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Barcelona midfielder Pedri: Spain must learn from Japan defeat

Barcelona midfielder Pedri says Spain must learn from their defeat to Japan. Pedri pointed out that they will review the mistakes they made before focusing on their next opponent, Morocco in the last 16. He said: "Tomorrow we will look at the match and see what we need to improve,...
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Cesc hails Real Madrid midfielder Tchouameni: I was impressed immediately

Former Barcelona midfielder Cesc Fabregas says they've been seeking a replacement for Sergi Busquets for over a year. The Catalan giants had considered signing Aurelien Tchouameni before Real Madrid secured his services. Cesc praised his former Monaco teammate and his quality as a player and recommended they sign him, but financial problems prevented them from doing so.
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Ex-Barcelona coach Koeman: Frenkie knows he has to improve

Former Barcelona coach Ronald Koeman says Frenkie de Jong knows he needs to improve. The Dutchman has battled for a regular start under current coach Xavi. Koeman told Marca: "He knows he has to improve. He is a key player for the national team and with the stronger games and stronger opponents we will see the Frenkie we know".
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Ex-Barcelona coach Koeman: I didn't expect Messi to leave

Former Barcelona coach Ronald Koeman admits he didn't expect Lionel Messi to leave last year. Koeman was in charge of Barca as Messi was allowed to come off contract by the newly elected president Joan Laporta. He told Marca: "Until the very last moment, I thought Messi would stay. "When...
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Koeman: De Jong proved me right at Barcelona

Ronald Koeman insists he had a "good experience" at Barcelona. Koeman will take charge of Holland after the World Cup. He told Marca: "The experience was good. As a coach, you learn every day and I learned. It was a complicated period because of the situation the club was going through. I did my things and I was always honest in the decisions I made as a coach. Then another president came along and I wasn't one of his people... I don't want to criticise individuals again".

World Cup Last 16: Today’s Schedule, Vegas Odds, and Preview (Dec 4)

World Cup knockout stage continues with two more games. England will play Senegal for first time in history. Today’s World Cup schedule includes all you need to know on two Round of Last 16 knockout games between France vs Poland and England vs Senegal. Jump to:. All four teams...

USA fall short, Argentina avoid upset, England and France on alert: World Cup daily

There’s an old saying that likely goes: “What the World Cup giveth, it can taketh.” And that’s how fans might feel after seeing the USA’s remarkable run in Qatar end in heartbreaking fashion thanks to the Netherlands. Meanwhile, Lionel Messi and Argentina withstood a late surge by Australia to book a date with the Dutch in the quarterfinals.

Argentina 2 – 1 Australia

Lionel Messi starred as Argentina beat Australia 2-1 to reach the quarter-finals of the World Cup. Messi scored a landmark goal late in the first half to record the 1,000th senior game of his career, and Matt Ryan’s mistake allowed Julian Alvarez to double his advantage early in the second half.

Argentina and Netherlands advance to the 2022 World Cup quarterfinals

Argentina and the Netherlands are the first two countries that have advanced to the quarterfinals of the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar. Argentina defeated Australia 2-1, while the Netherlands defeated the United States 3-1 in the first two Round of 16 matches. Argentina got two first half goals before...

France, England in World Cup spotlight after Messi helps Argentina into last eight

France's bid to retain the World Cup continues against Poland on Sunday, while England's pursuit of a first major trophy in 56 years will be tested by African champions Senegal. Didier Deschamps' French side are aiming to become the first team to win successive World Cups since Brazil in 1958...

Gregg Berhalter bemoans lack of world-class striker as USA exit World Cup

Gregg Berhalter bemoaned his team’s lack of a world-class finisher as the United States were knocked out of the World Cup by the Netherlands on Saturday. The US failed to finishing off promising attacks in all four of their games at the World Cup, and many have pointed to the team’s lack of a clinical striker as the reason they failed to progress. Jesus Ferreira, Haji Wright and Josh Sargent led the line at different times for the US in Qatar but none of them posed any real threat to opposing defenders.

Louis van Gaal talks up Netherlands’ ‘big chances’ of winning World Cup

Louis van Gaal claimed the Netherlands have “big chances” of winning the World Cup after swatting aside the USA to advance to the quarter-finals. Van Gaal, who led his country to the semi-finals of the tournament in Brazil in 2014, must now prepare his team to face the winners of Saturday night’s Argentina v Australia game on Friday.

“He’s useless”- Former striker has urged Tottenham Hotspur to sell 23-year-old player

Gabby Agbonlahor believes Tottenham Hotspur should sell Emerson Royal, with Inter Milan interested in the defender and Antonio Conte willing to let him go. Emerson, who joined Spurs in the summer of 2021 from Barcelona, has been a regular for the club since then. While he has had his moments, he has many a time shown that he is not good enough for Spurs. Antonio Conte has been forced to stick with him on the right despite his poor performances due to the lack of better options.