Australia's Socceroos win first World Cup game in 12 years and go wild

AL WAKRAH — Australia beat Tunisia 1-0 at the Al Janoub Stadium on Saturday to register their first World Cup victory in 12 years as they provisionally moved up to second in Group D behind reigning champions France.

Striker Mitchell Duke scored midway through the first half with a glancing header past keeper Aymen Dahmen to give Australia the lead, while Tunisia's best chance came when skipper Youssef Msakni shot just wide.

Breel Embolo decide no celebrar su gol ante Camerún, el país donde nació

A nivel de clubes es común ver a futbolistas evitando festejar goles contra un ex club. Sin embargo, la escena es rarísima en partidos de selección y casi inédita en una Copa del Mundo. Al menos hasta hoy, cuando el delantero Breel Embolo marcó el gol de la victoria de Suiza ante Camerún.

Gol de Breel Embolo vs Camerún

El delantero del AS Monaco aprovechó un centro de Xherdan Shaqiri y desde el punto penal remató de primera para decretar el triunfo 1-0 de La Nati sobre los Leones Indomables.

Cameroon-born Breel Embolo refuses to celebrate after scoring on his birth country at the World Cup

There’s an unwritten rule in soccer where players don’t celebrate goals they score against former club teams. Instead of celebrating the player will typically put their hands up in the air (like if a police officer told you to put your hands up).

This kind of thing happens all the time during club play. It’s extremely rare to see on the international level, especially at a World Cup.

Los hijos de Messi parten rumbo a Catar y dejan el árbol de Navidad armado en casa

Thiago, Mateo y Ciro, los hijos de Lionel Messi ya van rumbo a Catar para acompañar a su padre en el debut de Argentina ante Arabia Saudita y una aventura que esperan concluya con el trofeo de la Copa del Mundo en sus brazos.

Hijos de Messi en Catar

Vestidos con el uniforme de La Albiceleste, los tres aparecen en una foto compartida por Antonela Roccuzzo, esposa de Messi, que se ha vuelto viral. Con la lectura "Allá vamos Qatar", el post subido originalmente a Instagram cuenta ya con más de 1,5 millones de likes. 

Ronaldo lashes out at Man United in explosive interview and accuses club of betrayal

Manchester United's Cristiano Ronaldo says that the club have betrayed him and that he is being actively forced out, while he has no respect for manager Erik ten Hag.

Ronaldo rejoined United from Juventus for a second spell at Old Trafford in August 2021 on a two-year deal, returning to the club where he won eight major trophies from 2003-2009.

"Yes I feel betrayed, and I feel some people don't want me here, not just this year, but last year too," Ronaldo said in an interview with Piers Morgan for TalkTV, released on Sunday.

Ted Lasso puts up billboards to support the USMNT

America’s favorite fictional soccer coach is back at it again. Ever the motivator, we definitely should have seen this coming. Following the USMNT’s roster release, people have spotted billboards with heartwarming messages popping up across the country, and AFC Richmond’s mustachioed manager is the one behind it. 

In the hometowns of players and coaches, on a classic yellow background akin to his famous “BELIEVE” sign, Ted Lasso has made his feelings known through the generous and kind words for which he has become so beloved. 

Beware Spain! Costa Rica beat Nigeria with fantastic display of TICO-taka

Barcelona and Spain's national team popularized tiki-taka in soccer. But their hypnotic passing style — when a squad tries to control the ball and dominate its opponent — is not alone . In Costa Rica there exists the tico-taka, which was on full display during a 2-0 win over Nigeria on Wednesday night. 

It's true we're used to seeing Costa Rica with a more rough and raw style of play, but from time to time they show they can produce beautiful and poetic moments of fútbol. And that's when this tico-taka appears. 

De Justin Bieber a levantar el trofeo: El día en que Carlos Vela se convirtió en campeón de la MLS

Cinemático, hollywoodense, extático y una dosis de mexicanidad. LAFC se coronó campeón de la MLS por primera vez en su historia al vencer a Philadelphia Union en una de las finales más emocionantes de la liga estadounidenses. Y Carlos Vela puso más que un granito de arena en la consecución del título.  

Además de los 12 goles y 13 asistencias que produjo durante la temporada 2022, el capitán de los angelinos influyó en dos de los tres goles que llevaron el partido a una emocionante definición a penales.