Tag: World Cup

FIFA Investigates How Celebrity Chef Salt Bae Got Into World Cup Final

FIFA Investigates How Celebrity Chef Salt Bae Got Into World Cup Final

On December 18, Argentina triumphed over France during the World Cup final and reveled in an exciting victory. But while people took to the streets to celebrate, something else was afoot in the winner’s circle at the tournament. Nusret Gökçe, a celebrity chef who became an internet meme and was dubbed “Salt Bae” back in 2017, gained “undue access” during the World Cup championship final, granting him access to the players and the trophy.

English World Cup Legend Dies at Age 83: George Cohen

English World Cup Legend Dies at Age 83: George Cohen

Yesterday, England World Cup winner George Cohen died at 83 years old. The right back played every second of the game when England won the Cup at the Wembley Final in 1966. During his career, while he wasn’t playing on England’s national team and winning 37 caps for England, he played with Fulman.

Lionel Messi Posts World’s Most-Liked Photo

Lionel Messi Posts World’s Most-Liked Photo

On Sunday night, the 2022 World Cup Final ended, and Argentina won. Crowds of Argentinians in seas of white and blue celebrated all across the world. Nowhere, however, was there more jubilation than in Messi’s hometown of Rosario, Argentina. Now viral footage shows fans chanting in crowds outside Messi’s grandmother’s house, honoring his victory.

Qatar has reportedly planned to repurpose or remove nearly all its World Cup stadiums

Qatar has reportedly planned to repurpose or remove nearly all its World Cup stadiums

With its thrilling victory over France on Sunday, Argentina put an end to the wild and frequently tumultuous 2022 World Cup in Qatar. Eyes will shift away from the tiny nation in the Persian Gulf now that teams and supporters have returned to their respective nations. So what will happen to the stadiums that Qatar rushed to build in order to host the World Cup and spent billions on?

Argentina Wins the 2022 World Cup

Argentina Wins the 2022 World Cup

Yesterday Argentina defeated France, the defending champions of the FIFA World Cup, in a game that is being dubbed by fans all across the globe, “the greatest final ever.” The game ended with a 4-2 penalty shootout. This tournament will go down in history for Argentina’s Lionel Messi, who brought the team and country the immense victory with his last-minute score.

World Cup soccer: Lionel Messi, Kylian Mbappe vie for Golden Boot, Golden Ball honors

World Cup soccer: Lionel Messi, Kylian Mbappe vie for Golden Boot, Golden Ball honors

15 December — At the World Cup, Kylian Mbappe of France and Lionel Messi of Argentina are tied with five goals each and competing for the Golden Boot, which is given to the player with the most goals.
They are also among the top candidates for the Golden Ball, the competition’s MVP award.
Harry Kane of England was the early favorite to take home the Golden Boot. Among the Top 5 favorites were Mbappe, Messi, Brazil’s Neymar Jr., and France’s Karim Benzema. The top five candidates for the Golden Ball award came into the tournament as Messi, Neymar, Mbappe, Belgium’s Kevin De Bruyne, and Benzema.

Morocco’s World Cup success sparks a debate about Arab Identity

Morocco’s World Cup success sparks a debate about Arab Identity

This was a World Cup full of surprises during the group stage. Japan won its bracket by defeating Spain and Germany while Saudi Arabia defeated Argentina. The remaining teams, however, appeared mostly predictable by the semifinals: the defending champions France, Argentina, a two-time champion, and Croatia, who finished second in 2018.

World Cup Upset: Croatia Beats Brazil

World Cup Upset: Croatia Beats Brazil

Today the World Cup quarter-finals kicked off with Brazil versus Croatia. Despite many estimates which predicted that Brazil would defeat Croatia and ultimately win the World Cup, Croatia beat Brazil. The game had fans on the edges of their seats as both teams entered overtime without scoring. In the next two fifteen-minute halves of overtime, both teams scored. After a ninety-minute game without a single goal, Neymar scored, presumably thinking he had secured Brazil’s place in the semi-finals.

Who Has the Best Chance of Winning the World Cup?

Who Has the Best Chance of Winning the World Cup?

As we enter the World Cup’s quarter-finals, Brazil remains statistically the most likely to win the World Cup. The Stats Perform’s AI model, which has already predicted Brazil’s victory, uses teams’ historical performances, rankings, and betting odds to estimate how teams will perform against each other. Then based on these predicted outcomes, the model then is able to assess the difficulty of each team’s path to winning the cup.

Fashion Causing Controversy at the World Cup

Fashion Causing Controversy at the World Cup

This year the FIFA World Cup has found itself at the center of controversy after controversy, as the games are being held in Qatar, a nation that has infamously failed to fulfill its human rights pledges that it made when it won the right to host the event. Issues surrounding discrimination and violence have continued to thrust the worlds most watched sporting event into headlines. With human rights being the central theme of this year’s games, the World Cup has sanctioned many dress code regulations for players and fans in the hopes of suppressing any protests or “political statements.”

Pele Speaks Out About Hospital Visit

Pele Speaks Out About Hospital Visit

On Wednesday, ESPN Brazil reported that three-time World Cup winner, Pele, was admitted to the hospital for “general swelling”. Many fans voiced their concerns for the beloved football player after the report made fans worried.
Today, Pele and his daughter took to social media to dispel rumors of the 82-year-old’s apparent poor health and thank fans for their ongoing support.

Arsenal Star Leaves Qatar for Personal reasons and Not Expected Back

Arsenal Star Leaves Qatar for Personal reasons and Not Expected Back

Following an impressive start to the season with Arsenal, the 25-year-old defender was named to Gareth Southgate’s 26-man squad for Qatar. White did not play in England’s first two Group B games and was ruled out of Tuesday’s 3-0 win over Wales due to illness. On Wednesday evening, the Football Association issued the following statement: “Ben White has left England’s training base in Al Wakrah and returned home for personal reasons.”

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