Fleet-footed France will have to find a way past the tournament's joint-meanest defenders Uruguay in the first of two inter-continental World Cup quarter-finals on Friday.
The Premier Soccer League returnees, Black Leopards FC have appointed former assistant manager of Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C, which plays in the Football League Championship in England as the club's technical director
World Cup hosts Russia were outsiders only weeks ago but their unexpected World Cup success has made them hungry for more as they eye a semi-final spot against Croatia, defender Ilya Kutepov said on Wednesday.
Pakistan knocked Zimbabwe out of the Twenty20 tri-series in Harare in a closely-fought encounter on Wednesday, beating the hosts by seven wickets with five deliveries to spare.
The International athletics federation (IAAF), which has banned Russia since 2015, announced on Wednesday that it had cleared eight more athletes from the country to compete under a neutral flag.
It’s been over two decades since South Africa hosted an international artistic gymnastics event but that is about to change as the country gears up to host the first African Safari Gymnastics competition at the end of July.
While some of their biggest rivals have already fallen by the wayside in Russia, Brazil have been making serene progress towards the latter stages of the World Cup.
England beat Colombia 4-3 on penalties on Tuesday after Eric Dier scored the decisive spot kick to send them through to a World Cup quarterfinal against Sweden.
Swedes steam into last eight with big names in their wake Sweden's brand of football may not be easy on the eye but on Tuesday they added Switzerland to a list already including the Netherlands, Italy and Germany as they marched into the World Cup quarter-finals.
Algeria and Tunisia are consider joining Morocco in a joint North African bid to host the 2030 World Cup, government officials said.
A deflected shot from Emil Forsberg gave Sweden a 1-0 victory over Switzerland in a scrappy Round of 16 match on Tuesday, sending the Swedes through to the World Cup quarterfinals for the first time in 24 years.
UEFA's Club Financial Control Body (CFCB) will review its decision to clear French champions Paris St Germain of breaking Financial Fair Play (FFP) rules after last year's transfer spending spree, European soccer's ruling body said on Tuesday.
Former Argentine great Diego Maradona has offered to coach his country for free, eight years after his last attempt ended in World Cup failure.
Belgium fought back from two goals down to beat Japan 3-2 with an added-time goal from substitute Nacer Chadli on Monday to set up a World Cup quarterfinal with Brazil. The first side to recover from a two-goal deficit to win a World Cup knockout match since Germany beat England 3-2 after extra time in […]
For all the talk about England's progress under Gareth Southgate, his youthful side have yet to be truly examined in this World Cup but Tuesday's Last 16 opponents Colombia will certainly ask the right questions.
Senegal’s football federation (FSF) has asked FIFA to reconsider its fair play ruling after their accumulation of more yellow cards than World Cup group rivals Japan made the African side the first country to be eliminated by the new regulation.
Colombia will play England in a World Cup round of sixteen match in Moscow on Tuesday. Where: Spartak Stadium, Moscow Capacity: 45,000 When: Tuesday, July 3, 21:00 local (1800 GMT/2 PM ET) Referee: To be announced Key facts: * Colombia’s last two meetings with European opponents at the World Cup have ended in 3-0 wins […]
Belgium coach Roberto Martinez said his side should accept they will be the underdogs in their World Cup quarter-final against star-studded Brazil on Friday.
A Johannesburg High court ruling has effectively re-instated Ajax Cape Town to 15th place on the Absa Premiership log, and said the club should have been involved in the play-offs.
There was something old, something new and something blue on show on Monday as Serena Williams swapped the skin-tight catsuit that caused a stir in Paris for a more conservative look on her return to Wimbledon for the first time since becoming a mum.
Sweden play Switzerland in a World Cup Round of 16 match in St Petersburg on Tuesday.
Belgium fought back from two goals down to beat Japan 3-2 with an added-time goal from substitute Nacer Chadli on Monday to set up a World Cup quarterfinal with Brazil.
Switzerland go into their last-16 World Cup match against Sweden in St Petersburg on Tuesday with a much more exciting squad than those at past tournaments, but only victory will secure a lasting legacy for their so-called 'Golden generation'.
Japan Coach Akira Nishino hopes his gamble of resting players in their previous game against Poland will bear fruit on Monday against Belgium when his side will be bidding to make it third time lucky and reach the quarterfinals.
Brazil roared in the World Cup quarterfinals with a 2-0 victory over Mexico on Monday as Neymar shone with a goal and an assist that dumped the central Americans out at the Last 16 stage for the seventh straight occasion.
He doesn't speak their language. Any of them. But, says Roberto Martinez, that's been the advantage of coaching the Belgians, to whom he speaks "the language of football".
Brazil brought in Filipe Luis at left back for their World Cup last 16 encounter with Mexico on Monday with regular starter Marcelo failing to fully recover from a back injury.
The 132nd Wimbledon championships began under sunny skies on Monday with play commencing on the outside courts at 1030GMT.
South Africa captain Faf du Plessis has called for the International Cricket Council (ICC) to dish out tougher punishments for players found guilty of ball tampering.
Belgium play Japan in a World Cup last-16 match at Rostov Arena on Monday. Where: Rostov Arena, Rostov-on-Don Capacity: 43,472 When: Monday July 2, 2000 local Referee: To be announced Key stats: * Belgium were the highest-scoring team in the group stage and also had more shots on goal, 22, than any other team * […]