Indonesia stadium where stampede killed over 130 to be demolished

A memorial for victims of the stampede in front of gate 13 at the Kanjuruhan stadium in Malang, East Java. Juni Kriswanto/AFP via Getty Images Indonesia will demolish and rebuild a football stadium where a stampede killed more than 130 people this month, President Joko Widodo said on Tuesday as he vowed to “thoroughly transform” the … Read more

France’s N’Golo Kante ruled out of World Cup with hamstring injury

France midfielder N’Golo Kante has been ruled out for three months following an injury setback and will miss the World Cup in Qatar, sources have told ESPN. The Chelsea midfielder is suffering from a serious hamstring injury, and the news is a significant blow for France manager Didier Deschamps given the role the 31-year-old played … Read more

Saka, Sargent climb; Hazard falls

The days are counting down to the start of the World Cup in Qatar, with the host nation kicking it all off on Nov. 20 when they take on Ecuador. – Stream on ESPN+: LaLiga, Bundesliga, MLS, more (U.S.) All 32 finalists are making their closing plans for the tournament, hoping that star players don’t … Read more

Brazil to be top-ranked team at 2022 tournament

Brazil will go to the World Cup as the top-ranked team after extending their lead over second-place Belgium in the latest FIFA rankings released on Thursday. They are the only nation to have competed in every World Cup finals and will go into next month’s tournament in Qatar seeking a record-extending sixth crown. – Stream … Read more