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Ivana Knoll, former Miss Croatia, is turning heads at the Qatar World Cup

Soccer fans were curious if there would be a modest dress code for women at the Qatar World Cup. Former Miss Croatia Ivana Knoll has gone on to prove that just about anything flies. 

Despite Qatar’s tourism rules stating that visitors need to avoid wearing excessively revealing clothing in public, Knoll has done the exact opposite.

I see people hating them, but these 6 new Liga MX jerseys are works of art

Liga MX Clausura 2023 starts in less than a month and some teams are already presenting their jerseys for the tournament. Among those clubs are the current champion Pachuca, as well as Atlas, León, Querétaro, Santos Laguna and Xolos.

All six are sponsored by the Mexican company Charly Futbol which decided to present a unified collection inspired by the traditional nahual and tonas figures created by Oaxacan artisans from the well-known Jacobo and María Ángeles workshop.

Oh, boy! There is some work to do: 6 reasons behind Mexico's failure at the World Cup

Mexican soccer is facing a bleak present and an uncertain future. Despite the bronze medal in the Tokyo Olympics, the failures are piling up at industrial levels. 

The elimination from the 2022 World Cup – the first in a group stage since Argentina 1978 – is the most notorious fall at the display, but the list of frustrations in the last two years is simply abysmal. Without counting Liga MX sorrows against Major League Soccer, the Mexican national teams seem to be wandering around without a clear North. 

El hombre que dejó a Cristiano Ronaldo en la banca lleva a Portugal a cuartos de final con un hat trick

Antes de su partido de octavos de final ante Suiza, el técnico de Portugal Fernando Santos sorprendió al mundo anunciando que Cristiano Ronaldo no sería titular. No porque estuviera lesionado, sino que por simple y llana decisión técnica.

La ausencia de CR7, sin embargo, no sería problema. Su reemplazante, Gonçalo Ramos, justificaría luego la controversial decisión de su entrenador, marcando el primer hat trick del Mundial y guiando la clasificación de los lusos a los cuartos de final del torneo, donde enfrentarán a Marruecos.

Mbappé has been sneakily hiding Budweiser's logo every time he's named Man of the Match

Kylian Mbappé is tearing apart the 2022 World Cup. The French star has been phenomenal during the tournament, leading the Golden Boot race with five goals and making a solid case to grab the Golden Ball, too. 

Another proof of his extraordinary performance is that he's won three man of the match awards in the four games he's played, the last against Poland in the Round of 16. As usual in this tournament, FIFA recognized the job with a trophy provided by Budweiser, one of their sponsors, and a photo immortalizing the moment. 

Del peor al mejor: Ránking de los jugadores de México en el Mundial

El fracaso de México en el Mundial no se puede borrar, pero antes de darle vuelta a la página es tiempo de hacer evaluaciones.

 Y es en ese ánimo que revisamos partidos y estadísticas para hacer un ránking con la performance de cada uno de los jugadores que tuvieron la oportunidad de jugar en Catar.

En total, 21 de los 26 nominados vieron minutos en el torneo. Los que se quedaron con las ganas fueron los arqueros Alfredo Talavera y Rodolfo Cota, los defensas Johan Vásquez y Gerardo Arteaga, así como el mediocampista Luis Romo.

This ball was called in play for Japan’s winning goal — it’s the reason Germany is out of the World Cup

Germany is out of the World Cup after an extremely controversial Japan goal vs Spain on Thursday. Germany defeated Costa Rica 4-2 but were eliminated due to having a lower goal difference than Spain.

World Cup streaker is the bravest person in the world

Everyone wondered if it would happen and at the halfway point of the World Cup, Qatar finally got its streaker. Monday’s final matchup between Uruguay and Portugal was interrupted momentarily when a pitch invader brandished what appeared to be a rainbow pride flag and found their way past security and onto the playing surface. 

Tyler Adams handles geopolitical interview question better than most politicians

One day before the United States takes to the field against Iran in a must-win Group B clash, the crucial match at hand seems to be the last thing anyone wants to talk about. In their pre-game press conference with the media on Monday, American midfielder Tyler Adams joined head coach Gregg Berhalter. The pair faced questions about racism, geopolitical tension and many other questions one would feel would be better suited to a press conference at the White House than a World Cup match. 

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