Stephanie Frappart, Neuza Back and Karen Diaz will become the first all-female refereeing team for a men’s World Cup match as they have been named to take charge of the Costa Rica-Germany Group E match on Thursday, FIFA announced on Tuesday. Frappart, the fourth official for the Poland-Mexico Group C clash last week, will be the main referee as she reaches another milestone after being the first female to officiate at a men’s World Cup qualifier in March and Champions League match in 2020. FIFA World Cup 2022 Points Table | FIFA World Cup 2022 Schedule | FIFA World Cup 2022 Results | FIFA World Cup 2022 Golden Boot The 38-year-old Frenchwoman will be joined by Brazilian Neuza and Mexican Diaz as assistants. Salima Mukansanga of Rwanda and Yamashita Yoshimi of Japan are also taking part at the tournament in Qatar. Read all the Latest Sports News here … [Read more...] about FIFA Names First Female Refereeing Trio, Led by Stephanie Frappart, for a Men’s FIFA World Cup
Why do last group matches at the FIFA World Cup start atthe same time? If you have found youself asking this question, then the short answer is ‘Match Fixing’ and if you ask what prompted such a decision, the answer then would be the ‘disgrace of gijon’. At the 1982 edition of the FIFA World Cup, played in Spain, the last Group 2 encounter between West Germany and Austria saw Algeria being dumped out after an orchastrated result between the former two team being played out at the El Molinon stadium in Gijon. FIFA World Cup 2022 Points Table | FIFA World Cup 2022 Schedule | FIFA World Cup 2022 Results | FIFA World Cup 2022 Golden Boot Algeria had gotten a surprise 2-1 win over West Germany on the opening day, marking the first occassion that an African team defeated an Eurpeoan opponent at he grandest stage. Algeria went onto to lose 0-2 to Austria and then beating Chile 3-2 in their last game, collecting 4 points and a cumalitive goal difference of zero. … [Read more...] about FIFA World Cup 2022: Why the Final Group Matches are Played Simultaneously | Explained
On the heels of announcing an expansive policy to remove some mentally ill homeless New Yorkers from city streets against their will, Mayor Eric Adams was not waiting around to watch the immediate fallout: He was to leave Wednesday morning for a four-day trip to Greece and Qatar. International travel is nothing new for New York City mayors, who often find reason to conduct city business abroad. Mr. Adams has found two such reasons. In Athens, he will headline the second annual mayors’ summit of a new group called the Combat Antisemitism Movement. The trip to Qatar on Thursday has been cast as something of a fact-finding mission at the 2022 World Cup, with New York City/New Jersey one of 11 U.S. host sites for the 2026 games. The administration has not released many details of the Doha trip, including who the mayor is meeting with, what events he will attend, and how much the trip will ultimately cost taxpayers. A spokesman said Mr. Adams would not be available for interviews … [Read more...] about Mayor Adams Goes Abroad, for an Antisemitism Conference and the World Cup
Game-winner Christian Pulisic was among those who gave the USMNT a rowdy reception when they returned to the team hotel, after his goal secured a 1-0 win over Iran . The hero's welcome given to the players was led by Pulisic, who had been taken to hospital where he was diagnosed with a pelvic contusion. The injury came after a collision with Iran's goalkeeper, Alireza Beiranvand, when Pulisic scored the decisive 38th-minute goal. Fortunately, Pulisic was back on his feet and jubilant as his teammates arrived at the hotel, and they continued their celebrations after qualifying for the knockout stage of the World Cup , where they will face the Netherlands in the round of 16 on Saturday. As players from the USMNT walked into the lobby of their base in Qatar, Pulisic was among those recording the reception, hugging teammate Tim Weah as soccer staff clapped and hollered in support. Walking in, defender Sergino Dest is seen giving the peace sign to those celebrating their … [Read more...] about Christian Pulisic leads rowdy cheers for team at hotel post-World Cup win
Mumbai City FC currently sit at the top spot of the Indian Super League standings. They have started this season of the ISL on a great note and are yet to lose a match after eight games. The Mumbaikars have been playing some exquisite football, scoring goals left, right and centre. They managed to score three goals against NorthEast United in their last fixture. Prior to that they scored four goals against Bengaluru FC and trashed in six goals against Chennaiyin Football Club on 12th November. FIFA World Cup 2022 Points Table | FIFA World Cup 2022 Schedule | FIFA World Cup 2022 Results | FIFA World Cup 2022 Golden Boot That being said, FC Goa are coming on the back of a strong victory against ATK Mohun Bagan winning by a score line of 3-0. The Goan team put on a dominant display with three second-half goals from Noah Sadaoui, Fares Arnaout and Aibanbha Kupar Dohling. The Goans will be facing an in-form Mumbai side and it will be interesting to see who can get the better … [Read more...] about Mumbai City FC vs FC Goa Indian Super League Live Streaming: When and Where to Watch Mumbai City FC vs FC Goa Live?
At the FICCI Turf 2022 on Saturday, November 26, Mr Joy Bhattacharjya, Director General, Federation of Indian Fantasy Sports and Mr Amit Purohit, CEO and Founder, Fantasy Akhada engaged in a deep discussion on ‘How Fantasy Sports Enhances Sports Experience’. They highlighted the overall positive outlook of the Central government towards the fantasy sports industry, and also addressed the need for sports leagues to further leverage fantasy sports (FS) platforms to drive & increase fan engagement. Joy Bhattacharjya described how fantasy sports is pushing the fan engagement and explained the concept of second screens in detail. He said, “The phenomenon that has changed fantasy sports is the use of second screens. Sports fans while watching matches on TV, are checking match statistics, or seeing how their teams are performing or even engaging in friendly banter with other fantasy sports users. Fantasy sports uses a second screen to push the engagement even harder," he said. … [Read more...] about Fantasy Sports is Single Biggest Fan Engagement Tool for Sports Leagues, Says FIFS Director-General Joy Bhattacharjya
India’s Veteran table tennis player Sharath Kamal Achanta headlined the National Sports Awards 2022 and was conferred with Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna Award - given for the spectacular and most outstanding performance in the field of sports by a sportsperson over the period of the previous four years by President of India Droupadi Murmu at Rashtrapati Bhavan today. Arjuna Awards for outstanding performance in Sports and Games was given to 25 sportspersons including Seema Punia, Lakshya Sen, Nikhat Zareen, R Praggnanandhaa, Deep Grace Ekka, Sushila Devi, Sagar Kailas Ovhalkar, Omprakash Mitharval, Vikas Thakur, Manasi Girishchandra Joshi among others. Five coaches were been chosen for Dronacharya Award in the regular category and three coaches in lifetime category. Dhyan Chand Award for Lifetime Achievement in Sports and Games was given to four sportspersons including Ashwini Akkunji C, Dharamvir Singh, B.C Suresh and Nir Bahadur Gurung. FIFA World Cup 2022 Points … [Read more...] about National Sports Awards 2022: Sharath Kamal Achanta Receives Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna Award
The Indian men’s hockey team broke its 12-match winless streak against world No. 1 Australia with a 4-3 victory in the third game to stay alive in the five-match Test series at the Mate Stadium, here on Wednesday. This was India’s 13th win over Australia in 65 hockey matches and their first since 2016. It was Mandeep Singh who set up Akashdeep Singh to score the winner for India while other goals were scored by Harmanpreet Singh (12′), Abhishek (47′) and Shamsher Singh (57′). For Australia, Jack Welch (25), Aran Zalewski (32′) and Nathan Ephraums (59′) scored. FIFA World Cup 2022 Points Table | FIFA World Cup 2022 Schedule | FIFA World Cup 2022 Results | FIFA World Cup 2022 Golden Boot After emphasizing on strong defensive structure on the eve of the match, India captain Harmanpreet Singh ensured his team followed it with perfection as they impressed with their one-on-one defence to contain the Australian forwardline who have shown rampaging form so far … [Read more...] about Indian Men’s Hockey Team Beat Australia 4-3 to End 12-match Winless Streak and Keep Test Series Alive