FIFA World Cup Squads: Group H

Group H Poland Coach: Adam Nawalka Star player: Robert Lewandowski World Cup best: Third place 1974, 1982 How they got here: Poland are back at the World Cup finals for the first time since 2006 after comfortably topping their qualifying group. The last time they progressed beyond the group stages was 1986. Squad news:  Goalkeepers: Bartosz Bialkowski (Ipswich Town),…

FIFA World Cup Squads: Group G

Group G Belgium Coach: Roberto Martinez Star player: Kevin De Bruyne World Cup best: Fourth place 1986 How they got here: Unbeaten in qualifying, Belgium’s hugely talented squad will be hoping to build on their quarter-final appearance four years ago having reached the same stage at Euro 2016. Squad news:  Goalkeepers: Thibaut Courtois (Chelsea F.C.), Simon Mignolet (Liverpool F.C.), Matz Sels (R.S.C. Anderlecht), Koen Casteels (VfL…

FIFA World Cup Squads: Group F

Group F Germany Coach: Joachim Low Star player: Toni Kroos World Cup best: Winners 2014 (West Germany were champions in 1954, 1974 and 1990) How they got here: The reigning champions qualified in style, winning all 10 of their games, scoring 43 goals and conceding only four. Their golden generation is ageing but remains a force and has been…

CWI celebrate 90+ years as Test-playing nation

– and 92 years as ICC member Cricket West Indies (CWI) are looking to continue their contributions to the sport after recently celebrating a few milestones. This year, Windies cricket will be celebrating 92 years of being an International Cricket Council (ICC) member; but, more importantly, they will also be celebrating 90 years as a…