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    A furious football fan has slammed organisers after arriving at their World Cup accommodation in Qatar to find it was still being built. Migrant workers who worked 14-hour shifts and slept on the ground were still completing cabins in the Al-Emadi fan village near Doha, that cost $330AUD a night, the Daily Mail revealed on Tuesday. A TikToker with more than 1.96million views gave fans an insight into the cramped, expensive cabins as they were left in a state of disbelief that the rooms were still being constructed as they arrived.  @fanvillageqatarr World cup feeling #worldcupqatar2022 #worldcupfanvillages #qatar2022 ♬ Hayya Hayya (Better Together) - Music from the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Official Soundtrack - Trinidad Cardona & Davido & Aisha Arriving at their cabin, the TikToker showed a huge amount of materials yet to be installed, rubbish and multiple people still working in the cabin, which was clearly unfinished. Other videos on the account show large numbers of workers rushing to complete a variety of jobs, from cleaning to plumbing and installing appliances and furniture.  More than 784,000...
    THE model fiance of German keeper Kevin Trapp dressed in a full kit with her husband's number for their World Cup opener on Wednesday. Hansi Flick's men were on the receiving end of a stunning upset in Doha as Japan came from behind to beat Germany 2-1 in a thrilling clash. 12Izabel wore a replica of her partner Trapp's kit for the gameCredit: Alamy 12She appeared to be enjoying herself in the stadiumCredit: PA 12Germany went ahead in front of their partners in Qatar but ended up losingCredit: Getty 12Trapp played no part in the game as Manuel Neuer remains Germany's No1Credit: Getty 12Trapp and Izabel got engaged back in 2018Credit: Getty And it was made worse for the German players by the fact that a host of their partners were in attendance for the match. Trapp's wife, model Izabel Goulart, caught the eye more than the rest as she chose to wear a full keeper's kit. She even had the No12 printed on the strip - Trapp's number for the World Cup - although she did not see her...
    THE partners of England's World Cup stars have flown over to Qatar to cheer on their loved ones. The Three Lions made a perfect start to the tournament with a 6-2 victory over Iran on Monday. 4Raheem Sterling's partner Paige Milian in QatarCredit: @paigemilian 4She has flown over to cheer her Chelsea man on in the Middle EastCredit: @paigemilian 4Conor Coady's partner Amie is also out in QatarCredit: @amiecoady90 4Bukayo Saka's partner Tolami Benson is another to have flown out to the World CupCredit: @tolami_benson And it has made their other halves' time in Doha that bit more relaxing as they enjoy a break away in the Middle East. Raheem Sterling's partner Paige Milian posted snaps to her social media on a bed in Qatar. She then shared another snap catching some rays as the Chelsea forward's partner took in the glorious weather. And Paige is not the only Wag that has flown to support the England team. READ MORE ON WAGSCLEAN BREAK Wanda Nara poses naked in bath as she shows Mauro Icardi what he's missing Amie Coady, the...
    The German men's soccer team made a statement before their first World Cup match Wednesday by covering their mouths in the team photo. The gesture by the team appears to be a protest against FIFA, who threatened to penalize teams who wore a rainbow armband at the tournament in Qatar. WORLD CUP 2022: US REPORTER REFUSED ENTRY TO STADIUM FOR WEARING RAINBOW T-SHIRT Germany's soccer team players cover their mouth during the World Cup group E soccer match between Germany and Japan, at the Khalifa International Stadium in Doha, Qatar, Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022. (AP Photo/Ricardo Mazalan) Ricardo Mazalan/AP Several European countries, including Germany, had planned on having team captains wear rainbow armbands in solidarity with the LGBT community but backed down when they were threatened with yellow cards by FIFA, which runs international soccer. Host country Qatar has come under intense scrutiny from several Western countries for some of its practices and laws, specifically the ones which outlaw homosexuality. CLICK HERE TO READ MORE FROM THE WASHINGTON EXAMINER Acts of defiance...
    Japan fans have collected garbage after their side's win over Germany- days after tidying up another stadium. Supporters in football shirts were seen armed with bottles and blue waste bags as they tidied up the stadium. Another fan with what appeared to be blue hair, a nod of support to his country, lent down as he placed bottles and other waste in a plastic bag. The supporters stayed behind at the venue after the match, which saw their team triumph 2-1 over Germany.  They were seen doing the gesture of respect and goodwill in the empty stadium. Fans in football shirts were seen armed with bottles and waste as they tidied up the stadium, pictured  Another fan with what appeared to be blue hair, a nod of support to his country, lent down as he placed bottles and other waste in a plastic bag, pictured A Japanese fan clears rubbish from the stands after the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Group E match between Germany and Japan All of the fans clutched numerous bags to collect the rubbish and weaved through...
    Sceptic football fans have theorised that Argentina lost to Saudi Arabia on purpose to avoid facing Brazil until the final of the World Cup. The South Americans suffered one of the biggest upsets in World Cup history on Tuesday when they were beaten 2-1, a result which means they will now probably have to win both their remaining games to top their group. With Brazil expected to ease through Group G, it was expected they would face Argentina in the semi-finals if all went to plan, but, if Argentina come second in their group, they will fall on the opposite side of the draw. Several fans have suggested that Argentina lost to Saudi Arabia on purpose to avoid Brazil The Asian side beat Lionel Messi and co. 2-1 in one of the biggest World Cup shocks of all time Several Twitter users have put forward the idea that Lionel Messi and co. lost deliberately to avoid their rivals as they tasted defeat for the first time in 37 international matches. 'Argentina lost on purpose so they can avoid Brazil...
     Japan stunned Germany 2-1 to secure a remarkable upset in Group E of the World Cup. Germany had taken the lead through an Ilkay Gundogan penalty before Japan hit back in remarkable fashion.  Ritsu Doan equalised before Takuma Asano scored a fabulous late winner. Takuma Asano scored a sensational winner as Japan caused a huge upset to beat Germany 2-1 Asano made a huge difference after coming on, and netted late on, sparking wild scenes Ritsu Doan had earlier equalised minutes after coming on, before Asano's 83rd minute winner There were wild scenes at full time as Japan celebrated their memorable win in Qatar Germany were left dejected after losing their opening World Cup game for a second time in a row Manchester City midfielder Ilkay Gundogan opened the scoring for Germany with a penalty More to follow        Follow Sportsmail's live blog for the World Cup Group E clash between Germany and Japan.  Willam Pickworth Host commentator 15:00 FULL TIME - Germany 1-2 Japan WOW! Full-time. One of the greatest-ever upsets in World...
    Germany's players placed their hands over their mouths during a team photo ahead of their game against Japan in a World Cup Group E match on Wednesday in protest. The action was taken after FIFA threatened sanctions against teams and their captains if they went ahead with their plan to wear the LGBTQ 'OneLove' armband. All German players took part in the gesture in front of dozens of photographers on the pitch in Doha, Qatar - where homosexuality is illegal - ahead of the kickoff. After the protest in the Khalifa Stadium, the German Football Association (DFB) released an statement emphatically supporting its team, saying: 'To ban the armband is like banning our right to speak.' Meanwhile, watching from the stands, Germany's Interior Minister Nancy Fraser wore the banned armband instead. She had disguised it underneath a pink blazer, which she took off as the game began - revealing the band and the heart-shaped logo. Germany's players placed their hands over their mouths during a team photo ahead of their game against Japan in a World Cup Group E match on...
    The United States will have to do it the hard way if they're to beat England on Friday, with the news that the opposition's talisman, Harry Kane, has NOT suffered major damage to his right ankle. Kane has been facing an anxious wait to discover the extent of the injury he suffered in Monday's win over Iran, and the US were hopeful that he would miss their game on Friday - giving them a much better chance of securing a result. The 29-year-old was scanned today and there is optimism he will be available for Friday's game versus the USA. England are optimistic that Harry Kane's ankle concern is not major and he can play vs USA The USA (whose star man Christian Pulisic is pictured) were hoping Kane would miss the game USA fans now face a tough watch on Friday with England's star man likely to play a part Fubo TV Privacy Policy RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next WORLD CUP CONFIDENTIAL: Kylian Mbappe's AMAZING display... 'Kick this team out the MLS': Angry USMNT...
    Iran's footballers have been warned by officials in Tehran they face retribution for their 'insulting' decision not to sing their national anthem ahead of their Qatar World Cup match against England. The team could face reprisals if they refuse to sing Iran's national anthem in their remaining World Cup games, an Iranian politician warned, meaning all eyes will be on the team during their game against Wales on Friday. Medhi Chamran, the chairman of Tehran city council, warned that the country 'will never allow anyone to insult our anthem', reports The Guardian.  The Iranian national squad had stood stony-faced as the anthem played at the Khalifa International Stadium on Monday ahead of their 6-2 World Cup defeat to England. It was viewed as a stand of solidarity with protests currently engulfing Iran following the death of Mahsa Amini in the custody of Iran's morality police on September 16. #Iran football players refuse to sing national anthem before their #FIFAWorldCup opener in support of anti-hijab protesters.Sometimes, not singing national anthem becomes true patriotism.pic.twitter.com/Si2gczPSNS— Shailesh Shrivastava (@ShriShailesh) November 21, 2022 Iran's footballers have been warned...
    Denmark's former prime minister yesterday wore a rainbow outfit for her country's World Cup with Tunisia after their captain was warned he would get a one-match ban if he wore a OneLove armband.   Helle Thorning-Schmidt, 55, now a Danish FA official, claimed that Simon Kjaer was threatened with the ban for wearing the armband during the 0-0 game with Tunisia.  The 55-year-old sported a blue dress with rainbow sleeves to meet FIFA chief Gianni Infantino before the match and was also seen wearing the outfit in the stands during the game.  It came a day after she posted on Instagram wearing the OneLove armband- something that several teams were supposed to wear on the pitch.  However, FA and six other countries' associations decided against wearing the anti-discrimination armband at the World Cup after Fifa said it contravened their rules on political symbols. Helle Thorning-Schmidt, 55, now a Danish FA official, claimed that Simon Kjaer was threatened with the ban for wearing the armband during the 0-0 game with Tunisia. The 55-year-old sported a blue dress with rainbow sleeves to meet...
    JAPAN fans continued their custom of cleaning up stadiums at the end of matches - even though their team did not play. Several Japanese fans attended the World Cup opening game between Qatar and Ecuador. 3Japanese fans cleaned the Al Bayt Stadium at the end of Qatar vs Ecuador 3A Qatari fan was so impressed he filmed the supporters cleaning 3Japan fans have cleaned up after matches at previous World Cups And at the end of the game they went around the Al Bayt Stadium picking up rubbish and collecting Qatar flags left behind by fans. One Qatari fan was so shocked he began filming the group of Japanese supporters before joining in to help. He asked why they chose to clean up before hugging one supporter and telling the group how much he respected him. A fan explained their actions saying: "We never leave, Japanese never leave rubbish behind us. We respect the place." READ MORE ON THE WORLD CUPQATAR LATEST Argentina STUNNED by the Saudi's, Saka inspires England thrashing The Qatari who filmed the video said: "Woah!...
    DECLAN RICE says England’s barnstorming opener against Iran proved to doubters that there is “fire in their bellies” to be successful. Gareth Southgate’s side had copped a lot of flak after going on a miserable, six-game winless run earlier this year. 2Declan Rice believes England proved themselves to the doubters against Iran 2Rice praised his goalscoring team-mates Bukayo Saka and Jude BellinghamCredit: Reuters But they started the World Cup in Qatar like a house on fire, battering the Iranians 6-2 at the Khalifa International Stadium in Doha. Goals from Jude Bellingham, Raheem Sterling, Marcus Rashford and Jack Grealish, as well as a Bukayo Saka double, handed the Three Lions their best opening-game result to a tournament ever. West Ham star Rice, 23, said: “There were a lot of doubts about us before the tournament. There has been a lot of talk about us not winning in our last six matches. “By our standards, with the players we have got, we know that it hasn’t been good enough. READ MORE ON THE WORLD CUPANKLE FEARS Southgate gives Kane injury update after...
    Qatari academic Dr Nayef bin Nahar said he was 'proud' US journalist Grant Wahl was detained for wearing a rainbow t-shirt  A Qatari academic has said he's 'proud' that American soccer reporter Grant Wahl was refused entry to a World Cup stadium in Qatar for wearing a rainbow shirt.  Wahl was attending the USA's first game of the tournament against Wales on Monday and wore a black t-shirt with a circle in the colors of the rainbow wrapping around a soccer ball, in support of the LGBTQ+ community. He took to Twitter to claim that he was initially refused entry to the Ahmed bin Ali Stadium in Al Rayyan. He also revealed that shortly after sending out his first tweet, security staff 'forcibly ripped his phone from his hands.' Wahl's account was met with widespread condemnation on social media but Dr Nayef bin Nahar, a director of social sciences at Qatar University, had an alternative view. Retweeting Wahl, he said: 'As a Qatari I’m proud of what happened. 'I don’t know when will the westerners realize that their values aren’t universal. There...
    Fans of the Iranian soccer team also protested against the regime outside the stadium with signs and statements. England ended up with a 6-2 victory over Iran. Here's more about the protest: Iran players remain silent during their national anthem at the World Cup www.youtube.com
    WALES fans got the party started as they watched their side score their first World Cup goal since 1958. Beer flew in the air and supporters ripped their shirts off as Welsh wizard Gareth Bale slotted home an 82nd-minute penalty. 8Wales fans celebrate Gareth Bale's equaliser in their opening World Cup clashCredit: Huw Evans 8Supporters packed into a fan zone in Swansea to watch the matchCredit: Athena 8A supporter ripped off his shirt to celebrate the equalising goalCredit: WNS And fans packed into Elevens, the Cardiff bar owned by Bale, to watch the former Spurs and Real Madrid forward level the scores with just under 10 minutes of normal time remaining. There were raucous scenes too at Cardiff's Vale Sports Arena, with at least one lad tearing off his Wales top to celebrate the goal. Supporters chugged beer in a fan zone set up in Swansea to watch the clash with the USA, Wales' first game at a World Cup finals in more than 60 years. While fans in Wrexham were filmed going wild as the equaliser went in. READ...
    ANTONEE ROBINSON will be cheered on in Qatar by his fiancee Darcy Myers. The Premier League star has enjoyed the support of his partner throughout his career. 2Darcy Myers is fiancee of USMNT star Antonee RobinsonCredit: Instagram 2Darcy joined him on the field after Fulham won promotion to the Premier LeagueCredit: Instagram View this post on Instagram A post shared by Antonee Robinson (@antonee_jedi) Robinson, 25, plays for Fulham in London having also played for Everton. He is English born but represents the USMNT through his father being an American citizen. And one member of his support team who's been present during his rise is fiancee Darcy. The pair have reportedly been together for three years. READ MORE ON THE WORLD CUPIran scare Iran's Beiranvand rushed to hospital after concussion in England World Cup loss'YOUR NO1 FAN' Meet Sarah Schmidt, girlfriend of USMNT World Cup captain Tyler Adams Antonee's romantic engagement was posted on Instagram in March. He proposed to Darcy on her birthday with a lit up sign saying 'Marry Me'. They welcomed a baby girl to their family...
    BELGIUM have been forced to change their World Cup kit after Fifa demanded that the word "love" be removed. The Red Devils' away shirt was based on the Tomorrowland festival's fireworks show and is supposed to symbolise the shared values ​​of diversity, equality and inclusiveness. 2Belgium will have to remove the word "love" from their away shirtCredit: store.tomorrowland.com 2Captain Eden Hazard will also not be able to wear the One Love armbandCredit: Rex It was developed by both Adidas and the Royal Belgian Football Association for the World Cup. It also has the word "love" written on the back underneath the players' squad number. However, it now needs to be removed as confirmed by the RBFA. A statement from CEO Peter Bossaert read: "The word love must disappear. READ MORE ON THE WORLD CUPQATAR LATEST Three Lions THRASH Iran in World Cup opener, Wales take on USA later “It's sad, but Fifa leaves us no choice. The rest of the equipment remains unchanged.” Due to the necessary change, the Red Devils will now wear their red kit for the three group-stage games....
    THE pressure of representing their country at the World Cup can take a huge toll on players. But a sex and relationship expert reckons she knows exactly how Gareth Southgate can revitalise his team after matches. 9Natalia believes players like Eric Dier should be able to let off some steam with fiancee Anna Modler after matches 9Natalia Kobylkina believes the England squad should be able to have sex after matches - but not the day beforeCredit: Supplied Sexologist Natalia Kobylkina is urging the England manager to let his players go into sex-tra time with their wives and girlfriends - but ban romps the day before a game. She tells The Sun: "If they win and perform well they should be rewarded by being able to perform equally well when they see their loved ones after the game. "That will also, hopefully, get them in the right frame of mind for the next fixture." But while she firmly believes sex games are good for the squad, too much nookie could hamper their chances of bringing home the World...
    EMMA Rhys-Jones is the wife of Welsh football ace Gareth Bale. Here's everything you need to know about her and when the couple tied the knot... 3 The pair were photographed on e-scooters in Madrid with two of their kidsCredit: Getty Who is Emma Rhys-Jones? Emma Rhys-Jones has been with Gareth Bale for over a decade. She grew up in Llanishen, a district in north Cardiff a couple of miles from Bale's family home. The couple began dating in the early 2000s while attending Whitchurch High School. They got engaged in July 2016 and Gareth announced the news on social media posting: "She said yes!! This is a birthday weekend I won't forget for a long time..." The pair got married in 2019 - a year after Gareth scored a stunning goal in the Champions League final. 3 Gareth Bale with daughter Alba, fiancée Emma Rhys-Jones and baby AxelCredit: Getty - Contributor Who is Emma's fiance Gareth Bale? Gareth is a professional footballer who plays for Real Madrid and Wales. He was born on July 16, 1989, in Cardiff. He started...
    Iran's players refused to sing the national anthem as boos rung out from the stands ahead of their first game of the Qatar World Cup against England today.  The Iranian national squad stood stony-faced as the anthem played at the Khalifa International Stadium on Monday, in an apparent sign of solidarity with protests currently engulfing the country back home. Meanwhile audible jeers and boos were heard by supporters in the crowd, who were also seen waving banners supporting the demonstrators.  Iran has been wracked by more than two months of anti-regime demonstrations sparked by the death of Mahsa Amini who died in police custody after being arrested for failing to wear a compulsory hijab. Since then, near-daily marches have taken place calling for an end to the country's strict interpretation of Islamic laws and the overthrow of the mullah's regime. News out of the country is limited amid widespread internet outages, but it is thought hundreds - if not thousands - of demonstrators have been killed by security forces in an increasingly violent crackdown. Iran's national team have signalled support...
    ENGLAND start off their World Cup Group B campaign against Iran but a supercomputer predicts it's NOT coming home. The Three Lions are heavy favourites to make the knockout stages in Qatar. 3Brazil are favourites to win the World Cup 3England are predicted to lose to France in the quarter-finalCredit: Getty Bettingexpert's supercomputer BETSiE ran 100,000 simulations and has rated England's chances of beating Iran at just above 70 per cent. That would mean Gareth Southgate's bold 4-3-3 will have paid off. Kieran Trippier, John Stones, Harry Maguire and Luke Shaw are expected to protect Jordan Pickford, SunSport has reported. Declan Rice is set to be the anchor in midfield, with Jude Bellingham and pal Mason Mount playing ahead of him. READ MORE ON WORLD CUPQATAR LATEST England in armband row ahead of Iran opener, Ronaldo finally breaks silence Raheem Sterling will man the left flank, while Bukayo Saka starts to captain Harry Kane's right. Wins over USA and Wales are also expected, with the probability of wins coming in at over 60 per cent. BETSiE predicts Gareth Southgate's men...
    The USMNT squad have been sent touching messages from their families ahead of their opening World Cup game against Wales. Gregg Berhalter's team's wait to make their World Cup bow is almost over with their matchup at 2:00pm ET Monday. With just 24 hours to go until the USA take to the field at the Al Rayyan Stadium all 26 players received messages of support from their loved ones back home - after President Biden wished them luck. Brenden Aaronson's parents, grandparents and siblings, as well as the family dog, sent a message of support in the clip shared on the team's official Twitter account. Kellyn Acosta's son, donning a team shirt and sitting alongside a USA teddy bear, stole the show with a sweet video alongside Tim Ream's cheerleading children.  24 hours from the biggest moment of their lives, the families of all 26 #USMNT players send a heartfelt 'good luck' from back home ❤️???????????? pic.twitter.com/sh8fLRQtsP— U.S. Men's National Soccer Team (@USMNT) November 20, 2022 The USMNT squad have been sent touching messages from their families ahead of World Cup bow. Kellyn...
    WALES are participating in only their second-ever World Cup tournament as they face England, USA and Iran in Qatar. Rob Page will be hoping to make history with his side in the Middle East, qualifying for the competition ahead of Ukraine. 2Gareth Bale could be headed to his last World Cup with WalesCredit: Getty However, it could be the last tournament where Wales are known by that name. Reports believe that the national team are looking to change their name to Cymru after the 2022 World Cup. read more on world cupIn that order Why do Wales fans sing 'Wales, golf, Madrid' about Gareth Bale? What does Cymru mean? Wales are in talks with the European federations to change the name of their national team to Cymru. The word Cymru is pronounced 'come-ree' phonetically and literally means 'the people' or 'fellow countrymen'. 2Brennan Johnson will be playing at his first World Cup for Wales, if selectedCredit: Getty The Twitter account of the Welsh national team is @Cymru, the term that Welsh speakers recognise their country by. Wales' national language is...
    With the World Cup kicking off today, the United States gets ready for a crucial first match against Wales that could decide their fate on day one. As that pressure mounts, the United States Men's National Team were wished luck by one of the most powerful people in the world. In a team meeting, President Joe Biden phoned into the USMNT to offer his support in their attempt to find success in Qatar.  President Joe Biden called the USMNT ahead of their opening game at the 2022 World Cup Please hold, the President is on the line… ???? pic.twitter.com/N6CxwOhqgN— U.S. Men's National Soccer Team (@USMNT) November 20, 2022 RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next 'There's four years of working up to this moment... all the... BRAD FRIEDEL: It is not fair AT ALL to ask players about... USA's Tyler Adams admits 10:00pm kickoff times in Qatar are... Tyler Adams is officially named USA captain at World Cup in... Share this article Share 'Coach, put me in I'm ready to play,' the...
    MAYA LE TISSIER could be in line to make her senior England debut with the Euros champions aiming to beat Norway. Sarina Wiegman could look to shuffle her deck with Ebony Salmon, Lauren James, and Jess Park among the rising stars vying for minutes. 3Maya Le Tissier is one of three WSL players who received their first senior Lionesses call-upCredit: Getty 3Maya Le Tissier's versatility has impressed England boss Sarina WiegmanCredit: Reuters Le Tissier, who sealed a summer switch from Albion to Manchester United, has hit the ground running for the Red Devils. Her versatile defensive displays have seen her earn praise with the defender netting twice in six WSL games this term. England chief Wiegman told reporters: "Maya has played well in our possession games.  "She has played in different positions at centre-back, at right-back, and sometimes defensive midfield.  "She has a natural leadership in her and is pretty outgoing. Le Tissier is part of a group of emerging England aces and one of three players under 23 to receive their first senior national call-ups.  Wiegman added: The younger...
    The United States' men's national team have made a huge statement at the World Cup in Qatar by redesigning their crest to incorporate the rainbow flag, in a bid to show solidarity with the LGBTQ+ community. The tournament, which starts on Sunday and sees the US play their opener against Wales on Monday, has been hugely controversial in its build-up, given Qatar's human rights record and attitude to homosexuality. As recently as this month, a Qatar World Cup ambassador told a German TV broadcaster that homosexuality was 'damage to the mind', and it remains illegal to be gay in the conservative Muslim country. The USMNT appear to have made an immediate stand on their arrival in Doha, though, by changing the usual red stripes on their crest to a rainbow. Pictures from the Al Gharrafa SC Stadium in Ar-Rayyan, where the US team trained on Monday, showed a huge US crest on the wall, alongside the slogan 'One Nation'.  The US national team crest has been changed from its usual red to rainbow colors this week Before the switch, the...
    America's most beloved soccer coach decided to drop some words of motivation and appreciation for the US national team as the World Cup approaches. Across the country, in the hometowns of members of the USMNT, yellow billboards with blue writing on them displayed heartwarming and encouraging messages signed by none other than Ted Lasso. The brainchild of multiple Emmy Award-winner Jason Sudeikis has been busy since US Soccer revealed their official list of players making the trip to Qatar.  Multiple images on these billboards have made their way across social media, showing the messages meant to fill the players with hope and to help them 'Believe', as Ted might put it. It seems that Ted Lasso is leaving signs of encouragement in USMNT players' hometowns The USMNT revealed its 26-man roster for the 2022 World Cup at an event in Brooklyn  An example of one of these signs, this one in Seattle is dedicated to winger Jordan Morris  RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next USMNT World Cup watch: Tyler Adams SENT OFF for Leeds in... ...
    ENGLAND'S T20 World Cup dream is still alive after a nail-biting win over New Zealand. Jos Buttler plundered 73 off 47 but a late collapse saw his side finish on 179-6 from their 20 overs. 8Ben Stokes played his part in the crucial winCredit: AP 8Sam Curran took two wickets on the way to victoryCredit: Getty Sam Curran and Chris Woakes removed New Zealand openers Finn Allen and Devon Conway early but Kane Williamson and Glenn Phillips led the fightback for the Black Caps - helped by some poor fielding. But New Zealand were always behind their nine-per-over run rate required. And some clutch death bowling, especially by Curran, limited the opposition to 159-6 and ensured a much-needed win in Brisbane. THIS IS A DEVELOPING STORY…The Sun is your go to destination for the best football, boxing and MMA news, real-life stories, jaw-dropping pictures and must-see video. Like us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/TheSunFootball and follow us from our main Twitter account at @TheSunFootball. Most read in SportSPOOKY LIV Olivia Dunne shows off 'dark side' in revealing...
    Four-times winners the United States will open their World Cup title defense against Vietnam in New Zealand next year after being grouped with the Asian nation, the Netherlands and a playoff winner at Saturday's draw in Auckland. Vlatko Andonovski's side go into the tournament as the favorites having won the previous two, at France 2019 and Canada 2015, but they will face tough competition from the likes of England, having recently lost to them in a friendly at Wembley. The draw has placed the USWNT and England on opposite sides of the draw, meaning there could be a blockbuster showdown between the two sides in the final. The USA are pulled out of the pot at Saturday's World Cup draw in Auckland, New Zealand USWNT manager Vlatko Andonovski poses for a photo ahead of the World Cup 2023 draw RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next England to face China and Denmark - as well as play-off... REVEALED: Three more misconduct claims surface amid fallout... US soccer's Becky Sauerbrunn leads 'heartbroken and... 'She was...
    MEXICO face Poland, Argentina and Saudi Arabia as they look to qualify from Group C of the World Cup. The South Americans will see a real chance of making it to the knock-out rounds if they can hold Robert Lewandowski's Poland and Lionel Messi's Argentina. 1Hirving Lozano celebrating at the 2018 World CupCredit: AFP or licensors And with the World Cup coming up, fans around the globe will notice one thing about the national team players. During the national anthem, the Mexico team unite in a gesture as they put their arms across their chest. read more world cupSUSTAINABLE STADIUM Why is the Qatar World Cup stadium called Stadium 974?Chicharit-NO Ex-Man Utd star Javier Hernandez suffers World Cup 2022 heartbreak Why do Mexico players put their hands across their chests during the national anthem? Otherwise known as the saludo a la bandera, translated to "salute the flag", Mexicans show their respect for their country. This comes as in Mexican law this gesture is seen as a way to give respects to the flag in official sporting events where the flag...
    GEMMA GRAINGER insists Wales will not have an underdog mentality when they play Switzerland in one of the biggest games in their history. Grainger’s aces will battle their rivals in a World Cup qualifier play-off with a potential spot in next year’s tournament at stake. 4Gemma Grainger and Wales hope to keep their World Cup qualification dreams alive with a win against Switzerland tonightCredit: Reuters 4Wales will be aiming to win the game by two goals or more at the Letzigrund stadium in ZurichCredit: Getty Two or more goals in a victory against the 21st-best side in the world will give Wales a chance of automatically reaching the World Cup for the first time. If they win tonight by less than two goals, they could enter an inter-confederation play-off in a bid to claim a tournament spot. Grainger says her side will be taking confidence from having reached the play-off stage for the first time ever and from their 1-0 defeat of Bosnia and Herzegovina last time out. The Wales head coach, 40, told reporters: “On paper - and I...
    MILLIE BRIGHT and England are setting their sights on world domination after toppling the USA in a feisty friendly at Wembley. Lionesses vice-captain Bright, 29, reckons the Euros champions laid down a marker with their 2-1 victory over a team ranked the best on the planet. 4Millie Bright and her England team-mates have gone 23 games unbeaten since Sarina Wiegman took charge last SeptemberCredit: Alamy 4England hope to extend their unbeaten run when they play the Czech Republic at the AmexCredit: Alamy Bright declared: “It’s all about the mentality of where we want to get to. “We don’t want to stay at the level of the Euros, even though we were successful. “We want to grow, be even better and dominate games even more than what we have done and really challenge ourselves.” Lauren Hemp scored with a tap-in and Georgia Stanway netted a first-half spot-kick as Sarina Wiegman’s side extended their unbeaten run to 23 games And they halted the Americans’ own 21-game unbeaten streak on Friday. England can extend that to 24 matches without a loss...
    RIO FERDINAND and Joe Cole picked their England XIs after working as pundits on Chelsea's 3-0 win over AC Milan. The Blues' dominant victory saw Three Lions regular Reece James put in another brilliant performance at right-back, even getting himself on the scoresheet. 4Former Three Lions Ferdinand and Cole discussed their England XIsCredit: The Sun 4 Both pundits agreed that they would start James over Trent Alexander-Arnold for England - and the BT Sport crew couldn't resist going through their entire line-ups. The duo each selected very attacking teams, although did NOT agree on the formation. Ferdinand, 43, wants Gareth Southgate to deploy a 4-1-2-1-2 formation - with injury doubt Kyle Walker part of a defensive duo alongside Manchester City team-mate John Stones and Chelsea full-backs James and Ben Chilwell. Should Walker, who has just undergone surgery on a groin injury, miss the tournament - Rio would replace him with James and play Alexander-Arnold at right-back. READ MORE ON THE WORLD CUPGREAT DAMES Stunning Danish Wags BANNED from World Cup in blow to Eriksen and Hojbjerg Cole, on the other...
    THE countdown to the World Cup is well and truly on, with just 53 days until the tournament kicks off in Qatar. One week earlier, on November 13, Gareth Southgate will submit his 26-man England squad and — after the recent 1-0 defeat in Italy and spirited 3-3 home draw with Germany —  he still has a number of selection worries to resolve before making his final picks. 9England head to Qatar dreaming of World Cup gloryCredit: Rex 9Gareth Southgate has some huge decisions to ponder before naming his squadCredit: PA Here, our SunSport reporters pick their England squad and first XI for our opener against Iran on November 21. DAVE KIDD I’D go with a back four, to allow another attacking player in support of Harry Kane. With Harry Maguire’s confidence shot, I’m selecting Eric Dier alongside John Stones. Read More Football StoriesFOOTBALL LATEST Messi transfer EXCLUSIVE, Bellingham latest Liverpool, City and Real hover Southgate will stick with his 5-2-3, though — which means Mason Mount may miss out in the November 21 opener against Iran. There’s no Maguire or Trent...
    Right to the end of an emotional three days Roger Federer was ever the competitor, admitting that a shock defeat for his Team Europe at the Laver Cup had been a sting in the tail. ‘I don’t like losing, it’s not fun, it leaves a bad taste,’ said the Swiss legend, following a 13-8 reverse that saw his side lose this event for the first time in five editions. Federer will be back soon enough, and is sure to be around in some capacity at next year’s event when it moves on to visit Vancouver. He denied there were any immediate plans to take over as Europe captain, and Bjorn Borg said he will stay in the role for a year before stepping down. Frances Tiafoe battled back from a set down to triumph against Stefanos Tsitsipas on Sunday Team World raced on to the court to celebrate with Tiafoe after winning their first Laver Cup RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Novak Djokovic says he doesn't feel 'old enough' to retire... 'I'm going to...
    ALESSIA RUSSO got the ball rolling as England beat stubborn Austria 2-0 to seal their place in next year's World Cup. The striker’s opener and a Nikita Parris thumper saw the Lionesses’ red-hot run continue with the team now 21 games unbeaten under Sarina Wiegman.   3Alessia Russo scored her ninth goal for the Lionesses who needed a draw to qualify for next year's World CupCredit: Getty 3England aim to seal ten wins in ten World Cup qualifiers when they play LuxembourgCredit: PA The result saw the Euros winners bag nine victories in nine World Cup qualifying games notching a whopping 70 goals in the process. The match also saw Lauren James make her senior England debut with the Chelsea forward entering the fray late on. And Wiegman acknowledged Austria provided her stars with a stern test following their Euros triumph. The England head coach said: “I think it was a hard game coming out of the Euros without having much rest, with some players having been in the Champions League. “After all that I'm very proud of the...
    WALES aim to capitalise on England’s Euro 2022 success with a record crowd against Slovenia next month. The Football Association of Wales revealed there has been a surge in ticket sales since the Lionesses’ 2-1 final triumph over Germany at Wembley on Sunday. 2Wales hope to tap into England's Euro 2022 glory at Wembley on Sunday following a rush in ticket sales.Credit: PA 2The Football Association of Wales is hoping for a bumper crowdCredit: Getty - Contributor And the attendance has already surpassed Wales’ current record of 5,455 - set against Estonia last October. But the FAW want to make more history and have set an ambitious 10,000 crowd target for the Cardiff City clash on September 6 as they bid to book a World Cup play-off spot. Chelsea’s Sophie Ingle is a team-mate of England stars Millie Bright and Fran Kirby. And the Wales captain said: “I’m so excited that the Red Wall are turning out in their numbers to support us, making history and more noise once again in this World Cup qualifying campaign. Read More In FootballEUR...
    TEN years ago, just before the London Olympics, I did a radio programme with former England captain Faye White. We were talking about the women’s football competition, where Great Britain - effectively England with one Scotland player - were to take on Brazil. 3Brazil legend Marta takes on Alex ScottCredit: Getty Images - Getty Faye White said that she thought Great Britain would win, and I could hardly believe my ears. For a while Brazil had a claim to be the best team in the world. They had just come up short at big moments, losing in the final of the 2007 World Cup as well as the Olympics of 2004 and 2008. True, the 2011 World Cup had not gone as planned. Brazil only reached the quarter finals. But there was no great disgrace in going out to the United States, especially on a penalty shoot out. England had suffered a similar fate at the same stage of the competition, eliminated by France. But surely it seemed a stretch to think that Great Britain could overcome Brazil, with the...
    There are some games that live on long after the final whistle has blown. One of them took place exactly 40 years ago, on July 5th 1982, when Italy bundled Brazil out of the World Cup with a 3-2 win which will stay long in the memory of anyone lucky enough to see it. 5Paolo Rossi gets away from Junior in the 1982 World CupCredit: Alamy 5Brazil’s 1982 team featured greats like Socrates (c),Junior (6), Falcao (15) and Zico (r) celebrating scoring their team’s first goalCredit: PA:Empics Sport It was a truly great game. Italy - and striker Paolo Rossi - had suddenly caught fire. After drawing all three of their group games they beat Argentina, Brazil, Poland and West Germany - all global powerhouses - to win their first World Cup since 1938. They were a fine side, who played a magnificent game against the Brazilians - late on a fourth ‘goal’ was wrongly disallowed for a non-existent offside. But it was Brazil who everyone wanted to see. True, you could pick holes in the Brazil side of 1982....
    ECUADOR have avoided being booted out of the World Cup for fielding an ineligible player. Chile had been increasingly confident they would be promoted from SEVENTH place in South American qualifying into the fourth and final slot after claiming Ecuador right-back Byron Castillo was ineligible because he was actually born in Colombia. 1No action has been taken against Ecuador or Castillo (right)Credit: Getty Castillo featured in eight of Ecuador’s 18 qualifying games including both matches against Chile, who wanted their rivals to see each of those matches recorded as 3-0 defeats. But after a month-long investigation, Fifa announced that there will be NO action taken. Fifa said: “After analysing the submissions of all parties concerned and considering all elements brought before it, the FIFA Disciplinary Committee has decided to close the proceedings initiated against the Ecuador Federation. The world body added: “The Disciplinary Committee’s findings were notified today to the parties concerned.  Read More in FootballA WORLD AWAY Where England's 2018 World Cup stars are now with 16 set to miss out on Qatar “In accordance with the relevant provisions...
    Canada's men's football team refused to play a match on Sunday against Panama amid strained labour negotiations with the nation's governing body, as players seek to level match fees and share World Cup prize money with the women's team. The game was called off just two hours before it was set to start at Vancouver's BC Place. The players also refused to train Friday and Saturday as the team prepares for its first World Cup appearance since 1986. The team issued a statement Sunday amid heated negotiations with Canada Soccer, which come less than a month after the unions for the American men's and women's team reached a landmark agreement with US Soccer for equal pay. 'It's time we take a stand for the future of soccer in Canada,' the statement said. The men said they want 40 per cent of World Cup prize money, a friends and family travel package and an 'equitable structure with our women's national team that shares the same player match fees, percentage of prize money earned at our respective FIFA World Cups and the...
    WALES have punched their ticket to their first World Cup finals since 1958. But the Dragons' road to the 2022 World Cup in Qatar wasn't easy as they needed to go through some tough play-off matches. 2Wales booked their place to the 2022 World Cup after beating UkraineCredit: Getty 2Wales are set to face England, Iran and the United states of America at the World CupCredit: Getty The Welsh national team finished second in their qualifying group - five points behind table-toppers Belgium - after eliminating the Czech Republic, Estonia and Belarus. Robert Page's men won four out of eight matches and only lost once to the undefeated Belgians. Gareth Bale led his team to Qatar with some stunning performances in both play-off matches against Austria in the semi-finals and Ukraine in the final. But what's next for Wales? SunSport take you though everything you can expect in the winter's World Cup: Read More on FootballWALE TO GO Touching moment ref consoles Zinchenko and Bale applauds Ukraine after Wales winFree bets! The best free bets and sign up offers available...
    WALES await the winners of Scotland and Ukraine in the play-off final after a thrilling victory against Austria in Cardiff. The Dragons slayed the Austrians 2-1 courtesy of a delightful double from Gareth Bale. 1Captain Gareth Bale's double against Austria fired Wales to the play-off finalCredit: Reuters Which has kept their dreams of playing in their first World Cup since 1958 alive. However, the postponement of Ukraine's fixture against Scotland - the other play-off semi-final, will mean that the Welsh are going to have to wait a little longer for one of the biggest games in the country's history. When could Scotland vs Ukraine happen? Scotland will host Ukraine at Hampden Park on Wednesday, June 1. UEFA have meanwhile announced that their Nations League match at home to the Ukrainians on June 7 has been rescheduled for September 21. The Scots will now host Armenia on June 8, instead of June 4. Read more on World CupTOP DRAW England to find out World Cup group TODAY and here's best and worst case scenariosDESTINY A rundown of who England could encounter...
    FABIO CAPELLO believes England have their best chance of winning a World Cup since 1966 — because they will finally travel with fresh legs and minds. Former Three Lions boss Capello has cast his eye over the strength and qualities of Gareth Southgate’s squad ahead of the Qatar finals, which start on November 21. 6England are currently training ahead of four Nations League matches in JuneCredit: Getty 6Capello endured a torrid time as England managerCredit: SNS The timing of the tournament — which was controversially moved to avoid the intense Middle Eastern summer heat — should, thankfully, work in England’s favour. Capello still carries the scars of a disastrous 2010 tournament, which he claims was ruined by his side being completely shattered after the rigours of a long and exhausting Premier League season. Looking trim, content and arriving without an entourage, the Italian was in relaxed mood when he sat down in a plush Parisian hotel with SunSport for an espresso the morning after Real Madrid’s Champions League final triumph. Capello, 75, said: “I like English football. I watch all the...
    WHEN a footballer wants a fresh cut, they call up Ahmed Alsanawi - the barber for the world's elite stars. The 31-year-old stylist has trimmed the likes of Jack Grealish, Eden Hazard, Kylian Mbappe, and Paul Pogba. 7Ahmed Alsanawi is the go-to barber for football's elite, including Jack Grealish 7This hairstyle for Grealish went viral on social media Operating remotely or from his A Star Barbers Shop in Chessington, near Chelsea's Cobham training ground, it all started for Ahmed in 2013, when a number of Blues youngsters wanted to freshen up their look. Since then, business has boomed for the Iraqi entrepreneur - who flew to the 2018 World Cup in Russia to groom the France national squad, upon pal Pogba's request, and got a shoutout on a social media video after they won the competition. And he even appeared in a Pepsi ad, alongside the French midfielder, Argie legend Lionel Messi, Liverpool ace Mo Salah and England winger Raheem Sterling. But it was his latest cut of Grealish - who recently inked a deal to be an ambassador for...
    FIFA has threatened to cancel the contracts of hotels and other service providers in Qatar for this year's World Cup that discriminate against gay people after an investigation revealed some had refused to allow same-sex couples to stay. The survey conducted by Danish and Swedish media also found World Cup hotels had asked customers to modify their behaviour during their visit, including one insisting that patrons do not 'dress gay'. According to NRK, SVT in Sweden and DR in Denmark, three hotels refused to accept the reservation from a gay couple, with one suggesting it would be against hotel policy to do so. Concerns have been raised over the safety of members of the LGBTQ+ fans at the tournament  LGBTQ+ supporter groups have joined forces to condemn FIFA and the Qatar World Cup Supreme Committee A further 20 hotels advised the couple to modify their behaviour to avoid public displays of affection during their stay. While thirty-three hotels on the recommended list for the World Cup, which opens in Qatar on November 21, accepted the male couple could book, the...
    World Cup hotels in Qatar have refused to allow gay guests to stay and others have asked customers to modify their behaviour during their visit, including one insisting that patrons do not 'dress gay', according to an investigation.  FIFA and the Qatari authorities have previously insisted that everyone is welcome at the tournament, includiing LGBTQ+ fans, but a survey conducted by Swedish and Danish media has cast further doubt on those claims. Journalists said they contacted 69 hotels in the Middle Eastern state, which were listed on an official World Cup website, approved by FIFA, posing as a newly-wed gay couple seeking a room. According to NRK, SVT in Sweden and DR in Denmark, three hotels refused to accept the reservation, with one suggesting it would be against hotel policy to do so. A further 20 hotels advised the couple to modify their behaviour to avoid public displays of affection during their stay, suggesting the pair 'don't dress gay'. While thirty-three hotels on the recommended list for the World Cup, which opens in Qatar on November 21, accepted the male...
    WALES await the winners of Scotland and Ukraine in the play-off final after a thrilling victory against Austria in Cardiff. The Dragons slayed the Austrians 2-1 courtesy of a stunning a delightful double from Gareth Bale. 1Captain Gareth Bale's double against Austria fired Wales to the play-off finalCredit: Reuters Which has kept their dreams of playing in their first World Cup since 1958 alive. However, the postponement of Ukraine's fixture against Scotland - the other play-off semi-final, will mean that the Welsh are going to have to wait a little longer for one of the biggest games in the country's history. When could Scotland vs Ukraine happen? Scotland will host Ukraine at Hampden Park on Wednesday, June 1. Uefa have meanwhile announced that their Nations League match at home to the Ukrainians on June 7 has been rescheduled for September 21. The Scots will now host Armenia on June 8, instead of June 4. Read more on World CupTOP DRAW England to find out World Cup group TODAY and here's best and worst case scenariosDESTINY A rundown of who England...
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