Iran protesters celebrate World Cup defeat as players fear return

Iran protesters celebrate World Cup defeat as players fear return

CNN — Iran’s World Cup defeat to the United States was met with cheers and celebrations in Tehran and other Iranian cities on Tuesday night as protesters hailed the country’s exit from the tournament as a blow to the ruling regime. The nation was knocked out of the tournament in Qatar after their 1-0 loss … Read more

The United States Women’s National Team earns more money at the men’s World Cup than at the previous two women’s tournaments

The United States Women’s National Team earns more money at the men’s World Cup than at the previous two women’s tournaments

CNN — The United States Women’s National Team (USWNT) earned more money from its men’s equivalent reaching the knockout stages of the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar than it did from winning its own tournaments in 2015 and 2019. As a result of an equal pay agreement reached earlier this year between the United … Read more

Christian Pulisic scores winner for USA a day after being taken to hospital with a bruised pelvis

Christian Pulisic scores winner for USA a day after being taken to hospital with a bruised pelvis

CNN — United States Men’s National Team (USMNT) forward Christian Pulisic has been taken to hospital with an abdominal injury sustained while scoring the winning goal for the United States in their crucial 1-0 win over Iran at the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar. A U.S. Soccer spokesman told CNN in an email that … Read more

Iran will face the USA in a winner-takes-all match to advance to the knockout stages of the World Cup

Iran will face the USA in a winner-takes-all match to advance to the knockout stages of the World Cup

CNN — After days of political tension and fiery gossip between countries, he knockout stage has arrived for the United States Men’s National Team (USMNT) at the World Cup – nothing less than a win on Tuesday will be enough when they face Iran in a winner-takes-all match. Whichever team wins will advance to the … Read more

Portugal vs. Uruguay: Rainbow Flag Pitch Invader interrupts World Cup match

Portugal vs.  Uruguay: Rainbow Flag Pitch Invader interrupts World Cup match

CNN — The World Cup match between Portugal and Uruguay was briefly interrupted on Monday by an on-field attacker waving a rainbow flag on the pitch at the Lusail Iconic Stadium. FIFA’s global television channel avoided showing the intruder on the pitch, but the individual was seen running on the pitch after the flag as … Read more

Iran calls for US to be kicked out of 2022 FIFA World Cup after US Soccer changes Iran flag on social media

Iran calls for US to be kicked out of 2022 FIFA World Cup after US Soccer changes Iran flag on social media

CNN — Iranian state media has called for the US to be banned from the 2022 FIFA World Cup after the US Soccer Federation changed the Iranian flag on its social media platforms to show support for protesters in Iran. The federation temporarily displayed the Iranian national flag on its official Twitter, Instagram and Facebook … Read more

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

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

CNN — Another moment of magic from Lionel Messi helped save Argentina’s hopes at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. La Albiceleste they secured a much-needed win over Mexico. The 2-0 win certainly wasn’t pretty, with Argentina struggling to create many clear-cut chances against a dogged Mexico side who themselves also offered very little threat … Read more

Germany vs. Japan: German players cover their mouths to protest FIFA’s restrictions on freedom of speech in row with ‘OneLove’ armband

Germany vs.  Japan: German players cover their mouths to protest FIFA’s restrictions on freedom of speech in row with ‘OneLove’ armband

CNN — It was a moment so brief that the thousands of fans at the Khalifa International Stadium on Wednesday could easily have missed it. But the moment, the time it took photographers gathered in front of Germany’s World Cup team to capture the image, was enough for the four-time winners to send a message … Read more

Iranian players remain silent during the national anthem at the World Cup in an apparent protest against the Iranian regime

Iranian players remain silent during the national anthem at the World Cup in an apparent protest against the Iranian regime

Doha, Qatar CNN — Before a ball was even kicked before Iran’s World Cup opener against England on Monday, Iran’s players made a strong statement. In what appeared to be a show of solidarity with those protesting at home, the players remained silent as Iran’s national anthem played around the Khalifa International Stadium before kick-off … Read more

Qatar make their World Cup debut in a controversial first-round tournament

Qatar make their World Cup debut in a controversial first-round tournament

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 become the world cup of firsts. From … Read more