Rugby World Cup organisers on Thursday cancelled England’s game against France and New Zealand’s clash with Italy as Super Typhoon Hagibis bears down on Japan. “We’ve taken the very difficult decision to cancel certain matches in the affected areas,” tournament director Alan Gilpin said, announcing the unprecedented step. Both games[…]
The organisers of the Rugby World Cup are monitoring a powerful typhoon forming to the south of Japan which could bring fierce winds and torrential rain over the weekend. Japan’s Meteorological Agency said it expects Typhoon Hagibis to be the strongest to hit Japan this year. The storm may hit[…]
France won the World Cup for the second time in spectacular style on Sunday as a 4-2 victory over Croatia in one of the most entertaining and action-packed finals for decades ended the battling outsiders’ dreams of a first title. After an early own goal by Mario Mandzukic France’s big[…]
Argentinian football icon Diego Maradona required medical treatment after his former team’s dramatic 2-1 World Cup win over Nigeria in St Petersburg on Tuesday. Photos shared online showed an exhausted-looking Maradona sitting in an armchair while being treated by paramedics, one of whom seemed to be checking his pulse. Argentinian[…]
A Promotion of Access to Information Act (PAIA) application will be submitted on Thursday by the Democratic Alliance for all documents relating to the decision to pay former Concacaf president Jack Warner $10m. The party’s sports and recreation spokesperson Solly Malatsi said in a statement that the application would be[…]
A former executive committee member of football’s global governing body FIFA told a US judge in 2013 that he took bribes in connection with the 1998 and 2010 World Cups, according to a partial release of his testimony. US prosecutors on Wednesday unsealed the transcript of the 2013 hearing in US[…]
Ongoing media speculation about government paying a bribe to host the 2010 Soccer World Cup played into the hands of those seeking to tarnish South Africa’s good name, Sports Minister Fikile Mbabula said on Sunday. In a statement, Mbalula said: “We reject these falsehoods with the contempt they deserve. As[…]
Cricket South Africa have finally responded to claims of political interference in the selection of Vernon Philander in the World Cup semi-final. The CSA board issued a statement after CEO Haroon Lorgat the CSA commissioned certain board directors to conduct a factual examination of the team selection process for the[…]
It was a devestating day for South Africans as the world’s number one ODI team crashed out of the showpiece event during Tuesday’s dramatic Cricket World Cup semi-final clash between South Africa and New Zealand. New Zealand was able to reach their maiden CWC final after a four wicket victory over[…]
Germany and Arsenal superstar Mesut Ozil’s representative has denied claims that the star was set to donate his £350,000 [$600,000] World Cup winnings to the children of Gaza following his country’s triumph in the global spectacle. “The claim that Mesut donated money to Gaza is not true,” said the midfielder’s[…]
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