Perhaps unsurprisingly, the denouement of the season was a disaster as Sporting finished third in the table, failing to qualify for the Champions League, before the damaging defeat to the minnows Aves in the Portuguese Cup final, who have been a top-flight side for only three seasons. Having already complained about fans being allowed access to the private car park at the club’s training ground, the attack on Dost, Jesus and several other members of staff a few days before the final proved to be the final straw. … [Read more...] about Sporting meltdown casts shadow over Portugal’s World Cup buildup
Astrology who will win world cup 2018
Did your team exceed expectations or were they on an unexpected early flight home? What is the reason for your team’s success this summer? And where do you think it went wrong for them? Share your thoughts on the last four weeks of World Cup football with us. We’ll hopefully feature some of your responses on the site. … [Read more...] about How did your team fare at the 2018 World Cup?
It was not a night for the creative talents, with Ribéry, France's star turn, stifled by the close attentions of his markers. He was booked for a shirt tug after losing the ball in a dangerous area, having gambled on trying to make something happen while Patrice Evra, the France captain, received a caution for a similar offence. Domenech appeared unhappy with the officials. He needed to look closer to home to explain his frustrations. … [Read more...] about World Cup 2010: Ten-man Uruguay and France begin with stalemate
Varane had to be stronger. Then again, Hummels and this Germany team are formidable, even in such heat. The 90 per cent humidity brought back memories of the semi-final between the countries at Mexico ’86 and it was a test of endurance, as much as anything else. “It was so hot you could hardly breathe,” Löw said. “At least our semi-final will be at 5pm [local time] when the sun is lower.” … [Read more...] about Germany reach World Cup semi-finals as Mats Hummels header sinks France
Before the outbreak observers had expected Moon’s party to struggle, with job creation, wages and North Korea’s nuclear weapons programme dominating the political agenda. His approval rating fell to the 30% level in 2019 amid an economic slowdown and a political scandal involving the then justice minister. … [Read more...] about South Korea’s ruling party wins election landslide amid coronavirus outbreak