Portugal coach says Cristiano Ronaldo’s role ‘to be defined’

Portugal coach says Cristiano Ronaldo’s role ‘to be defined’

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.

Neymar’s technical abilities ’empower’ Brazil team-mates, says Tite

Neymar’s technical abilities ’empower’ Brazil team-mates, says Tite

Brazil coach Tite believes Neymar is irreplaceable because his technical abilities are what empower the rest of the team.

England star Sterling leaving Qatar after armed break-in at home

England star Sterling leaving Qatar after armed break-in at home

England forward Raheem Sterling is leaving Qatar after armed intruders broke into his home while his family were inside.

Messi scores in 1,000th game milestone as Argentina reach quarters

Messi scores in 1,000th game milestone as Argentina reach quarters

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.

Swiss down Serbia 3-2 to make last 16, Brazil finish top

Swiss down Serbia 3-2 to make last 16, Brazil finish top

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 out of World Cup as Morocco group winners and Croatia through

Belgium out of World Cup as Morocco group winners and Croatia through

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.

Messi: Argentina ‘strengthened’ after penalty miss to seal spot

Messi: Argentina ‘strengthened’ after penalty miss to seal spot

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.

Rashford brace as England beat Wales 3-0 to advance in Qatar with US

Rashford brace as England beat Wales 3-0 to advance in Qatar with US

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.

Fernandes uninterested by Ronaldo goal debate after Portugal progress

Fernandes uninterested by Ronaldo goal debate after Portugal progress

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.

Füllkrug rescues point and last 16 hopes for Germany against Spain

Füllkrug rescues point and last 16 hopes for Germany against Spain

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 avoid early World Cup exit with 2-0 win over Mexico

Argentina avoid early World Cup exit with 2-0 win over Mexico

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 reach Davis Cup final after beating Croatia

Australia reach Davis Cup final after beating Croatia

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: Neymar ‘will continue playing’ in World Cup despite injury

Tite: Neymar ‘will continue playing’ in World Cup despite injury

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 to avoid FIFA punishment over covered World Cup protest

Germany to avoid FIFA punishment over covered World Cup protest

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.

France start World Cup defence 4-1 over Australia after Denmark held

France start World Cup defence 4-1 over Australia after Denmark held

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.

Wales captain Bale would trade World Cup goal for US win after draw

Wales captain Bale would trade World Cup goal for US win after draw

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.

ATP Finals: Djokovic savours ‘sweet’ joy of six title wins

ATP Finals: Djokovic savours ‘sweet’ joy of six title wins

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.

Qatar to cut through World Cup ‘noise,’ says coach Sanchez

Qatar to cut through World Cup ‘noise,’ says coach Sanchez

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 Infantino hits out at ‘hypocritical’ Qatar criticism

FIFA president Infantino hits out at ‘hypocritical’ Qatar criticism

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.

Infantino announced as only candidate for FIFA presidency

Infantino announced as only candidate for FIFA presidency

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.

Ronaldo out of World Cup warm-up game due to gastritis

Ronaldo out of World Cup warm-up game due to gastritis

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.

Netherlands to auction World Cup shirts to support migrant workers

Netherlands to auction World Cup shirts to support migrant workers

The Dutch World Cup team will auction off their game shirts and donate the proceeds to migrant workers in Qatar.

Netherlands to auction World Cup shirts to support migrant workers

Netherlands to auction World Cup shirts to support migrant workers

The Dutch World Cup team will auction off their game shirts and donate the proceeds to migrant workers in Qatar.

Russell secures maiden F1 win at Brazilian Grand Prix

Russell secures maiden F1 win at Brazilian Grand Prix

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.

United Cup draw: Nadal in Sydney and Swiatek in Brisbane

United Cup draw: Nadal in Sydney and Swiatek in Brisbane

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 2003 Ferrari auctioned for more than $13 million

Michael Schumacher’s 2003 Ferrari auctioned for more than $13 million

Michael Schumacher’s Ferrari with which he won the 2003 Formula One title has been auctioned for 13 million Swiss francs ($13.23 million).

Ex-FIFA boss Blatter says again giving World Cup to Qatar ‘a mistake’

Ex-FIFA boss Blatter says again giving World Cup to Qatar ‘a mistake’

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.

Garcia defeats Sabalenka to claim her maiden WTA Finals crown

Garcia defeats Sabalenka to claim her maiden WTA Finals crown

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.

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