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Mexico v Poland scoreless at half time; German FA Threatens to sue FIFA over OneLove issue! Tonight, France v Australia.

The second half is just underway in this evening’s World Cup Group C contest in Doha.

It remains Mexico 0 Poland 0.

Saudi Arabia sit top of that group for now, after pulling off one of the biggest shocks in World Cup history.

They came from behind to beat Argentina by 2-goals to 1 this morning in Lusail (pr: Loo-syle).

Such is the nature of the win, tomorrow has been declared a public holiday in Saudi Arabia.

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In Group D this afternoon, Tunisia held Denmark to a goalless draw at the Education City Stadium in Al Rayyan.

The defending champions enter the fray at 7pm, with France taking on Australia in Al Wakrah.

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The German Football Federation are considering legal action over FIFA’s banning of the “One Love” captain’s armband.

Germany, England, Wales, Belgium and the Netherlands were among those looking to make the anti-discrimination gesture before FIFA told them they could face sporting sanctions.

In light of FIFA’s decision, supermarket chain Rewe (pr: Rev-veh) have ended their 14-year sponsorship of the German side.

Today, Belgian defender Jan Vertonghen criticised FIFA’s stance.

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Peamount United have confirmed that Aine O’Gorman is leaving the club.

The Republic of Ireland international has won two Women’s National League titles during her five years with Peamount.

It’s rumoured that O’Gorman could be joining the recently reinstated Shamrock Rovers.


RUGBY

Connacht are likely to be without Mack Hansen for Saturday’s URC inter-pro clash with Munster.

The winger sustained a thigh injury during Ireland’s win over the Wallabies.

However, Bundee Aki, Finlay Bealham and Cian Prendergast are all in contention for the Thomond Park trip having returned from international duty injury-free.

Centre Shayne Bolton could also make a return, but Tiernan O’Halloran and Sean Masterson miss out.


GOLF

Nicolas Colsaerts has been added to the European backroom team for next year’s Ryder Cup.

The Belgian will be one of Luke Donald’s vice-captains along with Thomas Bjorn and Edoardo Molinari.

Colsaerts was part of the European team that beat the United States at Medinah in 2012.
 

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