Cristiano Ronaldo‘s role for the remainder of the World Cup is something that has to be “defined”, Portugal boss Fernando Santos said after dropping his captain for their emphatic last-16 win over Switzerland.
Brazil coach Tite believes Neymar is irreplaceable because his technical abilities are what empower the rest of the team.
England forward Raheem Sterling is leaving Qatar after armed intruders broke into his home while his family were inside.
Lionel Messi celebrated his 1,000th game as a professional footballer by scoring the opening goal in Argentina’s 2-1 victory against Australia on Saturday for a place in the World Cup quarter-finals.
Remo Freuler sealed Switzerland’s 3-2 win in their grudge match with Serbia to snatch a last 16 spot as the Qatar World Cup group stage concluded with another spectacle on Friday.
Belgium were dumped out of the World Cup in Qatar on Thursday after a 0-0 draw with last 16 qualifiers Croatia was not enough to advance, while Morocco beat Canada 2-1 and are through as Group F winners.
Lionel Messi saluted Argentina’s character and determination, insisting they “strengthened” following his penalty miss to secure their crucial 2-0 World Cup win over Poland.
Marcus Rashford scored a brace and Phil Foden the other as England trounced Wales 3-0 on Tuesday to secure first place in World Cup Group B and a last-16 berth along with the United States who edged Iran 1-0 in the other game.
Bruno Fernandes claimed “I don’t really think it matters” after being credited the opening goal in a 2-0 win over Uruguay to secure Portugal‘s World Cup last-16 place.
Werder Bremen top scorer Niclas Füllkrug rescued a 1-1 draw for Germany against Group E leaders Spain on Saturday and kept alive their hopes of advancing to the World Cup last 16.
Argentina kept their Qatar World Cup hopes alive and avoided a group stage exit as Lionel Messi led them to a 2-0 triumph against Mexico.
Australia came from behind to reach the Davis Cup final for the first time since 2003 with a 2-1 victory over Croatia in the men’s team tennis tournament on Friday.
Tite is confident Neymar will continue playing at the World Cup for Brazil despite the ankle injury he sustained in a bruising opening contest with Serbia.
Germany’s players will not face any disciplinary action from FIFA after taking the OneLove armband protest to a new level as their players covered their mouths during a team photo at the World Cup.
Veteran striker Olivier Giroud made history for France as they overcame an early scare to trounce Australia 4-1 for a perfect start into their World Cup title defence on Tuesday.
Gareth Bale says it is “incredible” to be a World Cup goalscorer but admits he would trade his strike for three points after earning a late 1-1 draw against the United States.
Novak Djokovic ended his “roller coaster year” on a roaring high with victory at the ATP Finals, matching Roger Federer’s record of six titles by sinking the hopes of Casper Ruud.
Felix Sanchez has sought to ensure Qatar focus on their football amid the controversy around the nation’s hosting of the World Cup ahead of Sunday’s opener against Ecuador.
FIFA president Gianni Infantino has accused Western countries of “hypocrisy” and slammed the criticism towards World Cup hosts Qatar during his opening speech ahead of the tournament on Saturday.
Gianni Infantino is set for a third term as president of FIFA after football’s world governing body said on Thursday he was the only candidate for next year’s election.
Cristiano Ronaldo will not play in Portugal’s World Cup warm-up game against Nigeria on Thursday because of illness, according to head coach Fernando Santos.
George Russell won his first-ever Formula One race as he led a Mercedes one-two ahead of team-mate Lewis Hamilton at the Brazilian Grand Prix on Sunday.
Record grand slam winner Rafael Nadal will lead Spain against hosts Australia and Britain in the maiden edition of the mixed team United Cup tournament and women’s world number one Iga Swiatek of Poland will be up against Switzerland and a qualifier.
Michael Schumacher’s Ferrari with which he won the 2003 Formula One title has been auctioned for 13 million Swiss francs ($13.23 million).
Former FIFA-President Joseph Blatter has reiterated that awarding the upcoming World Cup to Qatar was “a mistake” and accepts his responsibility as the head of football’s ruling body at the time.
Caroline Garcia is this season’s WTA Finals champion after defeating Aryna Sabalenka 7-6 (7-4), 6-4 in Monday’s decider in Fort Worth.