Street has his eyes on central Asia. “I have a big interest now in the ex-Soviet Union,’ he says. “I started learning a bit of Russian before I went to the Confederations Cup. I don’t have a long bucket list but one of them is going to every state in the ex-Soviet Union. That’s why I was a bit disappointed that Syria got through instead of Uzbekistan. They got a goal with two minutes left. I would have preferred to go to Uzbekistan. … [Read more...] about What drives a Socceroos fan to travel 14,000km to watch their team play?
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Lippi — fondly known in China as “Silver Fox” on account of his hair — was reportedly on between $23 million and $27 million a year, evidence of the country’s determination to get success at any cost. … [Read more...] about ‘World Cup dreams’ – Lippi back as China coach, four months after leaving
In scenes reminiscent of the film Cool Runnings - inspired by the story of Jamaica's first ever bobsleigh team training against all odds for a place in the 1988 Winter Olympics - the pair are using whatever they have to hand to keep fit. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus: Jamaican bobsleigh team in Peterborough Mini push
I knew you would bring this one up (laughs). See, it was a huge lesson for me. It was huge for us to get into a winning position against India in their backyard. We had never beaten them in any format in India. I was batting out of position [at No. 8], which was a big challenge for me. I am usually calm inside even when I show excitement. Perhaps I couldn't be like that during this innings. Man is mortal. I agree that the team lost because of me, but what I felt worse about was seeing Riyad bhai [Mahmudullah] or Shuvagata Hom unable to quickly adapt to the situation. If we could have won in that situation, I would have obviously felt great. I will always have this regret. … [Read more...] about Mushfiqur Rahim looks back at seven of his most important innings for Bangladesh
“The hope we all have is that we’re on the other side of where we are today with COVID-19,” Walton continued. “That we’re better after all the challenges that are exposed, all the challenges that are exposed and have come to surface here, front and center. … [Read more...] about Keeler: The Avalanche and Nuggets get to finish what they started? Hallelujah!