Belgium should not blame Romelu Lukaku for their World Cup exit despite the striker's misses in the goalless draw against Croatia which sealed their fate on Thursday, said Timothy Castagne.
Canada coach John Herdman said his team would depart the World Cup with heads held high after their tournament ended in a third straight defeat against Morocco on Thursday.
Belgium coach Roberto Martinez said he was leaving his job after his side were eliminated from the World Cup in Qatar following a 0-0 draw with Croatia on Thursday.
Romelu Lukaku missed a string of late chances as Belgium crashed out of the World Cup in the group stage after a 0-0 draw with Croatia on Thursday which sent the 2018 runners-up into the knockout phase.
Christian Pulisic said Thursday he will do "everything in my power" to play in the United States' World Cup clash with the Netherlands after being injured while scoring to send his team into the last 16.
Tyson Fury said Thursday this weekend's world title bout gainst fellow British heavyweight Derek Chisora would be a "Christmas cracker" even though he has been the convincing winner of their previous two encounters.
Rigobert Song leads Cameroon into their do-or-die World Cup clash with Brazil on Friday and the game in Doha brings back memories for the Indomitable Lions coach of one of his first experiences at the tournament.
France wing Damian Penaud was voted best player of the autumn internationals, ahead of Italian full-back Ange Capuozzo and New Zealand number eight Ardie Savea, the organising committee announced on Thursday.
Old-school values, a ban on social media and some moments of quality have propelled Australia into the last 16 of the World Cup and a date with Lionel Messi's Argentina on Saturday.
Brazil coach Tite is set to follow the lead of France and rest key players for their final World Cup group game against Cameroon on Friday with their place in the last 16 in Qatar already secure.
Brazil coach Tite said Thursday his thoughts were with Pele after the football icon was hospitalised in Sao Paulo for a "reevaluation" of his treatment following a colon tumour last year.
Cody Gakpo was heavily linked with a big-money move to the Premier League before the World Cup and the 23-year-old responded with three goals in as many group-stage games for the Netherlands.
Sri Lanka's nailbiting win over Afghanistan has revived their hopes for a direct qualification to next year's 50-over World Cup as they jostle for the last remaining spot with three other teams.
"Be Afraid" is the cry for the 2023 Dakar Rally, the fourth to be held in Saudi Arabia, as organisers promised Thursday it would be the most challenging with a lot of sand dune racing.
Veteran Portugal defender Pepe admitted on Thursday he lost sleep before the World Cup because he was worried he would miss the tournament through injury.
South Korea coach Paulo Bento said on Thursday the refereeing decision that triggered his sending-off at the World Cup showed "a deep lack of common sense".
Uruguay great Luis Suarez refused to apologise on Thursday to Ghanaians over his infamous handball at the World Cup 12 years ago.
For the first time since 1905, the Tour de France will not make its usual finish in Paris in 2024, closing instead with a time trial in Nice, organisers announced on Thursday.
Australia will put their bodies on the line to stop Lionel Messi and spring a surprise against Argentina in the World Cup last 16, tough-tackling Milos Degenek warned on Thursday.
World number three Cameron Smith struggled on Thursday in the opening round of the Australian Open, falling behind course record-setting leader David Micheluzzi, while Grace Kim led the women's tournament in Melbourne.
Stylish Ollie Pope followed openers Zak Crawley and Ben Duckett in scoring a century Thursday as England enjoyed a run-fest on a flat Rawalpindi Stadium pitch on the opening day of the first Test against Pakistan.
When Ghana face Uruguay on Friday in their decisive final World Cup group match, one name will be on the minds of many from the West African country: Luis Suarez.
Human rights protests at the World Cup have drawn everything from sympathy to indifference and outright hostility, with Qatar's critics often finding themselves in the firing line.