06 Dec
Croatia triumph on penalties to knock Japan out

Japan’s dream run at the 2022 FIFA World Cup ended cruelly as the Blue Samurais were dumped out on penalties against Croatia in the round of 16 at the Al Janoub Stadium in Qatar. Ivan Perisic’s second-half strike cancelled out Daizen Maeda’s opener in regulation time before goalkeeper Dominik Livakovic’s heroics in the penalty shootout […]

05 Dec
Ruthless England breeze past Senegal to set up quarter-final bout against France

England’s stellar form in major tournaments under Gareth Southgate continued as the Three Lions cruised into the quarter-finals of the 2022 FIFA World Cup with a 3-0 win over Senegal at the Al Bayt Stadium. First-half goals from Jordan Henderson and Harry Kane gave England the early ascendency before Bukayo Saka put the game to […]

05 Dec
Mercurial Mbappe sends France into quarter-finals

France stormed into the quarter-finals of the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar with their dominant 3-1 victory over Poland in the last 16 on Sunday. It was a historic night for Les Bleus as Olivier Giroud overtook Thierry Henry to become France’s all-time leading goal-scorer with 52 goals. The 36-year-old’s first-half strike was followed […]

04 Dec
Netherlands cruise into quarter-finals with dominant USA victory

The Netherlands became the first team to reach the quarter-finals of the 2022 FIFA World Cup with their 3-1 win over the USA in the round of 16 at the Khalifa International Stadium. Denzel Dumfries played a starring role for the Dutch, setting up two first-half goals for Memphis Depay and Daley Blind before getting […]

04 Dec
Messi stars as Argentina edge out Australia to clinch quarter-finals berth

Lionel Messi delivered a masterclass in the round of 16 against Australia to lead Argentina into the quarter-finals of the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar. The 35-year-old scored the opening goal on his 1000th career appearance and provided more magical moments throughout the 90 minutes as Argentina edged out the Socceroos 2-1 at the […]

03 Dec
Stoppage-time winner sends South Korea into Round of 16

The 2022 FIFA World Cup continued to throw up surprises as South Korea stunned Portugal with a 2-1 victory at the Education City Stadium to reach the knockout stages for the first time since 2010. Ricardo Horta put the European side ahead just five minutes into the game, but Kim Young-gwon equalised via a set-piece […]

02 Dec
Germany crash out of 2022 FIFA World Cup despite Costa Rica victory

Germany crashed out of the FIFA World Cup for the second tournament in a row at Qatar 2022 despite winning their last group game 4-2 against Costa Rica. Late goals from Kai Havertz and Niclas Fullkrug helped the four-time champions avoid another shock defeat in the group, but all three points were not enough to […]

02 Dec
Japan stun Spain to finish on top of Group E

It was a day of high drama at the 2022 FIFA World Cup as Japan produced one more incredible upset in Group E to qualify for the knockout stages. The Asian side scripted another second-half come-back to shock Spain at the Khalifa International Stadium on Thursday, with goals from Ritsu Doan and Ao Tanaka cancelling […]

01 Dec
Argentina breeze past Poland to qualify as Group C winners

Argentina bounced back from their opening-day defeat to Saudi Arabia to soar into the round of 16 of the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar with a 2-0 victory over Poland at Stadium 974. Polish goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny saved a Lionel Messi penalty and produced some more second-half heroics, but goals from Alexis Mac Allister […]

30 Nov
Rashford double sends England into Round of 16

England stormed into the Round of 16 at the 2022 FIFA World Cup with a thumping 3-0 victory over neighbours Wales at the Ahmed bin Ali Stadium in Qatar. The Three Lions hit their stride in the second half, with Marcus Rashford bagging a majestic brace and Phil Foden getting on the scoresheet to put […]