Over the past year or so, the Video Assistant Referee system, known as VAR, has been gradually rolled out to the world of football with the aim of improving the accuracy, and consistency, of refereeing decisions, writes.
It feels like forever since we started craning our necks over the horizon towards 2019 and the World Cup in Japan. Not anymore. The opening of a crisp, new diary has ushered the event into clear view and leaves Irish rugby braced for what could be its finest hour.
With trophy cabinets laden with team and individual accolades after all the high points in 2018, next year can only surpass those achievements with a World Cup victory in Japan With trophy cabinets laden with team and individual accolades after all the high points in 2018, next year can only surpass those achievements with a World Cup victory in Japan, writes.
It’s very early days but the possibility of Ireland staging games at the World Cup Finals has moved at least one step closer to becoming reality, with confirmation that the FAI is joining forces with the associations of the four ‘home nations’ to consider making a joint bid for the 2030 tournament.
Hundreds of thousands of ecstatic French fans celebrated the return of their World Cup winning football team yesterday, jumping and chanting “We are the champions” as their bus paraded down the Champs Elysees before a special presidential reception.