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

Iran has threatened the families of the World Cup soccer team, according to a security source

Iran has threatened the families of the World Cup soccer team, according to a security source

CNN — The families of Iran’s World Cup soccer team have been threatened with imprisonment and torture if the players do not “behave” ahead of Tuesday’s game against the United States, a source involved in Games security said. After Iran’s players refused to sing the national anthem in their opening match against England on November … 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

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

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

CNN — Two late goals gave Iran a sensational 2-0 win against Wales to keep alive their hopes of qualifying for the knockout stages of the World Cup. 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 to give … Read more

German players cover their mouths in FIFA protest at World Cup

German players cover their mouths in FIFA protest at World Cup

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Germany players cover their mouths for a team photo ahead of the opening World Cup Wednesday’s match in protest against FIFA following the banning of the “One Love” shirt on the sleeve. The German team lined up in a traditional formation before the match against Japan, with all 11 players covering … 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

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

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

Lusail, Qatar CNN — Saudi Arabia caused one of the biggest upsets in World Cup history on Tuesday, beating Lionel Messi’s Argentina 2-1 in a stunning Group C match. Many expected the South American team, ranked third in the world, unbeaten in three years and among the favorites to win the tournament, to sweep their … Read more