In the past week, Juventus received a major blow with their returning star Paul Pogba suffering a meniscus injury. The Frenchman had completed a comeback to Turin earlier this month much to the delight of the Bianconeri supporters. Nonetheless, the 2018 World Cup winner continue to be hunted by the injury bug which took its toll on his time at Manchester United.
Chelsea will allow Timo Werner to leave the club this summer – but only after they find a replacement for the Germany international. The former RB Leipzig striker is keen on more playing time and he suggested on the club’s pre-season tour of the United States that he was open to moving on.
England Lionesses had the entire nation on its feet this week when they powered their way to the Euro 2022 final. Their emphatic 4-0 win over Sweden — and the incredible goals scored — will undoubtedly go down as one of the most memorable matches in England football history.
He announced the decision in a video to be shown at a inclusivity summit Aussie rugby sevens star and Olympic gold medallist Ellia Green has announced in a video that he has transitioned to male, something he called 'the best decision of his life'. The 28-year-old realised as a young child that the gender he was assigned at birth was not the identity he felt deep down.
Lionel Messi will lead Argentina at the Qatar World Cup later this year, but Gabriel Batistuta believes the Paris Saint-Germain star no longer carries as much weight of expectation Argentina will be real contenders at the World Cup later this year because they have stopped treating Lionel Messi like Jesus Christ, according to Gabriel Batistuta.
FIFA has agreed to cancel the World Cup qualifier between Brazil and Argentina. The fixture in September was stopped shortly after kick-off when Brazilian health officials entered the field claiming four Argentina players had broken COVID-19 protocols. FIFA was pushing for the clash to be rescheduled for next month, despite the fact the game was essentially meaningless with both teams having already qualified for the World Cup in Qatar later this year.
Time is running out for players to force their way into World Cup plans for Qatar, with the first-ever mid-season tournament fast approaching. Given the unusual timing of the tournament in 2022 however, a fine run of form to start the campaign could propel Premier League players into the thoughts of their international sides.
Legendary New Zealand captain Richie Mccaw has ranked ‘different’ England star Lewis Moody amongst the five best flankers he faced during his career. He earned a then world-record 148 caps for the All Blacks, winning 131 of those games and captaining his country 111 times. Lifting the 2011 World Cup in his backyard was a fitting tribute to one of the greatest ever All Blacks, but he went on to secure true legendary status as he continued for four more years, breaking record after record and uniquely hoisting the Webb Ellis trophy for a second time.
Andre Russell has insisted he still wants to win "another World Cup - or two more - for West Indies" and that he still has ambitions to play international cricket. Russell has not played for West Indies since the T20 World Cup in November 2021. Last week, he responded to head coach Phil Simmons' suggestions that he should not be "begging" players to make themselves available for international cricket, writing "I know this was coming but am gonna stay quiet!!!"
The Italian tactician has reportedly held ‘positive’ meetings in Rabat regarding the national team vacancy after sacking their coach Former Napoli, Inter Milan and Watford coach Walter Mazzarri is reportedly in talks to take over the Morocco national team job following the sacking of Vahid Halilhodzic last week.
Director Kabir Khan shares his memories of India’s surprise World Cup win, and imbuing his unconventional biopic with generational weight On Sunday night, one film did a clean sweep of the awards at this year’s Indian film festival of Melbourne: 83, an unconventional sports biopic and one of the best Bollywood crowd-pleasers in recent years.
Scotland's final Nations League game away to Ukraine on 27 September will be played in Krakow, Poland. The tie - moved because of Russia's ongoing invasion of Ukraine - takes place at the 15,000-capacity Marshal Jozef Pilsudski Stadium. It finishes a closing triple-header for Steve Clarke's men, who host Ukraine at Hampden on 21 September and the Republic of Ireland three days later.
Andrew Balbirnie leads tributes as Ireland great Kevin O’Brien closes the curtain on his glorious career
On the eve of Ireland’s final game of the summer, Kevin O’Brien has announced his retirement from international cricket — after 15 years and 389 games. The most capped Irish sportsperson had hoped for one last farewell at this year’s T20 World Cup but, having been ignored for selection since last year’s qualifying tournament, he has accepted his illustrious career is over.
The Ukrainian FA have confirmed the teams will meet in Krakow in September. Scotland goalkeeper Craig Gordon has sights set on Euro 2024 Scotland's World Cup hopes end in play-off defeat to Ukraine Scotland’s Nations League clash away to Ukraine will be played in Krakow, the Ukrainian FA has announced.
The winger was forced off against Sassuolo with an adductor injury Juventus forward Angel Di Maria endured a painful Serie A debut, with an injury forcing him off the pitch 65 minutes into Monday's match. He had put in a lively performance to that point in a 3-0 win over Sassuolo but now faces concern about his status ahead of the 2022 World Cup.
Steve Bruce is seemingly making serious moves to secure a new striker for West Bromwich Albion… What’s the word? According to Alan Nixon (via Patreon), the Baggies boss has identified Manchester City starlet Liam Delap as his main transfer target. With Daryl Dike expected to be out until after the World Cup, Bruce has been vocal in his need for attacking reinforcements.
The English Premier League is underway even as football fans gear up for the biggest football extravaganza to be held in Qatar later this year. This year’s World Cup dates will cause significant disruptions to the EPL and other European competitions. For example, this year, the English Premier League will take a break after the November 12/13 weekend and resume on Boxing Day.
Italy World Cup winner Marco Tardelli admits he's baffled by how Juventus allowed Paulo Dybala to join AS Roma. Dybala came off contract at Juve over the summer to eventually sign for Roma. Tardelli told TMW: “I didn't understand the story. Dybala is an excellent player and something has happened at Juve that we don't know.