World Cup 2022: Cristiano Ronaldo a ‘total genius’ for beating Portugal on penalties – Fifa

World Cup 2022: Cristiano Ronaldo a 'total genius' for beating Portugal on penalties - Fifa

Cristiano Ronaldo has been called a “total genius” by Fifa for the way he won a penalty for Portugal in their World Cup win over Ghana. The 37-year-old made the move to become the first man to score in five different Fifa World Cups. Portugal won 3-2 but the award of the free-kick outraged Ghana boss Otto Addo, who said it was ‘not a penalty’. …

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World Cup fans choose party city Dubai over buttoned-up Qatar

World Cup fans choose party city Dubai over buttoned-up Qatar

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In brief World Cup 2022: will the 20-year cycle work for Brazil?

In brief World Cup 2022: will the 20-year cycle work for Brazil?

The main event Pelé, Rivelino, Jairzinho and Carlos Alberto, Brazil’s legendary 1970 squad, are still regarded as the best World Cup squad in history and despite being favorites again this time around, the 2022 iteration is unlikely to reach those glorious heights. will reach. But Brazil is certainly in for a big tournament, as it hasn’t lifted the trophy since 2002, when Ronaldo (the real …

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‘Built on the blood of slaves’: British football fans boycott the World Cup

'Built on the blood of slaves': British football fans boycott the World Cup

Alex Murphy found a community through football. His weekends are spent cheering in Ipswich Town, where he holds a season ticket, Arsenal’s women’s team near his north London address, or playing five-a-side with his teams: Saka Potatoes and Olympic Mayonnaise. He has watched every World Cup since 2002 and enjoys the inclusiveness of the event, which even his mother, who doesn’t really care about football, …

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WC 2022: Why is so much break time being added?

WC 2022: Why is so much break time being added?

We’re only a few games into this World Cup and already we’re seeing a theme develop: The five games so far have had around 85 minutes added between them, with England’s match against Iran lasting an incredible 117 minutes and 16 seconds. This was partly due to injury – Iranian goalkeeper Alireza Beiranvand suffered a concussion after a nasty early clash of heads. But it …

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World Cup 2022 briefing: The bigwigs join the party on day two

World Cup 2022 briefing: The bigwigs join the party on day two

The main event After that curious opening game between Qatar and Ecuador, with its empty seats, curiously euphoric home fans and the feeling that the South Americans have slowed down, England should be involved in the first genuine World Cup duel. Carlos Queiroz is remembered on English soil as the coach who taught Sir Alex Ferguson’s Manchester United to defend. His Iran team is now …

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Qatar v Ecuador: World Cup 2022 kicks off with opening ceremony live

Qatar v Ecuador: World Cup 2022 kicks off with opening ceremony live

Key events Show only key events Please enable JavaScript to use this feature Show only key events Please enable JavaScript to use this feature Please enable JavaScript to use this feature I’m not sure any World Cup has produced as many great goals – or legendary commentary – as Mexico 86. This is soul-breathing beauty. “Hi Rob,” writes Beth. “Everyone rightly points out the deaths …

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World Cup 2022 predictions: Chris Sutton predicts opening round of group games in Qatar

World Cup 2022 predictions: Chris Sutton predicts opening round of group games in Qatar

BBC Sport football expert Chris Sutton predicts the outcome of the 64 matches at the 2022 FIFA World Cup. It kicks off with the opening games for each group, in which France face Australia, as well as England against Iran and Wales against the USA. Sutton also picks his two teams from each group to advance to the playoffs. He’s rooting for France to win …

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World Cup 2022 score predictions: Chris Sutton predicts opening round of group matches in Qatar

World Cup 2022 score predictions: Chris Sutton predicts opening round of group matches in Qatar

BBC Sport football expert Chris Sutton predicts the outcome of the 64 matches at the 2022 FIFA World Cup. It kicks off with the opening games for each group, in which France face Australia, as well as England against Iran and Wales against the USA. Sutton also picks his two teams from each group to advance to the playoffs. He’s rooting for France to win …

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