FIFA Club World Cup
Costa Rica head coach Luis Fernando Suarez entrusted veterans Keylor Navas, Bryan Ruiz, Joel Campbell and Oscar Duarte to lead their challenge at the Qatar World Cup as he named his 26-man selection for the tournament on Thursday.
The tournament will be the quartet's third World Cup finals appearance, with Suarez also including the likes of Francisco Calvo, Yeltsin Tejeda and Kendall Waston.
There was also a place for young Sunderland striker Jewison Bennette who opened his international account with two goals against South Korea in September.
To prepare you for the tournament, The18 has launched team-by-team previews for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar. This is the preview for Group A's Netherlands.
Netherlands World Cup 2022 Preview
World Cup appearances: 11th
Best finish: Runner-up (1974, 1978, 2010)
How they got here: The Oranje finished top of a difficult qualifying group that contained Turkey and Erling Haaland's Norway.
If you were anticipating another Shakira or Pitbull banger anthem for the upcoming World Cup, you might be a bit disappointed.
Now, if you're a fan of rap, this might be for you.
Lil Baby will perform the “Budweiser Anthem of the FIFA World Cup” in Qatar
Lil Baby announced on Twitter that he will be performing at this year’s World Cup.
They Really Got The Boy Performing At The World Cup
Youngsters and World Cups are two things that have historically got along.
From Pele in 1958 to Mbappe in 2018, young players have taken the world by storm in this tournament.
Over the last couple of years, we've been introduced to insane talents that dazzled on the biggest stage.
Hence, we feel it is important to list and rank the best young players playing at this year's World Cup.
Qatar 2022's Top 10 Best Young Players
10. Rodrygo Goes, 21 (Brazil)
Real Madrid’s talisman.
Concacaf Nations League play resumes Tuesday night, with the U.S. men’s national team set to continue its title defense against El Salvador at the Estadio Cuscátlan in San Salvador. While El Salvador vs USMNT might not have the makings of a historic game on paper, for a large chunk of this roster there is still plenty to play for.
Until recently, Roman Abramovich was living the high life. Owner of the world’s best soccer team (Chelsea won the Champions League in May and Club World Cup in February), the Russian oligarch boasted a personal net worth close to $8 billion. That’s all changed in the weeks since Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine, with Abramovich’s assets frozen and Chelsea forcibly put up for sale. Now there are reports saying Abramovich was poisoned while representing Russia in peace talks.
Chelsea became champions of the world on Saturday after defeating Brazilian side Palmeiras 2-1 in a tight contest that saw extra time and two VAR reviews for penalty kicks. Christian Pulisic played for 90 minutes in a historic game for an American player.
Pulisic made history in the 31st minute when he was substituted on for an injured Mason Mount. He is the first American to ever play in the FIFA Club World Cup.
ABU DHABI — A wonder goal from Mohamed Hany allowed Al Ahly to beat Monterrey 1-0 in the second round of the Club World Cup at the Al Nahyan Stadium in Abu Dhabi on Saturday to advance to the semi-finals.
A depleted Al Ahly have several players unavailable for the tournament after Egypt qualified for Sunday's Africa Cup of Nations final and it was evident when the Mexican side dominated possession and had several attempts on goal in the first half.
However, that did not stop Al Ahly from taking the lead in spectacular fashion through wing back Hany in the 53rd minute.
Ridículo. Fracaso rotundo. No hay otras formas de definir la paupérrima presentación del Monterrey, representante de la Concacaf, en el Mundial de Clubes 2021. Favorito en el papel, el equipo mexicano cayó en su debut ante el Al Ahly y ahora tendrá que conformarse con la disputa de un poco honroso quinto puesto.