USA win World Cup again after win against Netherlands

The World Cup is going back to USA after the champions sealed a 2-0 win against stubborn Netherlands team in the final on Sunday. Captain and forward Megan Rapinoe put the US ahead on the hour from the penalty spot after a check with the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) ruled Stefanie van der Gragt fouled with a […]

England’s women suffer World Cup semi-final exit again

The Lionesses lost 2-1 in Lyon, with Ellen White having a goal ruled out by the VAR for offside and captain Steph Houghton having a late penalty saved. ‘I’ve told them no tears tonight,’ said manager Phil Neville. ‘I’m proud. They have touched the hearts of the nation, I couldn’t ask for more. We had […]

England reach Women’s World Cup semi-final

England have reached the semi-finals of the Women’s World Cup after beating Norway. Goals from Jill Scott, Ellen White and Lucy Bronze secured a 3-0 win over the Scandinavian side. Scott’s shot hit the back of the net in the third minute – the fastest goal of the tournament so far. White then followed up […]

Heartbreak for Scotland in Women’s World Cup

Scotland are out of the Women’s World Cup after gut-wrenching drama robbed them of victory against Argentina. The team appeared to be coasting and looked almost unbeatable after going 3-0 up. But their opponents pulled two back – as deep in injury time, Argentina equalised in the 93rd minute – from a twice-taken penalty awarded after video […]

England off to a winning start at women’s World Cup

England have opened their World Cup campaign with a narrow victory over arch-rivals Scotland. The Lionesses got off to a winning start in front of a crowd of 13,188 at the Allianz Riviera in Nice. England narrowly beat a spirited Scotland side 2-1, two years after a 6-0 drubbing at the European Championships. First-half goals […]

Prince Harry opens Cricket World Cup at The Oval

Prince Harry has opened the Cricket World Cup at the Oval in London. The Duke of Sussex took to the pitch to launch the tournament and predicted ‘World Cup fever’ would sweep the Commonwealth over the coming weeks. With the exception of Afghanistan, the other nine nations taking part in the World Cup are all […]

England cricketer Alex Hales dropped from World Cup squad

Alex Hales will not play for England at the Cricket World Cup this summer. He has been dropped from the squad following his involvement in a street fight. The batsman was originally named in the 15-man squad but it emerged that he has been sanctioned by the England and Wales Cricket Board for the disciplinary […]

Bayern Munich to sign Atletico Madrid’s Lucas Hernandez

Bayern Munich have announced that they will sign Atletico Madrid defender Lucas Hernandez this summer. Bayern confirmed in a Press release on Wednesday afternoon that they would pay €80m for Lucas and tie him down to a five-year contract, starting on July 1. ‘Today is a very important day in my football career,’ the Frenchman […]

WATCH: Funeral held for England goalkeeper Gordon Banks

Football stars from across the game have paid tribute to England World Cup winner Gordon Banks at his funeral. Thousands of fans lined the streets of Stoke to pay their respects and say goodbye to the legendary goalkeeper. He passed away last month at the age of 81. Team-mates from England’s 1966 World Cup-winning side […]

England World Cup-winning goalkeeper Gordon Banks dies

World Cup-winning goalkeeper Gordon Banks has died at the age of 81. The former Stoke and Leicester City goalkeeper was part of the famous England side who lifted the World Cup in 1966. A family statement, published by Stoke City, said: ‘It is with great sadness that we announce that Gordon passed away peacefully overnight. […]