Russia’s Mutko banned from Olympics for life
07 December 2017 | 1:34 pm
Mutko is head of the 2018 FIFA World Cup organising committee.
Argentinians burst with joy after a thrilling World Cup victory against France
Argentina won the World Cup on Sunday (December 18), defeating defending champions France 4-2 on penalties, following a dramatic 3-3 draw after extra time.
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.
Argentina's football team led by Lionel Messi returned home after winning the World Cup in Qatar. Thousands of fans waited to greet them.
Argentina returned home in the early hours of the morning following their 2022 World Cup final victory over France. The squad arrived in Buenos Aires and were greeted by thousands of fans, who lined the streets as players travelled on an open-top bus.
As Argentina grabbed the headlines for winning the FIFA World Cup, global leaders struck a historic deal to halt species extinction, writes Andrew Deutz of The Nature Conservancy.
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Videos shot during World Cup celebrations expressing racism against French forward Kylian Mbappe have been making the rounds on social media. Not surprisingly, this has sparked outrage in France in particular.
The Qatar World Cup has been nothing if not novel, and for many female football fans in the region the opportunity to visit stadiums and watch live matches has been a welcome new experience.
Saudi Arabian club Al Nassr have denied reports that Cristiano Ronaldo has a clause in his contract where the Portugal forward is to serve as an ambassador for the Gulf country's 2030 World Cup bid.
Real Madrid still struggling to get back to peak fitness after the domestic season was paused for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, manager Carlo Ancelotti says.
Madrid won the FIFA Club World Cup for a record-extending fifth time after beating Saudi Arabia's Al Hilal 5-3 in the final on Saturday (February 11), with braces scored by Federico Valverde and Vinicius Jr as well as a goal from Karim Benzema who returned from injury.
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