Fake crowd numbers, Qatar’s ridiculous claim, half-empty stadium for Morocco vs Croatia, photo, news

Qatar’s World Cup organizers have again been exposed for making things up after a ridiculous claim for the opening contest of Matchday 4. New York Times reporter Tariq Panja shared a photo of the crowd at the Al Bayt Stadium for Morocco’s clash with Croatia to open up Group F, which he described as “half-empty”. … Read more

Glenn Maxwell issues response over T20 World Cup

Glenn Maxwell has moved to set the record straight about the comments he made about Australia’s T20 World Cup, saying his words were taken out of context. Maxwell was quoted as saying Australia’s exit “doesn’t mean anything” because the non-stop cricket schedule meant players would quickly move on. That was taken by many to mean … Read more

Justin Langer interview about sacking as Australian coach

Former coach Justin Langer has called out Test captain Pat Cummins’ role in his demise, the anonymous “cowards” who leaked against him and the Cricket Australia board for his unceremonious sacking last summer. In an exclusive interview with Code Sports, Langer reveals Cummins and white ball skipper Aaron Finch finally gave him “brutal” feedback, long … Read more

Mal Meninga, Kangaroos, Samoa, Australia, international, Rugby League World Cup, England, coach

Kangaroos coach Mal Meninga has called for a four-year international schedule to be introduced in between World Cups. Australia won their third straight World Cup last Sunday in a tournament which captured the imagination of the Pacific Islands after Samoa made the final. Meninga emphasized that the game should capitalize on the surge in popularity … Read more

Matt Parish, Samoa, Rugby League World Cup, development, pathways, New South Wales, Brad Fittler

Matt Parish has declared his coaching days in the NRL are over, despite leading Samoa’s stunning charge to the World Cup final. Parish had assistant roles with Manly in 2012 and Parramatta in 2013, but said his future is with Samoa and the New South Wales Rugby League pathways program. The former Balmain Tigers player … Read more

England vs Iran, Jack Grealish celebrates with tribute for Finlay with cerebral palsy, news, video, reaction

Grealish kept his promise to a young fan who has cerebral palsy with his celebration after scoring his first World Cup goal for England against Iran on Monday (local). Grealish tapped home the final goal from close range in a 6-2 win and marked the moment with a broad smile and stretched his arms out … Read more

One Love armbands banned by FIFA before England vs Iran showdown

Drama has exploded at the World Cup with FIFA outlawing “One Love” armbands at the 11th hour. Hours after England captain Harry Kane and several other national captains declared that they would defy any potential ban on the rainbow armbands, FIFA is reported to have finally dropped the hammer and banned the items outright. European … Read more

Ecuador beat Qatar in opening match, fans, bribery, corruption, beer banned in stadiums

Qatar and Ecuador fans clashed at the Al Bayt Stadium as the World Cup hosts copped plenty of criticism from the South American supporters over the Middle Eastern nation’s troubled build-up to the major tournament. The opening match of the tournament – ​​won 2-0 by Ecuador – took place in Al Khor around 50 kilometers … Read more

Off-season central, Andrew Webster, new Warriors coach, New Zealand Warriors, Andrew McCullough, Brisbane Broncos, news

Former Panthers assistant Andrew Webster is confident he won’t fall victim to the “biggest mistake” new coaches make as he takes over at the Warriors ahead of the 2023 season. Webster worked alongside Cameron Ciraldo and Ivan Cleary during an incredibly successful period for the Panthers, winning back-to-back premierships in 2021 and 2022. Across NRL … Read more

New Zealand vs India T20I, Suryakumar Yadav 111 not out, Tim Southee hat-trick, video, highlights

Suryakumar Yadav struck an imperious century as India posted 191-6 in the second Twenty20 international against New Zealand at Mount Maunganui on Sunday. Suryakumar made shot-making look easy in an unbeaten 111 off 51 balls, illustrating why he is ranked the world’s best T20 batter. The 32-year-old struck 11 fours and cleared the Bay Oval … Read more