World Cup 2022: Just how many have died so Qatar can host this winter’s tournament?

Rup Chandra Rumba was a 27-year-old scaffolder from Nepal working on a World Cup 2022 stadium site when, in 2019, he died of ‘cardio respiratory failure due to natural cause’. Mr Rumba, who had a medical certificate saying he was healthy, died in accommodation not cleared as fit for human habitation. Through no fault of … Read more

Paul Pogba DID hire a witchdoctor – but not to put a spell on France team-mate Kylian Mbappe

There is always a sense of magic when Kylian Mbappé weaves in and out of multiple defenders to score a breath-taking solo goal. France’s 23-year-old superstar striker certainly mesmerised a Paris crowd on Thursday to score the opener in a 2-0 win over Austria. What made the strike in the Nations League game particularly significant, … Read more

Four places are still up for grabs in England’s World Cup starting 11, insists Jamie Carragher

Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher believes there are up to four places up for grabs in England’s starting eleven for the Three Lions’ opening game of the World Cup in Qatar and the next two matches will be crucial in deciding who fills them. The ex-England international, who earned 38 caps, believes the next UEFA Nations … Read more

‘It’s their OWN fault!’: Justin Thomas takes a swipe at LIV Golf defectors

Justin Thomas has no sympathy for players who defected to play for LIV Golf and said they only have themselves to blame that they are unable to earn ranking points from the breakaway series.   On Tuesday, all 48 LIV Golf players co-signed a letter to the chairman of the Official World Golf Ranking, Peter Dawson, pleading … Read more

LIV golfers pen letter to OWGR chief urging him to include the rebel tour in the rankings

All 48 LIV Golf players have penned a joint letter OWGR chief Peter Dawson urging him to grant the rebel series ranking points. The Official World Golf Rankings has so far not allowed events of the Saudi-funded circuit to qualify for ranking points, leading rebel players and CEO Greg Norman to bemoan the exclusion.  LIV … Read more

MARTIN SAMUEL: It’s time to think again about the role football plays in days of mourning

Gareth Southgate could have had his players in for training on Monday. He didn’t, because he is smart and thought that, on such a momentous occasion, these young men wanted to be watching, at home, with their families. So there was no forced photo-opportunity of the England squad with their heads bowed, no forced statements, … Read more

Serena Williams marks daughter Olympia’s first day of kindergarten as life post-tennis continues

Serena Williams marked the first day of kindergarten for her daughter, Olympia, Monday as tennis star continued her journey away from tennis.  The 23-time Grand Slam winner began her ‘evolution’ away from tennis earlier this month as she brought the curtain down on a stunning career after third-round defeat to Alja Tomljanovic at the US … Read more

Serena Williams marks daughter Olympia’s first day of kindergarten as life post-tennis continues

Serena Williams marked the first day of kindergarten for her daughter, Olympia, Monday as tennis star continued her journey away from tennis.  The 23-time Grand Slam winner began her ‘evolution’ away from tennis earlier this month as she brought the curtain down on a stunning career after third-round defeat to Alja Tomljanovic at the US … Read more

Minute’s silence is BOOED at Wrexham as fans reduce mark of respect for the Queen to a shambles

Pleas for supporters to observe a minute’s silence at Wrexham fell on deaf ears on Tuesday night as a minority of fans reduced it to a shambles.  Several fans booed at the Kop end after the whistle was blown for the silence to begin, before the National League home game against Dagenham and Redbridge, leading … Read more

Ecuador face being kicked out of World Cup with new evidence that Byron Castillo is Colombian

Ecuador face being kicked out of the World Cup after Sportsmail obtained new evidence of a shocking admission from one of their players of using a false birth certificate, with the confession made in an official investigation that was covered up by the Ecuador Football Federation [FEF].  The stunning revelation in FIFA‘s inquiry into the … Read more