Root has emerged as England's batting mainstay since his debut in 2012
Messi was suspended on Tuesday after FIFA said he had "directed insulting words at an assistant referee"
Many people have called for the championship to be moved in light of Donald Trump's controversial remarks about women
The World Surf League has released a video of the shortlisted crashes
Pakistan fast bowler Mohammad Irfan has been suspended for a year and fined $9500
The five-times champions beat Paraguay 3-0 on Tuesday for their eighth successive win in the South American qualifying competition.
Five-time grand slam winner Maria Sharapova opens up about serving a 15-month ban after testing positive for the use of meldonium. She will return to tennis at the end of April.
Iran took a significant step towards qualifying for next year's World Cup finals with a 1-0 win over China
The decision means Messi will play in only one of Argentina's remaining five World Cup qualifiers
United Arab Emirates coach Mahdi Ali resigned on Tuesday after a loss to Australia dealt an all but fatal blow to the country's chances