Sport by Press Association 09/07/2018, 8:02 am FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Send us a story Sign up to our Daily newsletter England face Croatia in the World Cup semi-final on Wednesday, the first time since 1990 that the Three Lions have made it so far. Here, Press Association Sport looks at where all of those involved in 1990 are now and what they are doing. Bobby Robson Robson was the first man since Sir Alf Ramsey to take England so far in a World Cup and went on to enjoy a varied managerial career at PSV, Sporting Lisbon, Porto, Barcelona and Newcastle. He died in 2009 after a fight with lung cancer. Peter Shilton England’s first-choice goalkeeper in Italy played on until 1997 and now runs a consultancy business with his wife. He competed in Strictly Come Dancing in 2010 and works on the after-dinner speaking circuit. Chris Woods Woods enjoyed a five-year spell at Sheffield Wednesday and moved into coaching following his retirement in 1998. He worked … [Read more...] about England’s 1990 World Cup squad – where are they now?
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I wouldn't necessarily agree with the line of reasoning here. Let's remind ourselves of some facts. Joey Carbery was injured for most of last season and Ross Byrne slotted in and played very well. He got more time than expected because Johnny Sexton only played in three PRO14 games before the knock-out stages. Byrne is solid if not spectacular. Carbery is spectacular if not sensational. There is nothing he cannot do really well. That includes all forms of game management through to defence. Sexton gets to play as much international rugby as he wants to on three PRO14 games a season because of who he is, but Carbery can't - who does this discommode? The conventional and unthinking view is that you couldn't have a situation like the last World Cup where you had to call on Ian Madigan who played most of his rugby that season in the centre or at full-back. Why doesn't anyone question this line of reasoning? Ireland won't be caught cold again if Sexton gets injured in Japan and his … [Read more...] about Neil Francis: Joey Carbery move to Munster won’t prevent repeat of 2015 World Cup issue
Veteran striker Lee Keun-ho was Thursday ruled out of South Korea's World Cup squad after tearing a knee ligament, the latest in a string of injuries to plague the Asian team ahead of Russia. "Lee Keun-ho has been ruled out of the World Cup," spokesman at the Korea Football Association told AFP. "He sustained a torn ligament on his right knee during a K-League 1 game last Saturday." The 33-year-old Gangwon FC forward was stretchered off the field during Saturday's match against Gyeongnam and team doctors had hoped he would quickly recover. But later testing revealed more severe damage that will take him out of the game for weeks with the World Cup kicking off on June 14. Lee's inability to play in Russia next month will pile pressure on the Taeguk Warriors who have already been battered by injuries. The squad have also lost first choice centre back Kim Min-ja, key playmaker Yeom Ki-hun and Dijon FCO midfielder Kwon Chang-hoon. "Lee Keun-ho had been preparing for this World Cup … [Read more...] about Lee injury adds to South Korea World Cup woes
The Wales rugby stars of the future begin the bid for world glory next week as the World Rugby Under-20 Championship get under way in France. The Welsh youngsters face a monumental task after being drawn in a group alongside New Zealand and Australia, as well as Japan. The most famous Welsh Under-20s team is perhaps the 2008 vintage that reached the semi-finals of the global competition containing the likes of Sam Warburton, Justin Tipuric, Rhys Webb, Dan Biggar, Jonathan Davies and Leigh Halfpenny. But five years later, in 2013, one Welsh side went one better, reaching the final before a heartbreaking 23-15 loss to an England team containing the likes of Anthony Watson, Jack Nowell and a certain Ross Moriarty. So, who was in arguably most successful young Wales team ever, and how have their careers turned out? 15: Jordan Williams Selected to tour South Africa with Warren Gatland’s senior squad the following summer after setting this tournament alight and being compared to … [Read more...] about What became of the only young Wales team to reach a World Cup final
PUBLISHED: 12:00 09 April 2018 | UPDATED: 12:00 09 April 2018 Stuart Watson Jonas Knudsen is targeting a place in Denmark's World Cup squad. Photo: PA PA Archive/PA Images Ipswich Town left-back Jonas Knudsen is desperate to fulfil his World Cup dream this summer. The 25-year-old played the full match as a strong Denmark side played out a goalless friendly draw with Chile in the last international break. It was the first time the Esbjerg-born defender has represented his country since joining the Blues in the summer of 2015, with his third cap coming almost four years on from his second. MORE: Carter-Vickers would consider Ipswich return next season With a couple of defensive injuries opening the door again for Knudsen, he explained: “I’ve been in the last two squads after a gap. I was in the manager’s first squad not long after I first came over here, was picked for the next one, but I had some knee problems and couldn’t go. After that I wasn’t … [Read more...] about Jonas Knudsen desperate to fulfil World Cup dream with Denmark