Ronaldo congratulates “Genius” Lionel Messi after World Cup win
19 December 2022 | 2:02 pm
Brazil’s Ronaldo Luís Nazário has congratulated Argentina and Lionel Messi after they beat France to win the World Cup. Messi was also honored with the Golden Ball award for the tournament’s best player. In a tweet, Ronaldo said that “football of this type dispels any rivalry”. He noted that many Brazilians were cheering for Messi during the "electrifying final”. "A farewell worthy of the genius who, far beyond being a World Cup star, led an era.
Gaucho da Copa became a symbol of Brazilian fans after following the team to seven World Cups. Now, his sons are attending in his honor.
The African continent finally has representation in the semifinals of a World Cup after Morocco beat Portugal in Qatar. The Atlas Lions saw off Cristiano Ronaldo and co thanks to Youssef En-Nesyri's towering header.
Fawaz Ould Ahmed is accused of being involved in multiple deadly attacks in Mali in 2015. He was already handed the death penalty by a Malian court in 2020.
Lionel Messi is still at the World Cup after Argentina cruised, collapsed and finally conquered in the face of Dutch resistance. Support for the Albiceleste is felt around the world and, at least for Messi, even beyond.
In a nail-biting match full of high quality, France advanced to the World Cup semi-finals with a 2-1 win over England. Aurélien Tchouaméni opened with a scorching long-range effort, before Harry Kane equalised with a penalty but Olivier Giroud won the game with a bullet header.
It was a tough round of officiating for the men in charge as players voiced frustration and anger at decisions and referee appointments. Portuguese stars like Bruno Fernandez and Pepe questioned why an Argentinian referee took charge of their 1-0 loss to Morocco, while Harry Maguire's fury at Brazil's Wilton Sampaio was clear in England's 2-1 loss to France. But were the match officials to blame or do the laws need a review?
We look ahead to all the action at this week's World Cup semi-final fixtures in Qatar. Argentina face 2018 runners-up Croatia on Tuesday, while defending champions France play surprise semi-finalists Morocco on Wednesday. What can we expect from what will no doubt be two thrilling matches?
We look ahead to all the action at this week's World Cup semi-final fixtures in Qatar. Argentina face 2018 runners-up Croatia on Tuesday, while defending champions France play surprise semi-finalists Morocco on Wednesday.
GuardianTV takes a look at what to expect from what will no doubt be two thrilling matches. But first, we look ahead to today's World Cup semi-final fixtures in Qatar as Argentina faces 2018 runners-up Croatia.
Argentina fans burst into song and dance as Argentina and Lionel Messi move on to the World Cup final with a 3-0 win over Croatia.
Despite ongoing diplomatic disputes, many Algerians are supporting their Moroccan neighbors in Qatar. The Atlas Lions are representing both Africa and the Arab world, but the identity of their opponents is also key.
Lionel Messi guides Argentina to a sixth World Cup final, meaning their star player will once again get a chance at lifting the trophy of his dreams. The Albiceleste beat Croatia 3-0 with an outstanding performance from their number 10.
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