Qatar World Cup 2022

December 2, 2022
December 2, 2022

Ronaldo starts against South Korea

Cristiano Ronaldo starts for a much-changed Portugal against South Korea on Friday as they look to seal top spot in World Cup Group H.

December 2, 2022
December 2, 2022

Mature tactics help Japan grow up at World Cup

Japan were labelled naive when they exited the World Cup four years ago against Belgium. Now their canny tactics have upset Germany and Spain and taken them to the last 16.

December 2, 2022
December 2, 2022

Japan explodes with World Cup joy

Japan erupted in cheers and tears after the national team's 2-1 win over Spain early on Friday, with crowds packing public viewing areas in the pre-dawn cold shrieking with joy as they stunned another global football power at the World Cup.

December 1, 2022
December 1, 2022

The West, FIFA and Us: We're all being hypocritical about the World Cup

Pro-migrant, anticolonial discourse has been weaponised to support Qatar’s hosting of the FIFA World Cup

December 1, 2022
December 1, 2022

WC to see historic all-female refereeing presence

Stephanie Frappart will become the first woman to referee a men's World Cup match after FIFA announced on Tuesday that she will take charge of Thursday's Group E match between Germany and Costa Rica. 

December 1, 2022
December 1, 2022

Mexico beat Saudi Arabia but miss out on last 16

Mexico beat Saudi Arabia 2-1 in World Cup Group C on Wednesday but fell agonisingly short of reaching the last 16 on goal difference.

December 1, 2022
December 1, 2022

Messi can still decide games for Argentina, says Pochettino

Lionel Messi may be making his last World Cup appearance in Qatar but the talismanic forward is still capable of spurring Argentina to a third World Cup title, his compatriot and former Paris St Germain head coach Mauricio Pochettino said.

December 1, 2022
December 1, 2022

Fernandez makes first start for Argentina against Poland

Enzo Fernandez was rewarded for his World Cup goal against Mexico with his first-ever start for Argentina as manager Lionel Scaloni made four changes to face Poland on Wednesday.

November 29, 2022
November 29, 2022

Air conditioning making Brazil players sick, says Antony

Brazil winger Antony has claimed the air conditioning inside stadiums has been making him and other members of the Brazil team ill. 

November 29, 2022
November 29, 2022

Argentina have not yet peaked at World Cup: Martinez

Argentina on Tuesday issued a warning to Poland ahead of their final World Cup Group C match on Wednesday, saying they may have slipped and stumbled through their first two group matches but have yet to hit peak form.