Eddie Jones’ team will head to Yokohama on Saturday as England attempt to lift the Webb Ellis Cup for only the second time in World Cup history. A remarkable 19-7 victory over “the God of rugby” in the form of the All Blacks has made England the favourites among a number of bookmakers. But how do the finalists compare? You can use our special squad selector tool below to pick your own combined England and South Africa starting XV. Will there be more white jerseys than green jerseys in your squad? You will need to be a Telegraph subscriber to use our squad selector tool, take out a 30-day free trial here. England will face their own midfield selection dilemma with Owen Farrell’s flexibility... … [Read more...] about Select your combined England and South Africa starting XV ahead of the Rugby World Cup final
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Many of the 5.5 million humans who watched Team USA beat the Netherlands on Sunday may have only a slight idea of how the game of soccer goes. It doesn’t matter. The intricacies of penalty kicks and yellow cards took a backseat to what the game represented for American women. For many of us, it was a moment to talk about the wage gap, rampant gender inequality—and a chance to piss Donald Trump off. For his part, the president tweeted a hollow congratulations to Team USA, writing that “America is proud of you all!” This came after Trump criticized the team captain, the lavender haired powerhouse Megan Rapinoe, who said her team would not visit “the fucking White House” should they win the World Cup title. Trump’s not-so-secret admirer Piers Morgan also criticized Rapinoe in The Daily Mail last week, writing that the midfielder “must surely be a candidate for most annoying woman in world sport.” The most annoying man … [Read more...] about Let Megan Rapinoe and the U.S. Women’s Team Celebrate Their World Cup Victory as Loudly as They Want
The United States women’s national soccer team are world champs—for the fourth time—and the jubilant crowd erupted with cries of “Equal pay!” The American women took down the Dutch 2-0 in an exhilarating final World Cup match in Lyon, France, on Sunday. “It's unbelievable,” Megan Rapinoe, who scored one of the U.S. goals, said after the victory. “We’re crazy and that’s what makes us special.” The victory means the team will get a ticker-tape parade in New York City on Wednesday, but they still get less prize money than their male counterparts would have been guaranteed. Sunday’s win was hard-fought. The game was tied at half, a position the U.S. certainly weren’t happy with. The Dutch are known for delivering in the second half, scoring nine of their 11 World Cup goals after halftime. The U.S. finally clinched the lead after a penalty was called against Dutch player Stefanie Van der Gragt for a reckless … [Read more...] about U.S. Women Win World Cup and Crowd Cries ‘Equal Pay!’
Zampa was spotted applying or rubbing something suspicious on the ball which caught everyone's attention and started a debate on the social media. INDvAUS: As it happened The incident happened just before the 12th over of the Indian innings and the wrist-spinner was introduced into the attack by Australia skipper Aaron Finch in an attempt to break the opening partnership between Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan. While backing for his run-up, Zampa was spotted removing something from his pocket and rubbing it on to the ball. Whats in the pocket Zampa??? Are Australia upto old tricks again? pic.twitter.com/MPrKlK2bs9 — Peter Shipton (@Shippy1975) June 9, 2019 However, clear footages are yet to come, the video of the same is already going viral on all social media platforms and many questioned the Aussie spinner's intentions. Here's how people reacted on social media: #[email protected] @BCCI @cricketworldcup @WC19_News pic.twitter.com/7HYBY8a7aN — डॉ . … [Read more...] about ICC World Cup 2019: India Vs Australia: Did Adam Zampa use something from his pocket to rub on the ball?
This is it. The final of the World Cup at Lord’s. This is the only World Cup final my generation of England players will play at the home of cricket and that makes it so special. England vs New Zealand, Cricket World Cup final: live I am often asked what it would mean to win a World Cup at home. The answer is simple: everything. I cannot wait for it. Lord’s looked beautiful on Saturday as they prepared it for Sunday's match. The names of the previous winning teams adorn the hoardings on the Mound Stand and Grand Stand, and when I walked through the Long Room everyone had a smile on their face. It is a special time in your life to be part of this. I know many players my age were inspired to... … [Read more...] about World Cup final is our chance to inspire the next generation, just like 2005 Ashes winners