They will give him every opportunity to recover his fitness such is his importance to the side and he will only be replaced in the squad if the scan shows up significant damage. Players replaced in the squad can only return in the event of another member of the squad getting injured so Roy’s injury would have to be severe for England not to give him time to recover. … [Read more...] about England opener Jason Roy to miss next two World Cup matches with hamstring injury
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Hooray! So how will the tournament work? Well here’s where things get truly novel. The current Fifa proposal will reformat the World Cup so that the opening stages comprise 16 groups of three teams. Each team will play each other – ie three games per group – and the top two will progress to a knockout round with 32 sides. From that point on, the format will be as you remember it from the glory days of your childhood. … [Read more...] about How will a 48-team World Cup work? Fifa’s plan for 2026 explained
Sometimes we are too negative about the game and its reach. I think cricket has been one of the topics of conversation. It has been a wonderful World Cup. Look at all the mixed cultures of the supporters. The grounds have been full for every game, which you do not see at other World Cups. There have been some good matches and brilliant individual performances. … [Read more...] about England need to grasp this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity with both hands, win the World Cup and inspire a generation
Fifa have voted to expand the World Cup to 48 teams as of 2026. It’s the first time since France 98 that changes have been made to the makeup of the tournament. Gianni Infantino, the Fifa president, has repeatedly said his main motivation for expansion is to give more countries a chance to experience joy of a World Cup, but what do you think about the plan? … [Read more...] about Is the 48-team World Cup a good idea?
Roy referenced it after England’s light practice on the Nursery at Lord’s on the eve of the biggest game of their lives. “I thought it was going over (the pavilion stand),” Roy said, and, when asked whether he had ever hit a bigger six, replied, “absolutely not.” … [Read more...] about Jason Roy aiming to end with a bang after setting the tone for England’s World Cup fireworks from day one