FIFA has received bids from Brazil, Japan, Colombia and a joint bid from Australia and New Zealand to host the 2023 Women’s World Cup. [ MORE: Gerrard extends contract amid strong start as Rangers boss ] Soccer’s international governing body will now assess the bids, which will include visiting each country. Evaluations will be submitted to the FIFA Council and a vote on the host will be held at the organization’s meeting in Ethiopia next June. Anticipated bids from South Korea and South Africa were withdrawn before Friday’s deadline. The 2023 World Cup will feature 32 teams, up from the 24 that competed this summer at the tournament in France. The United States won its second straight World Cup title and fourth overall this year, and the event enjoyed unprecedented television viewership of 1.12 billion worldwide. “France 2019 was certainly a watershed moment for women’s football, and now it is FIFA’s responsibility to take concrete measures to … [Read more...] about FIFA considering four bids to host 2023 Women’s World Cup
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DELE ALLI has been struggling with an ongoing thigh injury at the 2018 World Cup. The England ace has been pictured wearing special taping on his leg, as has Croatian Ivan Perisic. What is the tape called that Dele Alli wears? Eagle-eyed fans would have spotted that Alli was wearing colourful tape on his knee during the match. It is called Kinesio Tape and it is a thin, elastic cotton strip that is used to treat injuries. The method provides stability to muscles and joints while providing the support that Alli needs to patrol the pitch. One expert described it as: "A definitive rehabilitative taping technique that is designed to facilitate the body’s natural healing process while providing support and stability to muscles and joints without restricting the body’s range of motion." FROM RUSSIA WITH LIVE All the latest action, news, goals and gossip from the World Cup BEAUTIFUL DAMES Tall, blonde & sex mad... the science behind why Swedes are world's sexiest PicturedON … [Read more...] about What is the kinesio tape that Ivan Perisic and Dele Alli are wearing at the World Cup and what does it do?
SIYA KOLISI is one of South Africa's best players and arguably the most influential after being made their first ever black captain. And now the 28-year-old flanker has become a hero to all people in the Rainbow Nation after leading them to Rugby World Cup glory - but who are his wife and children that have been cheering him all the way? Who is Siya Kolisi's wife, Rachel? Born Rachel Smith in Grahamstown - around 80 miles from Port Elizabeth. Her birthday is on January 21 making her 29 - a year older than her husband. Prior to having children, she was a marketing executive. Now she regularly posts her fitness and family snaps on Instagram, building up a huge following of over 76k on Instagram.Most Read in Rugby UnionDOC IN DOCK Saracens may report Munster DOCTOR over claim he sparked brawl with weight jibe LOCK-ED IN Who is Alun Wyn Jones' wife Anwen and when did the Wales Rugby star marry her? ED ACHE Cipriani fumes at Jones and reveals 'he's never said two words' to exiled star … [Read more...] about Who is Siya Kolisi’s wife Rachel, when did South Africa captain marry, how many kids does Rugby World Cup icon have?
India vs New Zealand World Cup 2019 match was abandoned without a ball being bowled. © AFP The frustrating English weather finally caught up with the Indian team as their third World Cup 2019 game against New Zealand was abandoned without a ball being bowled at Trent Bridge in Nottingham on Thursday. New Zealand have seven points from four games while India now have five from three with the next game against Pakistan at Old Trafford in Manchester on Sunday. Incidentally, the forecasts are not good for Sunday with some rain expected in Manchester. On Thursday, the toss between India vs New Zealand was delayed due to inclement weather and in the end it never took place.An inspection was to happen at 3 pm IST, the scheduled start time, but was put off after it started raining again.The outfield was pretty wet after heavy showers for the past two days.The umpires had one last inspection at 7:30 pm IST before taking the decision to abandon the match.This was the fourth such World … [Read more...] about India vs New Zealand World Cup 2019 Clash Abandoned Due To Rain
Cricket South Africa confirmed this week that De Villiers, regarded as one of the world’s leading batsmen, had approached captain Faf du Plessis and Gibson about a return to the side following his self-imposed exit from the team last May, after which he took part in a number of Twenty20 tournaments. The approach was rebuffed by the national selectors but has been revealed in the media at a difficult time for the team after they lost their opening three matches of the World Cup to England, Bangladesh and India. Live stream India v Australia in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. Get your 14-day free trial and start streaming instantly > Gibson says he found the whole episode “strange”, especially as De Villiers has repeatedly claimed he was happy in international retirement.Source:AP “I don’t think you should have to beg a guy to play for his country but I did make it clear to him that I thought he was making a bad decision (by retiring last year) and … [Read more...] about Cricket World Cup 2019: Ottis Gibson defends AB de Villiers snub