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Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez has issued a threat to Lionel Messi after suggesting the Argentina superstar disrespected Mexico.

Messi scored a stunning goal as the Albiceleste got their World Cup campaign back on track with a 2-0 victory over Mexico on Saturday.

A clip of Messi left Canelo furious

After the match, defender Nicolas Otamendi posted a clip of...

4 min 52 sec

Gareth Southgate’s benching of Foden – and reluctance to play him in midfield – has caused a social media storm at this World Cup

4 min 52 sec

The stage is set for Tyson Fury’s return as he prepares to complete his trilogy against Derek Chisora this weekend.

The ‘Gypsy King’ had initially wanted to fight Anthony Joshua, but the pair couldn’t agree terms and Del Boy stepped in.

This is the first meeting between the pair since 2014
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Chisora isn’t considered one of the top heavyweights anymore but he will be out to show why he is a challenge and ensure the fans watch a great spectacle.

Fury, meanwhile was happy someone accepted his offer and he will defend his WBC belt.

It...

4 min 52 sec

Match of the Day Top 10's Gary Lineker, Alan Shearer and Micah Richards discuss what it must feel like to win a World Cup.

4 min 52 sec
  • Club confirms plans to build 25,000-seat stadium in Queens
  • Team had played most home games at Yankee Stadium

New York City FC will finally have a permanent home after the club announced plans for a 25,000-capacity venue in the Willets Point neighborhood in Queens.

The club announced the partnership with New York City mayor Eric Adams and the Queens Development Group at a press conference on Wednesday. The project will be privately funded and will also include 2,500 units of affordable housing, a hotel and retail space.

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‘Super Choupo’ scored again at Schalke but is valued for more than goals as he expertly anchors Julian Nagelsmann’s attack

It wasn’t the sort of goal you’d over-celebrate. The second in an eventual 2-0 win to put away prone opponents, with the best team in the division besting the worst (the former beating the latter for the ninth time in a row), and the goalscorer netting against his former club for good measure.

Yet there was something else which made this not a goal to let off fireworks for. It reminded us that in recent times Bayern Munich have become used to seeing Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting deliver for them. For Schalke – his former club who are in a different dimension to the one which they inhabited back when the Cameroonian striker wore the royal blue – this was the latest, inevitable, familiar boot to the nether regions, their falling short as habitual to a modern-day Bundesliga script as Choupo-Moting emerging triumphant.

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  • Dominant display continues winning streak under Gustavsson
  • Goals from Sam Kerr and Hayley Raso seal victory in Gosford

The Matildas have defeated Thailand 2-0 to finish the year on the longest winning streak of Tony Gustavsson’s coaching tenure and confirm positive signs ahead of next year’s World Cup on home soil.

The final scoreline did not reflect the Matildas’ dominance of a game characterised by missed opportunities.

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4 min 52 sec

The World Cup in Qatar has arrived at the perfect time for players such as Jonathan David, Youssouf Fofana and Leo Messi

By Adam White for Get French Football News

Although the timing of this controversial World Cup is unorthodox, it will arrive at the right moment for many players. They have not just experienced the fatigue of a 60-game season and will be helped by the intensity and freshness of recent league fixtures, so the pace and standard at the World Cup in Qatar, heat permitting, could be at their highest for some decades. An energetic, buoyant, on-form Lionel Messi, now 35, will be helped more than most, having struggled with tiredness in the last two tournaments. But he’s not the only Ligue 1 player who may benefit from a winter World Cup.

For France, the timing has aided Monaco midfielder Youssouf Fofana’s late charge into Didier Deschamps’...

4 min 52 sec

The celebrations at San Siro were of relief that runaways Napoli did not enter the World Cup break with a double-digit lead

It was the 91st minute at San Siro when Milan scored the goal that might have rescued the Serie A title race. Technically the Fiorentina defender Nicola Milenkovic scored it for them – deflecting Aster Vranckx’s cross into his own net – but few were dwelling on the fine details as Zombie Nation’s Kernkraft 400, a German dance track older than some players on the pitch, blared out across the public address.

A crowd of 73,000 danced and sighed with relief. Milenkovic’s own goal secured a 2-1 win and kept Milan ‘only’ eight points behind Napoli at the top. The league leaders hold a double-digit advantage over every other side in the division heading into the World Cup break.

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Almost half of Graham Arnold’s 26-man squad in Qatar has a Scottish connection in a football tradition that goes back 100 years

Who says Scotland aren’t going to the World Cup? The country’s World Cup drought might have extended to 24 years when they failed to qualify for the 2022 edition, but that doesn’t mean Scotland isn’t being represented at football’s global showpiece in Qatar.

Instead of their navy blue, Scotland’s representation will come with a green and gold hue. The Socceroos’ current squad not only reflects the changing face of Australian society and more recent migration patterns through the likes of Thomas Deng, Garang Kuol, Awer Mabil and Keanu Baccus, it also strongly reflects those of a previous era with a more Anglo-Celtic persuasion.

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1 hour 20 min

Iran coach Carlos Queiroz said his team deserved at least a draw against the US after their 1-0 defeat on Tuesday that ended his team's World Cup.

1 hour 20 min

Stephanie Frappart, Neuza Back and Karen Diaz will become the first all-female refereeing team for a men's World Cup match.

1 hour 20 min

Mexico coach Tata Martino said the national team has no fear ahead of their last group-stage match vs. Saudi Arabia, which is a must-win.

1 hour 20 min

Midfielder Andres Balanta, who played for Atletico Tucuman, died on Tuesday during a training session for the Argentine first division team.

1 hour 20 min

Gareth Bale has rejected speculation he will retire from football after Wales' elimination from the 2022 World Cup.

1 hour 20 min

Christian Pulisic assured his US teammates he'd be ready for Saturday's match against Netherlands after picking up an injury in a win over Iran.

1 hour 20 min

Tyler Adams said the USA would relish its World Cup last-16 clash against the Netherlands after securing a place in the knockout stage in Qatar.

1 hour 20 min

A Qatari official involved in the organisation of the World Cup has put the number of worker deaths related to the tournament "between 400 and 500."

3 hours 10 min

The USA are into the round of 16 at the World Cup after a match that revolved around off-field issues as much as the actual action on the pitch.

10 hours 46 min


Bayern Munich chief executive Oliver Kahn has dismissed the possibility of signing former Manchester United star Cristiano Ronaldo.

11 hours 20 min


Chelsea are reportedly front-runners to land RB Leipzig defender Josko Gvardiol at the end of the campaign.

11 hours 20 min


Arsenal are expected to sign Shakhtar Donetsk winger Mykhaylo Mudryk when the transfer window reopens in January.

11 hours 20 min


Chelsea and Liverpool have suffered a fresh transfer blow with Konrad Laimer set to join Bayern Munich next summer.

11 hours 46 min


Chelsea have decided to part ways with Christian Pulisic during the winter transfer window, according to Calciomercato.

11 hours 46 min


Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag is interested in signing Chelsea winger Hakim Ziyech in the New Year.

11 hours 46 min


Manchester United must payandnbsp;andpound;103m to sign Benfica midfielder Enzo Fernandez at the end of the campaign.

1 day 11 hours


Chelsea are reportedly weighing up an approach for Atletico Madrid star Joao Felix during the January transfer window.

1 day 11 hours


Reputed journalist Fabrizio Romano has revealed that Arsenal are prioritising the transfer of Mykhaylo Mudryk in January.

1 day 11 hours


Chelsea have set an asking price ofandnbsp;andpound;35 million for Christian Pulisic amid interest from Arsenal and Manchester United.

4 min 52 sec
  • Club confirms plans to build 25,000-seat stadium in Queens
  • Team had played most home games at Yankee Stadium

New York City FC will finally have a permanent home after the club announced plans for a 25,000-capacity venue in the Willets Point neighborhood in Queens.

The club announced the partnership with New York City mayor Eric Adams and the Queens Development Group at a press conference on Wednesday. The project will be privately funded and will also include 2,500 units of affordable housing, a hotel and retail space.

Continue reading...

4 min 52 sec

‘Super Choupo’ scored again at Schalke but is valued for more than goals as he expertly anchors Julian Nagelsmann’s attack

It wasn’t the sort of goal you’d over-celebrate. The second in an eventual 2-0 win to put away prone opponents, with the best team in the division besting the worst (the former beating the latter for the ninth time in a row), and the goalscorer netting against his former club for good measure.

Yet there was something else which made this not a goal to let off fireworks for. It reminded us that in recent times Bayern Munich have become used to seeing Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting deliver for them. For Schalke – his former club who are in a different dimension to the one which they inhabited back when the Cameroonian striker wore the royal blue – this was the latest, inevitable, familiar boot to the nether regions, their falling short as habitual to a modern-day Bundesliga script as Choupo-Moting emerging triumphant.

...

4 min 52 sec
  • Dominant display continues winning streak under Gustavsson
  • Goals from Sam Kerr and Hayley Raso seal victory in Gosford

The Matildas have defeated Thailand 2-0 to finish the year on the longest winning streak of Tony Gustavsson’s coaching tenure and confirm positive signs ahead of next year’s World Cup on home soil.

The final scoreline did not reflect the Matildas’ dominance of a game characterised by missed opportunities.

Continue reading...

4 min 52 sec

The World Cup in Qatar has arrived at the perfect time for players such as Jonathan David, Youssouf Fofana and Leo Messi

By Adam White for Get French Football News

Although the timing of this controversial World Cup is unorthodox, it will arrive at the right moment for many players. They have not just experienced the fatigue of a 60-game season and will be helped by the intensity and freshness of recent league fixtures, so the pace and standard at the World Cup in Qatar, heat permitting, could be at their highest for some decades. An energetic, buoyant, on-form Lionel Messi, now 35, will be helped more than most, having struggled with tiredness in the last two tournaments. But he’s not the only Ligue 1 player who may benefit from a winter World Cup.

For France, the timing has aided Monaco midfielder Youssouf Fofana’s late charge into Didier Deschamps’...

4 min 52 sec

The celebrations at San Siro were of relief that runaways Napoli did not enter the World Cup break with a double-digit lead

It was the 91st minute at San Siro when Milan scored the goal that might have rescued the Serie A title race. Technically the Fiorentina defender Nicola Milenkovic scored it for them – deflecting Aster Vranckx’s cross into his own net – but few were dwelling on the fine details as Zombie Nation’s Kernkraft 400, a German dance track older than some players on the pitch, blared out across the public address.

A crowd of 73,000 danced and sighed with relief. Milenkovic’s own goal secured a 2-1 win and kept Milan ‘only’ eight points behind Napoli at the top. The league leaders hold a double-digit advantage over every other side in the division heading into the World Cup break.

...

4 min 52 sec

Almost half of Graham Arnold’s 26-man squad in Qatar has a Scottish connection in a football tradition that goes back 100 years

Who says Scotland aren’t going to the World Cup? The country’s World Cup drought might have extended to 24 years when they failed to qualify for the 2022 edition, but that doesn’t mean Scotland isn’t being represented at football’s global showpiece in Qatar.

Instead of their navy blue, Scotland’s representation will come with a green and gold hue. The Socceroos’ current squad not only reflects the changing face of Australian society and more recent migration patterns through the likes of Thomas Deng, Garang Kuol, Awer Mabil and Keanu Baccus, it also strongly reflects those of a previous era with a more Anglo-Celtic persuasion.

Continue reading...

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There was joy for stars who avoided injury, frustration for in-form teams and relief for strugglers as league went on hiatus

“I’ll be watching it of course, at home, because I like football,” Carlo Ancelotti said. “My teams will be the teams where my players play: Brazil, Spain, France, Uruguay, Croatia, Germany, lots of teams. I’ll follow the World Cup as a fan, and may the best team win it. Unfortunately, Italy can’t.” There was a smile, a goodbye and with that he was gone. They all were. Just before midnight on a Thursday in early November and the Real Madrid coach was the last man to leave. La Liga was finished, everyone out of here for 50 days. Mentally, some had gone already.

This weekend is the first round of the Copa del Rey, but none of the Super Cup teams will be in it – no Madrid, Barcelona, Valencia or Betis – and not many of the World Cup players will be either. If they have got this far injury-free, and not all of them have, few will take one last risk...

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Out of the bottom three after and winning a local derby, Leverkusen can sign off for the Bundesliga’s break with hope

If Leverkusen have spent most of the campaign so far hiding their bright light under a bushel, it was shining high in the grey skies last weekend as they steamrollered long-time league-leaders Union Berlin. The highlight of Englische Woche, though? Don’t be fooled. If Sunday was the main course this, a 15-minute hop behind enemy lines on a fresh Wednesday night, was the dessert.

That half-hour of second-half heaven against Union, where a goalless first half became a 5-0 virtuoso display, felt like a placebo in the context of the midweek derby at Köln, like a little holiday from reality. It had shown Leverkusen could play, but we knew that already. This showed they have the guts as well as the swagger (neither of which have been on display nearly enough this season). The jubilant reaction of Xabi Alonso – a twitchy, tense presence on the...

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Generosity has always been part of José Mourinho’s nature. So has a habit for singling out scapegoats when things go wrong

The players were in the tunnel ready to emerge for the second half at the Mapei Stadium, but José Mourinho was headed in the opposite direction, returning from the dugout to the changing room. Roma were drawing 0-0 with Sassuolo but just for a moment that was not his priority, as he went to retrieve a team shirt to give to a young supporter in a wheelchair he had noticed beside the pitch.

This gesture could not surprise anyone who has followed Mourinho in his career. This is the man who gave a Manchester United supporter the jacket off his own back, and who had Inter staff send him the first person in the queue for Champions League final tickets so he could give them...

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Our cartoonist on Infantino’s Spartacus moment, vapid slogans, spineless football associations, Iranian bravery and more

4 hours 10 min

Competition: Ukrainian Premier League Market: Zorya win Odds: 8/13 @ 888sport Looking to extend on their European buffer in midweek, Zorya will welcome Kolos Kovalivka to the Slavutych-Arena on Thursday morning. Starting with the hosts, left heartbroken at the Slavutych-Arena last weekend as they eventually had to settle for a 1-1 draw against Minaj, Zorya […]

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4 hours 10 min

Competition: Chinese Super League Market: Chengdu Rongcheng win Odds: 1/2 @ 888sport Looking to open December with another flurry on home soil, Chengdu Rongcheng will host Guangzhou on Thursday morning. Starting with the hosts, while Chengdu Rongcheng might have only made their Super League return this season, Seo Jung-won’s side are enjoying what has been […]

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6 hours 4 min

United States captain Tyler Adams paid tribute to his team’s unity during Tuesday’s crucial 1-0 World Cup win over Iran, while defender Tim Ream applauded the skipper’s impact. Christian Pulisic got the winning goal for the USA just before half-time at Al Thumama Stadium, a victory that secured their progression to the last 16. The […]

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6 hours 4 min

Stephanie Frappart will referee the crucial World Cup clash between Germany and Costa Rica, where she will become the first female to take charge of a game at the men’s tournament in its 92-year history. Frappart will be in the middle for the Group E encounter at Al Bayt Stadium on Thursday, in which both […]

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6 hours 4 min

Gregg Berhalter believes his United States team will capture the imagination of viewers at home after drawing on the “American spirit” to reach the World Cup’s last 16 at Iran’s expense. Christian Pulisic’s close-range finish fired the USA to a 1-0 win over Iran at the Al Thumama Stadium on Tuesday, ensuring the Stars and […]

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6 hours 4 min

Iran head coach Carlos Queiroz questioned the “disinformation” about threats against his players and praised their efforts despite being eliminated from the World Cup after a 1-0 defeat to the United States. Christian Pulisic’s first-half goal was enough to condemn Iran to a loss in their final Group B game at Al Thumama Stadium on […]

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6 hours 4 min

Gareth Southgate labelled Marcus Rashford at the World Cup as a “completely different player” to his England performances during the delayed Euro 2020. The Manchester United forward missed a spot-kick in the penalty shoot-out in the European Championship final defeat to Italy before a wave of online racial abuse was targeted at Rashford, Bukayo Saka […]

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8 hours 20 min

Marcus Rashford has “massive ambitions” with England after his double downed Wales and sent the Three Lions into the World Cup’s knockout stage as Group B winners. Rashford took his goal tally in Qatar to three after a wonderful free-kick and brilliant individual effort helped Gareth Southgate’s side book a last-16 date against Senegal with […]

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8 hours 20 min

Putting on a real second-half romp on Tuesday night, England wrapped up top spot in Group B as they breezed their way to a 3-0 victory against British rivals Wales. Coming under some scrutiny back home following their 0-0 stalemate against the USA last week, Gareth Southgate’s men came roaring back as they booked their […]

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8 hours 20 min

Rob Page and Gareth Bale insisted Wales should not be disappointed with World Cup elimination as the pair hailed the Dragons’ efforts despite a comfortable defeat to England. Wales kept England at bay for large parts of the first half at Ahmad bin Ali Stadium on Tuesday but came unstuck after the interval as Marcus […]

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4 min 52 sec

Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez has issued a threat to Lionel Messi after suggesting the Argentina superstar disrespected Mexico.

Messi scored a stunning goal as the Albiceleste got their World Cup campaign back on track with a 2-0 victory over Mexico on Saturday.

A clip of Messi left Canelo furious

After the match, defender Nicolas Otamendi posted a clip of...

4 min 52 sec

The stage is set for Tyson Fury’s return as he prepares to complete his trilogy against Derek Chisora this weekend.

The ‘Gypsy King’ had initially wanted to fight Anthony Joshua, but the pair couldn’t agree terms and Del Boy stepped in.

This is the first meeting between the pair since 2014
Getty

Chisora isn’t considered one of the top heavyweights anymore but he will be out to show why he is a challenge and ensure the fans watch a great spectacle.

Fury, meanwhile was happy someone accepted his offer and he will defend his WBC belt.

It...

20 min 52 sec

A selection of Tottenham stars have returned to Hotspur Way for training following their mid-season break.

But Antonio Conte remains without 12 first-team players who are absent due to their involvement in the World Cup.

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Dejan Kulusevski is back at Hotspur Way after Sweden failed to qualify for the World Cup[/caption]

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20 min 52 sec

Wales captain Gareth Bale was taken off at half-time during the 3-0 defeat to England at the World Cup.

The talismanic forward had 45 minutes to forget and touched the ball only seven times in what proved to be the Dragons’ last match at Qatar 2022.

Bale was totally anonymous in the first-half against the Three Lions
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20 min 52 sec

Kalidou Koulibaly fired Senegal into the World Cup Round of 16 as his well-taken volley sealed them a 2-1 win over Ecuador.

The African champions needed a win against their South American opponents to be sure of advancing to the next stage of the tournament and found themselves 1-0 up at half time thanks to Ismaila Sarr’s penalty.

Koulibaly fired in the winning goal for Senegal with this...

20 min 52 sec

Cody Gakpo is proving himself to be one of football’s hottest prospects after he scored yet another World Cup goal for Netherlands.

The PSV forward, who is the subject of transfer interest from Manchester United, netted the opener for his country in a 2-0 win over Qatar in their final Group A match.

The Netherlands are in control of Group A (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
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20 min 52 sec

Marcus Rashford has revealed his goal celebration was a tribute to his friend who died of cancer.

The Manchester United forward was the star of the show for England, scoring twice to see off Wales in a 3-0 victory in Qatar.

Rashford dropped to his knees and pointed to the sky after scoring against Wales, a...

20 min 52 sec

Dean Ashton has urged Gareth Southgate to show the England squad the infamous video of Wales celebrating the Three Lions’ Euro 2016 exit.

Following England‘s shock defeat to Iceland six years ago, the likes of Gareth Bale and Aaron Ramsey were filmed reacting wildly.

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Southgate’s England side face neighbours Wales in their last World CUp group stage match on Tuesday night[/caption]

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20 min 52 sec

Denmark striker Nadia Nadim returned to her role as an ITV World Cup pundit just a week after her mother’s tragic death.

The former Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester City forward paid tribute to her late mother, Hamida, saying ‘she wanted me to be here’.

Nadim returned to her role as a pundit a week on from the terrible news
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20 min 52 sec

Brazil winger Antony says he and his teammates are suffering from sickness due to the air conditioning being used at World Cup stadiums.

The 22-year-old is yet start in Qatar, with the Manchester United forward coming off the bench in both group stage matches.

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Manchester United winger Antony is yet to start for Brazil at the World Cup[/caption]

Due to the intense heat...