Statues toppled, Italy’s Covid-19 lawsuits, Spanish football returns, Olof Palme case closed
15 June 2020 | 12:42 pm
From Black Lives Matter in the United States to the toppling of colonial-era statues and calls for police reform, the outrage over the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis continues to resonate worldwide. Also, how strong a case is there for coronavirus victims in Bergamo suing the Italian state, why Sweden's government remains popular despite its high Covid-19 casualty count, the restart of football in Spain and England, a possible turning point for Libya's civil war and whether we've heard the last in the 34-year-old case of murdered Swedish prime minister Olof Palme.
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.
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.
We take a look at how the papers are celebrating Argentina's majestic win against Croatia in the World Cup semi-finals. We also see how they are covering the historic nature of this Wednesday's upcoming France-Morocco match, especially amid tensions between President Emmanuel Macron and King Mohammed VI.
Lionel Messi has been dubbed the greatest player of all time after he led Argentina to the World Cup final in sensational style. The 35-year-old seven-time Ballon d'Or winner scored a penalty and set up Julian Alvarez for another in a 3-0 win.
Morocco has said seven flights were canceled due to "restrictions imposed by Qatari authorities." The national Moroccan carrier had announced 30 flights to support the team in the World Cup semifinals.
An autopsy report says that Grant Wahl, a US soccer journalist known for his opposition to Qatar hosting the FIFA World Cup, died of an aortic aneurysm at the tournament. New York medical examiners ruled out foul play.
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