Sport Round-Up

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This is today’s round up of sports news across Scotland and the world.

Football:

Additional details have been released about the level of FIFA corruption by Argentinian Alejandro Burzaco. Burzaco, who has been arrested, detailed the bribes he had paid to numerous officials while negotiating the television rights of Copa Libertadores, South America’s premier international club competition.

Australia booked their place in World Cup Russia 2018 thanks to a Mile Jedinak hat trick. There are just three places left to be decided before the draw takes place in State Kremlin Palace on Friday 1 December.

Republic of Ireland boss Martin O’Neill says he will discuss his future with the Irish FA, after his side failed to qualify for the Russian World Cup last night. Ireland lost 5-1 to Denmark in their second leg play-off match in Dublin.

Rugby:

France have steered off competition from South Africa and Ireland to host the 2023 rugby union World Cup. France – who also hosted the event in 2007 – were the surprise winners, after beating South Africa; the country recommended by tournament organisers.

England’s Women’s Rugby team will receive match fees from representing the nation in Autumn Internationals. These fees will be added to with training fees also being paid to the players called up in a first for women’s rugby.

Cycling:

Team Sky will face no charges over a package delivered to Bradley Wiggins at Criterium du Dauphine in 2011. UK Anti-Doping could not find enough evidence of wrongdoing and didn’t believe they would due to the length of time since the incident.

Cricket:

England’s women cricketers have won their latest warm-up match ahead of the final three Twenty20 Women’s Ashes matches. Mark Robinson’s side comfortably beat Governor-General’s Eleven by 90 runs in Sydney. England ended proceedings with 146 for 5, whilst the hosts were bowled out for 56.

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