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Great Britain have been drawn away to Colombia in the qualifying round of the 2023 Davis Cup.
Britain had a wildcard into this year's Finals but will have to win February's tie in South America to qualify for next September's group stage.
The tie will take place the week after the Australian Open.
Britain have far greater strength in depth in singles, with Cameron Norrie, Dan Evans, Jack Draper and Andy Murray all in the top 50.
Colombia's highest ranked singles player is the world number 69 Daniel Elahi Galan, and their number two player is likely to be the world number 300 Nicolas Mejia.
But the Colombians do have the former world number one doubles pair of Robert Farah and Juan Sebastian Cabal, who won both Wimbledon and the US Open in 2019.
The best-of-five match series will be played on a surface of Colombia's choosing, and it will be a challenging journey for anyone involved in the latter stages of the Australian Open, which runs from 16-29 January.
Colombia is 16 hours behind Melbourne, with the tie likely to start on Friday, 3 February.
The LTA will be in the second of a five year deal to host one of the four groups contested in September - but that is dependent on Britain successfully qualifying.
Glasgow's Emirates Arena hosted the group stage in September, but Britain failed to qualify for this week's knockout stage after finishing third behind the Netherlands and the United States.
Australia face Canada in the 2022 Final in Malaga on Sunday.
Both finalists qualify automatically for next year's Finals, along with Italy and Spain who have been awarded wildcards.
The other 12 places in the Finals will be determined by February's qualifiers, with the tie between Serbia and Norway potentially pitting Novak Djokovic against the world number three Casper Ruud.
After England's defeat by South Africa, the Rugby Football Union has to take a long, hard look at the team and coaching set-up and ask itself a simple question: are we going to win the Rugby World Cup next year?
That is not the standard I'm setting. That is the bar that the RFU itself has set to measure England and Eddie Jones by.
After this year, with only five wins from 12 Tests, no-one can honestly say that they are on course to do that.
The tournament starts in 10 months. So something fundamental has to change if they are to get close to that goal.
The Armageddon decision is to let Eddie Jones go and allow someone to get in as head coach and make changes now, with the Six Nations ahead of them.
Or, if those in charge don't change Jones, they tell Jones he has to change. And change something substantial and fast.
What was worrying for me about the England performance was the lack of consequence and responsibility for individual actions.
This was a big game. The world champions were in town and England had one game to put a gloss on a pretty patchy autumn campaign.
But, for all the talk about being adaptable and smart, England could not change the tide of the game when South Africa got on top after the first 20 minutes.
There wasn't anyone taking the initiative to grab the game by the scruff of the neck or go off script to find a solution.
You look to your leaders - Owen Farrell, Manu Tuilagi, Maro Itoje, Tom Curry - and I didn't see them providing that for their team. I thought this match would galvanise them and sharpen their minds. But they didn't fire a shot.
When Jonny Hill retaliated against Faf De Klerk in his own 22, causing a penalty to be reversed at a crucial point in the second half, where were the voices to tell him that indiscipline can't happen? Where is the peer pressure to be better? It is a little thing, but it is important.
They are a squad of hugely talented players and good people. They are really tight, there are some deep friendships in there. That is awesome. But they are together to win the World Cup. They all know that, they all want that, and, right now, they are falling short of that.
There have to be some tough conversations to talk about why they are playing the way they are.
In an ideal world, you would want Jones to go through to the end of his contract at the end of the World Cup in France.
He has done some great things for England rugby over the past seven years. But unfortunately, it is starting to unravel.
Other teams seem to have cottoned on to what England do - and what they do is not quite good enough.
The tendency is always to give someone under pressure more time because you want them to succeed. On a personal level, that is natural. But the vast majority of the time, it doesn't work. And the vast majority of the time, you wish you had changed leader sooner than you did.
Unfortunately that may be the case for Jones.
Whether the RFU makes that call is another thing. Contracts, continuity, a lack of appetite for that big decision might mean it doesn't.
But I think whoever you brought in - whether it was Steve Borthwick from Leicester, Alex Sanderson from Sale, Ronan O'Gara from La Rochelle, Scott Robertson from Crusaders - would spark an immediate improvement.
I think you would see some brilliance from England.
South Africa were disciplined and powerful on Saturday. They also had some X-factor out wide with the pace and skill of Kurt-Lee Arendse and Willie Le Roux. It was like the 2019 World Cup winning team, with an added dimension.
But I think England could do the same. They can play at that level and have a shot at the Rugby World Cup next year.
But they need new direction and impetus. The question for the RFU is whether Jones can now provide that.
Matt Dawson was speaking to BBC Sport's Mike Henson.
The Rugby Football Union will conduct a review into England's "really disappointing" autumn campaign, but have stopped short of offering their backing to head coach Eddie Jones.
The RFU review panel will hold a series of meetings over the next two weeks to discuss the autumn series, which yielded one win from four matches.
Chief executive Bill Sweeney says the union shares the frustrations of fans.
"Like them we are really disappointed with the results," he said.
In a statement, a day after the 27-13 defeat by South Africa, Sweeney added: "Despite strong individual performances and some great new talent coming through, the overall results are not where we expect them to be.
"We would like to thank England fans for their patience and support, it matters to us how they feel."
There is no mention of Jones in the statement, with the head coach's position under scrutiny after five wins from 12 matches in the calendar year.
Dispensing with Jones at this stage would mark a major deviation from the RFU's oft-stated plan, with both union and head coach fixated on next year's Rugby World Cup in France.
However, union sources have told the BBC they are unable to comment on his position ahead of the review, so as not to pre-empt its findings.
This is in contrast to the RFU's stance after the 2022 Six Nations, when they released a statement saying they "fully supported" Jones and praised the "solid progress" the team had made despite two wins from five Championship matches.
Former England fly-half Paul Grayson told the BBC's Rugby Union Weekly podcast any other coach but Jones - who has a fine World Cup pedigree - would struggle to survive given the recent results.
"Any person who goes into business with a four-year plan, if that is crumbling after three and a bit, do you change and change direction? Yes, you probably do," he said.
"It gets to the point where the higher-ups have to think if this investment is worth it? Are we so far in [that] to change now [would be] a waste of the last three and a half years?
"Don't forget the RFU and Bill Sweeney have been 100% behind Eddie Jones. There has never been a question whether he's the right man to take us to the World Cup.
"Which is why we always go: 'Oh it's not going to happen [Eddie Jones leaving]. They [the RFU] probably can't afford it, he's not going to walk away and his boss thinks he's the guy.'"
The RFU review panel will now meet to discuss "how improvements can be made ahead of the Six Nations", with their findings expected in the next fortnight.
The panel is an anonymous body of "board and executive members, along with independent former players and coaches".
England remain on course to qualify for the last 16 but were greeted by jeers at full time from a predominantly England-supporting crowd at Al Bayt Stadium.
The former England captain, who has returned to the U.S. to manage Major League Soccer club D.C. United, said the reaction from the English crowd was down to the nation's footballing culture.
"I know England fans expect a lot, but sometimes in our football culture we can be stubborn about recognising the qualities of the opposition," Rooney wrote in his Sunday Times column.
"This is definitely true when it comes to football in the USA. It is better than most people in England think. The standard of American players and American coaching is high and increasing in quality all the time.
"The USA are a good side with a good manager and they play with an exceptional energy which can make them difficult opponents for any team. Not to accept that is simply English prejudice. If England had just drawn with Denmark, fans would not be booing, would they?"
Rooney is England's record goalscorer and is the most-capped outfield player for the national team. However, during his playing career, he also hit out at supporters who jeered England's goalless draw against Algeria at the 2010 World Cup.
"Gareth Southgate needs to make changes for Tuesday's game with Wales and given that it would almost take a miracle not to qualify, it's the perfect opportunity for him to give minutes to players who have not been used much so far," Rooney said.
"Top of the list is Phil Foden. I found it very strange that Foden did not come on as a substitute against the USA, and as I wrote in these pages before the tournament, he would be a key part of my starting XI if I were the England boss. Technically, he is the best footballer England have."
Rooney added: "The other big change I would make for the Wales match would be to rest Harry Kane. Against the USA, he looked like he may have been suffering the effects of a heavy knock he took in the Iran game.
"It was from a tackle in the second half and in that match I felt that Gareth should have considered taking him off at half-time. England were leading 3-0, the game was already won and Harry is our most important player.
"When there are opportunities to protect him and help him stay fit, I believe Gareth should take them -- and that is why I would keep Harry on the bench against Wales.
England need only to avoid defeat by three goals against Wales on Tuesday in order to be sure of qualifying for the knockout stages.
Brazil manager Tite said he remains confident Neymar will play again in the 2022 World Cup, with teammate Marquinhos revealing the star forward is undergoing 24-hour physiotherapy as he continues his recovery from an ankle injury sustained in their opening win over Serbia.
Brazil have confirmed he will miss their second match against Switzerland on Monday, with ESPN sources saying he will also likely miss their third and final match of the group stage against Cameroon on Dec. 2.
There were fears the injury sustained by Neymar -- with right-back Danilo also forced off in the match with an ankle injury -- would see them sidelined for the rest of the tournament, but Tite said Sunday he expects to have both available at some stage in the competition.
"I believe that Neymar and Danilo will play the World Cup," Tite told a news conference. "I believe in that. Medically, clinically, they can talk more about the stages of the treatment. [But] I have no place to talk. I trust that we will be able to use both of them."
Neymar was replaced in the 80th minute of their 2-0 win, but it was later revealed he sustained the injury earlier in the match after a robust tackle from Nikola Milenkovic.
Tite accepted responsibility for not substituting Neymar sooner, saying he did not realise the forward had picked up an injury.
"He was injured, I didn't see that he was injured, we didn't have that information, I didn't notice," Tite said. "The information didn't come, it didn't come, he tried to stay in the field, until he fell. At that moment he was able to continue for the team, to participate in the goals."
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Brazil defender Marquinhos revealed Neymar is sleeping in the physiotherapy room at their hotel in Doha. The defender said the forward has gone through a variety of emotions since sustaining the injury, but is focused on playing a role in this World Cup for Brazil.
"I think that, at the time, at the moment, it's a delicate, difficult situation," Marquinhos said of Neymar's injury. "After the match, I saw him sad, it's normal, because of everything he dreamed of, wanted, the desire he had.
"But today, after exams, treatment, he is sleeping in physiotherapy, doing physiotherapy 24 hours a day. This shows how much he wants to be with us, that's it . We don't know when. Today we see him much better. It's very important to be with us. a good head, which greatly influences this moment of recovery. I see him very confident when he returns. And that helps with his return."
Marquinhos said the squad is strong enough to cope without Neymar and Danilo, but emphasised how important they are to the team.
"In a World Cup, [as Tite] can say, he wanted to have the 26 players available. But we showed before and we are ready to show again that the group is strong, well trained, ready for any divergence.
"That was said, we know, that not always the team that starts will finish. Sometimes due to injury, because one is better than the other."
The U.S. Soccer Federation is displaying Iran's national flag on social media without the emblem of the Islamic Republic, saying it supports protesters in Iran ahead of the nations' World Cup match on Tuesday.
The federation said in a statement on Sunday that it decided to forgo the official flag on social media accounts to show "support for the women in Iran fighting for basic human rights."
The move comes as nationwide protests challenging Tehran's theocratic government continue in Iran.
Iran's semiofficial Tasnim news agency reported on Sunday that the Iranian Football Federation will file an official complaint on the matter to FIFA's ethics committee.
The Twitter account of the U.S. men's national team displayed a banner with the squad's matches in the group stage, with the Iranian flag only bearing its green, white and red colors. The same could be seen in a post on its Facebook and Instagram accounts laying out the point totals so far in its group.
The U.S. soccer federation displayed the official Iranian flag in a graphic showing Group B standings on its website.
The absence of the emblem comes as monthslong demonstrations have challenged Iran's government since the Sept. 16 death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini, who had been detained by the country's morality police.
The protests have seen at least 450 people killed since they started, as well as over 18,000 arrested, according to Human Rights Activists in Iran, an advocacy group following the demonstrations.
Iran's mission to the United Nations and its soccer federation did not immediately respond to a request for comment. As comments raged online, Tasnim news agency described the U.S. federation as "removing the symbol of Allah" from the Iranian flag.
The Islamic Republic emblem, designed in 1980, is four curves with a sword between them. It represents the Islamic saying: "There is no god but God." It also resembles a tulip or lotus.
At the top and the bottom of the flag, there are 22 inscriptions of "God is Great" as well, which honors the date on the Persian calendar when the Islamic Revolution took hold.
The flag has become a point of contention at the World Cup. Apparent pro-government supporters have waved it, shouting at those demonstrating over Amini's death. Others at matches have waved Iran's lion and sun flag, an emblem of its former ruler, the late Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi.
More security forces could be seen at Iran's last match against Wales. In the capital Tehran, anti-riot police -- the same ones cracking down on protests -- waved the Iranian flag after the Wales win, angering demonstrators.
Portugal forward Cristiano Ronaldo has clearly seen better days, but though he became the first to reach the milestone of scoring in five men's World Cups, with a highly dubious penalty in the 3-2 win against Ghana, the evidence of the game was that there are still moments when the 37-year-old offers a potent threat at this level.
But does the same apply to the centre forward that Portugal will likely be facing in their second group-stage game on Monday? Luis Suarez is Uruguay's all-time top goal scorer, but his performance in the 0-0 draw against South Korea was not impressive. He touched the ball 18 times, losing it on nine of those occasions, and did not manage a single shot on goal.
Approaching 36, it is hardly surprising that Suarez is in decline. True, he was Uruguay's top scorer in qualification with eight goals, but five of those came from penalties. Suarez was replaced after an ineffective hour against South Korea and the time may have come to think about starting Monday's match without him.
Ever since Russia 2018, Uruguay have sought the holy grail of integrating their new generation of stars with the old stagers. The balance has so far proved elusive -- hence the problems in qualifying, when it took a change of coach and a late surge to carry them over the line.
There is a key structural problem. The midfield, at least in potential, is now the best part of the team but it functions better with three in the centre -- Matias Vecino and Rodrigo Bentancur to protect the defence, link the play and free Federico Valverde to use his lung power, technique and excellent long-range shooting. However, having a central midfield trio makes it hard to play two up front, and this is a seismic change for a team which for years has paired Suarez with Edinson Cavani in a 4-4-2 formation. The picture is further complicated by the rise of Liverpool's Darwin Nunez as another powerful centre forward option.
Cavani, ever the team man, appears to have accepted a place on the bench now he is 35 years old, and space has been found for Nunez, as it was against South Korea when he operated from the left flank in a 4-3-3. But other options are available. But what if the young and dynamic Nunez were to play up front on his own in the centre forward position? He would certainly offer more mobility than Suarez, and he might hold up the ball better than the veteran managed on Thursday.
In turn, this would free up space for another type of attacking talent. Playmaker Giorgian De Arrascaeta did not get on the field against South Korea and throughout the eight years of his international career to date there has always been a feeling that he did not fit into a 4-4-2 formation which sends him out to the wings, where he is not quick enough to thrive. But centrally, behind a lone striker? That might work better -- for him or for Facundo Torres, the latest playmaking talent off the block.
It would be a huge call for coach Diego Alonso to leave Suarez out of the starting lineup for Monday's game, but there would be some logic in the decision.
Portugal are a team who move the ball well; running power and closing them down as they play out from the back, will be important. And there is perhaps a wider point. This tournament, and especially Japan's thrilling 2-1 win over Germany, has made something very clear: Football is no longer a sport for 11, or even 12 or 14 players. With five substitutions no available, teams are made up of 16, and the ability to change the course of the match by going to the bench is now important.
Joining Cavani on the bench should be no humiliation for Suarez; he could still have a key role to play. Imagine that Uruguay are behind and chasing the game. In that scenario, circumstances would demand that the team push high up the field, where Suarez's penalty-area nous and finishing skills could save the day.
Over the years Ronaldo has accepted that in order to stay at the top he has to operate in reduced space. Perhaps in the current Uruguay side the 2022 version of Suarez needs to operate in reduced time.
Feeling as good as he did during his prime, Smith had limited involvement at an optional training session on Sunday before Wednesday's first Test against West Indies.
The 33-year-old hit a nerve using his pso-rite, a u-shaped device designed for athletes to help loosen the psoas muscles that run from the lumbar spine to the groin.
"It was just me being just silly to be honest," Smith said. "I was hitting myself in the psoas, trying to loosen that up and I got a little low and I hit a little nerve or something. My hip is a little bit grumbly...but all will be fine."
His technical shift has been a year in the making, after believing he had got his hands right last summer before working on his feet recently.
In last month's ODIs against England, Smith was notably much stiller with his distinctive back-and-across movement gone.
The change came after Smith made a point to return his technique to where it was in 2014-15, when he averaged 128.16 against India.
In turn, it has prompted Smith to agree with a Greg Chappell column where the former captain said Smith's changes could make him better than ever.
"The reason for the changes in long-form cricket, I felt as if I was getting a bit too front-on on the back foot," Smith said. "If you're too front on you can follow the ball if it nips away from you. Or you're not getting into positions that are where I wanted to be to leave the ball as well.
"Where I've got to right now is the ultimate for me. I feel like I don't have to work as hard to access the offside with my body and my hands. I can just play with a nice flow."
But with his changes, Smith feels as if he has opened up his options on the back foot and is better placed to handle any bouncer barrage.
"I was still quite front on [when hit by Archer] and I was only being able to help [pull shots] on their way behind square," Smith said. "Whereas using power in front of square is something I've probably done a bit better throughout my career.
Afghanistan will play their home games in the UAE over the next five years. An agreement was signed between the Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) and the Emirates Cricket Board (ECB), firming up the deal. As part of the agreement, Afghanistan will play UAE in a three-match T20I series in each of the five years.
The ECB will "provide valuable logistic support to the Afghanistan Cricket Board, including visa assistance and office space", an ACB statement said.
Of late the Afghanistan team has already been playing and training in the UAE, but on a series-by-series basis. Now, there's a formal longer-term deal in place.
Given the political situation in Afghanistan, it has remained a no-go zone for international teams. The situation escalated with the Taliban takeover in August 2021. Several ACB staff were among those who fled the country in the immediate aftermath, and thereafter getting visas for players based in Afghanistan to play abroad became a bigger challenge. The board subsequently arranged UAE residency visas for about two dozen players.
As per the ICC's Future Tours Programme (FTP), Afghanistan are set to host Australia, Pakistan and West Indies in three ODIs each, as well as Zimbabwe across formats, in the next year leading into the 2023 ODI World Cup. In the UAE, these can be spread across venues in Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Sharjah.
Mubashir Usmani, the ECB secretary said of the development: "Both parties, the Emirates Cricket Board and the Afghanistan Cricket Board enjoy long and cordial relations and we are happy to support the ACB in ensuring that they have a home for their cricket.
"We are also thankful to the Afghanistan Cricket Board for agreeing to play a series of T20I matches against UAE Team each year. This will provide our UAE team with invaluable exposure and help in their development."
48.2 overs Afghanistan 228 (Gurbaz 68, Rahmat 58, Rajitha 3-31) vs Sri Lanka
As Rajitha took 3 for 31 from his nine overs, and the spinners shared four wickets between them, Afghanistan were dismissed for 228 with 10 balls left unused. Mohammad Nabi played a decent late hand, striking two sixes and two fours in his 34-ball 41. But he started running out of partners and had to take greater risks, and he eventually holed out in the 48th over.
Nabi was the last of Rajitha's victims. Although he struck Rajitha for a six previous ball, the bowler slowed up the next delivery, had him mistime the shot, and send a catch to long off, where Dhananjaya de Silva held on to a low one. In Rajitha's previous over, he had had Rashid Khan hit a slower one in the air to sweeper cover, before Mujeeb Ur Rahman top edged his second ball to the keeper.
Rajitha got his rewards in the back end of the innings, but he had bowled beautifully with the new ball. His first over cost just one run, his second was a maiden, and he conceded just 10 in his opening five-over spell. All up, he conceded only two boundaries (a six and a four) in the 54 legal deliveries he send down.
Sri Lanka's spinners were not quite so dominant, particularly in the first half of the innings, when Gurbaz was producing a typically belligerent innings, and Rahmat was building himself to another score. Those batters put on 113 for the second wicket off 133 deliveries.
Gurbaz hit four sixes in the arc between long-off and cow corner - some of these being release shots after pressure had been built up. After Theekshana had him caught at long off trying to hit his fifth, though, some of the oomph went out of Afghanistan's innings, and Sri Lanka's spinners dominated the next 10 overs.
Theekshana got another wicket - that of Najibullah Zadran - and finished with 2 for 49 from his 10. Hasaranga and de Silva claimed a wicket apiece and went for less than 40 from their full quotas.