Hopman Cup: France Beat USA To Win Title In Perth

france-flagFrance has won the Hopman Cup for the second time after beating the United States in the final in Perth.

France took the lead in the mixed team event with Richard Gasquet’s victory, over jack sock, in the men’s match.

However United States levelled thanks to Coco Vandeweghe’s 6-4 7-5 win over kristina Mladenovic in the women’s tie.

That set up a deciding doubles match, with Gasquet and Mladenovic triumphing 4-1, 4-3 to deny the United States what would have been a seventh title.

“A lot of great players have won here, so that’s why we’re happy to have our names on the cup. We are very proud,” Gasquet said.

France’s only previous success in the hopman cup came in 2014.

Amos Adamu Faces Two-Year FIFA Ban

Amos Adamu Faces Two-Year FIFA Ban FIFA Ethics Committee has recommended a two-year ban for former member of CAF executive committees, Amos Adamu, from all football -related activities.

The 62-year-old who was a member of FIFA’s executive committee was also fined Swiss Franc ($19,400) for various violations of code of ethics.

The former director general of the national sports commission has already served a three-year ban after being found guilty of asking for money in exchange for 2018 World Cup votes.

The suspension expired in October 2013.