Qatar World Cup 2022

World Cup revealed our media's vulnerability to fake news

Fact-checkers in Bangladesh debunked at least 10 different fake or misleading news stories, eight of which are related to the football tournament, in top newspapers and TV channels.

December 17, 2022
December 17, 2022

Benzema's mysterious message amid rumor over his final appearance

Reports in Spain suggest that France striker Karim Benzema could be in line for a shock return to Qatar to play in the World Cup final against Argentina on Sunday night.

December 14, 2022
December 14, 2022

‘Impressive my friend’

Lionel Messi will have the chance to crown his remarkable career by winning the World Cup after he inspired Argentina to a comfortable 3-0 win against Croatia in the semi-final on Tuesday.

December 14, 2022
December 14, 2022

Ronaldo won't be happy if Argentina win World Cup

Brazilian World Cup-winner Ronaldo is not happy with the idea of fierce rivals Argentina winning the tournament in Qatar following his own country's shock exit in the quarter-finals.

December 14, 2022
December 14, 2022

'Still one step to go'

Argentina coach Lionel Scaloni admitted it was difficult not to get carried away after his side beat Croatia in Tuesday's World Cup semi-final but called on his side to quickly gather their focus for the final.

December 14, 2022
December 14, 2022

Croatia undone by 'true Messi' performance, says Dalic

Croatia tried their best to control their World Cup semi-final but a vintage performance from Argentina skipper Lionel Messi took the game away from them, coach Zlatko Dalic said after his side were beaten 3-0 by the South Americans on Tuesday.

December 13, 2022
December 13, 2022

Argentina and Messi in World Cup showdown with Modric's Croatia

Argentina and Lionel Messi face Croatia on Tuesday in a World Cup semi-final that pits South American flair against the guile of Luka Modric and a remarkable fighting spirit.

December 13, 2022
December 13, 2022

Croatia hope Argentina will behave themselves in semi-final

Croatia are hoping Argentina's bad-tempered World Cup quarter-final qualification over the Netherlands with 16 yellow cards and one red will not spill over into Tuesday's semi-final, coach Zlatko Dalic said on Monday.

December 12, 2022
December 12, 2022

Croatia's mental strength has deep roots, says Petkovic

Croatia striker Bruno Petkovic says the team's mental strength that has propelled them to two penalty shoot-out wins at the World Cup has deep roots in the country's struggle for independence.

December 12, 2022
December 12, 2022

Argentina plans to open embassy in Bangladesh

Argentina is planning to open its embassy in Bangladesh. The decision might have been boosted by Bangladesh's support of Lionel Messi's team in the football World Cup in Qatar, according to the Merco Press, a South Atlantic News Agency.

December 10, 2022
December 10, 2022

Ronaldo benched again as Portugal face Morocco in quarters

Cristiano Ronaldo starts on the bench once more in Portugal's World Cup quarter-final clash against Morocco on Saturday.