Dozens of Nigerians acquired Fan ID tickets in their home country on the promise they could watch World Cup matches and then stay in Russia where work opportunities were awaiting them. But they quickly realized it was a scam. The stranded Nigerians spoke to DW. … [Read more...] about Nigerian World Cup fans ordered to go back after final match
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They have international quality all across the field. Defensively huge in Lyon, they were then frighteningly accurate at home to Northampton. All they are concerned about is getting a home quarter-final and they will get one. In fact, I think they will end up with 29 points, one short of the maximum 30. … [Read more...] about Will Greenwood’s Champions Cup group predictions: Who will now make it out of the pools and who will come up short?
“I used my whole week to do tree-surgery and woodwork,” he says, grinning. “My week off was a week away from meetings and the rigours of professional rugby, but it wasn’t a feet-up week. It was an industrious, hard-working week. But I kind of love that. … [Read more...] about ‘I don’t feel like I have to be the fun police anymore’: Why Tom Wood is enjoying his rugby more than ever at Northampton Saints
Lewes, who in 2017 became the first club to pay their women’s and men’s teams equally when they launched their Equality FC campaign, wrote an open letter to the FA board last February remonstrating against the FA Cup prize fund gap and appealing for change. Their call gained huge traction and was raised during prime minister’s questions. … [Read more...] about ‘Right the wrongs’: FA faces demand to end huge Cup gender pay gap
After securing a point in the Championship at Middlesbrough on Tuesday, Pep Clotet’s Birmingham side will return to familiar surroundings – albeit as the away team. The squad will board the team coach at their training ground on the outskirts of the city before making the 10-mile journey to St Andrew’s, where they will occupy the away dressing room. Birmingham have sold out their away allocation of 9,260 tickets. The Tilton End – where the seats spell out Birmingham’s nickname, the Blues, in block capitals – will be home to Sky Blues for the day. … [Read more...] about Homesickness lingers as Coventry host landlords Birmingham in FA Cup