Premier League: South American Players Cleared To Play For English Clubs, Says FIFA

Premier League: Alisson Becker has been cleared by FIFA to feature for Liverpool.© Instagram England-based South American players will be able to play for their clubs this weekend after their countries and Mexico dropped complaints about their failure to report for international duty, FIFA said on Saturday. Reigning Premier League champions Manchester City as well as Liverpool, Manchester United, Chelsea and Leeds refused to release players for World Cup qualifiers over the past week due to the 10-day coronavirus isolation period required on their return to Britain. Brazil, Chile, Mexico…

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Who is Lloyd Harris, the South African Tennis Player

What is Lloyd Harris’ best career victory? Harris scored the biggest win of his career at the Citi Open in Washington DC in on August 5, 2021. Harris defeated the third-ranked Nadal 6-4, 1-6, 6-4 to move into the quarter-finals of the ATP 500 event. Speaking on court after the win, Harris said, “It’s a very special moment in my career, probably the best win I have ever had, and to have it in front of fans just makes it so much better.” How did Lloyd Harris make history in…

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Tokyo Olympics: India Women’s Hockey Team Beats South Africa To Stay In Fray For Quarterfinals

Tokyo Olympics: Indian women’s hockey team defeated South Africa 4-3 in it’s last group stage match.© AFP The Indian women’s hockey team defeated lower-ranked South Africa 4-3 in the final Pool A match to record its second consecutive win and keep its hopes alive for the quarterfinal in the Tokyo Olympics on Saturday. Vandana Katariya (4th, 17th, 49th minutes) scored a hat-trick while young Neha Goyal (32nd) was the other goal-getter for India. South Africa’s goals came from the sticks of Tarryn Glasby (15th), skipper Erin Hunter (30th), and Marizen…

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How hockey reacted to South Africa’s stunning Olympics win

In one of Olympic hockey’s biggest upsets, the amateur side of South Africa, who had to mainly crowdfund to get to Tokyo, beat European finalists Germany 4-3 in an epic at the Oi Stadium. At 3-2 down, it was Mustapha Cassiem who proved the hero when he scored three minutes into the fourth quarter before they held on bravely in a typical late onslaught from Germany. An elated Mustapha Cassiem summed up the mood on another blisteringly hot day in Tokyo. “I was just bursting into tears. It’s an emotional…

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Olympics Hockey: Germany coach pleads for South Africa to embrace fringe sport

Germany embraces hockey to the tune of two men’s gold medals and two bronze finishes in the past four Olympics. Meanwhile rugby-mad South Africa have never come close to an Olympic podium. So when David met Goliath in Tokyo on Thursday, there were gasps as South Africa scored two second-half goals to overcome a 3-2 deficit against Germany. Forget the qualifying scenario for a second, Germany coach Kais Al Saadi lauded their opponents. “That’s a really, really hard team to control with all of those fast strikers,” said Al Saadi,…

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Lukhanyo Am promises a bruising encounter as South Africa bid to bounce back

Lukhanyo Am has vowed South Africa will take the physical battle to the British and Irish Lions on Saturday. The Springboks centre produced a thundering hit on Elliot Daly to start the three-Test series in shuddering style last weekend. South Africa stormed into a 12-3 half-time lead only to lose the first Test 22-17, leaving the hosts to rue letting that advantage slip. But now the World Cup-winning powerhouse Am has pledged the Boks will be back to their bruising best in this weekend’s second tussle with the Lions. Asked…

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Olympics Hockey: Arthur van Doren drops F-bomb as Belgium star hails South Africa

Looking at Tuesday’s late matches at the Oi Stadium, one sensed that Canada and South Africa were going to be no push overs against two of world hockey’s powerhouses. And so it proved. The scorelines may not have justified the outcomes – Belgium beating South Africa 9-4 and Holland edging Canada 4-2 – but spirit shone through for Pool B’s bottom nations. Arthur Van Doren, got his 200th cap in the hammering of South Africa, but this was another madcap match, the Red Lions 7-3 to the good at half-time, while…

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