They have four World Cup winners medals between them but the J.League’s high-profile recent recruits, including Andres Iniesta and Fernando Torres, have struggled to make an impact this season.
The English weather will play a major role during the World Cup and teams from the Indian subcontinent stand to gain if hot and dry conditions prevail during the May 30-July 14 tournament, former captain Kevin Pietersen has said.
Chinese Football Association acting president hopes to host the Asian Cup in 2023.
Wales will be arriving in Japan later this year with the sole aim of bringing home the World Cup for the first time.
India are a class outfit but they will go into this year’s World Cup with a soft underbelly having failed to settle on a number four, former batsman Sanjay Manjrekar told Reuters in an interview.
Gatland believes newly-crowned Six Nations champions Wales can lift the World Cup.
Australia will welcome back Steve Smith and David Warner with “open arms” when their international bans expire and their inclusion will boost the team’s chances of winning this year’s World Cup, former leg-spinner Shane Warne has said.
There is no question of being complacent with security at this year’s World Cup.
India captain Virat Kohli is too busy counting the gains for his team’s World Cup campaign to mourn the setback in their dress rehearsal against Australia.
Ireland are “unbelievably frustrated” that a well prepared Six Nations campaign has not yielded the expected results, flyhalf Johnny Sexton said, as the team looks to rediscover top form in time for this year’s World Cup.
The Int’l Cricket Council is confident India and Pakistan match will go ahead.
Gordon Banks, the goalkeeper who helped England win the World Cup in 1966, died at the age of 81.
Continental superpower Japan will be out to secure a record-extending fifth Asian Cup title when they take on a young Qatar.
England must make the most of their “best opportunity” to win a World Cup, new director of cricket Ashley Giles has said.
India’s cricket board announces that the entire Twenty20 tournament will be held in the country from March 23.
FIFA should if possible increase the size of the football World Cup, Infantino said.
The tournament, dubbed the “greatest World Cup ever” by FIFA President Infantino.
Gareth Southgate praises his team after Sunday’s 2-1 victory against Croatia.
A scrappy win over Italy has all but ensured coach Michael Cheika will guide the Wallabies to a second World Cup.
Netherlands coach is pleasantly surprised by his victory over world champions France.
Europe’s World Cup hopefuls get their last chance to measure up against the southern hemisphere superpowers.
New Zealand fly half Beauden Barrett has hinted that he may take a playing sabbatical in Japan following the 2019 World Cup.
FIFA President Gianni Infantino hailed Qatar’s progress on infrastructure ahead of its 2022 World Cup.
Southgate says the League’s early start was a factor in some players lacking sharpness.
Italian players are getting fewer games than ever before in their Serie A league.
England manager Gareth Southgate will continue to select younger players who can adapt better to his tactics.
Loew admits making several mistakes that contributed to their World Cup debacle.
Mandzukic announces his retirement from international football.
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England goalkeeper Joe Hart has signed a two-year contract with Premier League Burnley as he seeks to rebuild his career.