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Rugby league-NRL ready for kick off after 'Summer of Shame'

13 Mar 2019

SYDNEY, March 13 Even for a sport where off-field scandal is nothing new, the run-up to this National Rugby League season has been particularly sordid and there will be some relief from embattled officials when the focus returns to the pitch on Thursday.

Rugby-World Cup lure looms large over Super Rugby season

13 Feb 2019

SYDNEY The 24th season of Super Rugby gets underway this weekend promising 19 weeks of highly competitive action as the southern hemisphere along with Japan serve up an appetiser for Asia's first staging of the Rugby World Cup.

Longevity has its place as Qatar's project 2022 reaps rewards

04 Feb 2019

ABU DHABI He may not get there with them, but if Qatar's fast-improving squad do make a decent fist of their World Cup campaign in 2022, the host nation will have plenty to thank Felix Sanchez for.

Qatar's Asian Cup triumph offers hope of 2022 respectability

02 Feb 2019

ABU DHABI Qatar running rampant to secure a maiden Asian Cup title in Abu Dhabi might have been the worst-case scenario for the hosts but it also offered hope for Gulf football that the 2022 World Cup might not now be a humiliating experience for the region.

Qatari goal machine Ali targets Europe move before 2022 World Cup

01 Feb 2019

ABU DHABI Almoez Ali brushed off a row about his eligibility to scoop an Asian Cup winner's medal and smash a 23-year-old scoring record on Friday, confirming that Qatar have a potential star in the making for when they host the 2022 World Cup.

Soccer: Japan coach disappointed but pleased with progress at Asian Cup

01 Feb 2019

ABU DHABI Japan coach Hajime Moriyasu was naturally disappointed that his side missed out on a winning a fifth Asian Cup title on Friday but believes the improvement of the squad augurs well for the future.

Soccer-Japan coach disappointed but pleased with progress at Asian Cup

01 Feb 2019

ABU DHABI, Feb 1 Japan coach Hajime Moriyasu was naturally disappointed that his side missed out on a winning a fifth Asian Cup title on Friday but believes the improvement of the squad augurs well for the future.

Ali on target as Qatar stun Japan to win first Asian Cup

01 Feb 2019

ABU DHABI Almoez Ali scored with a spectacular overhead kick for a record ninth goal of the Asian Cup to set Qatar on their way to a first continental title with a stunning 3-1 win over four-times champions Japan on Friday.

Coe wants 'fun bit' in second term as IAAF chief

31 Jan 2019

ABU DHABI Sebastian Coe on Thursday all but confirmed that he would run for a second term as President of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) to continue the fight against doping and complete his mission to rejuvenate the sport.

Fifth Asian Cup title would be a major step for Japan - Yoshida

31 Jan 2019

ABU DHABI Maya Yoshida believes winning a fifth Asian Cup on Friday would be a major step forward for Japanese football and a young team still finding its feet on the international stage, the Japan captain said on Thursday.

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