Germany’s opening World Cup game against Japan will set the tone for the rest of the tournament — both for the team and the fans who may or may not be watching at home. Japan is bidding to reach the quarterfinals for the first time in its seventh straight World Cup appearance. Maya Yashida knows much of the German team from his tussles with Bayern Munich players and others while playing with Schalke. They came to Japan and made a great effort to develop soccer in Japan. We are very grateful to German people,” said Moriyasu, who noted that Germany also won the World Cup when it was co-hosted by Japan and South Korea in 2002.
The FIFA World Cup in Qatar turned out to be one of the best-ever editions of the tournament with a final worth watching over and over again, for years to come. That moment felt like a dream – that I was finally there at a World Cup,” Samrat adds. Qatar fans show their support prior to the FIFA World Cup Group A match between Netherlands and Qatar. | Photo Credit: Getty Images“My best memory of the World Cup was the day I landed in Qatar, on November 27. | Photo Credit: Getty ImagesQatar 2022 saw many firsts – the first African country into the semifinals, the most Asian countries to ever play in the World Cup and Messi, getting his hands on the coveted gold trophy, his first World Cup title.1 month ago Sportstar
Welcome to Sportstar’s live updates and scores from the BWF World Junior Championships men’s singles final between Sankar Muthusamy and Kuo Kuan Lin, being played in Santander, Spain, on Sunday. In the quarterfinals against HU Zhe An, Sankar dropped the second game and won the match 21-18, 8-21, 21-16. At 8-8 in the second game, Sankar engaged the Thai shuttler in a 57-shot rally, which eventually forced the latter to swing wide. Speaking about the game, Sankar said, “It was a tough match and not what the scoreline suggests. Sankar became only the 10th Indian to win a medal at the junior badminton world championships.3 months ago Sportstar
After a disastrous World Cup four years ago as defending champion, Germany is going to Qatar with a new coach at a major tournament for the first time since 2008. In Group E at the World Cup, Germany will face Spain, Japan and Costa Rica. Although Flick started with eight wins, including in World Cup qualifying, they came against countries like Armenia, Lichtenstein, North Macedonia and Iceland — teams Germany would have been expected to beat. Löw had already abandoned his planned shakeup of the squad following the last World Cup. Manager: Hansi FlickGermany's World Cup record:Played Won Drew Lost GF GA 109 67 20 22 226 125(with inputs from AP)2 months ago Sportstar
Leona Maguire of Ireland fired a 9-under 63 to surge into a tie for first place with frontrunner Lydia Ko on Saturday at the CME Group Tour Championship in Naples, Florida, USA. It wasn’t lost on the Ireland native that bad weather to close things out could play in her favour. ALSO READ - LPGA purses will top USD 100 million in 2023, a record for tour“Yeah, I liked the weather today. Lee6 credited Maguire, with whom she played Saturday, for a strong finish that included five birdies on the back 9. “Oh, she played maybe perfect today, so every shot was good shot and putting was so good,” Lee6 said.2 months ago Sportstar
Welcome to Sportstar’s live updates and scores from the French Open men’s doubles final between Satwiksairaj Rankireddy / Chirag Shetty and Lu Ching Yao/ Yang Po Han, being played in Paris, France, on Sunday. GAME ONE- Satwiksairaj Rankireddy / Chirag Shetty vs Lu Ching Yao/ Yang Po Han⦿ 11-5 Indians get the advantage at the mid-game interval11-5 Indians get the advantage at the mid-game interval ⦿ 9-4 Yang Po Han constantly aims for Chirag and mages to get one out of the Indian! 9-4 Yang Po Han constantly aims for Chirag and mages to get one out of the Indian! Men’s doubles final- Satwiksairaj Rankireddy / Chirag Shetty vs Lu Ching Yao/ Yang Po HanChinese Taipei wins the toss and select side. Satwik and Chirag, who had won a bronze medal at the World Championships in August, will play Chinese Taipei’s Lu Ching Yao and Yang Po Han in the final.3 months ago Sportstar
The FIFA World Cup is scheduled to begin on November 20 in Qatar. Group stageAccording to the simulator, tournament favourites Brazil, Argentina, France, and Germany all made smooth progress through their first three matches to qualify for the Round of 16 as group winners. Argentina beat Denmark while defending champion France clinched a narrow win against Poland. SemifinalsIn the first semifinal between Argentina and France, the La Albiceleste overcame France after a tight 1-0 win and ended Le Blues’ hope of defending the World Cup title. Lionel Messi scored his eighth goal in the final and with the World Cup, filled the last remaining spot in his trophy cabinet.2 months ago Sportstar
GOLFVani best Indian at tied 13th place in Jeddah as all four make cutJeddah: The Indian quartet of Vani Kapoor, Diksha Dagar, Amandeep Drall and Tvesa Malik made the cut at the Aramco Team Series – Jeddah. She was the best-placed Indian in the field at the Royal Greens Golf & Country Club. Diksha (71-72), on the other hand, was tied 32nd and Amandeep (74-70) with two late birdies was tied 46th. Amandeep was even par through 12 holes with a total of 2-over and outside the cutline. Mehuli overpowered Korea’s Cho Eunyoung 16-12 in the women’s 10m air rifle final while Tilottama defeated compatriot Nancy in the final.2 months ago Sportstar