Which teams stand in way of Argentina's third World Cup title?

Argentina are bidding to win a third World Cup title at the Nov. 20-Dec. 18 tournament in Qatar. Here is what you need to know about their route to the final.

Wales' 'Golden Generation' disappoint at World Cup

Fans were hoping for Wales to turn up at the World Cup in high spirits after an agonising 64-year wait but the team stumbled at the first hurdle as the ageing "Golden Generation" of Gareth Bale and Aaron Ramsey failed to deliver.

A World Cup game overshadowed by political tension

The United States triumphed on the pitch over longtime political adversary Iran on Tuesday in a World Cup match overshadowed by protests raging in Iran and laced with decades of tension between the two countries.

Messi and Lewandowski's World Cup dreams in the balance

Lionel Messi and Robert Lewandowski head into Wednesday's showdown between Argentina and Poland with the futures of what could be their final World Cup adventures hanging in the balance.

Brazil World Cup bid built on solid foundations despite Neymar worries

Brazil might be fretting about the state of Neymar's ankle, but if a successful World Cup campaign is built on a solid defence then the foundations are there for Tite's side to win the title in Qatar.

'Moments like this, this is what I play football for'

Marcus Rashford is a player transformed for England, manager Gareth Southgate said after the forward's double strike against Wales on Tuesday propelled England into World Cup last 16.

November 30, 2022
November 30, 2022

Wales' 'Golden Generation' disappoint at World Cup

Fans were hoping for Wales to turn up at the World Cup in high spirits after an agonising 64-year wait but the team stumbled at the first hurdle as the ageing "Golden Generation" of Gareth Bale and Aaron Ramsey failed to deliver.

November 30, 2022
November 30, 2022

A World Cup game overshadowed by political tension

The United States triumphed on the pitch over longtime political adversary Iran on Tuesday in a World Cup match overshadowed by protests raging in Iran and laced with decades of tension between the two countries.

November 30, 2022
November 30, 2022

USA laud wounded hero Pulisic

Christian Pulisic was hailed by his teammates on Tuesday after his first-half strike sent the United States through to the World Cup knockout rounds, with the effort landing him in hospital with an abdominal injury.

November 30, 2022
November 30, 2022

‘All on the line’ for Denmark and Australia

Denmark coach Kasper Hjulmand admitted on Tuesday that “emotions are very, very high” for their must-win World Cup clash against a dogged Australia.

November 30, 2022
November 30, 2022

Conserving form on France’s agenda against desperate Tunisia

France will look to keep their World Cup momentum going when they face Tunisia even though they have qualified for the knockout stages, and coach Didier Deschamps will likely make changes for the game on Wednesday.

November 30, 2022
November 30, 2022

'As long as I'm wanted': Bale vows to play for Wales

Wales captain Gareth Bale vowed to keep playing for the national team amid doubts over his future after they were knocked out of the World Cup in the group stage with a 3-0 defeat by England in Tuesday's so-called "Battle of Britain".

November 30, 2022
November 30, 2022

Saudis eye to emulate ’94, while Mexicans seek more than win

Argentina, Mexico and Poland may all have been fancied to progress from Group C at the World Cup ahead of Saudi Arabia, but after their stunning win over the Argentines, the Saudis are firmly in the mix ahead of their Wednesday game against Mexico.

November 30, 2022
November 30, 2022

Disappointment in Tehran after World Cup loss to US

Iranians had been hoping for a repeat of their 1998 World Cup victory over the United States but their 1-0 defeat in Qatar on Tuesday plunged Tehran into disappointed silence as they exited the tournament.

November 30, 2022
November 30, 2022

Superstars Messi and Lewy face off for knockout berth

Two of the most intimidating strikers in world football, Argentina’s 35-year-old Lionel Messi and Poland’s 34-year-old Robert Lewandowski, line up against each other on Wednesday with a last 16 place at stake in the World Cup.

November 30, 2022
November 30, 2022

A lifetime experience in ‘the wrong place’

"You are not supposed to be here! Your jersey is in the wrong place, wrong crowd, not good at all," almost all of them had bombarded me with such remarks at the 974 Stadium.