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World Cup offers ‘unique platform’ to pursue Ukraine peace, claims Fifa chief

The head of football’s world governing body, Fifa, issued a plea on Tuesday for a ceasefire in the war in Ukraine for the duration of the World Cup, calling for all sides to use the tournament as a “positive trigger” to work towards a resolution. Gianni Infantino, speaking during a lunch with leaders of the […]

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US Latinos are soccer-mad. Why isn’t that reflected in the World Cup squad?

Spanish-speaking soccer fans of a certain age have grown up listening to broadcasters refer to the US men’s national team as “el equipo de todos” – everyone’s team, representing the diverse cultural backgrounds that make up America. But the 26-player US squad for this year’s World Cup, which kicks off on 20 November, has just […]

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England’s white-ball side keep showing the rest they’re playing a different sport

A little before 8pm local time in Melbourne on Sunday, Adil Rashid stepped up to bowl the 12th over of Pakistan’s innings. The 11th, bowled by Liam Livingstone, had just been swatted for 16. After a sluggish start, Pakistan were 84 for two and the tide of the game was beginning to turn. It was […]

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AFL stands by Crypto.com partnership amid fears of a cryptocurrency meltdown

The AFL is sticking by its Crypto.com partnership amid fears the company could be caught up in a market spiral after the collapse of FTX. Last week FTX, one of the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchanges, filed for bankruptcy after the value of its cryptocurrency collapsed, triggering the crypto equivalent of a bank run, with investors […]

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Philadelphia Eagles’ bid for undefeated season torpedoed by Commanders

With uncharacteristic sloppiness, the Philadelphia Eagles’ bid for an undefeated season is over. The Washington Commanders turned methodical drives into scores and took advantage of turnover-prone Philadelphia, stunning the Eagles 32-21 on Monday night and sending them to their first loss in nine games this season. Behind Jalen Hurts, the Eagles were 8-0 for the […]

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Penrith supremacy felt on global stage ahead of Panthers-heavy World Cup final

When Australia and Samoa walk onto the Old Trafford pitch this weekend with both the Paul Barrière Trophy and rugby league greatness on the line, there is unlikely to be a prouder cadre than the Penrith Panthers front office. After claiming back-to-back NRL premierships and sending a record 19 players to the World Cup, a […]

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How the Socceroos’ World Cup hopes are underpinned by ties with Scotland

Who says Scotland aren’t going to the World Cup? The country’s World Cup drought might have extended to 24 years when they failed to qualify for the 2022 edition, but that doesn’t mean Scotland isn’t being represented at football’s global showpiece in Qatar. Instead of their navy blue, Scotland’s representation will come with a green […]