World cup

Hiroshi Kiyotake backs Japan to test old homes Germany, Spain

Hiroshi Kiyotake backs Japan to test old homes Germany, Spain

One of five Japanese to have played in both German and Spanish top divisions, Hiroshi Kiyotake was happy to see his country join the former World Cup winners in Group E of this year’s tournament in Qatar. Currently captaining his old side Cerezo Osaka in the J-League first division, the 32-year-old said his sentiment was …

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Lalremsiami ushers in new vigour in Indian women’s hockey team PC defense |  Hockey News

Lalremsiami ushers in new vigour in Indian women’s hockey team PC defense | Hockey News

Last weekend Lalremsiami scored a brilliant goal as the Indian women’s hockey team beat world No. 2 Argentina via shootouts in the first match of their double header in the FIH Pro League. With her back against the goal and a defender guarding her, the Mizo striker got an immaculate touch to Deep Grace Ekka’s …

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3×3 basketball: A sport on the rise?  |  Sports |  German football and major international sports news |  DW

3×3 basketball: A sport on the rise? | Sports | German football and major international sports news | DW

“The atmosphere is fantastic. The games are really being celebrated here,” national 3×3 basketball coach Mathias Weber tells DW from Antwerp, where Germany’s men’s and women’s teams are competing in the World Cup. Inspired by streetball, basketball’s fast-paced three-on-three format is not completely new, but one major change means that the sport is really starting …

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Tennis-No ranking points on offer but Wimbledon no exhibition

Tennis-No ranking points on offer but Wimbledon no exhibition

Wimbledon starts on Monday without Russia’s world number one Daniil Medvedev and Belarus’s former top-ranked Victoria Azarenka but the grasscourt Grand Slam will hardly feel like an exhibition event despite no ranking points on offer. The 2022 edition of the world’s most prestigious tennis tournament will be held without points after organisers decided to ban …

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