Football

Australia beats Brazil after brilliant Women’s World Cup comeback

Not even Marta making history could stop Brazil crumbling to defeat in an astonishing Women’s World Cup match against Australia. Having fallen 2-0 behind in the first half, Australia’s hopes of progressing from Group C appeared to be in tatters, but a brilliant fightback secured a 3-2 win to keep alive the Matildas’ chances of progressing to the knockout stages. A surprise defeat by Italy on ...

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Europe’s top clubs warned lack of Uefa reform will ‘kill’ professional football in some countries

Professional football in some countries will die unless Uefa reforms its major competitions, Europe’s biggest clubs have been warned. On Wednesday, the Premier League outlined its position that it did not believe change was necessary. That stance was echoed in the closing statements at a two-day European Clubs’ Association meeting in Malta on Friday. Others disagree, including HJK Helsinki president ...

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KI Football Round 7 action | PHOTOS

Kingscote opened the game with heaps of energy but could not take advantage on the scoreboard. Dudley United could not penetrate their forward zone, although their team play improved as the game went on. Luke Bruce was giving the Hound dogs full advantage at the ruck contests and the quarter time scores of K 5-7 to DU zilch told the ...

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‘A dream come true’: refugees Deng and Mabil make Socceroos debuts together

Childhood friends whose families fled conflict in Sudan represent Australia for first time against Kuwait From their early years in Kenya, to a shared childhood in suburban Adelaide, to the A-League and then the Socceroos, Thomas Deng and Awer Mabil have plenty of history in common. And in the unlikely location of Kuwait City, the pair of South Sudanese refugees ...

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Egypt keeper, oldest World Cup player, quits national team

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt goalkeeper Essam El Hadary is retiring from the national team after becoming the oldest man to play in a World Cup match. El Hadary started the World Cup as Egypt’s backup goalkeeper, but he played in his team’s final group match in Russia, saving a penalty in the 2-1 loss to Saudi Arabia on June 25. ...

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France vs Australia: Technology favours French as VAR history is made at World Cup 2018

France benefited from a controversial first use of video assistant referee technology at a World Cup as they laboured to a 2-1 win over Australia. Antoine Griezmann put Les Bleus ahead with a contentious second-half penalty in Kazan after referee Andres Cunha adjudged the forward had been fouled by Joshua Risdon having watched a replay of the incident at the ...

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Barcelona’s Gerard Pique ‘thrilled’ to create World Cup of Tennis

Barcelona defender Gerard Pique said he is excited to be the driving force behind International Tennis Federation (ITF) plans to revamp the Davis Cup. Pique’s company, Kosmos, will invest $3 billion into the sport over the next 25 years to not just help transform the Davis Cup into the World Cup of Tennis, but also to help develop the game ...

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RLWC2017

Lebanon – Robbie Farah Sydney hooker Robbie Farah will be one of the biggest names to participate in the 2017 Rugby League World Cup. Fifteen years after making his international debut for Lebanon, the former Australian Kangaroos representative will be looking to guide the Cedars to their first Rugby finals appearance. Born in Sydney to Lebanese parents, Farah played his ...

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Racist abuse made me play better

REPORTED BY KALAHAN DENG South African footballer Benni McCarthy on overcoming the racist abuse he received playing in Europe. McCarthy says he had to overcome racist abuse while playing in Holland and Spain, but that fans in England would insult his mother, but not the colour of his skin.He said, people in Europe are ignorance and blinded by racism.Well my friend, ...

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Martellus Bennett skipping White House visit: ‘I’m not going to go’

REPORTED BY KALAHAN DENG Martellus Bennett told reporters following the New England Patriots’ historic Super Bowl win Sunday that he will not accompany his teammates to the White House, where they are set to be honored by President Donald Trump later this year. “I haven’t thought about it. I am not going to go,” the New England Patriots tight end ...

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