Sports News Roundup: Analysis-Soccer-German exit not as shocking as it looks; Soccer-World Cup 2022: England's route to final explained and more

Devdiscourse News Desk | Updated: 02-12-2022 10:37 IST | Created: 02-12-2022 10:30 IST
Sports News Roundup: Analysis-Soccer-German exit not as shocking as it looks; Soccer-World Cup 2022: England's route to final explained and more
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Following is a summary of current sports news briefs.

Analysis-Soccer-German exit not as shocking as it looks

Germany's second successive group stage exit despite their 4-2 victory over Costa Rica on Thursday appears shocking for a country with such a history of World Cup success - but it shouldn't have been. Germany came to Qatar with a leaky defense that had not kept a clean sheet in a competitive game since the 9-0 victory over Liechtenstein in a World Cup qualifier a year ago.

Soccer-World Cup 2022: England's route to final explained

England are looking to win their second World Cup title at the Nov. 20-Dec. 18 tournaments in Qatar. Here is what you need to know about their route to the final: HOW DID ENGLAND QUALIFY FOR THE ROUND OF 16?

Soccer-Canada head home from World Cup with lessons learned

Back at the World Cup for the first time in 36 years, Canada came to Qatar with high expectations and a bit of swagger but stumbled out of the tournament on Thursday after a third straight loss and head home licking their wounds. Coach John Herdman praised his men for their fearlessness and attacking style but after Thursday's 2-1 defeat by Morocco the end result was the same as in Canada's only other World Cup appearance in 1986 -- three losses.

Soccer-World Cup 2022 top goal scorer: who could win Golden Boot?

The 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar is nearing its knockout phase. One of the top awards players compete for is the Golden Boot, awarded to the player with the most goals in the tournament. The number of assists by a player is considered in the case of a tie for goals scored. If multiple players are tied on both counts, the winner is decided after factoring in which player played the lowest minutes.

Basketball-LeBron sees media double standard in coverage of Jerry Jones photo

Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James questioned the media on Wednesday for not asking him about a resurfaced 1957 photo of Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones standing in a crowd blocking Black students from entering an Arkansas high school, suggesting there was a double standard at work. The image, which the Washington Post published in a report last month, shows a then-teenage Jones standing in the crowd near the group of Black students, who were attempting to integrate North Little Rock High School.

Soccer-Tears of joy in Japan after a nail-biting win over Spain

Japan erupted in cheers and tears after the national team's 2-1 win over Spain early on Friday, with crowds packing public viewing areas in the pre-dawn cold shrieking with joy as they stunned another global football power at the World Cup. Japan, who had also shocked Germany in their opener in Qatar, finished top of Group E to reach the last 16, a stage where they have faltered three times before.

Soccer-Germany crash out of World Cup despite 4-2 win over Costa Rica

Four-time champions Germany sensationally crashed out of the World Cup despite a 4-2 victory over Costa Rica in their last Group E match on Thursday, tumbling out at the first hurdle for the second consecutive time. Germany finished third in the standings, behind Spain on goal difference, with Japan top following their 2-1 win over the Spaniards.

Soccer-Japan roar back again to shock Spain and top group

Japan staged their second stunning turnaround of the World Cup to beat 2010 champions Spain 2-1 on Thursday to surge into the last 16 along with their beaten opponents and dump Germany out in one of the greatest nights for the Samurai Blue. Staring at the prospect of an early World Cup exit at half-time, Japan set up a round-of-16 clash with Croatia - the beaten finalists in 2018 - while Spain had to rely on goal difference to edge out Germany. They now face Morocco.

Soccer-Frappart ends 92-year wait for a female referee at a men's World Cup

France's Stephanie Frappart made history on Thursday when she became the first woman to take charge of a men's World Cup finals game during Costa Rica's Group E match against Germany. Frappart, 38, led the first all-female refereeing team in a men's World Cup in the game at the Al Bayt Stadium alongside assistants Neuza Back from Brazil and Mexico's Karen Diaz.

Cricket-Australia's Marsh out for three months after ankle surgery

Cricket Australia (CA) said on Friday that all-rounder Mitchell Marsh is expected to be sidelined for about three months after undergoing surgery on his left ankle. The 31-year-old, who had been carrying the injury for an extended period, had keyhole surgery in Sydney on Thursday to remove loose bone fragments and repair cartilage.

(With inputs from agencies.)

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