Asian Cup – Tom Rogic heroics send Australia to last 16 Jordan top group

Australia left it late in their win over Syria on Tuesday. Tom Rogic smashed home an injury-time winner to earn defending champions Australia a 3-2 win over Syria on Tuesday evening and a place in the knockout rounds of the Asian Cup. The Celtic midfielder struck from 25 yards out to see off a determined Syrian side in an incident-packed clash, with victory ensuring the Socceroos advance to the round of 16 in second place in group B alongside Jordan. Jordan, meanwhile, won the group after playing out a goalless…

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PSG visit 2022 World Cup stadium in Al Wakra

PSG's Thomas Meunier believes the 2022 World Cup in Qatar would benefit from having stadiums close together for a better atmosphere after visiting the Al Wakrah Stadium. Source link

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Fed Cup: Great Britain to play Hungary, Greece and Slovenia

Katie Boulter made her Fed Cup debut against Estonia in 2018 when she won two doubles matches Great Britain have been drawn alongside Hungary, Greece and Slovenia in Group A for February’s Fed Cup Europe/Africa Zone Group I tournament in Bath. The British team, captained by Anne Keothavong, will consist of Johanna Konta, Katie Boulter, Heather Watson, Harriet Dart and Katie Swan. If they top their group they will face the Group B winners in a play-off to reach April’s World Group II play-offs. The Bath event will be GB’s…

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Bhuvneshwar, and the rhythm hunt in a World Cup year

INDIA TOUR OF AUSTRALIA, 2018-19 Bhuvneshwar Kumar finished 2018 with his worst figures ever in the 50-over format © Getty Bhuvneshwar Kumar revealed on Monday that he hadn’t been a “100 per cent” for any of the Tests against Australia. It put an end to a lot of speculation regarding why he didn’t even seem to come close to being picked in the playing XI for any of the Tests, including on the green pitch in Perth. It also brought some closure to the ambiguity that’s surrounded the lanky swing…

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Tottenham’s Son Heung-Min: 7 reasons Premier League will miss South Korea star at Asian Cup

Son Heung-Min will be missed by the Premier League while he’s at the Asian Cup. The Son ain’t gonna shine any more, at least not for Tottenham Hotspur over the next few weeks while Son Heung-Min is away captaining South Korea at the 2019 Asian Cup. “Sonny” has travelled to the United Arab Emirates for the tournament after Sunday’s 1-0 defeat to Manchester United at Wembley. He joins the squad ahead of their final group match against China on Wednesday, and may well miss Spurs’ next five matches should Korea…

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Asian Cup – Bahrain eliminate India with injury-time penalty

Bahrain left it late against India. India had their hearts broken by an injury-time penalty as Bahrain handed Stephen Constantine’s side a late 1-0 defeat that knocked them out of the Asian Cup on Monday evening. India needed a draw to progress beyond the group phase for the first time in their history, but Jamal Rashed’s spot kick a minute into injury time gave Bahrain a victory that sees them advance as to the next round as third place finishers in group A. They join hosts the United Arab Emirates…

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‘Rishabh Pant very much part of our World Cup plans’ – MSK Prasad

Rishabh Pant is “very much” part of India’s World Cup plans and his absence from the ODI squad currently taking on Australia is because he needed rest, according to MSK Prasad, the chairman of selectors. “Rishabh Pant played three T20Is and four Test matches in Australia and that had an impact on his body,” Prasad told PTI. “He needed complete rest for two weeks and then we will take a call on how many matches he will play against England Lions. Let me put it straight, he is very much…

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Jofra Archer on England’s World Cup radar, says Ashley Giles

Ashley Giles has confirmed Jofra Archer‘s “hat will be in the ring” for England selection ahead of the World Cup. But Giles, the new managing director of England men’s cricket and, as a result, a selector, said he would have to talk to the others on the panel, notably national selector Ed Smith, before a final decision was taken. He also sounded a note of caution over expectations of Archer, who has played only 14 List A games, suggesting it would be unfair to expect “some sort of messiah” if…

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China and South Korea progress in Asian Cup as Australia bounce back

After an opening Asia Cup defeat to Jordan, Australia looked much more comfortable in a 3-0 win against Palestine. China and South Korea reached the Asian Cup last-16 knockout round on Friday with wins over the Philippines and Kyrgyzstan, respectively, as holders Australia bounced back to claim their first win of the tournament. Marcello Lippi’s China side negotiated a potentially tricky clash with the Azkals thanks to a pair of high quality strikes from Wu Lei and a late header from Yu Dabao to seal a 3-0 win and guarantee…

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Phoenix Open 16th hole prepared Tony Finau for Ryder Cup

Who knew the party that is the 16th hole at the Waste Management Phoenix Open was great preparation for the Ryder Cup? Tony Finau, currently ranked 10th in the Official World Golf Ranking, raved about the event on Thursday, saying he and most other pros really enjoy the event and, in particular, the challenge of the 16th hole. Dec 7, 2018; Naples, FL, USA; Tony Finau tees off during round one of the 30th annual QBE Shootout Pro at Tiburón Golf Club. Mandatory Credit: Srijita Chattopadhyay/Naples Daily News via USA TODAY…

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