Matt Turner is turning heads in the 2022 FIFA World Cup. Through two games – and two draws – Turner has just conceded one goal against Wales and England: a penalty kick to Gareth Bale. After manager Gregg Berhalter announced his 26-man squad on Nov. 9 and didn’t...
Sunderland went into the current break having just picked up a well-deserved three points at Birmingham City, the victory boosting an already strong away record and making it five wins on the road up to now for the season. In 1983-84 though it took the whole campaign to reach that...
Argentina and Mexico go back a long way. All the way to the very first World Cup. They met in the 1930 group stage and it was quite the match. Three penalties were awarded, two of them scored by Mexico, one missed by Argentina, yet amazingly that wasn’t the main story. Step forward Guillermo Stábile, who notched a hat-trick for La Albiceleste on debut. Argentina won 6-3 and Stábile kept rattling them in all the way to the final, in which he put his side 2-1 up before Uruguay stormed back to win.
Celtic Historian David Potter each morning on The Celtic Star looks back at key Celtic events and matches on this day starting on 25th November 1916. David’s latest book The Celtic Rising ~ 1965 The Year Jock Stein Changed Everything is out now, is selling extremely fast and is available at Celtic stores and via Celtic Star Books.
Here’s a look at Saturday’s World Cup matches:
Tunisia vs. Australia, 5 a.m., FS1
Australia lost 4-1 to France after scoring the opening goal, while Tunisia had a 0-0 draw with Denmark. This is a must-win game for both teams, which desperately need three points to advance to the knockout stage. A win by Australia would leave the group wide open, whereas the Aussies would be out if Tunisia wins.
Poland vs. Saudi Arabia, 8 a.m., FS1
Coming off their shocking win over Argentina, Saudi Arabia can actually clinch a spot in the knockout stage by defeating Poland. Saudi Arabia hasn’t made it that...
The U.S. men’s national team stepped it up against England, securing a 0-0 draw in which they had the better of the game’s few chances.
The USMNT may have been slightly disappointed with one point against Wales, after dominating in the first half and leading until the final stages, but it’s hard to have too many serious complaints after they held the Three Lions to virtually no serious chances.
We’ll have deeper analysis in the future, but during the World Cup we’ll be giving a quick breakdown of each USMNT player’s performance.
1: Abysmal. Literally any member of Pro Soccer Wire’s staff...
Statements by Sergio Conceicao, coach of FC Porto, after the 2-2 draw with Mafra, in the first round of the League Cup group stage. Criticism of Mafra coach Ricardo Souza and refereeing: “It’s Portuguese football. I was sent off in Mafra for kicking the ball out of bounds. Today the opposing coach didn’t respect the family name. He didn’t honor father and son. He collided with Wendell and nothing happened. Constant waste of time from the start of the game… only the goalkeeper was yellowed in the second half .. I’d rather not give a yellow.. But that’s not why we lose.. We can’t offer the opponent 45 minutes. The referee should give 12, 14, 16 minutes. We had conditions to change the result, but that was not the case.
Some amazing players have featured for France, but only the greatest can make our all-time XI!. France have historically been one of the most entertaining and successful teams in the world. Les Bleus have won two World Cups, two European Championships, two FIFA Confederations Cup, one Finalissima and one UEFA...
Fans in Qatar were left frustrated but hopeful after England laboured to a 0-0 draw with the United States in their second World Cup 2022 game. The Three Lions could have sealed qualification for the knockout stages with a win but came away with a point against a hard-working US side at the Al Bayt Stadium, Al Khor.
Kolkata (West Bengal) [India], November 26 (ANI): Uttam Saha, an Argentina football team fan from Kolkata, is leaving for Qatar to support his favorite team in the ongoing FIFA World Cup, which also features his favourite player Lionel Messi, who is playing his final World Cup. Saha is the founder...
Herve Renard's Rise From Cambridge United to Conquering Messi's ArgentinaPhoto byMessi's Argentina. During his time as a manager at Cambridge United, Herve Renard enjoyed a lot of success, including winning the club's first ever English title, the FA Cup. The success was followed by his elevation to the post of head coach of Argentina, where he has helped the team to win the World Cup twice, as well as the Copa America.
Coach Ricardo Souza’s statements after the Porto Mafra match (2-2) in the League Cup. about the game“As I said before the match, we didn’t come here to put the bus in front of the goal and expect miracles. We tried to be a team with principles. We just have the quality we have in our squad. We tried to share the match with FC Porto on an equal footing. And we managed to come on in the second half. With a difference of two goals, and a comfortable progression.
POLAND (0-0-1) vs. SAUDI ARABIA (1-0-0) Time: 8 a.m. ET. Where: Education City Stadium (Doha, Qatar) There was no bigger shocker in the tournament’s opening days than when Saudi Arabia came back to beat Argentina on Tuesday. After Argentina opening the scoring early in the first half, and held The Green Falcons at bay in the first half, early goals in the second from Saleh Alshehri and Salem Aldawsari sent Saudi Arabia to a 2-1 win. They sit in a good spot to advance out of the group stage for the first time since 1994.