Europe is dominating the upcoming quarter-finals in the FIFA Women's World Cup. There are just eight games left to play with seven European nations competing for the top prize. Euronews takes a look at what we can expect from the matches, which end with a final on July 7 in Lyon. Norway vs. England: Thursday, 27 June England have won four straight games in the Women's World Cup, beating Scotland, Argentina, Japan, and Cameroon. The lionesses reached the semi-finals of their last two major tournaments but despite the scorelines, they still don't quite look the full picture and some dominating displays have been marred by poor touches. Norway lost to group winners France but beat Nigeria and South Korea to qualify for the round of 16, where they went through against Australia on penalties. They have reached two finals in the past and won the tournament in 1995. The bookies have England down as marginal favourites at around 11/10 with Norway largely represented at 5/2. France vs. … [Read more...] about Women’s World Cup: What can we expect in the quarter-finals?
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Sep 26, 2:56 AM EDT Newsletter Signup BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury World By Alastair HIMMER 09/26/19 AT 2:40 AM With the Rugby World Cup in full flow, players have been lighting up the tournament with their power and skill -- but many are catching the eye with their outlandish hairstyles.Football's preening stars have long used their sport's biggest stage to make some dubious fashion statements, from David Beckham's mohican to Roberto Baggio's ponytail.Now as rugby's titans unveil some of the wackiest hairdos ever seen at a World Cup, expect the odd bad hair day in Japan -- or in many cases crimes against hairdressing.If hulking England prop Joe Marler looks like an extra in a "Mad Max" movie with a light blonde quiff atop trimmed sides and a bushy beard, Georgia fly-half Lasha Malaguradze resembles a dashing army officer with his short, slicked-back hair and waxed moustache.Leading Japanese hair stylist Yuriko Karasawa combed through … [Read more...] about Top Of The Mops: Wacky Hair All The Rage At Rugby World Cup
U.S. President Donald Trump praised the women's national soccer team in the wake of their World Cup triumph on Sunday and said he would look into inviting them to the White House, just days after a spat with the captain. "Congratulations to the U.S. Women's Soccer Team on winning the World Cup! Great and exciting play. America is proud of you all!" tweeted Trump, who had exchanged barbs with player of the tournament Megan Rapinoe during the finals in France. After Rapinoe, who led her side to victory on Sunday, told a reporter last month she would not go to the White House if the team were invited, Trump fired off a series of tweets saying: "Megan should WIN first before she TALKS! Finish the job!..." "Megan should never disrespect our Country, the White House, or our Flag, especially since so much has been done for her & the team. Be proud of the Flag that you wear. The USA is doing GREAT!" He went on to promise a White House invitation to the team "win or lose." However, when … [Read more...] about Trump Praises US on World Cup Success After Row with Captain
World Palestinians Israeli-Palestinian Conflict West Bank Gaza Strip Obada Nawawra was talking to friends at a restaurant in Bethlehem. Outside the window, the terraced hills around the ancient West Bank city rolled into the distance. It was early June, and most restaurants were closed for Ramadan; aside from a table of tourists, the large place was nearly empty. As the conversation shifted to the subject of the Palestinian Authority (PA)—the semi-autonomous government based in the Israeli-occupied West Bank—the idle waiters edged closer to Nawawra’s table.The 25-year-old was staking out a historically mainstream position: The PA is an important institution for keeping peace in Palestinian enclaves. “Without the authority,” he said, there would be lawlessness—“more crime and drugs.” A boyish-looking waiter was incredulous: “How is the authority good? Before it, was there more crime? Another waiter, a woman who looked to be in her … [Read more...] about Middle East Peace? Can Young Palestinians’ Rejection of the PA Lead to a Binational State With Israel?
It's early in a college basketball game and Team A, playing methodically and using up most of the 30-second shot clock, falls behind 10-6. Scattered around the bleachers, several fans staring at their smartphones celebrate silently: they have bet on Team B to be the first to reach 10 points and even promised two Team A starters a cut of the winnings. With dozens of states rushing to capitalize on the U.S. Supreme Court lifting a federal ban on sports gambling, will fixed scenarios like the one above become more common? The four major pro sports leagues and the NCAA think so, and have argued for years that expanding legal betting will lead to more game-fixing. The pro leagues have sought, unsuccessfully so far, a cut of state gambling revenues to increase monitoring. Meanwhile, architects of New Jersey's successful legal challenge to the sports gambling ban say those fears are overstated and that bringing sports betting out of the shadows will make it easier to detect illegal activity. … [Read more...] about Easier Gambling Has Sports Worried About Fighting the Fix