Russia suspended from the Olympics in 2020 and the World Cup in 2022 for four years

The World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada) issued a four-year ban on all major sporting events to Russia. It means that at events like the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and Paralympics and the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, the Russian flag and anthem will not be allowed. But under a neutral flag, athletes who can claim they are unaffected by the doping…

Barcelona is enjoying the Messi hat-trick.

Lionel Messi celebrated winning his sixth Golden Balloon with a hat-trick as Barcelona defeated Mallorca to move up La Liga. Until slamming in a third off the underside of the crossbar, he scored two excellent finishes outside the box. The scoring for Barca had been opened by Antoine Griezmann, with Luis Suarez netting an insane backheel. Before kick-off, Messi showed off his Ballon d’Or trophy – given to the world’s best player – to the fans at Nou Camp, along with his friends on the field And with his 35th La Liga hat-trick, he finished the match, breaking Cristiano Ronaldo’s record. At times, Barcelona was excellent with some fantastic passing movements, especially in the first half. But their first goal came when Griezmann chased the long goal-kick…

Brighton and Hove Albion Arsenal 1-2

The season of Managerless Arsenal fell to a new low when Brighton beat them at home…

Iranian women’s first football match in decades

This is the first time in decades that Iranian women are allowed to watch a men’s…