Sydney to host 2023 Women’s World Cup final as schedule revealed | Women’s World Cup 2023

Auckland will stage the opening game of the 2023 Women’s World Cup with Sydney confirmed as host for the final of football’s showpiece tournament. Fifa has confirmed nine host cities at 10 stadiums across Australia and New Zealand for the 23 July to 20 August event in 2023. Five Australian cities – Sydney, Perth, Melbourne, … Read more

Jo Konta ‘grateful for wonderful career’ after Wimbledon semi-finalist and former world No 4 retires

Jo Konta ‘grateful for wonderful career’ after Wimbledon semi-finalist and former world No 4 retires from tennis… Brit, 30, admits stress and pain got too much as she looks forward to getting married this month Jo Konta Konta has announced her retirement from professional tennis The 30-year-old has struggled this year with problems surrounding coronavirus Konta … Read more

Vinicius Jr has taken ‘another step’ on the road to becoming ‘one of the best in the world’

Carlo Ancelotti insists Real Madrid sensation Vinicius Jr has taken ‘another step’ on the road to becoming ‘one of the best in the world’ after his wonderstrike against Sevilla Vinicius Jr was the hero for Real Madrid against Sevilla on Sunday evening  The Brazilian produced an incredible late strike to secure all three points  Boss … Read more

Ellen White celebrates century with England’s winner against Austria | Women’s World Cup 2023

Sarina Wiegman limbered up for her first trip to Wearside by watching the Netflix documentary series Sunderland ‘Til I Die. It is, in part, a cautionary tale about pride coming before a fall but, on this evidence, there seems little danger of Wiegman’s England suffering a collapse in any way comparable to Sunderland AFC’s painful … Read more

Women’s Cricket World Cup qualifiers in Zimbabwe called off over Covid variant | Women’s cricket

The qualifying event for the 2022 Women’s Cricket World Cup taking place in Zimbabwe has been abandoned due to the emergence of the new variant of coronavirus in South Africa. Ireland had been playing in the event in the hope of securing one of the final three places for next year’s showpiece in New Zealand … Read more

Roberto Mancini says Italy would have gladly avoided potential Portugal clash in World Cup play-off

Roberto Mancini admits Italy would have gladly avoided potential Portugal clash in World Cup play-off finals but insists Euro 2020 champions are ‘confident and positive’ Italy and Portugal drawn in same pathway of World Cup play-offs Reigning European champions face North Macedonia in Rome in semi-final Portugal will host Turkey in Lisbon at the same … Read more

World Cup qualifying play-off draw, LIVE: Scotland and Wales find out route to Qatar

World Cup qualifying play-off draw, LIVE: Scotland to play Ukraine in their semi-final while Wales are paired with Austria – and they’ll meet in a huge Battle of Britain if they both win – while Italy get North Macedonia and Portugal draw Turkey Scotland will face Ukraine at home in their World Cup play-off semi-final … Read more

The road to reform: have things improved for Qatar’s World Cup migrant workers? | Workers’ rights

When Qatar won the bid to host the World Cup in 2010, the triumphant Gulf state unveiled plans to host the most spectacular of all World Cups and began an ambitious building plan of state of the art stadiums, luxury hotels and a sparkling new metro. Yet over the next decade, the brutal conditions facing … Read more