world cup

Regragui tells Belgian-born Morocco players to stay focused

Sat, 26 Nov 2022 - 12:21 GMT

Morocco, ranked 22nd in the world, have four Belgian-born players in their squad: Midfielder Selim Amallah and forward Ilias Chair were born there, while midfielder Bilal El Khannouss and winger Anass Zaroury both played for Belgium at the youth level before switching sides to Morocco.

Brazil face Swiss without Neymar but with host of young talent

Sat, 26 Nov 2022 - 12:14 GMT

Brazil will face Switzerland on Monday without their talisman Neymar, ruled out by an ankle injury suffered in their opening 2-0 win against Serbia at the World Cup on Thursday, but with a host of young talent to step in for him.

Belgium's Lukaku recovering well but will miss Morocco clash - Martinez

Sat, 26 Nov 2022 - 12:08 GMT

Striker Romelu Lukaku is ahead of schedule in his recovery from injury but is unlikely to feature against Morocco in Belgium's second World Cup Group F fixture on Sunday, coach Roberto Martinez confirmed.

England on brink of last 16, but all options open in Group B

Sat, 26 Nov 2022 - 12:04 GMT

England's lacklustre 0-0 draw against the United States on Friday, a few hours after Iran's dramatic stoppage time victory against Wales, has left World Cup Group B heading to its conclusion with all scenarios still possible.

Germany pin hopes on Spain match after shock Japan loss

Fri, 25 Nov 2022 - 11:59 GMT

Germany's players have processed their shock World Cup opening defeat to Japan and despite bad tournament statistics in recent years they are determined to find their feet against Spain on Sunday.

Richarlison has touch of genius, says Tottenham team mate Lloris

Fri, 25 Nov 2022 - 11:55 GMT

Brazilian striker Richarlison's spectacular second goal to secure a 2-0 victory over Serbia on Thursday was a stroke of "genius" according to his club team mate Hugo Lloris.

Belgium seek cutting edge against well-marshalled Morocco

Fri, 25 Nov 2022 - 11:43 GMT

Belgium coach Roberto Martinez will be looking for a vastly improved performance from his side when they take on a resolute Morocco in their second World Cup Group F fixture at Al Thumama Stadium on Sunday, where victory will seal a round of 16 place.

Uruguay quintet honoured for for contesting fourth World Cup

Thu, 24 Nov 2022 - 07:10 GMT

Luis Suarez, Edinson Cavani, Diego Godin, Fernando Muslera and Martin Caceres were hailed by the Uruguayan Football Association (AUF) on Wednesday for making their fourth World Cup appearance in the tournament in Qatar.

U.S. team forsake Thanksgiving to focus on England

Thu, 24 Nov 2022 - 06:51 GMT

While the United States shuts down on Thursday, goalkeeper Turner and his U.S. team mates will be busy preparing for their showdown with England at the World Cup in Qatar.

France are out to correct Euro 2021 failure - Rabiot

Fri, 18 Nov 2022 - 01:56 GMT

Making his first World Cup appearance after having failed to make the squad that won the title four years ago, Rabiot said the team was able to prepare without distractions in Doha, Qatar, which had not been the case last year.

Unfancied Qatar and Ecuador eye best chance for early points

Fri, 18 Nov 2022 - 01:51 GMT

World Cup debutants Qatar and South America's lowest-qualifying nation Ecuador both know Sunday's opener is their best chance for a win in Group A before facing much scarier rivals.

Brazil's Vinicius wants to use football for greater good

Fri, 18 Nov 2022 - 01:43 GMT

Vinicius Jr. is the symbol of Brazil outstanding new generation of talent that looks to be peaking at the perfect moment as they arrive in Qatar as favourites to lift a record sixth World Cup.

World Cup poorer without Mane says ex-Liverpool teammate Van Dijk

Fri, 18 Nov 2022 - 01:32 GMT

Senegal’s talisman Mane was ruled out of the tournament in Qatar late on Thursday after his team’s doctors re-examined a latest batch of scans of his knee injury, suffered playing in the Bundesliga for new club Bayern Munich earlier this month, and said his recovery could take several months.

Son unsure if he can play in all of South Korea's games

Thu, 17 Nov 2022 - 04:44 GMT

Son was included in South Korea's squad for the tournament despite suffering a fractured eye socket playing for Tottenham Hotspur in the Champions League earlier this month.

Injured Al-Faraj in Saudi Arabia World Cup squad

Sat, 12 Nov 2022 - 09:15 GMT

Al-Faraj, the national team captain, was taken off at halftime during Saudi Arabia's 1-0 win over Iceland, but he will be fit for the tournament, Renard said.

FIFA to introduce enhanced football intelligence at FIFA World Cup 2022™️

Sat, 12 Nov 2022 - 09:10 GMT

Every match will have its own unique set of in-match and post-match enhanced football intelligence visuals presented as augmented reality and traditional graphics.

Injured Depay and teenager Simons picked for Dutch World Cup squad

Fri, 11 Nov 2022 - 12:55 GMT

Netherlands coach Louis van Gaal included injured Barcelona forward Memphis Depay and uncapped teenager Xavi Simons in his 26-man squad for the World Cup, but left out veteran goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen.

Wilson call-up epitomises feel-good factor at unrecognisable Newcastle

Fri, 11 Nov 2022 - 12:50 GMT

This time last year even a diehard Newcastle United optimist might have scoffed at the idea that 12 months on the club would be third in the Premier League and providing three players to Gareth Southgate's World Cup squad.

Mane named in Senegal squad for World Cup

Fri, 11 Nov 2022 - 12:44 GMT

The 30-year-old striker, whose decisive penalty kicks won both the Africa Cup of Nations and World Cup qualification for his country this year, suffered an injury to his right fibula in Bayern's 6-1 win against Werder Bremen and misses this weekend’s clash against Schalke 04.

Brazil to clinch sixth World Cup in Qatar - market analysts

Fri, 11 Nov 2022 - 12:38 GMT

The global survey of 135 football-following market analysts worldwide agreed with the bookmakers that Brazil would triumph for the first time since 2002.