Olivier Giroud debate: France striker destined to be undervalued

Olivier Giroud debate: France striker destined to be undervalued

Adam Bate Comment and Analysis @ghostgoal France beat Peru 1-0 with Olivier Giroud back in the team Last Updated: 21/06/18 6:30pm Olivier Giroud played his part in France’s 1-0 win over Peru on his return Olivier Giroud seems destined to divide opinion but he showed his value to France again in their 1-0 win over […]

Mile Jedinak's controversial penalty earns Australia draw against Denmark

Mile Jedinak's controversial penalty earns Australia draw against Denmark

Samara is the sixth largest city in Russia and the centre of the country’s space exploration industry. It remains a secretive place, a hangover from when the Soviet Union battled the United States at the cutting edge of technology to send the first human into outer space. It was here that the rocket was built […]

Gay football player finds acceptance after nearly quitting because of homophobia

Gay football player finds acceptance after nearly quitting because of homophobia

Donovan Hillary is proving he can co-exist as a football player and a gay man.  The 22-year-old middle linebacker — a defensive menace with the Winnipeg Rifles junior football team who led his league in tackles last season — felt he had to be honest with himself and his teammates after dealing with depression and contemplating suicide as a closeted athlete.  He […]

Denmark

Denmark

1.13pm BST13:13 13 min: Denmark settling into their work now, passing the ball nicely around their defence and midfield with plenty of movement and options. By contrast, Australia are looking nervy in transition, a little too eager to make the most of their attacking opportunities. 1.11pm BST13:11 10 min: This is much more open than […]

Sergio Ramos hits back at Diego Maradona, Queiroz and Iran

Sergio Ramos hits back at Diego Maradona, Queiroz and Iran

Carlos Queiroz stopped on the way out of the Kazan Arena and embraced Sergio Ramos before continuing towards the bus, which was still parked at one end. As the Iran manager departed, the Spain captain gave a knowing look, while someone spluttered: “And now he hugs you!” That drew an ironic smile. “At half-time he […]

Football club expelled from league after latest violent incident

Football club expelled from league after latest violent incident

The latest in a series of violent on-field incidents has resulted in a suburban Adelaide football club being kicked out of the competition. A Salisbury North player has been banned for eight weeks after being found guilty of an intentional strike on an opponent during a game on Saturday. The club had already been put […]