Norway stumble leaves Netherlands on brink of World Cup

Published by DPA The Netherlands will qualify for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar if they win in Montenegro later Saturday after Norway, missing star striker Erling Haaland, were held to a frustrating 0-0 draw by Latvia in Group G. Borussia Dortmund’s Haaland was out with injury and in his absence Norway huffed and puffed but failed to break the organized resistance of Latvia in Oslo. Visiting goalkeeper Roberts Ozols had an inspired game and…

"Norway stumble leaves Netherlands on brink of World Cup"

Finland take charge of play-off spot in Group D with win

Published by DPA Finland moved into second spot in World Cup qualifying Group D on Saturday with just one game left after a 3-1 win away to Bosnia-Herzegovina. Second is worth a play-off spot for Qatar 2022. France top the group while Finland now lead third-placed Ukraine by two points. They next host France on Tuesday while Ukraine visit Bosnia, who were eliminated by the defeat. Finland had a mixed first half with Teemu Pukki…

"Finland take charge of play-off spot in Group D with win"

Is Phl ready for EVs?

Published by Philippine Star With the pump prices of gasoline and diesel increasing anew, there has been a renewed interest in vehicles that run on alternative sources of power among Filipinos. One of the most interesting alternatives is electric vehicles or EVs. But is the Philippines ready for it? According to the Department of Energy, policies and guidelines for all stakeholders must be in place to attract the necessary investments and effectively integrate EVs and…

"Is Phl ready for EVs?"

Italy hit by trio of withdrawals ahead of crucial WC qualifier

Published by DPA Italy have been hit by the withdrawal of three players from coach Roberto Mancini’s squad as they look to secure World Cup qualification against Northern Ireland on Monday. Defenders Alessandro Bastoni, Cristiano Biraghi and Davide Calabria are all out of the match in Belfast, the Italian federation (FIGC) said Saturday though Mancini has added Atalanta’s Davide Zappacosta to the squad. Calabria has muscle problems and Bastoni, who was not named in the…

"Italy hit by trio of withdrawals ahead of crucial WC qualifier"

Flick determined for Germany to end year on a high at Armenia

Published by DPA Germany will make a trip of some 6,000 kilometres to meet Armenia in a match which is largely meaningless for them on Sunday – but coach Hansi Flick is determined to end the year on a high with another win. “I always consider the team that is there has earned our absolute confidence,” Flick said Saturday of a squad which concludes World Cup qualifying far from full strength due to injuries, coronavirus…

"Flick determined for Germany to end year on a high at Armenia"

ODION IGHALO RETURNS

Published by 1PLUS NEWS Super Eagles striker, Odion Ighalo, has returned to Super Eagles, two years after his earlier retirement from international football. Ighalo, who arrived at the camp on Thursday, expressed delight at his return. “I am happy to be back. It has been long. Two years plus. Good to see some of the guys. “I have seen Ekong, my strong man, hopefully, I will see the other guys,” the Ighalo told NFF TV.…

"ODION IGHALO RETURNS"