Peru scored two goals in the second half to rescue a 2-2 draw against Ecuador in the Copa America on Wednesday. Ecuador scored twice in the opening 45 minutes with Renato Tapia putting through his own goal midway through the first half and Ayrton Preciado finishing off a free kick seconds before the break. However, Peru stormed back into contention in the second half with Gianluca Lapadula scoring after 49 minutes before setting up Andre Carrillo to equalise five minutes later.
The all-female W Series, which is supporting Formula One at eight grands prix this year, will become a team-based championship from 2022 as a result of strong sponsor interest, organisers said on Thursday. Drivers will continue to race with identical machinery, however, with cars prepared and maintained by W Series Engineering. The series, whose second season starts at Austria's Red Bull Ring this weekend and which has the ultimate aim of helping a woman race in Formula One for the first time since 1976, currently provides cars to the drivers individually.
‘We can’t repeat the same mistakes’: Löw warns Germany over England clashGermany to face England in last 16 at WembleyManager says his side ‘need to improve’ after Hungary scare Joachim Löw congratulates Leon Goretzka after the midfielder’s goal booked Germany a knockout tie against England. Photograph: Markus Gilliar/Getty Images
Hungarians have spent over half a century wondering if they would ever have a national team to be proud of again but as their players stood in front of their supporters, singing the national anthem with tears running down their faces, it was clear that long wait was over. The record will show that Hungary finished bottom of Euro 2020 Group F without a win in their three games and were eliminated from the tournament. But another way of looking at Hungary's results is that, despite being written off as no-hopers in the toughest group, they held world champions and tournament favourites France and were six minutes away from qualifying with a victory in Germany -- until Leon Goretzka's late equaliser.
Set pieces, Kane and Covid curveballs – the big issues now facing EnglandThe group stage threw up as many questions as answers for Gareth Southgate and his squad Harry Kane’s form remains a concern for England. Photograph: Xinhua/Shutterstock
New Zealand captain Kane Williamson expressed both relief and satisfaction after his team defeated India by eight wickets in the inaugural World Test Championship (WCT) final on Wednesday after losing successive one-day finals. Australia thrashed the New Zealanders at the Melbourne Cricket Ground in 2015 after they had finally qualified for a final after losing six semis. On Wednesday New Zealand finally triumphed in a global final with Williamson unbeaten on 52 after a painstaking 49 in the first innings on a pitch which favoured the bowlers throughout with two days lost to rain.
There is that scene in Steven Spielberg’s classic movie, Raiders of the Lost Ark, where Indiana Jones opens the Well of Souls to find a pit full of vipers, cobras and other nasties. “Snakes. Why’d it have to be snakes?” said our rueful hero, and that is how Gareth Southgate and his England players might have felt on Wednesday night upon learning, after a night of extraordinary twists and turns, that they will have to overcome their long-time tournament nemesis if they are to end 55 years of hurt
Goretzka sets up Germany v England last-16 tie after Hungary threaten shock Leon Goretzka (left) celebrates with teammates Kevin Volland and Joshua Kimmich after making it 2-2 in Munich. Photograph: Lukas Barth-Tuttas/EPA