FIFA to stick with 32 teams for Qatar World Cup

FIFA to stick with 32 teams for Qatar World Cup

The 2022 World Cup in Qatar will be held with 32 participating teams and not an expanded 48 teams, organisers FIFA said on Wednesday. (May 23, 2019 07:03:35)


Cycling: Frenchman Demare wins Giro stage 10, Conti stays in pink

  May 22, 2019 07:25:51
France's Arnaud Demare won the 10th stage of the Giro d'Italia, his first career victory in the race, a 145-km flat ride from Ravenna on Tuesday. Italian Elia Viviani was second and Australian Caleb Ewan took third place. 

Murray plays down his chances of playing singles at Wimbledon

  May 22, 2019 07:18:13
Former world number one Andy Murray has all but ruled out playing singles at Wimbledon this year and said he will focus on doubles when he makes his comeback from hip-resurfacing surgery. 

Vietnam grabs three gold medals at Thailand Open Track and Field Championships

  May 21, 2019 16:26:59
NDO – Vietnam has won three gold medals after the first three days of the 2019 Thailand Open Track and Field Championships, which is taking place at Suphachalasai National Stadium in Bangkok from May 18 to 21. 

Nhan Dan Newspaper national table tennis tourney commences in Khanh Hoa

  May 21, 2019 12:47:26
NDO – The 37th Nhan Dan Newspaper National Table Tennis Championship 2019 officially kicked off in the south-central province of Khanh Hoa following a solemn opening ceremony at Khanh Hoa Gymnasium in Nha Trang city on the evening of May 20. 

Vietnam wins international xiangqi tournament in China

  May 21, 2019 11:38:32
NDO – Vietnam’s xiangqi (Chinese chess) team claimed the championship title at the 2019 Xiangqi International Invitational Tournament in Jiangsu, China, on May 20. 

Mbappe statement throws spanner into the works at PSG

  May 21, 2019 08:38:09
Despite Kylian Mbappe pledging his future to Paris St Germain following yet another early Champions League exit in March, the France striker is now casting doubt on his intentions for next season. 

Tennis: Holder Halep shrugs off expectations ahead of French Open

  May 21, 2019 06:33:08
French Open champion Simona Halep has said won’t be burdened by expectations that she can repeat last year’s triumph and would rather focus on enjoying the Grand Slam which starts on Sunday. 

Kroos extends Real Madrid deal until 2023

  May 21, 2019 06:14:59
Real Madrid’s Germany midfielder Toni Kroos has renewed his contract until the end of the 2022-23 season, the Spanish club announced on Monday. 

Five talking points from 2019 V.League Matchday 10

  May 20, 2019 17:20:03
NDO – Matchday 10 of the 2019 V.League saw keeper Bui Tien Dung make a poor debut for Hanoi FC and forward Nguyen Van Toan rescue Hoang Anh Gia Lai from a home defeat against Becamex Binh Duong. 

Team events kick off National Table Tennis Championship 2019

  May 20, 2019 16:18:32
NDO – The 37th Nhan Dan Newspaper National Table Tennis Championship 2019 began with the team category at Khanh Hoa Gymansium in Nha Trang city, the central province of Khanh Hoa, on May 20. 

Hanoi earn hard-fought win as keeper Tien Dung makes 2019 debut

  May 20, 2019 11:42:13
NDO – Hanoi FC keeper Bui Tien Dung had a forgettable debut in the 2019 V.League as he conceded twice in the capital team’s nail-biting 3-2 victory over SHB Da Nang at Hang Day stadium on May 19. 

Imperious Nadal blows away Djokovic to land ninth Rome title

  May 20, 2019 06:30:49
Rafael Nadal proved that he would still be the man to beat when the French Open begins later this month after he humbled Novak Djokovic 6-0 4-6 6-1 in the Italian Open final on Sunday to win a record 34th ATP Masters 1000 title. 

Messi increases goal haul as Barca draw with Eibar

  May 20, 2019 06:27:46
Barcelona captain and La Liga top scorer Lionel Messi rounded off a spectacular season by netting twice in a 2-2 draw away to Eibar in the champions' final game on Sunday, taking his tally to a remarkable 36 league goals. 

Real Madrid end campaign with 12th league defeat

  May 20, 2019 06:23:30
Real Madrid's harrowing season came to a fittingly miserable end on Sunday as they slumped to a staggering 12th La Liga defeat, losing 2-0 at home to Real Betis as many fans left the stadium early and those who stayed booed the players off the pitch.