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  • FIFA urged to host World Cup every two years

    “Instead of having the Nations League in between we can just go ahead every two years and have a World Cup and that is for everyone," says CONMEBOL’s president Alejandro Dominguez.

  • Australia disappointed as New Zealand win Women's Rugby World Cup hosting rights

    2021 bid had secured $10m in government fundingAttention turns towards hosting men’s World CupRugby Australia’s annus horribilis has continued after New Zealand were awarded the 2021 Women’s World Cup in Dublin. New Zealand edged out Australia 25-17 despite a late pitch from head of women’s rugby Jilly Collins, CEO Raelene Castle and chairman Cameron Clyne to the 42-member Rugby World council. Rugby Australia were confident of securing the rights to become the first southern hemisphere nation to...

    the Guardian
  • France 1-0 Uruguay: Olivier Giroud penalty ensures hosts end World Cup-winning year with a victory

    France ended their year with victory as Olivier Giroud's penalty handed them a win over Uruguay. The teams had played each other in the World Cup quarter-final in Russia.

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  • Shiffrin wins World Cup super-G for back-to-back speed wins

    Mikaela Shiffrin won a World Cup super-G on Saturday in St. Moritz, Switzerland, confirming the slalom champion's arrival as a pure speed racer and all-round threat. Shiffrin, who got her first career super-G win last weekend, was 0.28 of a second faster than Lara Gut-Behrami and 0.42 clear of third-place finisher Tina Weirather on the Engiadina course. Saturday's race was just Shiffrin's 10th super-G start in her nine seasons on the World Cup circuit, and the win days earlier at Lake Louise,...