F1: Lewis Hamilton dons rainbow helmet at the Qatar Grand Prix after criticising human rights record

PICTURED: Lewis Hamilton dons a new rainbow helmet at the Qatar Grand Prix, after speaking out about ‘one of the worst’ countries for humans rights and backing Sebastien Vettel’s Pride protest in Hungary Lewis Hamilton wore a rainbow helmet after arriving at the Qatar Grand Prix   The Mercedes driver has been critical of the country’s … Read more

Messi will start qualifier vs Brazil, says coach Scaloni

BUENOS AIRES: Argentina captain Lionel Messi (pix) is fit again and will start their World Cup qualifier at home to Brazil on Tuesday (Wed 7.30am Malaysan time), coach Lionel Scaloni told reporters on Monday. Scaloni made similar comments ahead of Argentina’s last game, a 1-0 win against Uruguay on Friday, although Messi only appeared for … Read more

England boss Gareth Southgate ‘set to be offered huge £6m-a-year – DOUBLE his current salary’

Gareth Southgate ‘is set to be offered huge £6m-a-year – DOUBLE his current salary – to continue as England boss’, with FA worried he will quit to take a Premier League job after World Cup Gareth Southgate has enjoyed a successful spell as England manager  The FA are huge fans of the 51-year-old and want … Read more

Japan kick-start World Cup campaign with win over Australia

SAITAMA: Australia’s record-breaking run in World Cup qualifying ended on Tuesday when Aziz Behich’s late own goal handed Japan a lifeline as the Samurai Blue earned a 2-1 victory at Saitama Stadium. Behich bundled the ball over his own goal line after Takuma Asano’s late shot looped up and hit the post, ensuring Australia missed … Read more

Araujo suffers hamstring injury with Uruguay, to miss Brazil clash

MANAUS: Uruguay and Barcelona centreback Ronald Araujo (pix) has suffered a hamstring injury that will rule him out of Thursday’s (Friday 8.30am in Malaysia) World Cup qualifier against Brazil, the country’s football association (AUF) said on Tuesday. The 22-year-old defender was substituted in the second half of the 3-0 loss to Argentina and complained of … Read more

Scotland one win away from World Cup playoffs

TORSHAVN: Scotland moved to within one victory of a place in the World Cup playoffs in March but admitted they had to grind out their win in the tiny Faroe Islands on Tuesday to keep on course for Qatar. With Denmark having won Group F, and qualified directly for next year’s World Cup, Scotland can … Read more

England Women to play FIRST EVER competitive match at Wembley since its reopening in 2007

England Women to play FIRST EVER competitive match at Wembley since its reopening in 2007 where they will meet Northern Ireland for their World Cup qualifier in October England Women will play their first ever competitive match at the new Wembley The Lionesses will host Northern Ireland for their World Cup qualifier in October Wembley … Read more

Welsh FA appoint Noel Mooney as their new chief executive

Welsh FA appoint Noel Mooney as their new chief executive with ex-League of Ireland goalkeeping landing top job after Jonathan Ford stepped down from role in March… and his first job will be dealing with Ryan Giggs fallout Noel Mooney has been appointed as the new chief executive of the Welsh FA His appointment comes … Read more

Stan Collymore urges England players to FORFEIT games over racial abuse of their black players

Stan Collymore urges England players to refuse to play a World Cup qualifier and even FORFEIT games if racial abuse of their black players continues as he insists ‘extreme action’ is needed or the issue ‘is only going to get worse’ Stan Collymore has called on England players to forfeit games over racial abuse He … Read more