England v USA, Phil Foden left on the bench, reactions, reaction, commentary, social media

Pundits say England looked “leggy, pacey and short of ideas” and wondered why they didn’t use Phil Foden in the 0-0 draw with the United States at the World Cup. Gareth Southgate’s side are still top of Group B, but a win would have almost secured a place in the last 16 of the tournament … Read more

FIFA World Cup in Qatar, Day 6: Live updates, scores, news, results, Wales vs Iran, Qatar vs Senegal, Netherlands vs Ecuador, England vs USA

The action continues in Qatar after two World Cup contenders have left their mark on the course of Day 5. There are some tantalizing matches on the agenda, with England set to take the field as hopes begin to grow again among fans. In Group A, the Netherlands will take on Ecuador, with the winner … Read more

Qatar World Cup 2022: Cristiano Ronaldo makes football history against Ghana as Lionel Messi watches in iconic image

Cristiano Ronaldo, you absolute freak. The Portuguese superstar swept aside a week of off-field drama to become the first male player to score in five FIFA World Cups. The 37-year-old coolly scored a penalty in the second half to score Portugal’s first goal in the 3-2 win against Ghana in Qatar. To put that in … Read more

Police in India claim rats ate nearly 600kg of seized marijuana

Police in India have claimed that rats ate nearly 600kg of cannabis after a court demanded that the seized material be produced as evidence during a trial against people accused of drug smuggling. Police in Mathura in the northern region of the country told magistrates that 581 kg of the drugs had disappeared from two … Read more

Cristiano Ronaldo’s unwanted performance before the match between Portugal and Ghana during the FIFA World Cup

What does Cristiano Ronaldo have in common with former Socceroos defender Craig Moore and former New Zealand international Simon Elliott? Not much at the moment. But when the superstar takes the field for Portugal against Ghana (AEDT) on Friday morning, the three will share a unique World Cup performance. He becomes the first player since … Read more

World Cup 2022: Qatar Fan Festival almost empty for Morocco against Croatia

After Saudi Arabia’s incredibly unlikely victory over Argentina on Tuesday’s early kick-off, you’d think fans would be out in droves for Wednesday’s first game. But a photo from the Fan Festival in Doha suggests otherwise, with just a few fans gathering to watch Morocco v Croatia. Only a few dozen supporters were in the sun … Read more

Groups E and F kick off with Belgium, Germany and Spain in action

CNN — Some of football’s biggest names – most notably Croatia’s Luka Modrić and Belgium’s Kevin De Bruyne – begin their World Cup campaigns on Wednesday, as the decades-long wait is all but over for Canadian fans as their team takes its first bow in the tournament. 36 years. We’ve already seen some of the … Read more

Qatar World Cup official crowds: 17,000 fans missing, England vs Iran, Netherlands vs Senegal Stadium photos

Qatar has some explaining to do after thousands of fans appear to be missing from official World Cup attendance numbers. Rumors and conspiracy theories are swirling about the number of fans attending the tournament – and photos from Tuesday morning’s opening ceremony and games add fuel to the fire. In the four matches of this … Read more

full schedule, schedule, results, Socceroos fixtures, dates, Australia kick-off time, AEDT

Get ready for a football marathon – and some very unhealthy sleep patterns – when the 2022 World Cup kicks off on November 21. The Qatari time zone (Arabia Standard Time — AST) isn’t exactly friendly to Australian viewers, although it could be worse when it comes to Socceroos matches. Australia’s opener against France will … Read more

Prince Andrew is secretly visiting as he is targeting a role involving oil-rich Gulf states

Prince Andrew has secretly visited Bahrain amid claims he is targeting an unofficial role as a go-between between the West and the oil-rich Gulf states in the energy crisis. The disgraced Duke of York, 62, flew on a billionaire Swiss Contact’s plane last week to be pampered in five-star, all-expenses-paid luxury by his old friends … Read more