Sunday, 27 Nov, 2022

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Saudi Arabia declares public holiday after shock Argentina win

Jubilant Saudi football fans celebrating deep into the night on Tuesday can rest easy with a lie-in tomorrow, after authorities in Riydh declared a national holiday to mark a shock World Cup victory. The Green Falcons’ 2-1 win over Argentina, one of the world’s top-ranked

Manchester United owners consider sale as Ronaldo exits

Manchester United’s owners said Tuesday they were ready to sell the club after it was earlier confirmed star player Cristiano Ronaldo was leaving the Premier League giants. Weeks of turbulence at Old Trafford appeared to have come to an end when the club announced Ronaldo was

Tunisia holds Denmark to 0-0 draw in Group D at World Cup

Tunisia held European Championship semifinalist Denmark to a 0-0 draw Tuesday at the World Cup. Coming three hours after Saudi Arabia beat Argentina in a shocking upset — and before a stadium filled almost entirely with Tunisia supporters — it was another big result for two

Saudis stun Messi’s Argentina with 2-1 comeback win

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 come back. On his fifth and final quest for the only major trophy to elude him, the 35-year-old Messi

Messi Goal Gives Argentina World Cup Lead Against Saudi Arabia

Lionel Messi has put Argentina into the lead against Saudi Arabia after just 10 minutes of their Group C opener and you can watch the goal here. The goal came from the penalty spot after Leandro Paredes was bundled to the ground following an Argentina free kick from the left. Messi

The World Cup’s most valuable teams: Which squads are worth most?

England have the most valuable squad at the Qatar World Cup 2022, with the team’s Jude Bellingham topping a list of more than 800 football players in terms of transfer value, a study has found. According to a study by Swiss research group CIES Football Observatory,

Messi's WC mission starts as Argentina faces Saudi Arabia today

Lionel Messi says he is in a "great moment" as he prepares for what is likely to be his final World Cup. The 35-year-old is playing in his fifth global tournament with Argentina, whose opening game against Saudi Arabia kicks off at 10am GMT on Tuesday. The seven-time

Bale’s penalty rescues point for Wales in World Cup opener with USA

Gareth Bale rode to Wales' rescue once again as the captain's late penalty salvaged a draw against the United States in his country's first World Cup game for 64 years. Wales were listless and overrun in a first half dominated by a vibrant USA team, who led as Tim Weah

Saka grabs two as England score 6 against Iran

England hammered Iran 6-2 on Monday in an emphatic FIFA World Cup. England dominated this game, scoring six goals and having 79% ball possession. It was a strong performance from Saka who won the man of the match award. Concerns though will be raised about the Three Lions

World Cup2022: England vs Iran at Khalifa International Stadium in Doha

England's 2022 World Cup campaign gets underway against Iran at the Khalifa International Stadium in Doha. Gareth Southgate's side will be hoping to go one better than their last tournament appearance when they finished as runners-up at the delayed Euro 2020. Harry Kane,

World Cup 2022: England, Wales braced for tournament openers

For England, it's been a four-year wait. For Wales, it's been a little longer. Sixty years longer, in fact. The 2022 World Cup's opening day featured just one match - Ecuador's low-key win over hosts Qatar - but the action will be cranked up on Monday when Group B

Djokovic beats Casper Ruud to equal Roger Federer's record

Former world number one Novak Djokovic beat Casper Ruud for a record-equalling sixth ATP Finals title. The 35-year-old Serbian overcame his Norwegian opponent 7-5 6-3 in Turin on Sunday. Victory for Djokovic in the season-ending event caps a year in which he was forced to miss two

Qatar first World Cup hosts to lose opener with Ecuador defeat

Qatar became the first home team to lose their opening World Cup match as Ecuador cruised to a 2-0 victory over the hosts, with Enner Valencia scoring twice in the tournament curtain-raiser on Sunday. Asian champions Qatar enjoyed the backing of the majority of the crowd at the

FIFA World Cup 2022: opening ceremony kicked off

The opening ceremony has kicked off with cultural show at the Al Bayt Stadium, Al Khor in Qatar on Sunday. Some superb light work and music is also in display at the venue. Earlier, France legend Marcel Desailly presented the World Cup trophy in front of the fans. The event takes place

Qatar to deliver on World Cup debut against Ecuador

The preparation for Qatar finally ends on Sunday when the team begin their World Cup campaign. The match against Ecuador in front of 60,000 fans is not only their first ever at the tournament, but also the biggest game in the country’s history. It is crucial to their chances of

Louis Vuitton Launches Campaign With Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo

Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are used to tackling each other on a football pitch, but in a new Louis Vuitton advertisement, modern soccer’s biggest rivals square off over a game of chess. The French luxury house’s latest brand campaign, under the tag line

France’s star striker Karim Benzema out of World Cup with injury

France’s World Cup hopes have taken a huge blow with the news that star striker Karim Benzema is out of the tournament after tearing a muscle in his left thigh during training on Saturday. “Karim Benzema is out of the World Cup,” the French soccer federation (FFF)

Abahani Limited Dhaka reach quarterfinal

Abahani Limited Dhaka reached quarterfinal of the Bashundhara Group Independence Cup Football with one match in hand when they came from behind beat Bangladesh Air Force Football team by 3-1 goals  in their second group C match held today (Saturday) at Bir Flight Lieutenant Matiur

Messi, Neymar and Mbappe — PSG trio set for World Cup rivalry in Qatar

There is a thread that connects the three leading favorites to win the World Cup starting in Qatar on Sunday. Brazil, Argentina and holders France have been cited as the main contenders for good reason, not least because of the identity of their star players. Lionel Messi captains

Nicki Minaj, Maluma, Myriam Fares release World Cup anthem

Hip hop star Nicki Minaj has teamed up with Colombian singer-songwriter Maluma and Lebanese singer Myriam Fares for the latest addition to the official soundtrack of the World Cup in Qatar. Want World Cup news as it happens? Download The Post’s app and turn on alert notifications