No night-outs at World Cup, says England boss Southgate
ENGLAND will not allow their players to risk any late-night dramas at the World Cup, with manager Gareth Southgate confirming there will be no night-outs in Russia.
The behaviour of high-profile athletes has been brought into focus once more after AMERICA’S champion skier Lindsey Vonn, 32, could have her wish of racing against men, granted next year. The US Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) is set to propose Vonn’s entry into the men’s field in a downhill race in 2018, and the sport’s governing body, FIS could consider the proposal in its pre-season meetings in Zurich on October 3 and 4. The race could well be at Vonn’s favourite venue — Lake Louise, where she’s claimed 13 win downhill. “USSA will put forward a proposal for Lindsey Vonn to participate in the men’s downhill in Lake Louise,” read a FIS statement. Vonn, an Olympic and multiple World Cup champion, has always maintained that since she has matched men in training, she should get an opportunity to race against them in competitions too. England cricketer Ben Stokes was arrested in the early hours of Monday morning after he was involved in a brawl at a Bristol club. Southgate said there was no question of his boys going out late at night at next summer’s World Cup, if they do qualify obviously. “I can’t see in a tournament where we would actually be letting them go out at night. I can see why time with their families would be important,” he stressed.