American Soccer News for 24 Nov 2022
Canada may have lost their opener against Belgium, but the team certainly kept fans and competitors on their toes alike on their toes as they exploited their long-awaited return to the FIFA World Cup... party
John Herdman believes Canada “showed that they do belong” at the World Cup despite losing their opening match 1-0 to Belgium on Wednesday. Making their World Cup return after a 36-year... exodus, Canada dominated the first half and should have gone ahead when they were awarded a penalty after Yannick Carrasco handled Tajon Buchanan’s shot. […] The post Herdman: Canada ´showed they belong´ despite World Cup opener defeat to Belgium appeared first on Soccer News.
Luka Modric insists Croatia are not at the World Cup “just to participate” and their “ambitions are big” despite their lacklustre start against Morocco. Runners-up to France... four years ago, Croatia’s quest to go the extra step in Qatar began with a goalless draw against Morocco at the Al Bayt Stadium. Indeed, Croatia failed to […] The post Modric warns ´Croatia will be better, our ambitions are big´ following Morocco stalemate appeared first on Soccer News.
For the second straight day, a World Cup favorite stumbled. Spain made up for it by scoring 7 goals on Costa Rica.
Sky Sports' Peter Smith and Nick Wright analyse some of their favourite stars to keep an eye out for during the World Cup 2022 in Qatar. Their one to watch for day five is AC Milan and Portugal star... Rafael Leao.
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Luis Enrique described Gavi’s abilities as “out of the ordinary” following his scintillating World Cup debut for Spain. Barcelona teenager Gavi marked his major tournament bow by... scoring an exquisite volley as Luis Enrique’s team thrashed Costa Rica 7-0 on Wednesday, becoming the third-youngest goalscorer in World Cup history. Only Brazil great Pele in 1958 […] The post Gavi performances ´not normal´ - Luis Enrique lauds Spain´s teenage sensation appeared first on Soccer News.
Richarlison scored twice as Brazil opened their World Cup campaign with a routine 2-0 win over Serbia. The Tottenham forward broke the deadlock with a close-range finish just after the hour mark at... the Lusail Iconic Stadium. Richarlison then sealed the points with a stunning acrobatic effort 17 minutes from time as Tite’s side made […] The post Brazil 2-0 Serbia: Richarlison at the double as Selecao make winning start in Group G appeared first on Soccer News.
Richarlison's second-half goals earned World Cup favourites Brazil a deserved 2-0 win over Serbia in their Group G opener in Lusail.
The Portugal star was again front and centre in a 3-2 win against Ghana on Thursday, at the Stadium 974, which has been constructed from shipping containers and will be dismantled after the 2022 FIFA... World Cup tournament.
Saudi Arabia's sports minister, Prince Abdulaziz bin Turki Al-Faisal says he would love to see Cristiano Ronaldo playing in his country's league and backs potential Saudi investment in Manchester... United and Liverpool.
Cristiano Ronaldo still has what it takes to play at the top level of club football, says Bernardo Silva, who insisted it was none of his business what his Portugal team-mate decided for his future.... Ronaldo scored Portugal’s opener in a 3-2 win over Ghana on Thursday – a goal that sparked the match at […] The post Ronaldo´s future is his decision, says Portugal team-mate Silva appeared first on Soccer News.
School, banks and government offices closed early on Thursday, and just about everyone was off work, unless they were serving beer or frying something.
Harry Kane may be England’s key attacker, but the threat of him potentially missing their second World Cup match against the United States was perhaps not as concerning as it once might have... been. Three Lions captain Kane hobbled out of a dominant 6-2 win over Iran in the team’s Group B opener. Kane had […] The post England v United States: Three Lions primed to cope despite Kane concerns appeared first on Soccer News.
Heading into the contest, Canada got some out-of-this world advice from Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield, invited to come speak to the group prior to the game
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Romelu Lukaku is unlikely to start Belgium’s second World Cup fixture against Morocco despite making his return to team training, according to head coach Roberto Martinez. Lukaku has only made... five appearances for Inter during an injury-hit season, and he was absent as Belgium began their Group F campaign with a hard-fought 1-0 win over […] The post Lukaku back in Belgium training but unlikely to start against Morocco, says Martinez appeared first on Soccer News.
Jose Mourinho says Japan’s shock World Cup win over Germany was “not a crazy surprise,” criticising European football’s “big focus on individuals and egos.” The... Samurai Blue produced an inspired comeback from 1-0 down as second-half goals from Ritsu Doan and Takuma Asano stunned Hansi Flick’s side at the Khalifa International Stadium. The four-time champions, […] The post Mourinho: Japan´s shock win over Germany ´a fantastic achievement, but not a crazy surprise´ appeared first on Soccer News.
Cristiano Ronaldo became the first player to score in five World Cups, but Portugal required a couple of late goals to rescue a nervy 3-2 win against Ghana on Thursday. Just two days after having his... Manchester United contract terminated by mutual consent, free agent Ronaldo converted a penalty to break down a stubborn Ghana […] The post Portugal 3-2 Ghana: Ronaldo makes World Cup history as Selecao leave it late appeared first on Soccer News.
Gareth Southgate does not feel any pressure for England to produce a political statement akin to Germany’s team photo at this World Cup. England, like Germany, were planning to support the... OneLove campaign - which promotes “inclusion and sends a message against discrimination of any kind” - by having their captain wear an armband bearing […] The post Southgate wary of England trying to ´escalate´ World Cup demonstrations appeared first on Soccer News.
Cristiano Ronaldo became the first man to score in five World Cups as his penalty helped Portugal secure a 3-2 win over Ghana in a thrilling Group H encounter.
Argentina are tasked with atoning for their shock defeat to Saudi Arabia, while France and Denmark are also in action at the World Cup on Saturday.
England and Wales are back in World Cup action on Friday as the teams in Groups A and B play their second matches of the tournament.
Saudi Arabia says it wants its investors to take over Manchester United and Liverpool – and hopes Cristiano Ronaldo comes to play in its domestic league.
Gareth Southgate says England have to accept criticism over the OneLove armband, with Gareth Bale adding that Wales "weren't too happy" about not being allowed to wear it.