DOHA, Qatar (AP) When even Declan Rice admits a mid-season World Cup is proving physically challenging, it's time to take note. The workhorse England midfielder said he was feeling the strain after playing three games already in Qatar, with a match against Senegal in the round of 16 coming up Sunday. It's been a little bit tough on the legs,'' said Rice, who played the entirety of his country's opening two Group B games, but was substituted after 58 minutes of the 3-0 win against Wales on Tuesday.
UEFA opened an investigation into Juventus on Thursday, hours after it was revealed that the Turin prosecutor's office had requested indictments for former president Andrea Agnelli and 10 other former board members as well as the club itself amid allegations of false accounting. Former vice-president Pavel Nedved and CEO Maurizio Arrivabene - who both left the club Monday when Agnelli and the entire board of directors resigned - are among those for whom indictments have been requested as is former Juventus director of sport Fabio Paratici, who has moved to Tottenham.
LUSAIL, Qatar (AP) From a generational-defining win over Lionel Messi and Argentina to the recent reports that Cristiano Ronaldo could soon be on his way to play soccer in the kingdom, Saudi Arabia has caused a sensation at the World Cup. The Green Falcons have nothing to be ashamed about after being eliminated following a 2-1 loss to Mexico on Wednesday. The second-lowest ranked team in the tournament at No. 51 - one spot behind host Qatar - and ahead of only 61st-ranked Ghana, Saudi Arabia was competitive from start to finish at the first World Cup in the Middle East.
Stéphanie Frappart will lead the trio. It won't be her first time making history as a referee.