Portugal wants to avoid Brazil by winning World Cup group

Consecutive victories. Qualifying with a game left. Cristiano Ronaldo is already one of the goalscorers. The group stage could hardly have gone better for Portugal at the World Cup. There is still a loose end to tie up. Portugal needs a point in its last Group H game against South Korea on Friday to finish … Read more

Simultaneous matches: a little more chaotic, a lot fairer

For eight consecutive days, the football smorgasbord that is the World Cup has unfurled at regular intervals, each match staggered to lend maximum importance, a full 90 minutes of splendor – plus an eternity of stoppage time – on the world stage without interference from other games. Even if there were many setbacks, there was … Read more

Argentina takes a breather, achieves knockouts despite Messi’s missed penalty

Breathe heavily. Breathe easy. Lionel Messi, and with him Argentina, live one more game in the World Cup. But only after putting his fans through a riot of emotions. Messi arguably enjoyed his best night of the tournament, climbing the magical heights of his career in bursts, but before the penalty he missed in the … Read more

Messi and Argentina advance to World Cup, beating Poland 2-0

Rest in peace, football fans. Lionel Messi will grace the World Cup podium at least once more. The Argentine powerhouse had a penalty saved, but his team still beat Poland 2-0 on Wednesday after second-half goals from Alexis Mac Allister and Julian Alvarez to advance to the last 16. Argentina finished in first place in … Read more

FIFA World Cup 2022: Why do footballers take the knee?

The England players have taken the knee for all their matches in the group stage of the Qatar World Cup. Here’s a look at the history of the anti-racism gesture in sports: HOW DID IT START? Quarterback Colin Kaepernick, then a player for the National Football League (NFL) side San Francisco 49ers, refused to stand … Read more

Bruno Fernandes or Cristiano Ronaldo: whose goal was it anyway?

A sensor on a ball that can transmit data at a rate of 500 times per second. It also helps detect an accurate kick point. That’s the kind of data FIFA gets from this World Cup being held in Qatar. Called Al Rihla (the journey, in Arabic), the Adidas ball comes with a unit of … Read more

Messi and Argentina play against Poland to survive at the World Cup

Lionel Messi already helped Argentina at the World Cup. Maybe he should just do it again. Another emotionally charged evening awaits Messi and the soccer-mad South American nation that adores him when Argentina meet Poland on Wednesday for a match with so much at stake. For Messi, who is probably playing his last World Cup. … Read more

Old video of religious conversion in Qatar shared as footage of ongoing FIFA World Cup

Qatar is hosting the 2022 FIFA World Cup. Since its inception, several posts criticizing Qatar for promoting Islam and its culture have gone viral on social media with false and misleading claims. Meanwhile, a video is going viral on social media of people embarrassing Islam. This 1:36 second video shows an Islamic preacher reciting kalima, … Read more

Bruno Fernandes: From the shadow of Cristiano Ronaldo

What you need to know about FIFA – that’s the football world cup, which you couldn’t watch last night, but want to sound smart about, today in the office water cooler. Yes, Express has your FOMOF covered. That is the fear of missing football. Here’s your checklist to drop names for Day 9, Portugal and … Read more

Portugal beat Uruguay 2-0 and sealed Knockouts berth

read more In the previous game of the day, favorites Brazil booked their place in the round of 16 of the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar with their 1-0 win over Switzerland. Casemiro’s 83rd-minute goal proved to be the difference between the teams after Vinicius Junior’s goal was disallowed for offside in the build-up. … Read more