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FIFA decides not to add 16 teams for 2022 World Cup finals

World football governing body FIFA said Wednesday that the number of teams at the next men’s World Cup will remain at 32. FIFA had considered expanding the field for the 2022 finals, to be held in Qatar, to 48 teams. In March, FIFA president Gianni Infantino said a feasibility study showed it was possible to…

Raheem Sterling on racist abuse: ‘This is more than just about football’

It was the moment that prompted Manchester City and England star Raheem Sterling to become an unofficial spokesman for his generation of players on the issue of racism. Racially abused by Chelsea fans during Manchester City’s defeat at Stamford Bridge in December, Sterling says one of his abiding memories of that incident is the “pure…

London Sevens: England going ‘hell for leather’ for Olympic berth

Dan Norton’s electric pace has seen him bolt to the top of his sport, and he shows no signs of slowing down just yet. Seven-a-side rugby is a game crowded with super-fast sprinters, but among the speedsters it is Norton who wears the crown. He’s amassed a record 332 tries during his 10-year career —…

‘King of cricket’ Virat Kohli represents a ‘new India’

In a country where cricket’s unifying importance is tantamount to that of religion, the role of leading India into a World Cup comes with a certain divinity — both an unrivaled privilege and the not insubstantial pressure of carrying the weight of a nation’s expectations on your shoulders. “You are one among the billion people,”…