FIFA probes celebrity chef’s ‘undue access’ at World Cup Finals

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Fri, 23 Dec 2022 09:25:25 +0000

LONDON (AFP) – FIFA is investigating how celebrity chef Salt Bae gained “undue access” to the pitch after the World Cup final where he enthusiastically posed for photos with surprised Argentina players including a bemused and irritated Lionel Messi. Salt Bae, whose real name is Nusret Gokce, was pictured holding and kissing the trophy after […]

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World Cup winners ditch bus for chopper ride over Buenos Aires

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Wed, 21 Dec 2022 02:48:55 +0000

BUENOS AIRES (AFP) – Argentina’s World Cup winners were forced to abandon their open-top bus parade around Buenos Aires due to the massive crowds and have instead embarked on a helicopter tour of the capital, the presidency said Tuesday. “The World Champions are flying over the parade route in helicopters because it was impossible to […]

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Messi wins Golden Ball for best player at World Cup

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Sun, 18 Dec 2022 19:07:04 +0000

DOHA (AFP) – Lionel Messi on Sunday won the Golden Ball for the best player at this year’s World Cup after leading Argentina to victory in the final against France. Messi scored twice in the final in Doha, taking his tally of goals at the tournament to seven, and also scored in the shoot-out as […]

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Messi, Argentina beat France on penalties to win World Cup

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Sun, 18 Dec 2022 18:28:17 +0000

DOHA (AFP) – Lionel Messi crowned his glittering career with victory in the World Cup on Sunday as Argentina beat France on penalties in a final for the ages, triumphing 4-2 after Kylian Mbappe’s hat-trick ensured the game ended level following extra time. Gonzalo Montiel rolled in the deciding penalty to give Argentina their third […]

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Marquee duel: Argentina’s Messi vs France’s Mbappe

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Sat, 17 Dec 2022 08:20:03 +0000

DOHA (AFP) – Lionel Messi is hoping to crown his stellar career by leading Argentina to World Cup glory on Sunday but  Kylian Mbappe’s history-chasing France IS standing in his way. Qatar’s World Cup has been tarnished by controversy off the pitch but it concludes with the electrifying prospect of a final between two of […]

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‘Greatest’ Messi ready for fitting World Cup farewell

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Sat, 17 Dec 2022 03:34:13 +0000

‘ DOHA (AFP) – Thirty-seven club trophies, seven Ballon D’Or awards and six European Golden Boots. A Copa America title, an Olympic gold medal and a list of scoring and statistical records that may never be beaten. Over the course of an 18-year career Lionel Messi has, with one obvious exception, won the lot. And […]

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Messi, Alvarez power Argentina into World Cup final

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Tue, 13 Dec 2022 21:47:46 +0000

DOHA (AFP) – An inspired Lionel Messi scored from the penalty spot and Julian Alvarez struck twice as Argentina beat Croatia, 3-0, on Tuesday to reach their second World Cup final in eight years. The two-time world champions, backed by a huge majority of the crowd at the Lusail Stadium, produced their best display of […]

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Argentina goes into semis after late night drama

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Fri, 09 Dec 2022 22:27:47 +0000

DOHA (AFP) – Argentina will face Croatia in the World Cup semifinals after beating the Netherlands, 4-3, on penalties following a thrilling 2-2 extra-time draw on a night of high World Cup drama. Argentina goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez was the hero in the shootout after the South Americans let a two-goal lead slip in the final […]

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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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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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