Football

Cameroon beat Brazil but bow out of World Cup

Cameroon defeated a second-string Brazil team 1-0 in their final Group G match at the Lusail Stadium on Friday but it was not enough as the African side were knocked out of the competition. Cameroon finished third on four points, two points below second-placed Switzerland, who defeated Serbia 3-2. Brazil,… Cyprus Mail …


Maddison, Wilson and Rashford named in England World Cup squad

England have included in-form Leicester City midfielder James Maddison in their squad for the World Cup in Qatar, with forwards Callum Wilson and Marcus Rashford also selected. Maddison and Newcastle United striker Wilson have not played for England since 2019, but have been rewarded for fine starts to the domestic… Cyprus Mail …


Newcastle into top four after win at Tottenham

Newcastle United produced their biggest result of an already impressive season with a deserved 2-1 victory at Tottenham Hotspur to move into the Premier League’s top four on Sunday. First-half goals by Callum Wilson and Miguel Almiron — both aided by mistakes from Spurs goalkeeper Hugo Lloris — put Newcastle… Cyprus Mail …


Cavallo criticises Casillas for deleted ‘I’m gay’ Twitter post

Australia’s first openly gay footballer, Josh Cavallo, criticised Iker Casillas for being “beyond disrespectful” and joking about coming out after a post on the former Spain and Real Madrid goalkeeper’s Twitter account said he was gay. A post on Casillas’ official account on Sunday said: “I hope you respect me:… Cyprus Mail …



Son scores hat-trick as Spurs crush Leicester

Son Heung-min ended his scoring drought in stunning fashion with a sublime hat-trick as Tottenham Hotspur crushed Leicester City 6-2 to move joint top of the Premier League on Saturday. Rodrigo Bentancur’s first goal for Tottenham was separating the sides in an entertaining tussle but Son, who started on the… Cyprus Mail …


Giggs in court for alleged assault trial

Former Manchester United winger Ryan Giggs was in court on Monday to face trial accused of assaulting and controlling his ex-girlfriend. The 48-year-old was surrounded by a scrum of press photographers and TV camera crews as he arrived at Minshull Street Crown Court in Manchester with his legal team and… Cyprus Mail …


Real Madrid stun Liverpool to win Champions League title

Vinicius Junior’s second half tap-in steered Real Madrid to a 1-0 victory over Liverpool in the Champions League final on Saturday for the Spanish champions’ record-extending 14th European Cup victory. Vinicius tapped in at the far post from a Federico Valverde pass in the 59th minute after Liverpool had completely… Cyprus Mail …


Roberto Carlos to play for English pub team

Brazil World Cup winner Roberto Carlos will make an appearance for an English pub team after they acquired his services in a dream transfer raffle on auction website eBay. The 48-year-old former full back, who played for Real Madrid and was well-known for his swerving free kicks, will swap the… Cyprus Mail …


Man City pull out of Ronaldo race amid talk of Man Utd return

Manchester City have pulled out of the race to sign Cristiano Ronaldo, clearing the way for a potential shock return to Manchester United. The PA news agency understands United have held discussions with the five-time world player of the year’s agent, Jorge Mendes. City were offered the 36-year-old, who has… Cyprus Mail …