Why Argentina canceled bus parade after World Cup victory

A helicopter carrying national team players flies over the Obelisk monument in Buenos Aires An open-air bus parade for Argentina's World Cup heroes had to be called off part-way through to protect the safety of millions of fans who had poured onto the streets of Buenos Aires. Argentina captain Lionel Messi and his fellow teammates instead boarded … Continue reading Why Argentina canceled bus parade after World Cup victory

France vs Argentina is about Mbappe and Messi, but there’s something else

The 2022 World Cup in Qatar has flown by. Wedged into the middle of the European club season, it has had to. It's hard to believe that the tournament began 26 days ago, yet so much has transpired in that time, including whittling down a field of 32 to just France and Argentina, who will meet in Sunday's final at … Continue reading France vs Argentina is about Mbappe and Messi, but there’s something else

How France and Argentina made it to the World Cup finals

Argentina The Copa America champions have taken time to hit their stride after an opening game 2-1 defeat against Saudi Arabia and a tough encounter with Mexico in Game 2 before Messi's 64th-minute opener. But that goal changed everything for Lionel Scaloni's team. From that point on, they grew in belief as a squad and Messi began … Continue reading How France and Argentina made it to the World Cup finals

Luka Modric not quitting football after impressive World Cup performance

Croatia midfielder Luka Modric has confirmed he plans to represent his country in the Nations League finals in 2023, but refused to commit any further. Now 37, Real Madrid man Modric is undeniably in the twilight of his career but he remains a vital player for both club and country. He inspired Croatia to third … Continue reading Luka Modric not quitting football after impressive World Cup performance

Paris satellite city Blondy heats up for Kylian Mbappe ahead of the 2022 World Cup finals

As French star Kylian Mbappé gears up for the World Cup final on Sunday in Qatar, the forward’s presence is also felt strongly in Bondy, the satellite city of Paris where he grew up. “Ah, Kylian, the rising star – the star of the stars,” said Kamel Ghehioueche, 41, bundled up in front of the city hall, an … Continue reading Paris satellite city Blondy heats up for Kylian Mbappe ahead of the 2022 World Cup finals

Qatar 2022: Top goal scorers at the World Cup, criteria for Golden Boot

Kylian Mbappe leads the race for the adidas Golden Boot Lionel Messi and Olivier Giroud are now just one goal behind Criteria for Golden Boot Award Qatar 2022 top goalscorers 5 goals Kylian Mbappe (France) 4 goals Lionel Messi (Argentina) Olivier Giroud (France) 3 goals * Goncalo Ramos (Portugal) * Alvaro Morata (Spain) * Marcus … Continue reading Qatar 2022: Top goal scorers at the World Cup, criteria for Golden Boot

Another incredible World Cup result. How Croatia did it

Qa Final thoughts: Ruthless tournament football strikes again! What a game. What a result. Tournament football is brutal, and Brazil have encountered that fact with all its might. Croatia deserve massive credit for their game plan, playing right out of the hands of the individually talented Brazilians, using the technical ability of their midfielders to … Continue reading Another incredible World Cup result. How Croatia did it

Ronaldo: A hero or villain?

Why do many people hate to love Cristiano Ronaldo despite his enormous contributions to the development of football? It is clear that this is another sign that I’m going soft in my "young age", but I’m starting to have some degree of empathy for Cristiano Ronaldo. I’m not certain that I’d go so far as … Continue reading Ronaldo: A hero or villain?

Mbappe: I had a dream about the World Cup, my obsession

Kylian Mbappe said on Sunday that he dreamed of winning the World Cup for a second time after his brace helped France to a 3-1 win over Poland which advanced the holders to the quarter-finals in Qatar. "Of course, this World Cup is an obsession for me, it's the competition of my dreams," said the … Continue reading Mbappe: I had a dream about the World Cup, my obsession

Raheem Sterling leaves Qatar after armed men attacked his family in England

England forward Raheem Sterling has headed home from the World Cup in Qatar after armed intruders broke into his house while his family were there, MEZIESBLOG understands. The 27-year-old was not part of Gareth Southgate’s squad as they beat Senegal 3-0 in Sunday’s last-16 encounter and set-up a quarter-final clash with France. Sterling’s absence is understood to … Continue reading Raheem Sterling leaves Qatar after armed men attacked his family in England

Piers Morgan: What Ronaldo wants from his next club

Veteran British journalist Piers Morgan has revealed that the former Manchester United forward, Cristiano Ronaldo, wants to join a Champions League club amid reports linking him with a move to Saudi Arabian side Al-Nassr. Ronaldo became a free agent after his second spell at Man United was cut short. The five-time Ballon d’Or winner was … Continue reading Piers Morgan: What Ronaldo wants from his next club

Qatar 2022: Why Japan’s controversial goal against Spain was allowed

The goal that dumped Germany out of the 2022 World Cup initially didn’t count. Japan scored it to take the lead during its 2-1 win over Spain on Thursday, but referees initially disallowed it because the ball, a second before the goal, seemed to have crossed the end line. But the video assistant referee (VAR), after reviewing … Continue reading Qatar 2022: Why Japan’s controversial goal against Spain was allowed

World Cup: Hot Croatian beauty Ivana Knoll responds to online bullies

Former Miss Croatia, Ivana Knoll, has responded to criticism over her revealing outfit to the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar. Knoll, who dubbed herself "the world cup's hottest fan," sparked controversy after she attended her country's match against Morocco wearing a risque outfit, before changing into another, even more exposing dress for Croatia's second … Continue reading World Cup: Hot Croatian beauty Ivana Knoll responds to online bullies

France lost 1-0 to Tunisia but still won World Cup group

Defending champion France won its World Cup group despite losing to Tunisia 1-0 Wednesday. Wahbi Khazri scored in the 58th minute to give the Tunisians the victory, but it wasn’t enough to get them into the round of 16. Australia beat Denmark 1-0 in other Group D game and finished second on goal difference. Khazri ran at … Continue reading France lost 1-0 to Tunisia but still won World Cup group

Christian Pulisic diagnosed with ‘pelvic contusion’ after deadly collision in Qatar

Christian Pulisic has been diagnosed with a “pelvic contusion” after leaving the U.S. men’s national team’s 1-0 World Cup win over Iran at halftime, and is considered “day-to-day” ahead of Saturday’s Round of 16 match against the Netherlands, according to the team. Pulisic suffered the injury while scoring the only goal of the match. He clattered into Iranian … Continue reading Christian Pulisic diagnosed with ‘pelvic contusion’ after deadly collision in Qatar