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World Cup champion Argentina returns home to a jubilant Buenos Aires

The airplane carrying Argentina’s World Cup-winning squad arrived in a jubilant Buenos Aires in the early hours of Tuesday, as the the country holds a national holiday to welcome home captain Lionel Messi and the triumphant team. Among the crowd of journalists and officials waiting at the runway, many broke into loud song as the plane came to a stop, ...

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Argentina expresses gratitude to Bangladeshi fans after winning World Cup

Argentina has also expressed gratitude to Bangladeshi supporters after winning the World Cup. In the verified Tweeter account, Argentina Football Federation, on Sunday, wrote, “Thanks Bangladesh. Thank you Kerala, India, Pakistan for your good support.” Each victory of Argentina in the World Cup in Qatar brought wave of joy in the hearts of Argentina fans in Bangladesh. At midnight, procession ...

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Mbappe 2nd player to score hat-trick in final, wins golden boot with 8 goals

France forward Kylian Mbappe put in a performance for the ages in the World Cup final against Argentina, but it proved bitter-sweet as he left the game heartbroken, a hat-trick not enough to avoid defeat against Argentina who prevailed in a shootout. Mbappe became the second player to score three times in a World Cup final as he dragged his ...

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Messi pushes Argentina to clinch dream FIFA World Cup 2022

Argentina defeated France 4-2 in a penalty shoot-out to win the World Cup for the third time on Sunday, reports AFP. Argentina captain Lionel Messi scored twice and France striker Kylian Mbappe hit a hat-trick as a thrilling World Cup final finished 3-3 after extra time at the Lusail Stadium. In an extraordinary night of high drama, Argentinian substitute Gonzalo ...

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Messi’s Argentina in World Cup final showdown with France

Argentina face defending champions France in the World Cup final on Sunday with Lionel Messi seeking to win the honour that has so far eluded one of football’s greatest ever players. In his way stands the prolific Kylian Mbappe and a France team aiming to win back-to-back World Cups for the first time since Pele’s Brazil in 1958 and 1962. ...

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Qatar offers World Cup visitors an introduction to Islam

Fatima Garcia donned a headscarf and a black abaya – a long, loose-fitting robe – over her clothes as she walked into a mosque in Doha to learn about Islam. In Qatar to enjoy the World Cup with friends, the Salvadoran visitor took a day off from soccer to go sightseeing at the Katara mosque, where preachers have been introducing ...

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Morocco vs Croatia: It’s a meaningless match or chance to become ‘immortal’

To some, it’s little more than a meaningless exhibition match. To others, it’s a chance to become “immortal.” The third-place playoff at the World Cup can be a confusing concept. “You are so disappointed, you’ve just lost a semifinal and then two days later you have to go back out there,” Morocco coach Walid Regragui said Friday. Regragui’s history-making team ...

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Bangladesh 150 all out in first India Test

Bangladesh were bowled out for 150 in reply to India’s 404 in the first innings of the first Test at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chittagong on Friday. Left-arm spinner Kuldeep Yadav finished with 5-40 while Axar Patel took the last wicket of Mehidy Hasan (25) as India wrapped up the Bangladesh innings about an hour into the third ...

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Kuldeep, Siraj put Bangladesh in trouble

A familiar batting collapse put Bangladesh in a serious trouble in the first Test against India after they were reduced to 133-8 in their first innings on day two of the game at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chattogram. At stumps, Bangladesh are trailing by 271 runs, in reply to India’s 404 in the first innings. They still need 72 ...

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France beat Morocco 2-0 to set up World Cup final against Argentina

France ended Morocco’s World Cup dream as goals from Theo Hernandez and Randal Kolo Muani gave the holders a 2-0 win in their semi-final clash and set up a showdown on Sunday with Lionel Messi’s Argentina. It looked like France might make short work of their opponents when Hernandez scored inside five minutes at Al Bayt Stadium, despite having a ...

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