My heart is still bleeding, says Brazil's Thiago Silva on World Cup quarterfinal defeat
Brazil entered the tournament in Qatar as favourites but were eliminated for the fifth consecutive time by a European opponent at football's showpiece event, news agency Xinhua reported.
New FIFA world rankings see Morocco climb to 11th spot
The Atlas Lions were eliminated by France 2-0 in the semifinals at the World Cup before losing 2-1 to Croatia in the third-place playoff, ending their journey with a memorable fourth place as the first ever African side to reach the World Cup semifinals. Morocco is now the highest-ranked team in Africa, ahead of Senegal (19th), Tunisia (30th), Cameroon (33rd) and Nigeria (35th), reports Xinhua news agency.
We were nervous and I couldn't watch, but he has ice in his veins, Gonzalo Montiel's mother
That made it ten penalties converted from ten penalties attempted in the 25-year-old's career, after he started taking spot kicks while working under Marcelo Gallardo at River Plate. "We were nervous and I couldn't watch, but he has ice in his veins," Montiel's mother said after the victory.
Three France players receive vile racist abuse on social media after World Cup defeat
Les Bleus lost a nail-biting final to Argentina on penalty kicks following a 3-3 draw after extra time. During the thrilling clash, Kolo Muani missed a chance to win the game in extra time for France, while Tchouameni and Coman both missed penalties in the shootout.
Qatar passes the baton to 2026 FIFA World Cup hosts
The official handover ceremony took place after the final match of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 at the Lusail Stadium on Sunday night.On this occasion, Sheikh Joaan bin Hamad Al-Thani expressed his happiness for the success of the State of Qatar in organising an exceptional edition of the World Cup for the first time in the Middle East.
No plans to leave Real Madrid, says manager Ancelotti
The 63-year-old has 18 months left on his contract and he insisted that he has no intention to depart earlier. "I don't know what the future holds for me. For now, things are going well at Madrid," Ancelotti told Italy's Rai Radio on Monday.
Emir of Qatar placing a robe on Messi at presentation ceremony creates a storm of anger
The World Cup trophy presentation moment has been the most trending topic with social media users expressing the pride and joy they felt seeing the moment. Messi allowed the Emir to place the robe around his shoulders before taking the trophy from FIFA president Gianni Infantino.