Population 1.4bn, but China women's football scraping the barrel
While China has qualified for next month's Women's World Cup for a seventh time in eight editions and boasts a record the men's side can only envy, the country of 1.4 billion still struggles to find girls to take up the sport, with some families feeling girls should stay indoors learning piano or dance.
World Cup: Super Falcons in for final preparation
The Super Falcons on Nigeria are in Austria for their final preparation for the women world cup.
Plastic cups from 2018 FIFA World Cup used to make soccer pitch in Russia
A soccer pitch has been unveiled in Sochi, made entirely from recycled beer cups from the 2018 FIFA World Cup as part of a drive to be 'socially responsible' with plastic.
Bowling sensation Rabada eyes World Cup cricket win
Fast bowler Kagiso Rabada has already taken over 100 wickets for South Africa in both Test and one-day cricket games, which bodes well for the 23-year-old and his team ahead of the World Cup in England and Wales this summer. Here is all you need to know:
France gears up for Euro qualifier against Moldova
France's Paul Pogba admits that it may be difficult for the national side to motivate themselves after World Cup success last year.
Most football associations support 48-team World Cup in Qatar - FIFA chief
FIFA chief Gianni Infantino tells news conference in Morocco that most football associations would back increasing the size of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar to 48 teams.
Germany, defeated in 2018 World Cup, still loved by fans
The German national team has had a lot to reckon with this year: a humiliating defeat in the World Cup, players either not up to snuff or departing altogether. But there’s one group that still loves Joachim Löw’s side: young players.
Modric still not back to his best after post-World Cup burnout
FIFA Men's Player of the Year Luka Modric said that he is yet to return to peak fitness this season, with only three weeks off after an emotionally and physically draining World Cup campaign with Croatia.