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FIFA bans four Uruguay players for World Cup chaos

Sat, 28 Jan 2023 - 07:46 GMT

FIFA launched proceedings against the players who angrily harangued the referee after crashing out of the tournament in Qatar, despite beating Ghana 2-0 in their final group match on Dec. 2.

Southgate considered resigning as England manager before World Cup

Fri, 27 Jan 2023 - 11:30 GMT

Southgate led England to the World Cup quarter-finals in Qatar where they lost to France and the manager wanted to be sure after the tournament that staying on was the right thing to do.

Kane says World Cup penalty miss will haunt him for rest of his life

Fri, 06 Jan 2023 - 11:13 GMT

In England's 2-1 defeat to France last month, captain Kane scored their first goal from the spot but blazed his effort over the bar when presented with a second chance to pull them level six minutes before the final whistle.

Argentine tattooists swamped by demand for Messi tributes

Thu, 22 Dec 2022 - 11:45 GMT

In Argentina, where soccer generates something akin to a religious fervor, millions of men and women took to the streets on Tuesday to give the national team a hero's welcome as they toured the capital by bus after returning from Qatar.

Al-Ahly to get $250K from Benoun's World Cup participation

Wed, 21 Dec 2022 - 03:57 GMT

FIFA regulations allow each club to receive $10,000 for every day a player stays in his country’s camp during his participation in the World Cup, starting from November 14 until the end of his career in the tournament.

Egypt's mezzo-soprano Farrah El Dibany sings the French national anthem in World Cup grand finale

Sun, 18 Dec 2022 - 09:44 GMT

Egyptian mezzo-soprano Farrah El Dibany sings the French national anthem in the World Cup grand finale

Wegz, the 1st Egyptian singer to perform in the World Cup

Sun, 18 Dec 2022 - 03:20 GMT

Wegz is the first Egyptian singer to perform in the World Cup.

All France players start training ahead of World Cup final

Sat, 17 Dec 2022 - 03:15 GMT

Midfielder Aurelien Tchouameni and left back Theo Hernandez, who also missed training on Friday because of knocks to heir hip and knee respectively, were also on the pitch with the rest of the squad.

Scaloni tight-lipped on Argentina lineup ahead of World Cup final

Sat, 17 Dec 2022 - 03:11 GMT

Scaloni made key changes after Argentina suffered a shock defeat to Saudi Arabia in their World Cup opener and brought in youngsters Enzo Fernandez and Julian Alvarez - who have been brilliant since.

Mbappe’s star power looms large in home city Bondy

Sat, 17 Dec 2022 - 02:59 GMT

As French soccer star Kylian Mbappe gears up for the World Cup final on Sunday in Qatar, the striker's presence is also felt strongly in Bondy, the unassuming satellite city of Paris where he grew up.

Morocco playing seven games at one World Cup is priceless, says Regragui

Fri, 16 Dec 2022 - 11:39 GMT

Morocco's dream run at the World Cup ended when they were beaten by reigning champions France in the semi-finals but they still have the opportunity to leave Qatar on a high when they take on Croatia in the third-place playoff on Saturday.

Messi's 'Maradona moment' faces formidable French final hurdle

Fri, 16 Dec 2022 - 11:32 GMT

After a mesmerising month of upsets, when several brash outsiders threatened soccer's status quo, the World Cup final will have a familiar feel on Sunday when two of the sport's super-heavyweights go toe to toe, each seeking a third title.

Poland's Marciniak to referee World Cup final

Fri, 16 Dec 2022 - 11:19 GMT

He will be assisted by compatriots Taleb Al Marri and Saoud Ahmed Almaqaleh.

Semi defeat doesn't wipe out success, says Regragui

Thu, 15 Dec 2022 - 08:39 GMT

Morocco coach Walid Regragui has hardly put a foot wrong in his team's dream World Cup run but he might come to regret the risk he took on fielding injured players, then seeing them forced to come off in Wednesday's 2-0 semi-final defeat by France.

Let's take the final step now, says France coach Deschamps

Thu, 15 Dec 2022 - 08:32 GMT

The defending champions took the lead in the fifth minute through defender Theo Hernandez before Randal Kolo Muani added another in the 79th to seal their fourth final appearance in the last seven editions.

Goalless Griezmann happy to put in hard yards for France

Thu, 15 Dec 2022 - 08:27 GMT

France's Antoine Griezmann proved once again that he is the ultimate team player with another virtuoso performance to help guide his team to a second consecutive World Cup final on Wednesday with their 2-0 win over Morocco.

Egypt congratulates Morocco on qualifying to 2022 World Cup semi-finals

Sun, 11 Dec 2022 - 11:53 GMT

Spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Ambassador Ahmed Abou Zeid congratulated Morocco in a tweet Saturday.

Maradona is watching us from above and pushing us, says Messi

Sat, 10 Dec 2022 - 08:28 GMT

Lionel Messi said Argentina have felt the presence of the late, great Diego Maradona throughout their World Cup campaign, including on Friday when they beat the Netherlands on penalties to reach the semi-finals.

Van Gaal hails effort of players and bemoans penalty misses

Sat, 10 Dec 2022 - 08:18 GMT

The Dutch staged a dramatic comeback with two late goals to level their match 2-2 after the 90 minutes and take the last-eight encounter at the Lusail Stadium into extra time, where the scoreline stayed the same until the final whistle. But they squandered their first two penalties and went on to lose the shootout 4-3.

England have more belief they can win World Cup than in 2018, says Kane

Sat, 10 Dec 2022 - 08:08 GMT

England were still unsure of their full potential when they reached the World Cup semi-finals in Russia four years ago but have now built belief over the years that they can finally win the tournament, skipper Harry Kane said on Friday.