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Morocco get kind draw in Africa qualifiers for 2026 World Cup

Posted on: 13 Jul 2023

Morocco, the World Cup semi-finalists, have been given an easy route to the 2026 tournament in the United States, Mexico, and Canada. The draw for the African qualifiers took place in Abidjan, and the top team from each of the nine groups, which consist of six countries, will automatically qualify for the World Cup. The four best runners-up will enter an African playoff stage, with the winners advancing to the inter-confederation playoffs in March 2026. This guarantees Africa nine places in the expanded 48-team finals, with a possibility of a…

Jabeur rides the punches to beat Sabalenka and reach Wimbledon final

Posted on: 13 Jul 2023

Ons Jabeur reached her second Wimbledon final with a 6-7(5) 6-4 6-3 victory over Aryna Sabalenka. Despite losing the opening set, Jabeur’s delicate strokeplay and clever angles subdued Sabalenka’s relentless power. Jabeur will face Marketa Vondrousova in the final. Jabeur, who was the runner-up in last year’s final and also finished as the runner-up at the U.S. Open, showed mental toughness by not giving up despite missing four match points. She expressed her pride in herself for digging deep and finding the strength to win the match. Jabeur has shown…

Biden ‘guarantees’ US backs NATO in Finland, but Trump shadow lingers

Posted on: 13 Jul 2023

President Joe Biden assured that the United States would remain committed to NATO despite the “extreme elements” of the Republican Party. During a visit to Finland to welcome it as the alliance’s newest member, Biden responded to a Finnish reporter’s question about the U.S. commitment to NATO given the political instability in the United States. He guaranteed that the U.S. would stay connected to NATO, emphasizing overwhelming support for the alliance from the American people, Congress, and both Democrats and Republicans. Biden acknowledged that no one can guarantee the future,…

I’d rather retire than play LIV Golf, says McIlroy

Posted on: 13 Jul 2023

Rory McIlroy has stated that he would rather retire from golf than join LIV Golf, a breakaway circuit that recently proposed offering him his own team. This proposal was revealed during a senate hearing, where it was also disclosed that Tiger Woods was offered a similar opportunity. McIlroy, who did not watch the hearing, made it clear that he would have rejected any such offer. He expressed his strong feelings about LIV Golf, stating, “If LIV Golf was the last place to play golf on earth I would retire.” McIlroy’s…

Spain and Cofidis at the double as Izagirre wins Tour de France stage 12

Posted on: 13 Jul 2023

Ion Izagirre of Cofidis and Spain secured his team’s second victory in the Tour de France with a powerful attack in the 12th stage. Izagirre made a solo move in the final climb of the day, 30km from the finish, and maintained his lead to claim his second career Tour stage win. This win marks the second Spanish victory in this year’s Tour, following Pello Bilbao’s win on Tuesday, and the second win for the Cofidis team, with Victor Lafay winning the second stage. Prior to this year, Spain had…