Spain beat Netherlands 2-1 in extra time to reach World Cup semis

Spain beat Netherlands 2-1 in extra time to reach World Cup semis

Teenager Salma Paralluelo hit an extra-time winner as Spain beat the Netherlands 2-1 at the Women's World Cup on Friday to set up a semi-final clash with Japan or Sweden.
Thanh Nha among six young Asian stars to watch at World Cup

Thanh Nha among six young Asian stars to watch at World Cup

The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) has selected striker Nguyen Thi Thanh Nha of the Vietnamese women's team as one of six young Asian stars who could have a breakout tournament.
Vietnam must fix problems prior to World Cup

Vietnam must fix problems prior to World Cup

Coach Mai Duc Chung highlighted Vietnam's weak spots in the recent friendly match against New Zealand and asked his players to quickly fix problems prior to their World Cup campaign.
Top 10 international events in 2022

Top 10 international events in 2022

Russia's military campaign in Ukraine, central banks raising interest rates, the global population reaching 8 billion, and the World Cup in Qatar are among the top stand-out international events in 2022.
FIFA readies 48-team World Cup as eyes turn to 2026

FIFA readies 48-team World Cup as eyes turn to 2026

Forty-eight teams, three host countries, and potentially more than 100 games.
Messi says will continue Argentina career after World Cup win

Messi says will continue Argentina career after World Cup win

Argentina star Lionel Messi on Sunday vowed to continue playing for his country despite finally realising his lifetime ambition of winning the World Cup.
Messi and Argentina beat France on penalties to win World Cup

Messi and Argentina beat France on penalties to win World Cup

Lionel Messi crowned his glittering career with victory in the World Cup on Sunday as Argentina beat France on penalties in a final for the ages, triumphing 4-2 in the shoot-out after Kylian Mbappe's hat-trick ensured the game ended level at 3-3 following extra time.
France set up World Cup final with Argentina

France set up World Cup final with Argentina

France will face Argentina and Kylian Mbappe will do battle with Lionel Messi in a heavyweight World Cup final after the French beat underdogs Morocco 2-0 on Wednesday.
Messi World Cup magic: Pakistani neighbourhood goes mad for Argentina

Messi World Cup magic: Pakistani neighbourhood goes mad for Argentina

Thousands of Pakistanis in a Karachi neighbourhood once synonymous with gang violence and poverty will mass together to roar on Argentina in the World Cup final on Sunday.
Argentina and Messi in World Cup showdown with Modric's Croatia

Argentina and Messi in World Cup showdown with Modric's Croatia

Argentina and Lionel Messi face Croatia on Tuesday in a World Cup semi-final that pits South American flair against the guile of Luka Modric and a remarkable fighting spirit.
France will not underestimate Morocco threat in World Cup semi: Varane

France will not underestimate Morocco threat in World Cup semi: Varane

France defender Raphael Varane has insisted that there will be no complacency from the World Cup holders when they take on surprise package Morocco in the semi-finals on Wednesday.
FIFA fine Croatia over fans' xenophobic chants

FIFA fine Croatia over fans' xenophobic chants

FIFA on Wednesday sanctioned World Cup quarter-finalists Croatia following abuse by their fans targeting Canada's goalkeeper Milan Borjan.
Dutch, Argentines meet again with World Cup history in the air

Dutch, Argentines meet again with World Cup history in the air

Merely a glance at their iconic orange or blue and white striped shirts is enough to evoke memories of World Cups past and more history will surely be written on Friday when the Netherlands face Argentine in their quarter-final.
Brazil hoping to dance past Croatia into World Cup semis

Brazil hoping to dance past Croatia into World Cup semis

Brazil head into Friday's World Cup quarter-final against Croatia brimming with confidence after Neymar's return inspired a performance laced with swagger and arrogance in the last 16.
World Cup revenge on Ghanaian minds as Uruguay sweat

World Cup revenge on Ghanaian minds as Uruguay sweat

Uruguay stalwarts Edinson Cavani and Luis Suarez are fighting for their World Cup survival while Ghana will have revenge on their minds on Friday.
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