Giroud takes France into semis; Morocco reduces Ronaldo to tears

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Sat, 10 Dec 2022 22:11:34 +0000

AL KHOR, Qatar (AFP) – Olivier Giroud scored the winner and Harry Kane missed a late penalty as holders France beat England, 2-1, in a tense World Cup quarter-final on Saturday. Aurelien Tchouameni had swept France into a first-half lead only for Kane to equalise from the spot nine minutes into the second half. England […]

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Brazil ready and confident against Croatia

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Thu, 08 Dec 2022 09:23:20 +0000

DOHA (AFP) – Brazil headS into Friday’s World Cup quarterfinal against Croatia brimming with confidence after Neymar’s return inspired a performance laced with swagger and arrogance in the last 16. Their eye-catching 4-1 victory against South Korea, which featured goals by Vinicius Junior, Richarlison and Lucas Paqueta as well as a Neymar penalty, sent out […]

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Neymar, Brazil dazzle to ease into quarters; Croatia beats Japan in shootout

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Mon, 05 Dec 2022 22:34:28 +0000

DOHA (AFP) – Brazil hit top gear with Neymar back in the line-up to brush aside South Korea, 4-1, on Monday and ease into the quarterfinals of the World Cup where they will face Croatia. Neymar had been sidelined for two matches but with the world’s most expensive player restored to their side, Brazil’s yellow […]

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Mbappe double fires France into quarters as England romps past Senegal

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Mon, 05 Dec 2022 01:47:12 +0000

DOHA (AFP) – A brilliant double from Kylian Mbappe fired France into the World Cup quarter-finals on Sunday as England romped past Senegal to set up a mouthwatering last-eight showdown with Les Bleus. Paris Saint-Germain superstar Mbappe rifled home two blistering second-half strikes as France cruised to a 3-1 victory over Poland. Veteran striker Olivier […]

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Messi scores first KO match goal as Argentina sets up duel with Dutch

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Sun, 04 Dec 2022 06:02:40 +0000

DOHA (AFP) – Lionel Messi finally scored a goal in the knockout rounds of the World Cup on Saturday as he inspired Argentina to a 2-1 win over Australia that sets up a mouthwatering quarterfinal showdown with the Netherlands, who proved too strong for the United States earlier. The Argentina captain marked his 1,000th career appearance […]

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Asian pride swells as Japan shocks Spain; Germany dumped out

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Fri, 02 Dec 2022 04:27:26 +0000

DOHA (AFP) – Germany suffered a second straight group-stage exit at the World Cup on Thursday as Japan stunned Spain, 2-1, a result which sent both teams through to the last 16. The Germans were the reigning champions when they crashed out in the first round four years ago in Russia and they were eliminated […]

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Anyone can beat anyone, says Messi as Argentina advances, France loses

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Thu, 01 Dec 2022 03:21:44 +0000

DOHA (AFP) – Lionel Messi’s Argentina booked their place in the last 16 of the World Cup on Wednesday with a 2-0 victory over Poland as Australia reached the knockout rounds for just the second time in their history. Two-time former champions Argentina advanced after goals from Alexis Mac Allister and Julian Alvarez sealed victory […]

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The Game’s over, says Biden as US pips Iran; England wins

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Wed, 30 Nov 2022 07:29:47 +0000

DOHA (AFP) – The United States beat Iran, 1-0, in a battle of geopolitical foes to reach the knockout phase of the World Cup on Tuesday while England eased through against Wales. The Americans earned a second round meeting with the Netherlands after Christian Pulisic bundled the ball into the net in the 38th minute […]

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Brazil, Portugal advance to World Cup knockouts

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Tue, 29 Nov 2022 09:21:49 +0000

DOHA (AFP) – Five-time champion Brazil and Cristiano Ronaldo’s Portugal joined France in the World Cup knockout rounds with a game to spare on a dramatic day of action in Qatar on Monday. Portugal’s match against Uruguay, which IT won 2-0, was briefly interrupted a pitch invader who carried a rainbow flag and wore messages […]

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Germany salvages draw with Spain; Japan loses

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Sun, 27 Nov 2022 22:18:45 +0000

AL KHOR, Qatar (AFP) – Niclas Fuellkrug’s late equalizer snatched Germany a morale-boosting 1-1 draw with Spain in a heavyweight World Cup clash on Sunday, leaving both sides’ hopes of qualifying for the last 16 still in the balance. Alvaro Morata’s flicked finish had Spain on course to secure qualification from Group E, but the […]

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