Croatia’s World Cup bronze shines like gold in Doha

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Sun, 18 Dec 2022 05:25:36 +0000

DOHA (AFP) Croatia defeated Morocco 2-1 in the World Cup third place play-off on Saturday, with Mislav Orsic curling home the winner. Josko Gvardiol, one of the stars of the tournament in Qatar, headed Croatia into the lead in the seventh minute at the Khalifa International Stadium but Achraf Dari brought Morocco level right away. Orsic’s […]

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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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Neymar’s World Cup dream slips away again, maybe for the final time

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Fri, 09 Dec 2022 22:47:12 +0000

DOHA (AFP) – Yet another World Cup has ended in tears for Neymar, with football’s most expensive player hinting he may not pull on the Brazil shirt again following a painful defeat to Croatia. The 30-year-old, who gave Brazil the lead during extra time of their quarter-final in Doha with a brilliant individual effort, was […]

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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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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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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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It’s tears of happiness as Korea snatches last-16 place at Word Cup

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Sat, 03 Dec 2022 07:07:40 +0000

DOHA (AFP) – Last-gasp South Korea reached the World Cup knockout phase in dramatic fashion on Friday to set up a last-16 match against mighty Brazil as Switzerland edged a bad-tempered encounter with Serbia to progress. With the clock ticking down at Education City Stadium, the Koreans knew they needed one more goal against Portugal […]

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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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