Africa

Los goles del rompecorazones surcoreano no alcanzaron ante Ghana

Pese al doblete del número 9, Cho Gue-sung, y de pelearla hasta el final, Corea del Sur se quedó con el sabor amargo de la derrota, luego de caer  por 3-2 ante Ghana e hipotecar sus chances de avanzar a la seguna fase del Mundial.

Los coreanos controlaron el balón desde el inicio, pero dos goles por vía aérea de los ghaneses Mohammed Salisu y Mohammed Kudus pusieron todo cuesta arriba antes de llegar al descanso.

USMNT's Ghana scouting report #2: Mohammed Kudus is going to be a problem

When Ghana, the youngest team at the World Cup, eventually meets the USMNT, the second-youngest, in the World Cup semifinals, it's clear that the juvenile inconsistencies of both will allow one team to shine in the opening 45 before the other side comes storming back in the second half.

Mohammed Kudus brace wins it for Ghana in thriller against South Korea

It is official. Soccer is the greatest sport on earth. Source: Monday’s early World Cup kickoffs.

Ghana looked in control against South Korea with two first-half goals, but they have the youngest team at the tournament and their inexperience snuck through around the hour mark when Cho Gue-sung scored a three-minute brace to level the score at two. With the game in the balance, up stepped Mohammed Kudus. 

Watch: Cameroon's Vincent Aboubakar humiliates defender and keeper with stunning goal

The only thing that makes a spectacular comeback better is when it's started with a stunning goal. Needing a moment to act as the catalyst, to give the Indomitable Lions a kick back into contention, Vincent Aboubakar provided that spark with a silky solo goal to put Cameroon within one against Serbia. 

Worst decision of the World Cup? Cameroon drops André Onana and immediately suffers

Cameroon produced a thrilling two-goal comeback to draw Serbia 3-3 on Monday to keep its World Cup dream alive, but would the Indomitable Lions' performance have been more than enough to secure three points if starting goalkeeper André Onana hadn't been dropped by manager Rigobert Song?

He sang the national anthem and then disappeared – what happened to Morocco goalkeeper Bono?

Morocco shocked the world after an unexpected but well-deserved 2-0 win over Belgium on Sunday. However, amidst the joy of the historic victory, a mystery emerged around their first-choice goalkeeper Yassine "Bono" Bounou.

Bono was set to start the game against the Belgians. He warmed up before the match, walked onto the pitch with his teammates, sang the national anthem and then boom! He disappeared.

Abdelhamid Sabiri scores outrageous free kick as Morocco beats Belgium

Belgium has been stunned by a moment of Moroccan magic, that puts the African nation top of Group F. Midfielder Abdelhamid Sabiri scored a ridiculous free kick from the most unlikely of angles to get Morocco’s winner against the highly favored Belgians.

12 years of training, $300 billion spent and Qatar's World Cup is over in 6 days

The host nation Qatar always needed a miracle to advance beyond the group stage of the 2022 World Cup. Despite an intensive 12-year program to turn the program from a minnow of the Asian Football Confederation to a deserving part of the 32-team finals, that miracle was revealed as false hope after Qatar fell 2-0 to Senegal on Friday to become the first team eliminated from the competition if the Dutch win or draw against Ecuador later today.

Ghana becomes first African team to score at the 2022 World Cup

Qatar’s World Cup has provided fans with the highest of highs and the lowest of lows in just four matchdays. For African nations, it had been nothing but low until André Ayew scored the continent’s first goal of the tournament with Ghana’s opener against Portugal. 

USMNT's Ghana scouting report: We both have a lot of work to do to meet in the semis

World Cup history decrees that if the USMNT and Ghana qualify for the same tournament, they must play each other. It happened in 2006, 2010, 2014 and then both mutually agreed to miss 2018. In 2022, the two nations couldn't possibly meet until the semifinals, so that's what's going to happen.

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