• Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi linked with Saudi Arabia 2030 World Cup bid

    14 days ago - By Yardbarker

    Old rivals Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi could be set for a sensational link up as part of Saudi Arabia's bid for the 2030 World Cup. Ronaldo and Messi are both expected to make their final World Cup appearance at Qatar 2022 as they duo make plans for international retirement in 2023.
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  • Argentina hope to bring World Cup joy after mourning Maradona

    14 days ago - By Yahoo Sports

    Argentina's footballers are determined to bring back joy to the nation after a day of mourning the second anniversary of Diego Maradona's death, coach Lionel Scaloni said on Friday.
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  • Maradona's World Cup Absence “Strange” for Messi, Argentina

    14 days ago - By Yahoo Sports

    Between Maradona's death in 2020 and the reality that Messi is likely at his last World Cup, Qatar marks an end of an era for Argentina.
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  • Mohammed Muntari Scores Qatar's First Ever World Cup Goal

    14 days ago - By Yahoo Sports

    Mohammed Muntari made history for Qatar by scoring the countrys first ever World Cup goal on Friday against Senegal.
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  • After Messi comes Lewandowski for Saudi Arabia at World Cup

    14 days ago - By Yahoo Sports

    AL RAYYAN, Qatar First it was Lionel Messi. After shocking Messi's Argentina in one of the biggest World Cup upsets, the Green Falcons turn their attention to Lewandowski and his Poland team on Saturday. Saudi Arabia, the second lowest-ranked team in the tournament, could even book its place in the second round with a win - a remarkable achievement for a side with no foreign-based players.
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  • Laborers play sandlot cricket near World Cup soccer stadiums

    14 days ago - By Seattle Pi

    DOHA, Qatar - As dawn broke Friday in Qatar, the laborers who built this energy-rich country's World Cup soccer stadiums, roads and subway filled empty stretches of asphalt and sandlots to play the sport closest to their hearts - cricket.
    The sport that spread across the reaches of the former British empire remains a favorite of the South Asian laborers who power economies across the Arabian Peninsula.
    It's a moment of respite for workers, who typically just have Friday off in Qatar and much of the rest of the Gulf Arab nations. And it's one they look forward to all week, batting and...
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  • Gabby Agbonlahor says Spurs star has “looked poor” in World Cup

    14 days ago - By Yardbarker

    Argentina ‘don't have a chance' of winning the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. That is the view of former Aston Villa striker Gabby Agbonlahor, who does not expect Lionel Messi's Argentina to be anywhere near the world's most prestigious international trophy come next month.
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  • Scaloni: Messi ready for must-win Mexico clash

    Scaloni: Messi ready for must-win Mexico clash

    14 days ago - By ESPN

    Lionel Messi is emotionally and physically ready to face Mexico in Argentina's key Group C World Cup match on Saturday, says manager Lionel Scaloni.
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  • Maradona's World Cup absence "strange" for Messi, Argentina

    14 days ago - By Seattle Pi

    DOHA, Qatar - No matter what happens on the field, this World Cup will be a special one for Argentina.
    It likely will be the last World Cup for Lionel Messi and already is the first since the death of Diego Maradona. The Argentine great died exactly two years ago Friday.
    Maradona, his nation's beloved soccer “God," had been a presence for Argentina at every World Cup since 1982 as a player, coach of elder statesman.
    Maradona died at age 60 on Nov. 25 in 2020, a date most Argentines will never forget. He passed away while under hospital care in his home following brain surgery, and judicial...
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  • Maradona's World Cup absence "strange" for Messi, Argentina

    14 days ago - By Yahoo Sports

    DOHA, Qatar No matter what happens on the field, this World Cup will be a special one for Argentina. It likely will be the last World Cup for Lionel Messi and already is the first since the death of Diego Maradona. Maradona, his nation's beloved soccer ''God,'' had been a presence for Argentina at every World Cup since 1982 as a player, coach of elder statesman.
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