japan. That requires the focused, dynamic leadership that runs contrary to the way the game is set up. The past few months have given unions the chance to reflect as they watch their bank […]

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

The Indian fast bowling legend aged 37 now, has 225 ODI wickets at an economy of just 3.28 runs per over. She believes that age is just a number and what matters the most is the passion for the sport. “As a professional athlete, you never think about age. You just go on with your […]

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

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.”