PUBLISHED: 17:30 24 July 2018 Sir Geoff Hurst and Ray Clemence welcomed walkers to Wembley Stadium at the end of Prostate Cancer UK's Football March for Men (pic Shawn Ryan) Archant Hundreds of football fans joined forces and hit the road to Wembley as Prostate Cancer UK’s Football March for Men made further strides to stop prostate cancer being a killer. West Ham fans took part in Prostate Cancer UK's Football March for Men (pic Jeremy Banks)A total of 400 walkers, from Arsenal, Leyton Orient, Queens Park Rangers, Tottenham Hotspur and West Ham United among others, put their best foot forward to help combat the most common cancer in men and ensured the charity’s flagship March for Men walking programme topped £1million for a second successive year.For the first time, the number of men dying from prostate cancer every year has overtaken the number of women dying from breast cancer, making prostate cancer the third biggest cancer killer in the UK.Stepping up to the … [Read more...] about Rival fans join forces on Prostate Cancer UK’s Football March for Men
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Story highlights Croatia to play France in World Cup final Country of four million competing in its first final Final to be played July 15, 16:00 BST (CNN)On the morning after the night before, eyes learning to refocus again after giddily celebrating Croatia reaching a first World Cup final, Anita Sambol jumped into her car and made the 60 kilometer journey to Zagreb. She needed a passport. Urgently. She, like her country's footballers, was on her way to Moscow for the World Cup final, to be a witness to a momentous moment in her country's history. "It's been really crazy, crazy, crazy here during the World Cup," she says, speaking to CNN Sport from her Croatian home. "Wednesday it all went on a completely other level. It was just pure happiness, pure celebrations." Follow @cnnsport It was on floodlit Wednesday night in the Russian capital, of course, that Croatia's footballers dug into their infinite reserves of energy to crush English dreams in a gripping World Cup … [Read more...] about What’s the secret to Croatia’s footballing success?
Celtic’s Scottish Cup dismantling of Rangers was the most-watched programme on Sky Sports Football in April. Brendan Rodgers’ side swept to a 4-0 win over their Glasgow rivals in the middle of last month to set up a Final clash with Motherwell. Tom Rogic, Callum McGregor, Moussa Dembele and Olivier Ntcham were all on target at Hampden that day. It moved Celtic a step closer to the double Treble, an honour they claimed with victory over Motherwell at the weekend. But although viewing figures have yet to be released for the Final, the semi-final numbers are out. The derby was viewed by nearly 400,000 on Sky Sports Football to be the most popular programme on the channel. But the ratings are well down on games that were broadcast on Sky Sports Main Event. Its top programme was the Manchester derby that attracted 1.369m viewers. Even it’s 10th most popular programme – Manchester City v Swansea – was more watched than the Scottish Cup semi-final. More than … [Read more...] about Celtic’s Cup clash with Rangers the top programme on Sky Sports Football
The English Football Association (FA) has condemned anti-transgender flyers that were given to fans outside London’s Wembley Stadium during the women’s football Cup finals on Saturday. The leaflets were handed out at the game between Arsenal and Chelsea by representatives of the Mayday4Women feminist group, who oppose transgender-inclusive policies in sports. READ MORE: ‘Testosterone rule not implemented in sprint because it’s dominated by Americans’ – Spanish runner Hundreds of pamphlets, titled 'Sportswomen Shouldn't Have to Compete against Male-bodied Athletes,' calling to “keep men out of our [women’s] sports," were given to football fans. The leaflet, which had images of Australian transgender footballer Hannah Mouncey at the top of the page, also contained information about how transgenders have an unfair advantage over female competitors. “Men recognized as Transwomen are allowed to compete with 3x higher … [Read more...] about FA condemns anti-transgender flyers spread among fans at women’s football Cup final
The first all-female Subbuteo set has been launched to reflect the rapid growth of women's football in the UK. The FA and the game's maker, Hasbro, revealed the limited edition version of the table football game ahead of the SSE Women's FA Cup final at Wembley Stadium on 5 May, with the figures wearing the colours of finalists Arsenal and Chelsea. The FA said the new version of the game supported its objective to tackle barriers within the women's game. Read more Hillary Clinton praises women football players suing for equal pay Khan reveals his grand plan for Wembley including roof and World Cup Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds stay in the present at Wembley FA poised to sell Wembley Stadium in £800m deal The set includes 22 outfield players and six substitutes, each hand-moulded and painted with their own characteristics and detailing. The classic Subbuteo box has also been given a new design with the female footballers placed front and centre. The set is not available to … [Read more...] about All-female Subbuteo set to be launched to mark rapid growth of women’s football