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Iran Coach Queiroz slams Klinsmann, calls him ‘disgrace to football’

Iran coach Carlos Queiroz slammed German football legend Juergen Klinsmann for criticizing his team’s World Cup conduct, calling his remarks a “disgrace to football”, asking him to quit his FIFA post. Iran’s football federation also demanded an apology. In his

Fuller’s late strike earns Costa Rica shock win over Japan

As a result of Costa Rica’s heroics in Group E, Japan failed to take another step toward the World Cup knockout stages. After their unexpected victory over Germany, Japan struggled against a solid defensive line before Fuller scored with Costa

Iran to take on United States in winner-takes-all clash on Tuesday

Doha: The United States and Iran, diplomatic rivals for more than 40 years, clash on the soccer pitch on Tuesday, and their places at the World Cup on the line in a fitting finale for the most politically charged group

Netherlands, Ecuador draw eliminates hosts Qatar from World Cup

Qatar became the first team to be eliminated from the World Cup on Friday after Group A rivals the Netherlands and Ecuador drew 1-1. The Dutch and Ecuador each have four points, Senegal has three. Qatar is without a point

Neymar, Danilo to miss rest of group stage with ankle injuries

Brazilian duo Neymar and Danilo will miss Brazil’s remaining World Cup group games against Switzerland and Cameroon after sustaining injuries in Thursday’s opening 2-0 victory over Serbia, the team’s doctor said on Friday. “Neymar and Danilo went through MRI on

Hosts Qatar on verge of elimination after 3-1 loss to Senegal

DOHA: Host nation Qatar are perilously close to crashing out of the World Cup after they slumped to a 3-1 defeat by Senegal at the Al Thumama Stadium on Friday, despite Mohammed Muntari netting a first-ever World Cup finals goal

Brazil faces anxious wait over Neymar’s injury

DOHA: Brazil is sweating on the fitness of Neymar on Friday after their talisman sprained his ankle in the World Cup win over Serbia. The forward suffered the injury in a collision with Nikola Milenkovic during the second half of

Late goals against Wales keep Iran’s hopes alive in World Cup

AL RAYYAN, Qatar: Iran scored twice in stoppage time to keep its hopes alive in the World Cup after a thrilling last-gasp victory over a stunned 10-man Wales. In their Group B match against Iran at Al Rayyan’s Ahmad Bin

Ronaldo, Joao Felix score as Portugal beats Ghana 3-2

DOHA: Portugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo shrugged off his bitter split with Manchester United to claim yet another record as he became the first player to score in five World Cups with a penalty to help steer his side to a

Uruguay, South Korea settle for 0-0 draw in World Cup Group H opener

AL RAYYAN, Qatar: Uruguay defender Diego Godin and midfielder Federico Valverde both hit the woodwork as the South Americans were held to a 0-0 draw by South Korea in their opening World Cup Group H game on Thursday. Wearing a

Why does Brazilian national team wear yellow jersey?

Football is like a religion in Brazil. Brazilians are frequently regarded as some of the best natural footballers. The nation is credited with inventing “Joga Bonito” and is known as the birthplace of the greatest athletes in history. They also

FIFA World Cup: Embolo’s solo strike helps Swiss edge past Cameroon

AL WAKRAH, Qatar: Switzerland edged past Cameroon 1-0 courtesy of a goal against the run of play by Cameroon-born Breel Embolo on Thursday for an opening win in World Cup Group G. Embolo, born in Yaounde but raised in Basel,

Lewandowski misses penalty as Poland, Mexico play goalless draw

DOHA: Poland skipper Robert Lewandowski failed to break his World Cup duck when he saw a second-half penalty saved in a goalless but entertaining draw with Mexico in their opening Group C game at Stadium 974 on Tuesday. Lewandowski earned

Saudi Arabia’s win is statistically biggest World Cup shock: Gracenote

AL RAYYAN, Qatar: Saudi Arabia’s 2-1 victory over Argentina on Tuesday is rated the biggest shock in World Cup history by data company Nielsen Gracenote, moving ahead of the previous biggest upset, the United States’ win over England in 1950.

Lively Tunisia holds Denmark to draw in World Cup Group D opener

AL RAYYAN, Qatar: Substitute Andreas Cornelius hit the post and Denmark had a late penalty appeal turned down, while Tunisia wasted two clear chances in a 0-0 draw in their World Cup Group D opener at Education City Stadium on

‘It’s painful’: Argentina’s striker Martinez on shock World Cup loss against Saudi Arabia

DOHA: Argentina forward Lautaro Martinez said Tuesday’s shock 2-1 World Cup defeat to Saudi Arabia hurt badly as the Copa America champions’ long unbeaten run came to a shuddering halt. Lionel Messi gave Argentina – who came into the match

Saudis stun Argentina with 2-1 comeback win

LUSAIL, Qatar: Unheralded Saudi Arabia notched one of the biggest shocks in World Cup history on Tuesday with a 2-1 win over Lionel Messi’s Argentina thanks to a scintillating second half comeback. On his fifth and final quest for the

Gakpo, Klassen goals help Netherlands beat Senegal in World Cup opener

DOHA: Second half goals from Cody Gakpo and Davy Klaassen ensured 2-0 win for the Netherlands against Senegal at Al Thumama Stadium as Senegal was left to rue missed chances. The Netherlands returned to the world’s biggest stage after they

FIFA World Cup: England lays down marker with Iran thrashing

DOHA: England on Monday thrashed Iran 6-2 in its World Cup Group B opener with teenager Jude Bellingham scoring his first international goal and Bukayo Saka and Raheem Sterling also on target. Gareth Southgate’s side strolled to victory, with Iran’s

Ronaldo says row with Man Utd ‘won’t shake’ Portugal team

DOHA: Cristiano Ronaldo said Monday that his row with Manchester United would not have an adverse effect on the Portugal team at the World Cup in Qatar. Reduced to a peripheral role at United this season, the superstar last week

Seven European teams’ captains ditch ‘Gay’ armband following FIFA pressure

The captains of England, Wales, Belgium, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Germany and Denmark have backed down on wearing ‘OneLove’ armbands at the World Cup following pressure from FIFA, the associations said in a joint statement on Monday. Any player donning the

Valencia’s brace helps Ecuador beat hosts Qatar in World Cup opener

Ecuador’s veteran striker Enner Valencia scored twice as the South American side beat hosts Qatar 2-0 in the opening match of World Cup on Sunday. Felix Sanchez’s men have been together in camp for the last six months to prepare

Football fever grips Lyari as World Cup begins in Qatar

The FIFA World Cup has begun in spectacular fashion in Qatar, a country of barely 3 million people and one of the world’s biggest producers of natural gas, who has spent lavishly to organize the mega event. New stadiums cost

FIFA World Cup kicks off with dazzling opening ceremony in Doha

DOHA: The Qatar World Cup has opened in spectacular fashion, with superstars including actor Morgan Freeman performing in a stunning Opening Ceremony. Qatar’s Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani arrived at the stadium flanked by FIFA president Gianni Infantino, to

Pakistan-made footballs at FIFA WC: Sialkot supplied 300,000 match balls for Qatar 2022

Pakistan, ranked 194th in FIFA ranking, won’t be at Qatar when FIFA World Cup 2022 begins on Sunday, however Pakistan-made footballs will be at the world’s most prestigious sporting event. Pakistan is one of the suppliers of the official match

FIFA World Cup kicks off today, Imran wishes Qatar best of luck

DOHA: One of the most awaited sporting event, FIFA World Cup 2022 is set to kick off tonight at the Al Bayt Stadium, Qatar. The host country will take on Ecuador in the opening match. Despite the controversies related to

‘I will beat you at the World Cup’, Neymar tells Messi

Brazilian superstar Neymar is dreaming of taking home the World Cup and he told his close friend Lionel Messi of his intention of beating him at the Qatar World Cup. Neymar and Lionel Messi are friends, as their relationship goes

FIFA WC: Which music stars will perform in Qatar?

Several global stars have refused to take part in the opening ceremony of the Qatar World Cup, and with two days to go, it is still not clear who will perform. The most likely appearance is Jungkook of K-pop megastars

FIFA World Cup 2022: When is the opening ceremony and who is performing?

Here’s what you need to know about the opening ceremony of the Nov. 20-Dec. 18 World Cup in Qatar: WHEN WILL THE OPENING CEREMONY TAKE PLACE? * The opening ceremony of the World Cup will take place on Sunday, before

World Cup fans can survive for 3 hours a day without beer: FIFA chief

FIFA president Gianni Infantino said Saturday that World Cup fans can survive for three hours a day without beer after sales were banned around stadiums. “I think personally if for three hours a day you cannot drink a beer, you