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Casemiro emerges as Brazil's unsung hero

In a team brimming with attacking talent, the defensive midfielder is proving to be an irreplaceable force

Brazil's Casemiro, center, celebrates after scoring his side's opening goal during the World Cup group G soccer match between Brazil and Switzerland(AP)
Brazil's Casemiro, center, celebrates after scoring his side's opening goal during the World Cup group G soccer match between Brazil and Switzerland(AP)
Published on Nov 29, 2022 07:57 PM IST

War of words as Aguero, Fabregas rush to Messi's defence after Canelo's threat

FIFA World Cup 2022: Sergio Aguero, Cesc Fabregas, Miguel Layun rushed to Lionel Messi's defence after Mexican boxer Saul "Canelo" Alvarez issued a threat to the Argentina captain.

Lionel Messi and Sergio Aguero celebrate a goal for Argentina.(AP/File Photo)
Lionel Messi and Sergio Aguero celebrate a goal for Argentina.(AP/File Photo)
Published on Nov 29, 2022 07:32 PM IST

FIFA WC: Ronaldo ‘texts' Morgan about Bruno's goal after Portugal enter last 16

Cristiano Ronaldo thought he had netted a record-levelling goal for Portugal when his side locked horns with Uruguay at the FIFA World Cup 2022 on Tuesday. Popular British broadcaster Piers Morgan has revealed that Ronaldo messaged him after the match.

Piers Morgan has revealed that Ronaldo messaged him after the match. (Reuters- Twitter/Piers Morgan)
Piers Morgan has revealed that Ronaldo messaged him after the match. (Reuters- Twitter/Piers Morgan)
Updated on Nov 29, 2022 06:32 PM IST

Ronaldo or Fernandes: Adidas confirms who scored Portugal's first goal vs URU

Adidas, the official ball manufacturer for the FIFA World Cup have confirmed who scored that goal against Uruguay.

Bruno Fernandes; Cristiano Ronaldo
Bruno Fernandes; Cristiano Ronaldo
Published on Nov 29, 2022 05:55 PM IST

Explained: Why final group games of FIFA WC are taking place at same time

The upcoming group games on matchday 3 and 4 of the FIFA World Cup 2022 are scheduled for kick-off at the same time. FIFA introduced the rule after Austria and West Germany entered their names in the wall of shame at the 1982 World Cup.

The upcoming group games on matchday 3 and 4 of the FIFA World Cup 2022 are scheduled for kick-off at the same time(AP)
The upcoming group games on matchday 3 and 4 of the FIFA World Cup 2022 are scheduled for kick-off at the same time(AP)
Published on Nov 29, 2022 05:18 PM IST

Is China censoring FIFA World Cup amid Covid protests?

FIFA World Cup: China's state broadcaster CCTV replaced close-up shots of fans in the stadium with images of players, officials, or the stadium.

FIFA World Cup: Fans watch Portugal v Uruguay.(Reuters)
FIFA World Cup: Fans watch Portugal v Uruguay.(Reuters)
Updated on Nov 29, 2022 04:23 PM IST

Watch: Ghana coach embarrasses himself, takes selfie with sobbing Son Heung-min

Meanwhile with the 2-3 defeat against Ghana, South Korea find themselves in a tough spot in Group H, which also features Portugal and Uruguay.

Ghana coach embarrasses himself as he tries to take a selfie with sobbing Son Heung-min after South Korea's defeat(Twitter)
Ghana coach embarrasses himself as he tries to take a selfie with sobbing Son Heung-min after South Korea's defeat(Twitter)
Published on Nov 29, 2022 02:30 PM IST

Iranian journalist asks football player if he's ‘OK’ to represent US. His reply

FIFA World Cup: Watch: Tyler Adams, a midfielder for the United States, calmly addressed the pronunciation and discrimination question.

FIFA World Cup: USA's midfielder Tyler Adams gives a press conference at the Qatar National Convention Center (QNCC) in Doha .(AFP)
FIFA World Cup: USA's midfielder Tyler Adams gives a press conference at the Qatar National Convention Center (QNCC) in Doha .(AFP)
Updated on Nov 29, 2022 01:34 PM IST

FIFA World Cup, Round of 16 qualification scenario: How can England get through

On Tuesday, the fate of seven teams will be decided as Group A and B stage their final round of matches. And ahead of the four games, we take a look at the qualification scenario for the Round of 16 for the two groups…

England's forward Harry Kane (R) shakes hands with referees at the end of the Qatar 2022 World Cup Group B football match
England's forward Harry Kane (R) shakes hands with referees at the end of the Qatar 2022 World Cup Group B football match
Published on Nov 29, 2022 01:05 PM IST

Man's creative way of guiding people to metro station wows netizens

The viral video of ‘Metro Man’ was posted by FIFA World Cup on their verified, official Twitter handle.

FIFA World Cuyp 2022: Man guiding people towards metro station. (Twitter/@FIFAWorldCup)
FIFA World Cuyp 2022: Man guiding people towards metro station. (Twitter/@FIFAWorldCup)
Published on Nov 29, 2022 12:05 PM IST

Players must ‘behave’, Iran tells families of FIFA team amid protests: Report

FIFA World Cup: The players were called to a meeting with members of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC).

FIFA World Cup: Iran team players pose for a photo ahead of their match.
FIFA World Cup: Iran team players pose for a photo ahead of their match.
Published on Nov 29, 2022 11:48 AM IST

Spectator with rainbow flag runs onto field at World Cup

Security officials chased the protester down and the flag was dropped on the field before the person was escorted away. The referee then picked up the flag and left it on the sideline, where it stayed for a few moments before a worker came and collected it.

A pitch invader runs across the field with a rainbow flag during the World Cup group H soccer match between Portugal and Uruguay, at the Lusail Stadium in Lusail, Qatar, Monday, Nov. 28, 2022. (AP Photo/Abbie Parr)(AP)
A pitch invader runs across the field with a rainbow flag during the World Cup group H soccer match between Portugal and Uruguay, at the Lusail Stadium in Lusail, Qatar, Monday, Nov. 28, 2022. (AP Photo/Abbie Parr)(AP)
Published on Nov 29, 2022 10:30 AM IST

FIFA World Cup 2022 Schedule Today: How to watch matches of Netherlands, England

FIFA World Cup 2022 Schedule Today: Here is all you need to know about Ecudaor vs Senegal, Netherlands vs Qatar, Iran vs USA and Wales vs England FIFA World Cup 2022 matches.

The overall goal difference in the tournament, will decide the fate of Wales and England.(REUTERS)
The overall goal difference in the tournament, will decide the fate of Wales and England.(REUTERS)
Published on Nov 29, 2022 09:54 AM IST

Watch: Did Ronaldo get a touch? Twitter trolls CR7 for claiming Bruno's WC goal

Cristiano Ronaldo was hilariously trolled by netizens for claiming Bruno Fernandes' goal in the second half of the FIFA World Cup 2022 between Portugal and Uruguay on Tuesday. Engaging in a friendly banter on Twitter, veteran tennis player Andy Murray also poked fun at Piers Morgan for rallying behind Ronaldo.

Cristiano Ronaldo was hilariously trolled by netizens for claiming Bruno Fernandes' goal(AP- Piers Morgan Twitter)
Cristiano Ronaldo was hilariously trolled by netizens for claiming Bruno Fernandes' goal(AP- Piers Morgan Twitter)
Published on Nov 29, 2022 08:37 AM IST

FIFA World Cup 2022: Bruno Fernandes double sends Portugal through to last 16

FIFA World Cup 2022: Bruno Fernandes scored twice as Portugal defeated Uruguay to book a berth in the Round of 16.

FIFA World Cup 2022: Portugal's Bruno Fernandes celebrates scoring their second goal.(REUTERS)
FIFA World Cup 2022: Portugal's Bruno Fernandes celebrates scoring their second goal.(REUTERS)
Published on Nov 29, 2022 03:11 AM IST

Casemiro gives Brazil win over gritty Swiss

It took a while but Brazil booked their place in the Round of 16 with another clean sheet

In three attempts, this is the first time Brazil have beaten them in the World Cup.(AP)
In three attempts, this is the first time Brazil have beaten them in the World Cup.(AP)
Updated on Nov 28, 2022 11:46 PM IST

Mohammed Kudus doubles gives Ghana thrilling win over Korea

The Africans secured their first points in two games while Korean hopes lie on beating Portugal in their final Group H game

Ghana's Mohammed Kudus celebrates scoring their third goal.(REUTERS)
Ghana's Mohammed Kudus celebrates scoring their third goal.(REUTERS)
Published on Nov 28, 2022 09:36 PM IST

Fuellkrug’s effort showed Germany's determination

Flick's team battled to a draw against the high-flying Spaniard's in a match that showcased the respect the two sides have for each other

Germany's Niclas Fullkrug celebrates scoring their first goal with Jamal Musiala.(REUTERS)
Germany's Niclas Fullkrug celebrates scoring their first goal with Jamal Musiala.(REUTERS)
Updated on Nov 28, 2022 08:01 PM IST

Cameroon, Serbia play out a 3-3 thriller

There were goals galore and the results keeps the hopes of both teams alive

Cameroon's Vincent Aboubakar and teammate celebrates their third goal, scored by Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting.(REUTERS)
Cameroon's Vincent Aboubakar and teammate celebrates their third goal, scored by Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting.(REUTERS)
Updated on Nov 28, 2022 08:50 PM IST

Watch: Aboubakar's cheeky goal at FIFA World Cup will leave you wanting more

FIFA World Cup 2022: Vincent Aboubakar scored probably the cheekiest goal in the ongoing tournament, as Cameroon held Serbia to a 3-3 draw.

Vincent Aboubakar scores past Serbia's goalkeeper Vanja Milinkovic-Savic during the FIFA World Cup Group G match between Cameroon and Serbia, at the Al Janoub Stadium in Al Wakrah.(AP)
Vincent Aboubakar scores past Serbia's goalkeeper Vanja Milinkovic-Savic during the FIFA World Cup Group G match between Cameroon and Serbia, at the Al Janoub Stadium in Al Wakrah.(AP)
Published on Nov 28, 2022 06:49 PM IST

After World Cup win over Wales, Iran frees prisoners arrested in protests

Iran on Friday scored twice deep into stoppage time to stun Wales and breathe new life into its World Cup campaign ahead of a politically charged showdown Tuesday against the United States.

Iran's Rouzbeh Cheshmi, not seen, celebrates scoring the opening goal with teammates during the World Cup group B soccer match between Wales and Iran, at the Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium in Al Rayyan , Qatar.(AP)
Iran's Rouzbeh Cheshmi, not seen, celebrates scoring the opening goal with teammates during the World Cup group B soccer match between Wales and Iran, at the Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium in Al Rayyan , Qatar.(AP)
Published on Nov 28, 2022 06:25 PM IST

Lionel Messi to consider move away from PSG after FIFA World Cup 2022?

Lionel Messi, who is busy rewriting history at the FIFA World Cup 2022 in Qatar, will become a free agent in the summer.

Messi has entered into the final year of his lucrative contract at PSG(Getty Images)
Messi has entered into the final year of his lucrative contract at PSG(Getty Images)
Updated on Nov 28, 2022 05:32 PM IST

Mexican boxer threatens Lionel Messi: 'Better pray to God I don't find him'

The boxer seemed to be irked by what he thought Lionel Messi was doing in a video of Argentina celebrating in the dressing room after their crucial 2-0 win over Mexico.

Messi has scored twice in the World Cup thus far
Messi has scored twice in the World Cup thus far
Published on Nov 28, 2022 04:37 PM IST

FIFA WC 2022: Ronaldo, Messi smash world records in group stage

Two of the greatest players in the history of the beautiful game, Portugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo and Argentina's Lionel Messi have smashed individual world records in the group stage phase of FIFA World Cup 2022.

Portugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo and Argentina's Lionel Messi have smashed spectacular individual records in the group stage phase of FIFA World Cup 2022(Reuters)
Portugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo and Argentina's Lionel Messi have smashed spectacular individual records in the group stage phase of FIFA World Cup 2022(Reuters)
Published on Nov 28, 2022 03:38 PM IST

Fans' special gesture at FIFA World Cup after Samson's 2nd ODI snub goes viral

Fans were left fuming after Sanju Samson was dropped from the playing XI for the 2nd ODI. Some of them expressed their anger on Twitter, while few made a statement trough special gesture at the ongoing FIFA World Cup 2022 in Qatar.

Sanju Samson
Sanju Samson
Published on Nov 28, 2022 09:09 AM IST

FIFA World Cup 2022 Schedule Today: How to watch matches of Brazil, Portugal

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

In group H, Cristiano Ronaldo-led Portugal will clash with Uruguay(AP)
In group H, Cristiano Ronaldo-led Portugal will clash with Uruguay(AP)
Published on Nov 28, 2022 08:24 AM IST

FIFA World Cup: How Germany can qualify for Round of 16 after 1-1 draw vs Spain

For the first time ever in a World Cup edition have Germany failed to win their first two group games as they now stand at the bottom of the points table.

Germany's players react at the end of the Qatar 2022 World Cup Group E football match between Spain and Germany at the Al-Bayt Stadium in Al Khor
Germany's players react at the end of the Qatar 2022 World Cup Group E football match between Spain and Germany at the Al-Bayt Stadium in Al Khor
Published on Nov 28, 2022 08:13 AM IST

Riots in Belgium after Morocco win at FIFA World Cup, dozens detained | Video

Police detained about a dozen people after they deployed water cannons and fire tear gas to disperse crowds in Brussels and eight more in the Northern city of Antwerp.

People stand next to a burned out car during riots in Brussels, Sunday, Nov. 27, 2022. Police had to seal off parts of the center of Brussels and moved in with water cannons and tear gas to disperse crowds following violence during and after Morocco's 2-0 win over Belgium at the World Cup.(AP)
People stand next to a burned out car during riots in Brussels, Sunday, Nov. 27, 2022. Police had to seal off parts of the center of Brussels and moved in with water cannons and tear gas to disperse crowds following violence during and after Morocco's 2-0 win over Belgium at the World Cup.(AP)
Updated on Nov 28, 2022 09:28 AM IST

Substitutes Morata and Fuellkrug help Spain and Germany share points

This was Germany’s first goal from open play in this World Cup. They have point from two games; Spain are on four

Morata, who replaced Ferran Torres, scored with a delightful flick fetching up to meet Jordi Alba’s ball.(REUTERS)
Morata, who replaced Ferran Torres, scored with a delightful flick fetching up to meet Jordi Alba’s ball.(REUTERS)
Published on Nov 28, 2022 02:56 AM IST

Messi, Argentina spark to life

Messi’s goal and that of Enzo Fernandes ended thoughts of a premature exit for the Albicelestes

Lionel Messi celebrates during Argentina's match against Mexico in the ongoing FIFA World Cup 2022, at Lusail Stadium, on Sunday.(FIFA World Cup Twitter)
Lionel Messi celebrates during Argentina's match against Mexico in the ongoing FIFA World Cup 2022, at Lusail Stadium, on Sunday.(FIFA World Cup Twitter)
Published on Nov 27, 2022 09:15 PM IST
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