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France's forward Marcus Thuram smiles during a press conference at the Jassim-bin-Hamad Stadium in Doha on November 24, 2022, during the Qatar 2022 World Cup football tournament. (Photo by FRANCK FIFE / AFP)
Coach hugs reporter

AgenciesNetherlands coach Louis Van Gaal was taken by surprise at a World Cup news conference Thursday when a Senegalese reporter told the Dutchman he was a longtime admirer.“I don’t have any question for you. It’s just an opportunity to tell...

Nov 25, 2022
Switzerland's forward #07 Breel Embolo celebrates scoring his team's first goal during the Qatar 2022 World Cup Group G football match between Switzerland and Cameroon at the Al-Janoub Stadium in Al-Wakrah, south of Doha on November 24, 2022. (Photo by Glyn KIRK / AFP)
Embolo gives Swiss World Cup win against birth country Cameroon

dpaAl Wakrah Breel Embolo scored the 1-0 winner against his birth country Cameroon to give Switzerland a winning start into the World Cup on Thursday.Monaco forward Embolo finished off a fine attacking move completely unmarked in the 48th minute of...

Nov 25, 2022
Brazil's forward #09 Richarlison (2nd L) scores his team's second goal during the Qatar 2022 World Cup Group G football match between Brazil and Serbia at the Lusail Stadium in Lusail, north of Doha on November 24, 2022. (Photo by ADRIAN DENNIS / AFP)
Five-time champions begin campaign with 2-0 drubbing of Serbia

Vinay NayuduDohaThe atmosphere at the Lusail Stadium on Thursday night was simply electric. Bathed in canary yellow and packed with 90,000 spectators, the bowl-shaped stadium then came aglow with one of the finest goals seen at FIFA World Cup Qatar...

Nov 25, 2022
Ecuador's Argentinian coach Gustavo Alfaro addresses a press conference at the Qatar National Convention Center (QNCC) in Doha on November 24, 2022, on the eve of the Qatar 2022 World Cup football match between Netherlands and Ecuador. (Photo by Raul ARBOLEDA / AFP)

Ecuador have nothing to lose against Netherlands: Alfaro

AgenciesDohaEcuador head coach Gustavo Alfaro said on Thursday that his team will have nothing to lose against the Netherlands when the teams meet in World Cup Group A.The Netherlands, who have been runners-up at three World Cups, are firm favorites going into Friday’s match at Khalifa stadium in Doha and received a confidence boost with a 2-0...

Nov 25, 2022
Ghana's coach Otto Addo speaks to French fourth official referee Stephanie Frappart during the Qatar 2022 World Cup Group H football match between Portugal and Ghana at Stadium 974 in Doha on November 24, 2022. (Photo by Odd ANDERSEN / AFP)

Ghana coach upset with Portugal penalty call

DPADoha Ghana coach Otto Addo has strongly criticized the awarding of a penalty which allowed Portugal to open the scoring in their 3-2 World Cup win on Thursday. Cristiano Ronaldo won the penalty and converted it to become the first man to score at five World Cups, but Addo felt his defender Mohammed Salisu had touched the ball first.“We play...

Nov 25, 2022
Iran's Portuguese head coach Carlos Queiroz attends a press conference at the Qatar National Convention Center (QNCC) in Doha on Thursday. (AFP)
World Cup begins today for us, says Iran coach

IKOLI VCITORDOHAIran coach Carlos Queiroz is looking forward to Friday’s match against Wales after their opening-game thrashing by England.Iran was defeated 6-2 by England in their first game, and anything less than a complete victory will spell doom for Iran.Queiroz told a press conference, “Everyone knows that our first game did not go as planned, but the World Cup begins today for us. We...

Nov 25, 2022
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The road to Ronaldo’s World Cup record

In playing at his fifth FIFA World Cup, he joined Lothar Matthaus, Antonio Carbajal, Rafa Marquez, Gianluigi Buffon, Andres Guardado, Guillermo Ochoa and Lionel Messi in achieving this distinction. Should CR7, as expected, play in all three of Portugal’s group-stage matches, he will enter the competition’s list of top-ten appearance holders.But Ronaldo has never been interested in joining a...

Nov 25, 2022
South Korea's Portuguese coach #00 Paulo Bento watches during the Qatar 2022 World Cup Group H football match between Uruguay and South Korea at the Education City Stadium in Al-Rayyan, west of Doha on November 24, 2022. (Photo by JUNG Yeon-je / AFP)
‘Don’t focus on Son’: South Korea boss Bento

DPADoha South Korea coach Paulo Bento was pleased with his side’s performance in their goalless draw with Uruguay and urged supporters not to focus too much on the fitness of star striker Son Heung-min.Tottenham forward Son’s availability was in doubt until just before kick-off due to a fractured eye socket sustained earlier this month but - aided by a facemask - he played the full game,...

Nov 25, 2022
Qatar's Spanish coach Felix Sanchez (L) and Qatar's defender #17 Ismaiel Mohammed (R) attend a press conference at the Qatar National Convention Center (QNCC) in Doha on November 24, 2022, on the eve of the Qatar 2022 World Cup football match between Qatar and Senegal. (Photo by KARIM JAAFAR / AFP)
Sanchez says we must bring on our ‘a game’ as qatar face senegal

Vinay NayuduDohaMuch like an entire nation, even though small in size, hosts Qatar are eager for their national team to bring on their game when they face Senegal in their crucial Group A clash of FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 at the Al Thumama Stadium on Friday.The Al Annabi are capable of a much better display has been the common refrain and not without a reason. The 2019 Asian Cup champions have an...

Nov 25, 2022
Wales' forward Gareth Bale addresses a press conference at the Qatar National Convention Center (QNCC) in Doha on Thursday. (AFP)
playerBale tobecome Wales’most capped

IKOLI VICTORDOHAGareth Bale will become the most capped men’s player in Welsh football history, and he wants to make it special by leading Wales to a World Cup victory over Iran on Friday in a crucial second World Cup match. A win for the Red Devils would significantly improve their chances of progressing to the next round.Bale, a former Real Madrid winger, is set to surpass Chris Gunter, who...

Nov 25, 2022
England's forward #09 Harry Kane attends with teammates a training session at Al Wakrah SC Stadium in Al Wakrah, south of Doha on November 24, 2022, on the eve of the Qatar 2022 World Cup football match between England and USA. (Photo by Paul ELLIS / AFP)
England captain Kane fit for US clash after all-clear

PA Media/dpaAl KhorGareth Southgate said it would be a “brave decision” to leave Harry Kane out of his England starting line-up against the United States after confirming the striker had come through training with a clean bill of health.Kane suffered a knock after a clumsy challenge by Morteza Pouraliganji in England’s 6-2 World Cup win against Iran on Monday - the Three Lions’ biggest...

Nov 25, 2022
As Qatar hosts the FIFA World Cup 2022, LCSC offers its due contribution to spice up the overall tournament-phase experience for both residents and visitors from across the globe.
LCSC launches Lusail Karting for World Cup fans

Tribune News NetworkDohaWith its long record of hosting events like F1 and MotoGP, the Lusail Circuit Sports Club (LCSC) has always been a frontrunner for handling major sport activities in Qatar and the region, keen to always overdeliver on its promises with each passing year. As Qatar hosts the FIFA World Cup 2022, LCSC offers its due contribution to spice up the overall tournament-phase...

Nov 25, 2022
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Afif’s emotional Senegal reunion without friend Abdou

Thuwunna Stadium in Yangon, Myanmar. Akram Afif rises highest to head home what proved to be the winner in a tense final between Qatar and DPR Korea’s U19 sides. Felix Sanchez’s men are crowned Asian champions for the first time at that level.With the trophy held aloft, gold medals proudly worn and a place at the FIFA U20 World Cup New Zealand 2015 sealed, Qatar’s number 5 and number 10...

Nov 25, 2022
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It’s Time to focus on WC: V Gaal

Agencies/dpaDoha It’s time to put controversies aside and focus on the World Cup, Netherlands coach Louis Van Gaal said on Thursday as his team prepared to meet Ecuador in a contest that could decide top spot in Group A.Germany’s players protested against FIFA’s decision on Wednesday by covering their mouths before kickoff as a symbolic gesture and then went out and lost 2-1 to Japan.Van...

Nov 25, 2022
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‘Won’t take US lightly’

Ikoli VictorDohaAfter a relatively easy opener against Iran, England manager Gareth Southgate warned that he expects a different level of opposition from the United States when the two teams meet in a crucial group match on Friday. “I think today’s game will be very different to the first match,” said Southgate.“They are a team that press the ball really well and who have, with respect,...

Nov 25, 2022
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Record-breaking Ronaldo fires Portugal to 3-2 win over Ghana

Cristiano Ronaldo stated his club future “does not matter” after a “beautiful moment” which saw him etched his name into the history books as the first man to score in five World Cups during Portugal’s thrilling 3-2 victory over Ghana on Thursday.The 37-year-old’s thumping penalty put...

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Sidra Medicine welcomes Ecuador’s V-P

Sidra Medicine welcomed Vice-President of Ecuador Alfredo Borrero, his wife Lucía Pazmiño Salvador and their accompanying delegation on Thursday. Borrero, who is also a neurosurgeon, toured several parts of the hospital, including the neurosurgery ward and epilepsy monitoring unit. He was...

TOPSHOT - South Korea's goalkeeper #01 Kim Seung-gyu makes a save during the Qatar 2022 World Cup Group H football match between Uruguay and South Korea at the Education City Stadium in Al-Rayyan, west of Doha on November 24, 2022. (Photo by ADRIAN DENNIS / AFP)
Uruguay denied twice by woodwork

DPADoha Former champions Uruguay were denied by the post twice as they were held 0-0 by South Korea in the teams’ World Cup opener on Thursday.Diego Godin’s header shortly before the interval and Federico Valverde’s 89th-minute blast hit the left upright.South Korea will meanwhile rue missing...

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Qatar’s CEOs upbeat about positive growth in 2022: KPMG Qatar survey

Satyendra PathakDohaQatar’s strategic investments and planning have enabled it to withstand external economic shocks while maintaining a resilient economy with sustainable growth that has averaged more than 5 percent of GDP growth since 2009, Investment Promotion Agency Qatar (IPA Qatar) CEO...

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