South Africa won big in a game it had to win, trouncing 14-man Italy 49-3 in Shizuoka to stay in the Rugby World Cup.
Scotland win 34-0 against Samoa in Kobe that saw Pacific islanders finish a man down.
Arsenal and Manchester United both relied on a teenager to get their Europa League campaigns off to a winning start.
In Iran, women are not allowed to watch men's football matches in stadiums, though they have occasionally been allowed to watch volleyball and basketball in stadiums.
Spain last won the World Cup –– the country's only title –– in 2006 while Australia has never won the title.
Australia have never won a medal but United States coach Gregg Popovich thinks this could be their year because "they've been close for several years, and they are hungry."
The 35-year-old, who played 134 times for his country, made his international debut in 2003 aged 19, picked up a World Cup runners-up medal in 2010 as the Oranje were beaten by a dominant Spain in the South Africa final.
The Silver Ferns were runners-up in the last three editions that Australia won but were determined not to let history repeat itself at Liverpool's M&S Bank Arena, soaking up the pressure in a tense final quarter to prevail.
Nigeria's Odion Ighalo, 30, announces retirement from international football after winning the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations Golden Boot award.
"I'll defend the Barca colours with all my determination and commitment. It's our time. This is our path", says Antoine Griezmann whose moving sparked a furious reaction from Atletico Madrid over the amount Barcelona paid for.
England, the tournament host, will play New Zealand in the final at Lord's on Sunday. It will be England's fourth World Cup final, and New Zealand's second — and neither team has won it.
The team will now play England or Australia in the final at Lord's on Sunday.
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