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.
Heartbroken but proud Croatian fans in Zagreb cheered and wept as their "heroes" went down 4-2 to France in the World Cup final in Moscow on Sunday.
France are world champions for the second time as Les Bleus ran wild while Croatia's energy reserves ran dry to win a thrilling World Cup final 4-2 in Moscow on Sunday.
Thousands of cheering Croatia supporters gather in a fan zone in central Zagreb to watch their team face France in the World Cup final.
Raucous soccer fans flood Paris streets on Sunday walking through traffic screaming their support for Les Bleus as thousands more gathered in the city's official fan zone along the Champ de Mars.
Ivan Perisic said his equaliser that helped Croatia come from behind to beat England 2-1 after extra time and reach the World Cup final was a goal that "he could only dream of" as a child.
Russians are downhearted but proud after watching the World Cup hosts lose 4-3 on penalties to Croatia in the quarter-finals.
Croatia's World Cup squad sing their way into their hotel in Sochi early Sunday morning after advancing to the semi-finals by defeating host nation Russia 4-3 on penalties on Saturday night.
Fans in Rio de Janeiro cheer wildly as their national team qualify for the World Cup quarter-finals with a 2-0 win over Mexico.