Football World-cup

Showing of 1 - 20 from 125 results
Football World-cup - Total results - 125
Ajax's Daley Blind to miss rest of Eredivisie season due to ankle injury, but hopes to be fit for Euro 2021
Sports

Ajax's Daley Blind to miss rest of Eredivisie season due to ankle injury, but hopes to be fit for Euro 2021

Blind was hurt during the second half of his country’s 7-0 win over Gibraltar in a World Cup qualifying match on Tuesday.

FIFA World Cup 2022: Germany's Toni Kroos slams hosts Qatar over treatment of migrant workers
Sports

FIFA World Cup 2022: Germany's Toni Kroos slams hosts Qatar over treatment of migrant workers

Kroos' comments came after the Netherlands, Germany, Belgium and Norway all protested by wearing T-shirts with messages such as "Human Rights" or "Football supports change" before World Cup qualifiers over the last week.

FIFA World Cup qualifiers: Harry Kane ends England goal drought to sink Albania
Sports

FIFA World Cup qualifiers: Harry Kane ends England goal drought to sink Albania

This was the England captain Kane's first international goal since he scored against Kosovo 500 days ago in November 2019.

FIFA World Cup qualifiers: Denmark players join protest against Qatar's treatment of migrant workers
Sports

FIFA World Cup qualifiers: Denmark players join protest against Qatar's treatment of migrant workers

Players from Germany and the Netherlands have also protested in recent days as the European qualifying campaign begins for the 2022 tournament, the hosting of which was controversially awarded a decade ago to Qatar.

FIFA World Cup qualifiers: Coronavirus pandemic blamed for lack of VAR after Cristiano Ronaldo's complaints
Sports

FIFA World Cup qualifiers: Coronavirus pandemic blamed for lack of VAR after Cristiano Ronaldo's complaints

Portugal's path to the 2022 World Cup has been complicated by Ronaldo being denied a stoppage-time winner against Serbia on Saturday

FIFA World Cup qualifiers: Ousmane Dembele scores, Kylian Mbappe misses penalty as France beat Kazakhstan
Sports

FIFA World Cup qualifiers: Ousmane Dembele scores, Kylian Mbappe misses penalty as France beat Kazakhstan

It was a welcome result for reigning world champions France after they kicked off their campaign in qualifying Group D by drawing 1-1 at home to Ukraine last Wednesday.

FIFA World Cup qualifiers: Netherlands players aim rights protest at Qatar ahead of Latvia clash
Sports

FIFA World Cup qualifiers: Netherlands players aim rights protest at Qatar ahead of Latvia clash

Germany lined up before the Iceland game in black T-shirts with white lettering to spell out "Human Rights", while Norway donned T-shirts with the message "Human rights, on and off the pitch" before their qualifier against Gibraltar.

FIFA World Cup qualifiers: Denmark team promise to protest against Qatar in Moldova clash
Sports

FIFA World Cup qualifiers: Denmark team promise to protest against Qatar in Moldova clash

Both Norway's and Germany's teams have already made protest gestures at their respective qualifiers, in both case by wearing shirts with human rights messages.

Cristiano Ronaldo's spirits high despite Juventus setbacks, says Portugal coach Fernando Santos
Sports

Cristiano Ronaldo's spirits high despite Juventus setbacks, says Portugal coach Fernando Santos

Ronaldo has been under fire in Italy after Juve's Champions League last-16 exit to Porto and the weekend defeat by Benevento which left them 10 points behind Serie A leaders Inter Milan.

‘An African team must win the World Cup in near future’, says newly-appointed CAF chief Patrice Motsepe
Sports

‘An African team must win the World Cup in near future’, says newly-appointed CAF chief Patrice Motsepe

The mining magnate promised to quit after his four-year term if CAF "does not make real progress" under his leadership.

FIFA World Cup 2022: Around 100 stadium workers in Qatar went seven months without pay, says Amnesty International
Sports

FIFA World Cup 2022: Around 100 stadium workers in Qatar went seven months without pay, says Amnesty International

Around 100 employees of a Qatari subcontractor, Qatar Meta Coats (QMC), working on the Al Bayt stadium went up to seven months without pay and continue to be owed unpaid salaries, Amnesty said in a report.

FIFA World Cup 2022 organisers fear fans won't be able to afford travelling to Qatar if coronavirus pandemic causes recession
Sports

FIFA World Cup 2022 organisers fear fans won't be able to afford travelling to Qatar if coronavirus pandemic causes recession

Organisers of the FIFA World Cup 2022 in Qatar are concerned that many fans won't be able to afford travelling to the tournament if the coronavirus pandemic causes a global recession.

FIFA World Cup 2022: UEFA announces revamped playoff system for qualifiers to showpiece event in Qatar
Sports

FIFA World Cup 2022: UEFA announces revamped playoff system for qualifiers to showpiece event in Qatar

UEFA is to introduce a new-look playoff system for its 2022 World Cup qualifying competition which will avoid the need to compare results of teams in different groups.

FIFA 2022 World Cup: After IAAF World Championships, visitors wonder if Qatar can keep fans entertained at mega football event
Sports

FIFA 2022 World Cup: After IAAF World Championships, visitors wonder if Qatar can keep fans entertained at mega football event

Qatar’s hosting of the world athletics championships brought criticism for poor attendances and hot conditions for road events but there was something else which struck many visitors about 2022 World Cup host nation — a lack of things to do.

Firstpost Editor's Picks: Kulbhushan Jadhav verdict, Assam floods, Mission Mangal trailer; today's must-read stories
India

Firstpost Editor's Picks: Kulbhushan Jadhav verdict, Assam floods, Mission Mangal trailer; today's must-read stories

Firstpost Editor's Picks: Kulbhushan Jadhav case verdict delivered by the ICJ, trafficking activities see spurt as floods ravage Assam, Mission Mangal trailer; today's must-read stories

FIFA Women's World Cup 2019: From fearless Megan Rapinoe to Crystal Dunn's brilliance, how USA got better of France in quarter-finals
Sports

FIFA Women's World Cup 2019: From fearless Megan Rapinoe to Crystal Dunn's brilliance, how USA got better of France in quarter-finals

Defending champions USA defeated France 2-1 in Paris on Friday in the ongoing FIFA Women's World Cup 2019 to set up a semi-finals clash against England.

Indonesian football authorities in preliminary talks with Australia for 2034 FIFA World Cup joint bid
Sports

Indonesian football authorities in preliminary talks with Australia for 2034 FIFA World Cup joint bid

Indonesia and Australia are in preliminary talks about making a joint bid for the 2034 World Cup, the Southeast Asian nation's football association said Thursday.

Michel Platini released from custody after hours of questioning over awarding FIFA World Cup 2022 hosting rights to Qatar
Sports

Michel Platini released from custody after hours of questioning over awarding FIFA World Cup 2022 hosting rights to Qatar

The banned ex-UEFA chief Michel Platini was released from custody on Wednesday after hours of questioning in connection with a criminal investigation into the awarding of the 2022 World Cup to Qatar.

Former UEFA president Michel Platini arrested over awarding of 2022 FIFA World Cup to Qatar
Sports

Former UEFA president Michel Platini arrested over awarding of 2022 FIFA World Cup to Qatar

Michel Platini is reported to have been taken to the premises of the Anti-Corruption Office of the Judicial Police (OCLCIFF) after being detained in Nanterre, a western suburb of Paris.

Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba donates football boots worn in France's World Cup final victory to charity
Sports

Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba donates football boots worn in France's World Cup final victory to charity

Pogba, who grew up on a deprived estate in the Paris suburbs, has also given the France shirt he wore during the team's victory over Iceland in the Euro 2016 quarter final, in which he also scored