Pulisic goal advances USA to World Cup with 1-0 win over Iran

Pulisic goal advances USA to World Cup with 1-0 win over Iran

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Christian Pulisic kicked the ball, scored a goal, then crashed into the goalkeeper. The collision sent the American star to the hospital and the United States to the second round of the World Cup. More than an hour later, he contacted his teammates via FaceTime to join in the celebration. Pulisic’s … Read more

The White House is treading carefully as protests develop in China as the US seeks to mend relations with Beijing

The White House is treading carefully as protests develop in China as the US seeks to mend relations with Beijing

Washington CNN — As frustrated protesters take to the streets across China to protest the government’s draconian Covid-19 restrictions — sparking rare civil unrest and clashes between the public and officials — the Biden White House is choosing its words carefully and deliberately. Top US officials who have been closely following the unrest in China … 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-USA World Cup clash with political tensions

Iran-USA World Cup clash with political tensions

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — The last World Cup meeting between the United States and Iran 24 years ago is considered one of the most politically charged games in soccer history. This time, the political undertones are just as strong and relations perhaps even more strained, as the US and Iran clashed again in Qatar on … 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

Iran’s supreme leader praises paramilitary forces for crackdown on ‘rioters’

Iran’s supreme leader praises paramilitary forces for crackdown on ‘rioters’

CNN — Iran’s supreme leader praised the country’s Basij paramilitary force for their role in a deadly crackdown on anti-regime protesters. In a meeting with Basij personnel in Tehran on Saturday, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei described the popular protest movement as “rioters” and “thugs” backed by foreign forces and praised the “innocent” Basij fighters for protecting … 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