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

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

Mexican boxer Canelo Álvarez sends warning to Lionel Messi

Mexican boxer Canelo Álvarez sends warning to Lionel Messi

CNN  —  Mexican boxer Saul ‘Canelo’ Álvarez has sent a warning to Lionel Messi, who he accused of disrespecting Mexico. “Did you see Messi cleaning the floor with our shirt and flag????” Álvarez tweeted, apparently in reference to a video which shows Messi celebrating with his teammates in the changing room. As the Argentine takes … Read more

After US Soccer changes Iranian flag on social media, Iran calls for US to be kicked out of 2022 World Cup

After US Soccer changes Iranian flag on social media, Iran calls for US to be kicked out of 2022 World Cup

CNN  —  Iran state media has called for the US to be kicked out of the 2022 World Cup after the United States Soccer Federation changed Iran’s flag on its social media platforms to show support for protesters in Iran. The federation had temporarily displayed Iran’s national flag on its official Twitter, Instagram and Facebook … Read more

Brazil looks to book place in knockout stage without injured star man Neymar

Brazil looks to book place in knockout stage without injured star man Neymar

CNN  —  The image of Neymar limping off the pitch, his right ankle visibly swollen, would have left millions of Brazil fans fearing the worst. Fortunately for them, the player who has become this generation’s talisman will be fit in time to play in the 2022 World Cup knockout stage, should Brazil qualify, after being … Read more

Neymar suffers ligament injury to right ankle and will miss next game

Neymar suffers ligament injury to right ankle and will miss next game

CNN  —  Five-time World Cup champion Brazil will be without stars Neymar and Danilo for their next match due to injury, the team announced on Friday. Brazilian team doctor Rodrigo Lasmar confirmed both players will miss the team’s next match against Switzerland on Monday, but remained hopeful they would play again in the tournament. “We … Read more

Cristiano Ronaldo makes history as first man to score in five World Cups

Cristiano Ronaldo makes history as first man to score in five World Cups

Stadium 974, Doha, Qatar CNN  —  Watching Cristiano Ronaldo in the first half of Portugal’s World Cup opener against Ghana on Thursday, you could feel the frustration from the stands. The striker still looked the part, waving to the crowds and receiving the biggest cheer of anyone when the starting lineups were announced before kickoff. … Read more

Cristiano Ronaldo begins World Cup campaign with Portugal after Manchester United departure

Cristiano Ronaldo begins World Cup campaign with Portugal after Manchester United departure

CNN  —  Two days after his turbulent departure from Manchester United, Cristiano Ronaldo will begin his World Cup campaign with Portugal and look to put events from the last week-and-a-half behind him. Portugal faces Ghana at Stadium 974 on Thursday, kicking off what will likely be the 37-year-old Ronaldo’s final World Cup – a trophy … Read more

Cristiano Ronaldo to leave Manchester United with immediate effect

Cristiano Ronaldo to leave Manchester United with immediate effect

CNN  —  Cristiano Ronaldo is leaving Manchester United with immediate effect, the English Premier League club announced on Tuesday. In a brief statement, United said the decision, which comes a week after Ronaldo gave an explosive TV interview about his frustrations at the club, was made by mutual agreement. “The club thanks him for his … Read more

Saudi Arabia vs Argentina: Lionel Messi’s team in one of the biggest upsets in World Cup history

Saudi Arabia vs Argentina: Lionel Messi’s team in one of the biggest upsets in World Cup history

Lusail, Qatar CNN  —  Saudi Arabia produced one of the biggest upsets in World Cup history Tuesday, beating Lionel Messi’s Argentina 2-1 in an astonishing Group C match. Many had expected the South American team, ranked third in the world, unbeaten for three years and among the favorites to win the tournament, to sweep aside … Read more