Tag Archives: Cup

Dogs, doughnuts and the day Palace pipped Liverpool to the FA Cup final | Football

Crystal Palace defender Richard Shaw snuffs out a threatening run by Peter Beardsley.

The result was never in doubt in the half-time entertainment at Villa Park on 8 April 1990. The police dog representing Liverpool sailed over the ever-increasing barriers with speed and serenity, while the Palace pooch stumbled and failed to keep up. A sympathetic, bordering on patronising, round of applause rippled …

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Fifa exco members took bribes for Qatar World Cup votes, US prosecutors allege | Football

Prosecutors in New York have revealed new details of alleged bribes paid to Fifa executive committee members to gain their votes for Qatar to host the 2022 World Cup. An indictment unsealed on Monday in the US District Court in Brooklyn says Nicolás Leoz, the Paraguayan then president of the …

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Club World Cup to be put forward as radical new rugby union competition | Sport

A radical proposal for an annual Club World Cup featuring 20 teams from around the globe will be put to leading unions this week as part of an effort to boost rugby’s finances. The competition, proposed by the French federation president, Bernard Laporte, could mean the end of the European …

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My favourite game: Australia v Israel, World Cup qualifier 1989 | Richard Parkin | Sport

Australia v Israel

Growing up in country Australia, football was never likely to be my passion. Ricky Walford. Brandy Alexander. Chicka Ferguson. An unshakeable loathing for the maroon of Queensland. These were my heroes, my abiding memories from childhood. Mum took one look at me: giraffe-neck, scrawny as a pencil, all elbows and …

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My favourite game: Lithuania v Bosnia-Herzegovina, World Cup qualifier 2013 | Football

Goalscorer Vedad Ibisevic (left) and Sejad Salihovic celebrate after the final whistle.

Abdulah had been the previous three days’ life and soul but now he stood still, arms outstretched, at the edge of a precarious concrete overhang. He was sprightly to a degree beyond his 70 years but, in any case, instinct had overtaken him. As the full-time whistle blew, and as …

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Leeds Rhinos chief says Challenge Cup final may move from Wembley | Sport

Super League may have to extend the season into next year to fulfil contractual obligations and the Challenge Cup final may have to move from Wembley. Many within rugby league believe a season that is six weeks old will have to be dramatically altered or extended when Super League is …

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Wimbledon’s expected cancellation could be followed by Davis Cup | Sport

This summer’s Wimbledon almost certainly will be abandoned on Wednesday and the Davis Cup Finals in Madrid could be the next major tennis event to fall under the shadow of coronavirus, after an alarming increase of 849 deaths in Spain in one day. Great Britain, the 2015 champions, qualified automatically …

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My favourite game: Manchester United v West Ham, 2001 FA Cup | Jacob Steinberg | Football

Paulo Di Canio scores with the outside of his boot as Fabian Barthez is busy appealing for offside.

They moved the ball quickly and gracefully, the three kids at the heart of West Ham’s midfield. There was no hint of any fear, no sign of Michael Carrick, Joe Cole and Frank Lampard shrinking. They took the ball in difficult areas and it was impossible not to admire how …

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My favourite game: Argentina v Cameroon, 1990 World Cup | Sport

Life is filled with memorable summers and among my first was that of 1990. I was nine at the time and for the past year or so a Liverpool supporter. But that was as far as my love of football went – they were the only team I cared about, …

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Key workers to be given 20,021 free tickets to Rugby League World Cup | Sport

The decision to move the Olympics and the European Championship to 2021 could have Jon Dutton panicking. He is the CEO in charge of delivering the Rugby League World Cup in England next year, but he is staying calm using his position to reach out and thank the people doing …

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