England’s Raheem Sterling leaves Qatar after intruders break into family home

England’s Raheem Sterling leaves Qatar after intruders break into family home

CNN  —  England soccer star Raheem Sterling is returning home from the World Cup in Qatar after armed intruders broke into his home while his family were inside, a person with knowledge of the situation told CNN. The incident happened on Saturday evening, the individual told CNN, and Sterling is said to be “shaken” and … Read more

Kylian Mbappé’s magnificent double ensures France see off Poland and book quarter-final slot – The Irish Times

Kylian Mbappé’s magnificent double ensures France see off Poland and book quarter-final slot – The Irish Times

Death, Taxes and Kylian Mbappé at World Cups. Far from Al Bayt, where Gareth Southgate’s team face Senegal, another Englishman featured prominently in Qatar on Sunday night. Matty Cash orbited Mbappé’s sun for the entirety of this last-16 tie, making it Slough town’s greatest night on the global stage. Cash has Polish grandparents on his … Read more

England fans wary TV curse will strike again in FIFA World Cup last 16 match against Senegal

England fans wary TV curse will strike again in FIFA World Cup last 16 match against Senegal

England supporters should be thrilled with the way their World Cup is going so far. The Three Lions topped their group for the first time since 2006, were unbeaten and highlighted their potent attacking prowess by scoring 10 goals, more than any other team at this World Cup. What could possibly go wrong? Well, it’s England we’re talking … Read more

Early Morning Crowds Rally in Canberra for Team Australia’s World Cup Knockout Match

Socceroo fans gathered in Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, in the early on Sunday, December 4, to watch Australia’s match against Argentina in the knockout stage of the FIFA World Cup Qatar. Video posted by Twitter user @MyriadMelb on Sunday shows crowds of Australian fans in Canberra’s Civic Square. Argentina beat Australia two to one to … Read more

Brazilian Soccer Academy in Toronto has become a home for LGBTQ soccer players

Brazilian Soccer Academy in Toronto has become a home for LGBTQ soccer players

Members of the Brazucats, play futsal, a Brazilian version of soccer played on an indoor court, at the Brazilian Soccer Academy in Etobicoke on Nov. 27.Tijana Martin/The Globe and Mail At first glance, a drab, grey industrial unit in Etobicoke seems an unlikely cradle for the preservation of Brazil’s most famous export. But those first … Read more

Germany knocked out of World Cup after extraordinary finale to Group E

Germany knocked out of World Cup after extraordinary finale to Group E

CNN  —  Germany was knocked out of the 2022 World Cup on Thursday after a quite extraordinary finale to Group E, despite beating Costa Rica. At varying points of the two games, fans of Spain and Japan as well as Costa Rica and Germany each thought that their countries might be on their way to … Read more

Lionel Messi has penalty saved but Argentina progresses to World Cup knockout stages with win

Lionel Messi has penalty saved but Argentina progresses to World Cup knockout stages with win

CNN  —  Lionel Messi had a penalty saved but Argentina booked its ticket to the knockout phase of the 2022 World Cup with a 2-0 victory over Poland. Alexis Mac Allister’s scuffed effort 60 seconds into the second half broke the deadlock before Julián Álvarez’s brilliant curled shot sealed the three points as Argentina advanced … Read more

Qatar police stop French TV from filming at World Cup and knock cameras from journalists hands – The Sun

Qatar police stop French TV from filming at World Cup and knock cameras from journalists hands – The Sun

Qatar police stop French TV from filming at World Cup and knock cameras from journalists hands  The Sun Iran releases two former national team footballers arrested over protests  The Guardian Two arrested Iranian players released ahead of USA World Cup game  WION Iran releases soccer players ahead of match against US  ABC News FIFA World Cup: Iran releases former … Read more

Why Saudi Arabia is hosting one of the world’s biggest raves

Why Saudi Arabia is hosting one of the world’s biggest raves

Editor’s Note: A version of this story first appeared in CNN’s Meanwhile in the Middle East newsletter, a three-times-a-week look inside the region’s biggest stories. Sign up here. Abu Dhabi, UAE CNN  —  Electronic music, strobe lights, glittered faces and hundreds of thousands of people in mixed-gender gyrations are all part of a new kind … Read more

United States Women’s National Team earns more money from men’s World Cup than its previous two women’s tournaments

United States Women’s National Team earns more money from men’s World Cup than its previous two women’s tournaments

CNN  —  The United States Women’s National Team (USWNT) earned more money from its male equivalent reaching the knockout stages of the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar than it did from winning its own tournaments in 2015 and 2019. As a result of the equal pay agreement forged earlier this year between the United … Read more