World Cup 2022: “Germany is leaving world football as a fallen giant”

World Cup 2022: “Germany is leaving world football as a fallen giant”

“Football is a simple game. Twenty-two men chase a ball for 90 minutes and in the end the Germans always win.” It seems an age since former England striker Gary Lineker uttered that memorable sentence – but it reflects a reality that feels even more distant after the last World Cup in Qatar. Germany, once regarded as a foregone certainty to go deep into major …

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Australia and Argentina criticize Fifa for World Cup scheduling

Australia and Argentina criticize Fifa for World Cup scheduling

Australia and Argentina have criticized Fifa for scheduling their last 16 match three days after their final World Cup group matches, saying the short round treats players like ” robot”. The Socceroos defeated Denmark on Wednesday night and face a high-profile elimination game with Lionel Messi and Argentina on Saturday at 10pm local time. Argentina have even less time to recover, having played their 2-0 …

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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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