Sport News Update, what you need to know.

SOCCER – Australia’s bid to topple soccer super-power the Netherlands has suffered a body blow with midfielder Mark Milligan ruled out of the World Cup fixture with a hamstring injury.

RUGBY LEAGUE – Queensland coach Mal Meninga is breathing a little easier after Daly Cherry-Evans gave his strongest indication yet he had overcome a knee injury by joining the main training group for the first time in Tuesday’s Origin eve session.

SOCCER – Manchester United’s Marouane Fellaini has come off the bench to inspire a dramatic Belgian fightback against Algeria, as Marc Wilmots’ young side opened their World Cup campaign with a 2-1 win, while Brazil were held to a 0-0 draw by Mexico.

RUGBY LEAGUE – Andrew Fifita’s wretched year has continued with the Cronulla prop ruled out for around six weeks with a wrist injury.

AFL – AFL chief executive Gillon McLachlan admits North Melbourne’s long-standing bid for the right to stage a Good Friday game deserves due consideration but he says the Swans are also in the running.