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  • Qatar population booms on back of 2022 WC

    Qatar's population has swollen by almost 40 per cent since the emirate was chosen to the host the 2022 World Cup, official government figures have revealed.

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    WC fans will need special identity cards for matches

    Fans at next year's World Cup and this year's Confederations Cup in Russia will need special identity cards before they can watch matches, soccer's governing body said Thursday.

  • SLC appoint Gurusinha as manager

    Sri Lanka Cricket is pleased to announce the appointment of former Sri Lanka No.3 batsman Asanka Gurusinha as the Manager Cricket for the National Team of Sri Lanka.

  • Smog may force U-17 football World Cup out of Delhi

    FIFA could pull Under-17 World Cup matches out of New Delhi because of concerns over air quality in the world's most polluted capital city, the tournament director said.

  • India thump Tigresses by nine wickets

    India made short work of Bangladesh’s paltry target of 156 as they romped home in 33.3 overs for the loss of one wicket during the ICC Women's World Cup Qualifier, 5th Super match at Nondescripts Cricket Club Ground, Colombo today.

  • Bangladesh beat Scotland by 7 wickets

    Bangladesh defeated Scotland by seven wickets in the ICC Women's World Cup Qualifier match at Colombo Cricket Club Ground today.

  • Match dates revealed for ICC Women's World Cup 2017

    The International Cricket Council (ICC) has today revealed the match dates for this summer’s ICC Women’s World Cup in England and Wales.

  • Chinese clubs more than double spending on int. transfers

    Chinese soccer clubs spent over $450 million on international transfers last year, around 2-1/2 times more than the year before, according to a FIFA subsidiary report released on Friday.

  • Dowling -- an old friend of Bangladesh cricket

    There are a number of avid promoters of Bangladesh cricket and former New Zealand captain Graham Dowling is one of them. He was one of the three-man ICC inspection team that visited Bangladesh in March 2000 to assess the country's application for Test status.

  • Aussie 1987 WC heroes awarded

    The first Australia squad to win the World Cup in 1987 were presented with medals during the innings break at the fourth one-day international against Pakistan in Sydney on Sunday.

  • 1987 CWC winners receive medals 30 years later

    The International Cricket Council (ICC) joined forces with Cricket Australia (CA) on Sunday to recognise Australia’s World Cup winners of 1987.

  • Adebayor returns to international stage with Togo

    Togo's Emmanuel Adebayor returns to a major footballing stage for the first time since the striker's spell at Crystal Palace ended last season when he leads his country out at the African Nations Cup on Monday.

  • Asian fringe ready for World Cup expansion

    FIFA's decision to expand the World Cup to 48 teams will be a catalyst to soccer's growth in countries hovering on the fringe of the showpiece tournament, according to Japan Football Association (JFA) president Kozo Tashima.

  • FIFA agrees to expand World Cup to 48 teams

    FIFA has voted to expand the World Cup to 48 teams from its current 32, brushing aside concerns that the expansion would lower the overall standard of the tournament, and make it too long and unwieldy.

  • Deep division as FIFA decides on expanded World Cup

    FIFA's governing council is set to decide on Tuesday whether to expand the World Cup, a controversial idea that has created deep divisions among global football's most powerful camps.

  • Maradona backs 48-team WC

    Diego Maradona on Monday backed controversial plans to expand the World Cup to 48 teams, a day before world football's powerful governing council faces a key decision on the issue.

  • Man Utd, Liverpool eye League Cup final showdown

    Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has pledged to bring out the heavy artillery for Tuesday's League Cup semi-final first leg at home to Premier League basement club Hull City.

  • 48-team WC to boost revenue

    Increasing the World Cup from 32 teams to 48, as proposed by FIFA president Gianni Infantino, would generate an additional $640 million (605 million euros), according to a confidential FIFA report seen by AFP on Friday.

  • Curtain call for fabled Boateng brothers

    The tale of the Boateng brothers Jerome, George and Kevin-Prince -- two of whom made history by facing each other at a World Cup finals -- has hit the stage in Berlin.

  • Brathwaite T20 heroics light up year of batsmen

    The prolific Virat Kohli, Joe Root, Steve Smith and Kane Williamson all enhanced their burgeoning reputations in 2016 but, aided by the screams of commentator Ian Bishop to "remember the name", the year will forever belong to Carlos Brathwaite.

  • Lessons on offer for fresh U-19s

    With an aim to form a team for the 2019 Under-19 World Cup, the Bangladesh under-19 team, led by Saif Hassan, will leave for Sri Lanka tomorrow in order to take part in the Under-19 Asia Cup.

  • Ronaldo no dummy as he targets world treble

    Cristiano Ronaldo will have little time for "cyber clones" or facial keepy-uppy when the Real Madrid superstar arrives in Japan next week for the Club World Cup.

  • ‘Asia backs 48-team World Cup’

    FIFA chief Gianni Infantino on Thursday said Asian countries backed his plan to expand the World Cup to 48 teams -- and added that up to three countries should be allowed to co-host the tournament.

  • Plane tragedy overshadows Club World Cup

    Atletico Nacional will play through their grief over the Chapecoense plane tragedy when they tackle the Club World Cup in Japan -- just days after their Copa Sudamericana final opponents were wiped out.

  • Argentina's Davis Cup winners return to heroes' welcome

    Argentina's Davis Cup champions returned to a heroes' welcome in Buenos Aires on Tuesday after clinching their maiden title with a stunning 3-2 win over Croatia at the weekend.

  • Germany, Portugal kept apart

    World Cup holders Germany were placed in Group B for the 2017 Confederations Cup alongside Chile, Australia and the winner of next year's Africa Cup of Nations at Saturday's draw in Kazan.

  • Malaysia debates pulling out of ASEAN cup over Rohingya crackdown

    Malaysia is considering pulling its side out of a major regional soccer tournament co-hosted by Myanmar in protest over Myanmar's crackdown on ethnic Rohingya Muslims, a senior Malaysian official said on Wednesday.

  • Bangladesh eye top finish

    Bangladesh hockey team will be hoping to finish on top of Pool A in the Men's 5th AHF Cup when they take on lowly Macau in the final pool match at King's Park hockey ground in Hong Kong today.

  • Scandinavian scorpion kick goal shortlisted

    A goal scored with a scorpion kick in the Swedish league was included on the shortlist for FIFA's goal of the year award on Monday along with efforts from Lionel Messi and Neymar.

  • Former Russian official arrested over WC stadium fraud

    Russian investigators say they have detained the former deputy governor of Saint Petersburg over suspected fraud during the construction of a World Cup venue.

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