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Iran strike late to beat Wales in second World Cup game

Two goals in quick succession deep into added time have given Iran their first win at the World Cup, defeating a spirited Wales team that ended the game with 10 men. A thumping long-range effort by Roozbeh Cheshmi sent Iranian fans screaming inside Ahmad bin Ali Stadium before Ramin Rezaeian coolly made it 2-0. Wales dominated the possession throughout Friday’s ...

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Richarlison nets second-half brace as Brazil beat Serbia 2-0

A second-half brace by Richarlison, including a stunning overhead scissor kick, gave tournament favourites Brazil a 2-0 win over Serbia in their opening World Cup game at the Lusail Stadium on Thursday. The record five-time winners had toiled at times in the first half but improved after the break and were rewarded when Tottenham Hotspur striker Richarlison followed in to ...

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Breel Embolo’s goal helps Switzerland beat Cameroon 1-0

Breel Embolo’s goal lifted Switzerland to a 1-0 win over Cameroon at the World Cup on Thursday and he kept his promise not to celebrate scoring against the country where he was born. The Swiss forward from Yaounde struck with a right-foot shot in the 48th minute, standing all alone eight meters (yards) out in the middle of the goalmouth ...

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Uruguay and South Korea play out a pulsating 0-0 draw

Uruguay hit the post twice but couldn’t break down South Korea’s defence as both teams played out a pulsating 0-0 draw in a Group H clash at the Education City Stadium. Diego Godin rattled the post with his header in the first-half, before Federico Valverde’s effort crashed the crossbar. South Korea, too, had plenty of openings but couldn’t find the ...

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Spain thrash Costa Rica 7-0 in World Cup start

Barcelona’s magical midfield trio of Sergio Busquets, Pedri and Gavi were on top form as Spain demolished Costa Rica 7-0 in their World Cup opener. Spain may not be the favourites to win in Qatar, but they cruised to a victory over Costa Rica. Dani Olmo gave Spain an early lead in their opening game. He gorgeously collected a ball ...

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Morocco-Croatia match ends in 0-0 draw

Morocco held 2018 World Cup runners-up Croatia to a 0-0 draw as both teams took a point to open their Qatar campaigns on Wednesday. Luka Modric’s Croatia had more of the ball but failed to break down the Morocco defence. The Morocco players showd attacking intent and fought till the last minutes to eke out a draw. Belgium play Canada later ...

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Saudi Arabia stun Argentina 2-1 in a major tournament upset

In one of the greatest World Cup upsets in history, Saudi Arabia beat title favourites Argentina 2-1 at the Lusail Stadium in Doha on Tuesday. Brilliant second half goals from Al Sehri (48 minutes) and Al Dawsari (51st minute) gave the Saudis their biggest ever victory in World Cup. Lionel Messi’s first half goal from a penalty went in vain ...

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Gareth Bale salvages 1-1 draw for Wales against US in World Cup

Gareth Bale converted a penalty kick in the 82nd minute to offset Tim Weah’s first-half goal and give Wales a 1-1 draw Monday in the return to the World Cup for both nations, reports AP. Weah, a son of former FIFA Player of the Year and current Liberian President George Weah, scored after a pass from Christian Pulisic in the ...

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Netherlands strike 2-0 win over Senegal

The Netherlands made a crucial 2-0 win over Senegal in their World Cup opener on Monday night, thanks to late goals from Cody Gakpo and Davy Klaassen, report agencies. Just as a flat second half looked to be fizzling out, Gakpo leapt to meet a beautifully weighted Frenkie de Jong cross and head into an empty net, with Senegal goalkeeper ...

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England crushes Iran 6-2 in 2022 World Cup opener

England got their World Cup off to a sensational start following a 6-2 victory over Iran at the Khalifa International Stadium in Qatar. England scored their fourth, courtesy of Bukayo Saka’s solo effort in the second half before Mehdi Taremi pulled one back for Iran. Marcus Rashford then came off the bench to score England’s 5th in the 71st minute ...

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