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Iranian man, 27, shot dead for celebrating team’s World Cup exit | Iran

An Iranian man was shot dead by security forces after Iran’s national team lost to the US and exited the World Cup, as anti-government demonstrations took place inside and outside the stadium in Qatar and across Iran. Mehran Samak, 27, was shot dead after honking his car horn in Bandar Anzali, a city on the …

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World Cup 2022 – Tunisia 1-0 France: Wahbi Khazri stuns France as Antoine Griezmann’s late goal is chalked off by VAR | Football News

Tunisia beat Group D winners France 1-0 but it wasn’t enough to qualify in a dramatic final that saw Antoine Griezmann’s goal ruled out by a late VAR review. Wahbi Khazri scored the decisive goal on 58 minutes with a fantastic solo run as Tunisia took full advantage of Didier Deschamps making nine changes to …

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Declan Rice says England deserve more credit for their World Cup performances and other nations should fear them Football News

Declan Rice believes England should be getting more credit for their performances in a tricky World Cup group stage – while other contenders such as France and Argentina suffered shock defeats. The Three Lions cruised to the top spot in Group B thanks to two wins and a draw against Iran, the United States and …

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Australia and Argentina criticize Fifa over ‘crazy’ World Cup scheduling | World Cup 2022

Australia and Argentina have criticized Fifa for scheduling their last-16 match only three days after their final World Cup group games, saying the short turnaround treats players like “robots”. The Socceroos defeated Denmark on Wednesday night and now face a high-profile knockout clash with Lionel Messi and Argentina on Saturday at 10pm local time. Argentina …

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has ‘re-watched all 168 games as Man Utd manager’ since leaving

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has reportedly re-watched all 168 matches from his time as Manchester United manager in the year since he left the club. Solskjaer was sacked by United last November after just under three years in charge, following a disappointing start to the 2021-22 season. His final game saw the Red Devils lose 4-1 …

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Tunisia shock much-changed France thanks to Wahbi Khazri but still go out | World Cup 2022

Tunisia won at the second time of asking but it was still not enough to send them through. This was the cruelest yet most honorable of exits and they will wonder how, having built on a creditable draw with Denmark by outplaying a second‑string France team, they will not be making their knockout stage debut. …

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Brazil football legend Pele, 82, is in a ‘stable condition’ in hospital

Football legend Pele, 82, is in a ‘stable condition’ and ‘in full control of his vital functions’, hospital treating him says, after three-time World Cup winner was admitted with ‘swelling all over and heart issues with his chemotherapy not working’ Pele, 82, was taken into the Albert Einstein Hospital in Sao Paulo on Tuesday Reports …

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Gareth Southgate and England thrive on trust and confidence in Qatar | World Cup 2022

In a parallel universe – say at Wembley or Molineux – Harry Maguire rumbles forward and keeps on going to the fringes of the penalty area. It is 0-0, half an hour gone and England are laboring. Maguire does not give the impression that he has the ball entirely under his spell. Or that he …

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World Cup 2022: Mexico out but Poland through on ‘crazy day of football’

Host nation: Qatar Dates: November 20-December 18 Coverage: Live on BBC TV, BBC iPlayer, BBC Radio 5 Live, BBC Radio Wales, BBC Radio Cymru, BBC Sounds and the BBC Sport website and app. Day-by-day TV listings – Full coverage details The final games in Group C will go down as one of the most dramatic …

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Aymeric Laporte: ‘I’m not a football addict. I don’t like watching matches’ | Spain

orymeric Laporte is having a terrible World Cup, but he doesn’t care. He also has a convenient excuse, or so he claims: there is someone else to blame. At the Spain camp, where the players set off for training pitch No 3 by scooter each morning, they have organized a predictions league for the tournament. …

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