USMNT advances to World Cup knockout stage with hard-fought victory over Iran

USMNT advances to World Cup knockout stage with hard-fought victory over Iran

CNN — The US Men’s National Team (USMNT) was made to work hard for its place in the World Cup knockout stage, earning a tough 1-0 win over Iran in a nerve-racking Group B decider at Qatar 2022. Christian Pulisic’s first-half goal was all that separated the two sides as the USMNT reached the round … Read more

Iran faces USA in winner-takes-all match to progress to World Cup knockout stages

Iran faces USA in winner-takes-all match to progress to World Cup knockout stages

CNN — The knockout stage has already arrived for the United States Men’s National Team (USMNT) at the World Cup – nothing less than a win on Tuesday will suffice when it takes on Iran in a winner-takes-all match. Whichever team wins will reach the round-of-16 at Qatar 2022, and for the USMNT, even a … Read more

Iran calls for US to be kicked out of 2022 World Cup after it changes Iran flag on social media to show support for protesters

Iran calls for US to be kicked out of 2022 World Cup after it changes Iran flag on social media to show support for protesters

CNN — Iran state media has called for the US to be kicked out of the 2022 World Cup after the United States Soccer Federation changed Iran’s flag on its social media platforms to show support for protesters in Iran. The federation had temporarily displayed Iran’s national flag on its official Twitter, Instagram and Facebook … Read more

Lionel Messi helps keep Argentina’s World Cup hopes alive with moment of magic against Mexico

Lionel Messi helps keep Argentina's World Cup hopes alive with moment of magic against Mexico

CNN — Yet another moment of Lionel Messi magic helped salvage Argentina’s World Cup hopes at Qatar 2022 as The Albiceleste secured a much-needed victory over Mexico. The 2-0 win certainly wasn’t pretty, with Argentina struggling to create many clear-cut chances against a stubborn Mexico team that itself also offered very little threat going forward. … Read more

Iran beats 10-man Wales to keep World Cup qualification hopes alive

Iran beats 10-man Wales to keep World Cup qualification hopes alive

CNN — Two late goals secured Iran a sensational 2-0 win against Wales to maintain its hopes of qualifying for the World Cup knockout stages. Rouzbeh Cheshmi struck from distance to brilliantly give Iran the lead in the 98th minute, while Ramin Rezaeian sealed the win in the 101st minute, securing Iran its first points … Read more

Saudi Arabia vs Argentina: Lionel Messi’s team in one of the biggest upsets in World Cup history

Saudi Arabia vs Argentina: Lionel Messi's team in one of the biggest upsets in World Cup history

Lusail, Qatar CNN — Saudi Arabia produced one of the biggest upsets in World Cup history Tuesday, beating Lionel Messi’s Argentina 2-1 in an astonishing Group C match. Many had expected the South American team, ranked third in the world, unbeaten for three years and among the favorites to win the tournament, to sweep aside … Read more

England’s Harry Kane and several other European captains told not to wear ‘OneLove’ armband at World Cup

England's Harry Kane and several other European captains told not to wear 'OneLove' armband at World Cup

CNN — The captains of several European teams will not to wear “OneLove” armbands at the World Cup in Qatar due to the danger of receiving yellow cards. England, the Netherlands, Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Switzerland and Wales were set to participate in the “OneLove” campaign to promote inclusion and oppose discrimination. But those countries’ associations … Read more

FIFA boss Gianni Infantino criticized for speech on Qatar’s human rights ahead of World Cup

FIFA boss Gianni Infantino criticized for speech on Qatar's human rights ahead of World Cup

CNN — FIFA President Gianni Infantino’s near hour-long speech on the eve of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar has been described as “crass” and an “insult” to migrant workers by human rights groups. In an explosive monologue at the start of a news conference in Doha, Infantino – the boss of world soccer’s governing … Read more

UVA Shooting: Suspect accused of killing 3 University of Virginia football players is denied bond as new revelations emerge

UVA Shooting: Suspect accused of killing 3 University of Virginia football players is denied bond as new revelations emerge

CNN — The student accused of killing three University of Virginia football players after a school field trip was denied bond Wednesday during a court hearing in Charlottesville. According to a witness, suspect Christopher Darnell Jones Jr. shot one of the players, Devin Chandler, while he was sleeping, the Albemarle County prosecutor said. Fellow UVA … Read more

DC Attorney General sues Washington Commanders, owner Dan Snyder and NFL for deceiving residents

DC Attorney General sues Washington Commanders, owner Dan Snyder and NFL for deceiving residents

CNN — DC Attorney General Karl Racine announced a lawsuit against embattled Washington Commanders owner Dan Snyder, the team and the NFL on Thursday, alleging they colluded to deceive DC residents about an NFL investigation into the team’s toxic workplace culture and allegations of sexual assault. “For years the team and its owner have caused … Read more