Maligned striker Mitch Duke has scored in Australia’s 1-0 win against Tunisia, delivering the Socceroos a third-ever win at the World Cup finals.
A public holiday has been announced in Saudi Arabia after their soccer team earned one of the all-time great World Cup shock wins over Argentina.
Robert Lewandowski, one of the world’s top strikers, has missed a penalty in Poland’s 0-0 draw with Mexico in the World Cup.
Many Arab leaders enjoyed a Qatar World Cup opening ceremony that showcased the host nation’s Bedouin roots but Western politicians stayed away.
The limitations of World Cup hosts and debutants Qatar have been exposed in a 2-0 defeat by Ecuador in the tournament’s opening match.
Canadian Adam Svensson has scored his first PGA Tour victory, finishing two shots clear of a trio in the final event of the season in Georgia.
Australia upheld its domination of the Rugby League World Cup by putting away Samoa 30-10 in the final at Old Trafford on Saturday.
With several stars injured France may turn to fringe players against Australia but such is the depth of Didier Deschamps’ squad they have plenty of pedigree.