England will look to end 52 years of hurt this summer by lifting the World Cup in Russia. Gareth Southgate’s side navigated their way through qualification without defeat and will look to win through Group G as they take on Belgium, Tunisia and Panama. The Three Lions have failed to produce results in major tournaments in the recent past and it is now 12 years since they last won a knockout game at a major tournament. Southgate takes a young, exciting group to Russia but expectations, at the minute, remain fairly grounded. Here is all you need to know about England’s group stage games. England vs Tunisia England open their campaign against Tunisia, who managed to fend off the spirited challenge of DR Congo in their African World Cup qualifying group. The Three Lions will head into the game as huge favourites and it should give them the chance to make a positive start to their campaign. It is 20 years since the nations last met, as goals from Alan Shearer and Paul Scholes … [Read more...] about England World Cup fixtures 2018: When do they play, what TV channel is it on?
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PUBLISHED: 09:57 15 May 2018 | UPDATED: 09:57 15 May 2018 Rory Dollard Robert Green started the 2010 World Cup as England's number one but made a high profile error in the opening game, a 1-1 draw with the USA. Picture: Nick Potts/PA PA Wire/Press Association Images Former Norwich City goalkeeper Robert Green has called on England boss Gareth Southgate to name his World Cup number one before departing for Russia, having been given just two hours notice that he would start the 2010 tournament. England's Robert Green fails to save a Clint Dempsey shot during the World Cup Group C match between England and the United States at Royal Bafokeng Stadium in Rustenburg, South Africa in June 2010. Picture: AP Photo/Michael Sohn Southgate admitted during the last international break in March that he had not settled on a number one, echoing Fabio Capello’s uncertainty eight years ago. Green only learned he would take the field against the United States in Rustenburg on the evening … [Read more...] about ‘I knew about two hours before kick-off’ – Green wants England boss to make early World Cup decision
Michy Batshuayi's World Cup could be over after the Chelsea loanee picked up a long-term injury in Borussia Dortmund's loss to Schalke on Sunday. Belgium international Batshuayi was taken off on a stretcher late on in the Ruhr derby, having appeared to roll his ankle. The 24-year-old's season could be over while there will also be concern he could miss the World Cup as Roberto Martinez's Red Devils begin their campaign in two months' time. "I didn't think it looked like the kind of injury that he would be back from quickly," Stoger said. The World Cup failures XI 12 show all The World Cup failures XI 1/12 These are the best eleven players who be twiddling their thumbs when the Russian World Cup rolls around next summer. Getty Images 2/12 The 175-cap legend misses out after Italy were beaten 1-0 on aggregate by Sweden. He retired from international football immediately after. LightRocket via Getty Images 3/12 Valencia is one of the best South … [Read more...] about Michy Batshuayi’s World Cup in doubt as Borussia Dortmund appear to confirm long-term injury
An archive photo MINSK, 12 April (BelTA) - The Belarusian basketball players learned their timetable for the 2018 FIBA U17 Women's Basketball World Cup, BelTA informs.The International Basketball Federation (FIBA) confirmed the calendar for the forthcoming 2018 FIBA U17 Women's Basketball World Cup in Minsk on 21-29 July. The 2018 FIBA U17 Women's Basketball World Cup draw ceremony took place at Minsk Town Hall on 6 March. Team Belarus will face France, Japan, and Colombia in Group A.Group A games will be played in the Palace of Sports and Falcon Club:Japan vs France on 21 July (start at 17.30);Colombia vs Belarus on 21 July (20.30);France vs Colombia on 22 July (20.00; Falcon Club);Belarus vs Japan (20.30);Japan vs Colombia (20.30; Falcon Club);France vs Belarus (20.30).In June the Belarusian basketball players will hold a training camp and play in two international tournaments. Minsk will host the Semyon Khalipsky Memorial on 15-17 June (the teams of Argentina and China have … [Read more...] about Belarus learns 2018 FIBA U17 Women’s Basketball World Cup timetable
Once world’s most feared side, Calypsos now find themselves with Scotland, Afghanistan as company 0SHARES Share Tweet Email West Indies will be confident of qualification after veterans Gayle and Samuels joined the side to signal an end to their feud with the cricketing board. PHOTO: AFP HARARE: Multi-millionaire and self-proclaimed ‘Universe Boss’ Chris Gayle will rub shoulders with a battalion of teenage leg-spinners and a part-time bat designer when the 2019 World Cup qualifying tournament gets underway on Sunday. It’s the modern phenomenon of the globalisation of sport, although not in the manner that the likes of Gayle, and his estimated annual income of $7.5 million, would normally recognise. The West Indies, world champions back in 1975 and 1979, were the biggest casualties of the International Cricket Council’s controversial decision to shrink next year’s World Cup to just 10 nations. Holder full of … [Read more...] about Unfamiliar situation as West Indies battle for World Cup qualification