Kerala was overwhelmed with celebrations after their favourite team Argentina won the FIFA World Cup for the third time. Argentina fans watched as their team beat France 4-2 on penalties to claim a third World Cup title.
Lionel Messi's once-in-a-generation career is complete. The Argentina superstar is finally a World Cup champion.Messi scored two goals and then another in a shootout as Argentina beat France 4-2 on penalties Sunday to claim a third World Cup title despite Kylian Mbappé scoring the first hat trick in a final in 56 years.
Lionel Messi stands on the brink of a long-awaited World Cup winner's medal as Argentina faces defending champions France in Sunday's final. But having experienced defeat in the final of 2014 in Brazil, when Argentina lost 1-0 to Germany through extra time, Messi knows all too well the pain of having his World Cup dreams shattered. Three ways how Argentina can win the tournament for the first time since 1986.
Moroccan fans clashed with the police in central Brussels, after the country lost 2-0 to France in the FIFA World Cup semi-final. The French fans took to the streets to celebrate as the team advanced to the finals against Argentina. Videos shared on Twitter showed violent clashes between French and Morocco fans.
The support for the Argentina football team in Bangladesh is beyond imagination, and it's felt every four years when the FIFA World Cup is on. While many already knew about Argentina's massive fan base in Bangladesh, this may be the first time people all around the world took notice of it. It all started after the official FIFA Twitter account shared a video of Bangladeshi fans wildly celebrating Messi's goal against Mexico in the World Cup group stage. The video quickly went viral. After the video went viral, the story of Bangladesh and Argentina snowballed into a trending topic on the internet.
In a competition usually dominated by South American and European teams, it is Asia that has turned up the heat in Qatar. Asian teams made history at the 2022 FIFA World Cup. For the first time in the 92-year history of the World Cup, three Asian teams have qualified for the round of 16. South Korea, Japan and Australia have made it through to the second round of the FIFA World Cup.
#Japan confirmed their spot in the last 16 of the World Cup in highly controversial circumstances with a 2-1 win over Spain. Spain advanced as runners-up on goal difference, while Germany was eliminated. But Japan's 2-1 win over Spain wasn't devoid of controversy. Their second goal has triggered a storm on social media, with many suggesting that #VAR was wrong in allowing the goal, especially since it led to the Germans' elimination.
French referee Stephanie Frappart will become the first woman to take charge of a men's World Cup game when she handles Germany vs. Costa Rica on December 1st in Qatar. Brazil’s Neuza Back and Mexican Karen Diaz Medina are the other women officials for the Germany vs Costa Rica fixture. It is the first time a men’s World Cup match will be led by an all-female refereeing team. Frappart became one of three female referees to be selected in the pool for the World Cup in May, along with Rwanda’s Salima Mukansanga and Yoshimi Yamashita of Japan.
Following Iran's defeat in the football World Cup, Iranians were seen celebrating the moment of loss.Visuals that emerged online showed people dancing on the streets and lighting fireworks. In a rare display of joy, some even waved US flags in support of the American football team.
Morocco pulled off yet another World Cup shock, and it was Belgium’s aging “Golden Generation” that took the hit this time. Belgium lost 2-0 to Morocco in the Group F match in Doha. Morocco's victory over Belgium triggered clashes in #Brussels. The riots took place in several places across the Belgian capital, where dozens of soccer fans, some draped in Moroccan flags, clashed with riot police. Visuals shared on social media showed rioters overturning cars and setting cars and electric scooters on fire.
During the FIFA World Cup season, football fans do all kinds of crazy things to express their love for the game. What 17 football fans in Kochi have done is even crazier, taking love of soccer to a different level. They bought an old house put up for sale at Mundakkamugal, near Kangarapady in Kochi, for Rs 23 lakh. The purpose: To watch the world cup season with friends.
As the 2022 Qatar World Cup heads into the second round, TNIE Sports Editor Indraneel Das speaks with seasoned Indian football journalist Siddhanth Aney, who is covering the event in Doha, on how the tournament has gone so far, the teams that have created upsets, the favourties from hereon and more.
On November 23, Japan's stunning 2-1 victory over Germany left football fans in a state of joyous disbelief. However, it wasn't just the overwhelming victory that attracted attention; In Qatar, Japan fans are being praised for an off-field custom that seems to be unique to Japan. Japanese fans were seen picking up garbage and cleaning up stadiums after the match. This isn't the first time Japanese fans have pitched in to help stadium workers.
The Football World Cup has always been held in either May, June, or July, but the Qatar World Cup has broken that tradition – more out of necessity. Temperatures in #Qatar can reach over 40 degrees Celsius during the summer months, so, with this in mind, the tournament was moved to November and December. Winter, though, is a relative term in Qatar, where temperatures are still most likely to hover around 30 degrees.Watch this video to know how Qatar developed a revolutionary air cooling system for the FIFA World Cup 2022.
A violent clash broke out between the fans of Argentina and Brazil on Nov 20. The incident took place in the Sakthikulangara area of #kollam during a roadshow. The video of the clash has gone viral on social media. The video shows youths from both sides attacking each other with sticks and iron pipes.
The emblem for the 2022 Qatar FIFA World Cup is revealed just over three years before the tournament begins.
The World Cup final between France and Croatia in Moscow was briefly interrupted on Sunday when three intruders affiliated to anti-Kremlin punk band 'Pussy Riot' ran onto the pitch.
Victor Hugo Lloris and Didier Dechamps Elysees were among name changes for Paris metro after their FIFA World Cup win.
Croatia are given a large-scale and warm welcome home after their FIFA World Cup efforts.
The French connection with Puducherry dates back to the 17th and the 18th centuries. Puducherry, the ‘Little France’ celebrated France’s second FIFA World Cup victory.