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Lionel Messi helps keep Argentina’s World Cup hopes alive with moment of magic against Mexico

CNN  —  Yet another moment of Lionel Messi magic helped salvage Argentina’s World Cup hopes at Qatar 2022 as La Albiceleste secured a much-needed victory over Mexico. The 2-0 win certainly wasn’t pretty, with Argentina struggling to create many clear-cut chances against a stubborn Mexico team that itself also offered very little threat going forward. […]

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Iran beats 10-man Wales to keep World Cup qualification hopes alive

CNN  —  Two late goals secured Iran a sensational 2-0 win against Wales to maintain its hopes of qualifying for the World Cup knockout stages. Rouzbeh Cheshmi struck from distance to brilliantly give Iran the lead in the 98th minute, while Ramin Rezaeian sealed the win in the 101st minute, securing Iran its first points […]

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England vs USA: USMNT takes on England in potentially decisive World Cup meeting

CNN  —  After a frustrating 1-1 draw against Wales, this World Cup isn’t about to get any easier for the United States Men’s National Team (USMNT). A promising first-half performance and a well-taken goal from Timothy Weah was canceled out by Gareth Bale’s late penalty on Monday as the youthful USMNT team was denied victory […]

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Saudi Arabia vs Argentina: Lionel Messi’s team in one of the biggest upsets in World Cup history

Lusail, Qatar CNN  —  Saudi Arabia produced one of the biggest upsets in World Cup history Tuesday, beating Lionel Messi’s Argentina 2-1 in an astonishing Group C match. Many had expected the South American team, ranked third in the world, unbeaten for three years and among the favorites to win the tournament, to sweep aside […]

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Iran players remain silent during national anthem at World Cup lin apparent protest at Iranian regime

Doha, Qatar CNN  —  Before a ball was even kicked in Iran’s World Cup opener against England on Monday, Iran’s players made a powerful statement. In what seemed to be a show of solidarity with those protesting back home, the players stood silent as the Iranian national anthem played out around the Khalifa International Stadium […]

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Qatar makes World Cup debut in a controversial tournament of firsts

Doha, Qatar CNN  —  There have been 21 editions of the men’s World Cup since its inauguration in 1930 but Qatar 2022 is set to be a tournament like no other. Since it was announced as the host city almost 12 years ago, it was always destined to be a World Cup of firsts. From […]

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Every World Cup 2022 squad announced: Sadio Mané selected for Senegal after injury scare

CNN  —  ‘Tis the season for wall charts and fans gathering around to pick their starting teams for the 2022 Qatar World Cup. And with countries announcing their squads for international football’s premier competition, the debate has ramped up to the maximum. Here’s a full list of the squads for the World Cup, which runs […]

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Every World Cup 2022 squad announced: USMNT, Germany, Belgium and more

CNN  —  ‘Tis the season for wall charts and fans gathering around to pick their starting teams for the 2022 Qatar World Cup. And with countries announcing their squads for international football’s premier competition, the debate has ramped up to the maximum. On Wednesday, the US Men’s National Team (USMNT) announced their 26-player squad which […]

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Sepp Blatter: Qatar World Cup ‘is a mistake,’ says former FIFA President

Reuters  —  Sepp Blatter, the former president of FIFA when Qatar was awarded the 2022 World Cup hosting rights in 2010, told Swiss newspaper Tages Anzeiger “Qatar is a mistake,” adding that “the choice was bad.” The Qatar decision has been marred by controversy, including allegations of corruption and human rights violations, since it was […]

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