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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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 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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