World Cup

USA predicted starting lineup vs. Iran — the XI that will get to the knockout stage

The United States men’s national team has a simple task on Tuesday. Beat Iran and they advance to the Round of 16. The USA starting XI vs Iran will have to be perfect for the young Americans to extend their stay in Qatar.

We’ve seen small shifts and changes in head coach Gregg Berhalter’s lineups at the World Cup so far. In the Wales game Josh Sargent started at striker but then was switched for Haji Wright in the England game. This was the only personnel change from the first two games.

Un instante de magia de Casemiro le da a Brasil la clasificación a los octavos de final del Mundial

A Casemiro, el mundo lo tiene como un picapedrero, un destructor del juego. Sin embargo, el mediocampista es mucho más que un agente con licencia para golpear. En sus botas hay talento con la bola, una efectiva distribución de pases y de vez en cuando una cuota de gol.

Sí, es raro ver a Casemiro anotando, pero cuando lo hace, es difícil de olvidar. Y prueba de esto es el golazo que marcó este lunes ante Suiza y que le dio a Brasil su paso a los octavos de final del Mundial de Catar.

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. 

Casemiro's strike of rare purity confirms Brazil's place in the round of 16

DOHA - Doha’s Stadium 974 thrummed to the samba beat on Monday night as Brazilian fans brought Latin American swagger to this patch of Qatar and Casemiro fired Brazil into the knockout stages of the 2022 World Cup finals with a 1-0 victory over Switzerland.

The midfielder’s spectacular 83rd minute goal sent Brazil through with a game to spare and lit a touch paper to a contest that up to then had struggled to smolder.

Un delirante Canelo Álvarez amenaza a Messi, acusándolo de haberle faltado el respeto a México

El campeón del mundo de boxeo Canelo Álvarez está enojado con Lionel Messi y advirtió que la próxima vez que lo vea no será una tarde placentera para el argentino. ¿Por qué Canelo está tan enfadado? Según él, Messi le faltó el respeto a la bandera y a la playera mexicana después de la victoria 2-0 de Argentina sobre El Tri.

El gran problema con la historia de Canelo es que Messi no le faltó el respeto a ningún símbolo mexicano, lo que hace de toda la situación algo completamente tonto.

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.