Fifa World Cup: Why Cristiano Ronaldo had to be dropped for Portugal’s clash against Switzerland

Cristiano Ronaldo was dropped with Gonçalo Ramos making his debut and scoring a hat-trick with a 6-1 win against Switzerland. Video / Sky Sport It says a lot about Cristiano Ronaldo’s star power that even a thumping 6-1 win for Portugal won’t take the focus away from him. Ronaldo was sensationally dropped for Portugal’s round … Read more

Kev’s in a fez, Kenny’s Skittled and Ronaldo looks chicken chop sueyed – The Irish Times

“Are we here for a good time or a long time?” asks a twinkly-eyed Tony O’Donoghue at the start of the RTÉ coverage of Morocco v Spain. He’s getting at the clash of styles that’s about to be served up. Morocco have conceded just once in the entire tournament – ​​an own goal against Canada. … Read more

Fifa World Cup: Goalmouth Scramble – The reasons behind England’s success in Qatar

England’s Harry Kane celebrates scoring his side’s second goal against Senegal. Photo / AP NZME’s world-renowned football blog Goalmouth Scramble is back. Our rotating stable of football writers will offer daily hot takes on all the action from the World Cup in Qatar. Today, Michael Burgess looks at England’s recent evolution after their win over … Read more

Japan vs. Croatia: Samurai Blue aiming to reach the World Cup quarterfinals for the first time

CNN — In a World Cup of surprises, Japan has played a leading role in headline-making shock results. Not many would have predicted that the Samurai Blue would beat both Spain and Germany to top Group E in qualifying for the knockouts, but so impressive has the team been that not many would now raise … Read more

Fifa World Cup: Chris Rattue’s winners and losers – Why it’s been hard to really enjoy the World Cup

England fans cheer during the World Cup round of 16 match between England and Senegal, at the Al Bayt Stadium in Al Khor, Qatar. Photo / AP OPINION: WINNER/LOSER: The World Cup is humming…BUT Qatar is winning the world over after a rocky lead-up to the Fifa tournament. The football at this tournament has been … Read more

France def Poland, result, score, Kylian Mbappe, Olivier Giroud, record, next match, who will they play, latest, updates

Kylian Mbappe set up a history-making goal for Olivier Giroud and then scored two himself as holders France eased into the World Cup quarter-finals with a 3-1 win over Poland on Sunday. Giroud’s opening goal a minute before half-time was his 52nd for his country, passing Thierry Henry to become France’s all-time record marksman. Watch … Read more

Fifa World Cup 2022: Kylian Mbappe magic leads France into quarters with convincing win over Poland

Kylian Mbappe magic leads France into quarters with convincing win over Poland. Video / Sky Sport Kylian Mbappé scored two goals and set up another for Olivier Giroud, giving France a 3-1 victory over Poland and a spot in the World Cup quarterfinals today. The Paris Saint-German forward now has a tournament-leading five goals and … Read more

England vs. Senegal: Euro 2020 finalist faces African champion for place in World Cup quarterfinals

CNN — Sunday’s round of 16 fixtures feature the 2018 World Cup winner, the current African champion and one of the Euro 2020 finalists. First up, reigning World Cup champion France faces Poland at the Al Thumama Stadium in the early fixture before arguably the highlight of the day as England meets Senegal at the … Read more

How the internet reacted to Australia’s 2-1 loss to Argentina at the World Cup

A deficit of talent, history and World Cup success as wide as Sydney Harbour; a GOAT and a Roo; and it all washed up as a 2-1 loss and a lump in the throat as big as Uluru. The Socceroos’s World Cup is over after falling in a valiant defeat to Argentina in the round … Read more