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Watch: Glum-faced Havertz accepts player of the match award after WC exit

Published on Dec 02, 2022 06:07 PM IST

Kai Havertz turned Germany's match against Costa Rica on his head by scoring two goals coming off the bench but it wasn't enough to take them through to the Round of 16.

Havertz injected life into the German attack(FIFA)
Havertz injected life into the German attack(FIFA)

'Was looking at him like 'that's Messi!'': Poland defender on ARG captain

Players tend to be just as star-struck as fans do when they face the likes of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo in the World Cup, as proven by a Poland defender's hilarious story of how he got the Argentina captain's shirt after their World Cup match.

Messi could not score against Poland.
Messi could not score against Poland.
Updated on Dec 02, 2022 05:28 PM IST

FIFA World Cup 2022 Schedule Today: Live Streaming details of Portugal, Brazil

FIFA World Cup 2022 Schedule Today: All you need to know about South Korea vs Portugal, Ghana vs Uruguay, Serbia vs Switzerland and Cameroon vs Brazil FIFA World Cup 2022 matches.

Cristiano Ronaldo-led Portugal will face off against South Korea(FIFA Twitter)
Cristiano Ronaldo-led Portugal will face off against South Korea(FIFA Twitter)
Published on Dec 02, 2022 12:21 PM IST

'We deserved it': German fans react after early FIFA World Cup exit

A tense 1-1 draw against Spain gave them hope of qualification, but the Spaniards' own defeat at the hands of the Japanese Thursday sealed the Germans' fate despite a turbulent 4-2 win over Costa Rica.

Germany supporters react at the end of the Qatar 2022 World Cup Group E football match between Costa Rica and Germany at the Al-Bayt Stadium in Al Khor, north of Doha on December 1, 2022. (Photo by FRANCK FIFE / AFP)(AFP)
Germany supporters react at the end of the Qatar 2022 World Cup Group E football match between Costa Rica and Germany at the Al-Bayt Stadium in Al Khor, north of Doha on December 1, 2022. (Photo by FRANCK FIFE / AFP)(AFP)
Published on Dec 02, 2022 12:04 PM IST

Hospitalized Pele thanks fans during fight against cancer

The 82-year-old Pelé, who had a colon tumor removed in September 2021, was hospitalized Tuesday to regulate his medication, his daughter said.

Brazilian football legend Pele(AP)
Brazilian football legend Pele(AP)
Published on Dec 02, 2022 08:19 AM IST

Watch: Japan's controversial VAR goal dumps Germany out of FIFA World Cup 2022

The FIFA World Cup 2022 witnessed a major controversy in the Group E clash between Japan and Spain as the former stunned the 2010 World Cup winners to eke a 2-1 win. The outcome also knocked Germany out of the World Cup, who defeated Costa Rica 4-2 on the same day

Controversial VAR goal by Japan dumps Germany out of FIFA World Cup 2022
Controversial VAR goal by Japan dumps Germany out of FIFA World Cup 2022
Updated on Dec 02, 2022 12:08 PM IST

FIFA World Cup: After Germany, Japan stun Spain 2-1 to finish top of Group E

After turning the tables on Germany from a goal down at half-time, Japan repeated the seemingly improbable against Spain in a stunning 2-1 victory that took them into the Round of 16 as Group E table toppers.

Japan's Shuto Machino, Ayase Ueda and Takuma Asano celebrate after the match as they qualify for the knockout stages(REUTERS)
Japan's Shuto Machino, Ayase Ueda and Takuma Asano celebrate after the match as they qualify for the knockout stages(REUTERS)
Published on Dec 02, 2022 03:01 AM IST

FIFA World Cup 2022: Germany beat Costa Rica 4-2 but exit in first round again

Four-time champions lose out on goal difference to Spain

Jamal Musiala, Kai Havertz and Thomas Muller look dejected after Germany are eliminated from the FIFA World Cup 2022(REUTERS)
Jamal Musiala, Kai Havertz and Thomas Muller look dejected after Germany are eliminated from the FIFA World Cup 2022(REUTERS)
Updated on Dec 02, 2022 02:54 AM IST

Roberto Martinez steps down as Belgium coach

Roberto Martinez has said that he had always planned to step down as head coach of Belgium whenever their 2022 FIFA World Cup campaign comes to an end.

Belgium exited after a 1-0 win against Canada and a 0-2 defeat to Morocco before Thursday's barren draw against Croatia.(AP)
Belgium exited after a 1-0 win against Canada and a 0-2 defeat to Morocco before Thursday's barren draw against Croatia.(AP)
Published on Dec 02, 2022 12:15 AM IST

Argentina's love for Messi has no strings attached

Every second Argentine fan in Doha is in a Messi shirt and the reasons for that go beyond football.

Argentina's Lionel Messi reacts during a match(REUTERS)
Argentina's Lionel Messi reacts during a match(REUTERS)
Updated on Dec 02, 2022 12:09 AM IST

FIFA World Cup 2022: Morocco qualify for knockouts for the first time since 1986

In a group that also included Belgium and Croatia, few would have given the North African nation a chance of topping the group but that is exactly what they did

Morocco's players celebrate winning the FIFA World Cup Group F match against Canada(AFP)
Morocco's players celebrate winning the FIFA World Cup Group F match against Canada(AFP)
Updated on Dec 01, 2022 11:11 PM IST

Croatia send Belgium crashing out of the World Cup

The Red Devils threw everything at the Croats but they still weren't able to get a goal they desperately needed.

Belgium's Romelu Lukaku misses a chance to score(REUTERS)
Belgium's Romelu Lukaku misses a chance to score(REUTERS)
Published on Dec 01, 2022 11:10 PM IST

CRO vs BEL, CAN vs MAR Highlights, FIFA World Cup 2022: BEL knocked out

FIFA World Cup 2022 Croatia vs Belgium, Canada vs Morocco highlights: Belgium could not score and hence have been knocked out of the World Cup, Morocco, meanwhile go through as group winners. 

Lukaku missed a string of chances (AP)
Lukaku missed a string of chances (AP)
Updated on Dec 01, 2022 11:25 PM IST

‘I got carried away’: Mexican boxer who threatened Lionel Messi apologises

The boxer has now apologized to Messi after huge public outcry and uproar among the footballer's fans over his earlier comments. Alvarez tweeted in Spanish that he got carried away by his patriotism and tendered an apology to Messi and the people of Argentina.

The Mexican boxer has now apologized to Messi after huge public outcry and uproar among the footballer's fans over his earlier comments. (getty images)
The Mexican boxer has now apologized to Messi after huge public outcry and uproar among the footballer's fans over his earlier comments. (getty images)
Updated on Dec 01, 2022 07:44 PM IST

‘I was really frustrated to have missed the penalty’: Messi sums up his feelings

In the 39th minute of the match, Poland conceded a penalty after VAR ruled in favour of Argentina that goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny had fouled on Messi while trying to catch the ball. But in a remarkable manner, the Poland goalkeeper saved the penalty stroke from the Argentina captain.

Argentina captain Lionel Messi(REUTERS)
Argentina captain Lionel Messi(REUTERS)
Published on Dec 01, 2022 03:22 PM IST

FIFA World Cup Schedule Today: How to watch Croatia vs Belgium, Japan vs Spain

FIFA World Cup Schedule Today: Croatia face Belgium at the Ahmed bin Ali Stadium in Qatar, with Canada taking on Morocco at the Al Thumama Stadium in Group F.

Soccer Football - FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 - Group E - Spain v Germany - Al Bayt Stadium, Al Khor, Qatar - November 27, 2022 Spain's Alvaro Morata celebrates scoring their first goal with Dani Olmo, Pedri and teammates REUTERS/Matthew Childs(REUTERS)
Soccer Football - FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 - Group E - Spain v Germany - Al Bayt Stadium, Al Khor, Qatar - November 27, 2022 Spain's Alvaro Morata celebrates scoring their first goal with Dani Olmo, Pedri and teammates REUTERS/Matthew Childs(REUTERS)
Published on Dec 01, 2022 08:21 AM IST

FIFA World Cup 2022, Round of 16 qualification scenario: Germany eye comeback

FIFA World Cup 2022: Group F will see Croatia battle with Belgium for Round of 16 qualification, with Morocco doing the same against Canada. Meanwhile, Group E will see similar scenarios with Japan facing Spain and Costa Rica up against Germany.

FIFA World Cup 2022: Germany will be eyeing a comeback and qualify for the Round of 16.
FIFA World Cup 2022: Germany will be eyeing a comeback and qualify for the Round of 16.
Published on Dec 01, 2022 07:55 AM IST

Coach Martino's Mexico reign ends after World Cup group stage exit

Mexico's 2-1 win over Saudi Arabia proved insufficient as they were eliminated from the tournament after finishing third behind Poland, paying the price for firing blanks in their first two Group C games - a goalless draw with Poland and a 2-0 loss to Argentina.

Mexico's Argentinian coach Gerardo Martino gestures on the touchline during the Qatar 2022 World Cup Group C football match between Saudi Arabia and Mexico at the Lusail Stadium in Lusail, north of Doha on November 30, 2022. (Photo by Alfredo ESTRELLA / AFP)(AFP)
Mexico's Argentinian coach Gerardo Martino gestures on the touchline during the Qatar 2022 World Cup Group C football match between Saudi Arabia and Mexico at the Lusail Stadium in Lusail, north of Doha on November 30, 2022. (Photo by Alfredo ESTRELLA / AFP)(AFP)
Published on Dec 01, 2022 07:42 AM IST

Messi misses penalty but Argentina beat Poland in style

Goals from Mac Allister and Alvarez helps Argentina top group. They will meet Australia in round of 16. Poland will play France

Argentina players 'celebrate after teammate Alexis Mac Allister scoring their side's opening goal during the FIFA World Cup group C match between Poland and Argentina at the Stadium 974 in Doha.(AP)
Argentina players 'celebrate after teammate Alexis Mac Allister scoring their side's opening goal during the FIFA World Cup group C match between Poland and Argentina at the Stadium 974 in Doha.(AP)
Published on Dec 01, 2022 03:06 AM IST

FIFA World Cup: Mexico beat Saudi Arabia as both eliminated

The central Americans won 2-1 but Poland, level on points, qualified as the second team from Group C for the Round of 16 on better goal difference

Mexico's Hector Herrera, center right, hugs Luis Chavez, center, after the FIFA World Cup group C soccer match between Saudi Arabia and Mexico, at the Lusail Stadium in Lusail.(AP)
Mexico's Hector Herrera, center right, hugs Luis Chavez, center, after the FIFA World Cup group C soccer match between Saudi Arabia and Mexico, at the Lusail Stadium in Lusail.(AP)
Updated on Dec 01, 2022 03:06 AM IST

Messi breaks Maradona's spectacular record in Argentina vs Poland FIFA WC match

Lionel Messi has achieved another major milestone by surpassing his idol Diego Maradona at the FIFA World Cup 2022 on Thursday. Messi-led Argentina squared off against Robert Lewandowski-led Poland in a crucial Group C match at the Stadium 974.

Lionel Messi has achieved another major milestone by surpassing his idol Diego Maradona at the FIFA World Cup (AP)
Lionel Messi has achieved another major milestone by surpassing his idol Diego Maradona at the FIFA World Cup (AP)
Updated on Dec 01, 2022 04:45 AM IST

Australia strike a blow for Asia

Australia’s 1-0 win against Denmark through Mathew Leckie’s 60th minute goal took them into the Round of 16.

Australia's Jackson Irvine, Mathew Leckie and Kye Rowles celebrate after qualifying for the knockout stages (REUTERS)
Australia's Jackson Irvine, Mathew Leckie and Kye Rowles celebrate after qualifying for the knockout stages (REUTERS)
Updated on Dec 01, 2022 12:33 AM IST

Tunisia win the France battle but fail to advance

A spirited performance saw them win their first match against European opposition at the World Cup but it wasn't enough.

Tunisia's players reacts as Referee Matthew Conger, of New Zealand, signals the use of VAR during the World Cup group D match(AP)
Tunisia's players reacts as Referee Matthew Conger, of New Zealand, signals the use of VAR during the World Cup group D match(AP)
Published on Nov 30, 2022 11:20 PM IST

FIFA World Cup HIGHLIGHTS, Poland vs Argentina: Messi-led ARG, POL enter RO16

FIFA World Cup 2022 Highlights Poland vs Argentina Saudi Arabia vs Mexico: Lionel Messi-led Argentina and Poland have qualified for Round of 16 from Group C. Follow highlights of Poland vs Argentina Saudi Arabia vs Mexico here.

FIFA World Cup 2022 Highlights: Poland, Argentina have qualified for Round of 16.(AP)
FIFA World Cup 2022 Highlights: Poland, Argentina have qualified for Round of 16.(AP)
Updated on Dec 01, 2022 02:49 AM IST

Brazil's Pele hospitalized amid cancer battle; 'no emergency,' daughter says

The 82-year-old had a tumor removed from his colon in September 2021 and has since been in and out of the hospital for treatment on a regular basis.

Pele(REUTERS)
Pele(REUTERS)
Published on Nov 30, 2022 09:12 PM IST

Ronaldo all set to earn €200m euros per year after FIFA World Cup: Report

After parting ways with English Premier League (EPL) giants Manchester United, Portugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo is expected to play for a new club after the FIFA World Cup 2022 in Qatar.

Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo greets supporters at the end of a World Cup group H match(AP)
Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo greets supporters at the end of a World Cup group H match(AP)
Updated on Nov 30, 2022 11:01 PM IST

FIFA World Cup Highlights Tunisia vs France Australia vs Denmark: AUS into RO16

FIFA World Cup 2022 Highlights: Australia defeated Denmark to join France in the Round of 16. Meanwhile, France lost to Tunisia in their fixture. Follow here highlights of Tunisia vs France, Australia vs Denmark here.

TUN vs FRA AUS vs DEN Highlights: Australia, France have progressed into the Round of 16 at the FIFA World Cup 2022.(REUTERS)
TUN vs FRA AUS vs DEN Highlights: Australia, France have progressed into the Round of 16 at the FIFA World Cup 2022.(REUTERS)
Updated on Nov 30, 2022 10:38 PM IST

Stephanie Frappart to make FIFA World Cup history as first woman referee

FIFA also picked two women as assistants to Frappart — Neuza Back of Brazil and Mexico’s Karen Diaz Medina — to complete an all-female refereeing team on the field for the match between Germany and Costa Rica.

Stephanie Frappart(REUTERS)
Stephanie Frappart(REUTERS)
Published on Nov 30, 2022 07:25 PM IST

Iranian fans on a World Cup emotional rollercoaster

Iranian supporters at the team's last World Cup group game against US speak about backing the protests by Iranian women for rights back home.

 Nada, who lives in California but was born in Iran, shows her tattoo in support of women's rights, at Al Thumama Stadium on Tuesday.(Dhiman Sarkar/HT)
Nada, who lives in California but was born in Iran, shows her tattoo in support of women's rights, at Al Thumama Stadium on Tuesday.(Dhiman Sarkar/HT)
Published on Nov 30, 2022 07:18 PM IST
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