Tag: world cup

Neymar slams fellow Brazilian Pele: I don’t approve of his criticism

Brazil striker Neymar has said he ‘does not approve’ of Pele’s recent criticism of him. The former World Cup winner was vocal following Neymar’s repeated diving in Russia last year and said that the 26-year-old should focus on playing football. “Pelé’s criticisms? I’ve found them interesting,” Neymar told Canal. “As

Benjamin Pavard signing: Bayern Munich confirm

Bayern Munich will sign defender Benjamin Pavard in the summer, the club have confirmed.Sporting director Hasan Salihamidžić told reporters the news on Wednesday. Benjamin Pavard, who starred in France’s World Cup win in the summer, will remain at Stuttgart until the end of the season. The versatile defender will then join

Kane using World Cup success as motivation at Spurs

Tottenham star Harry Kane is using his World Cup success to inspire him to winning the Premier League Golden Boot once again. Kane has scored in three consecutive league games to move onto nine goals, just one behind top scorer Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. The 25-year-old won back-to-back Premier League Golden Boots

Fifa consider moving World Cup to every two years

Talks were confirmed by CONMEBOL president Alejandro Dominguez Wilson-Smith The World Cup could be moved from a four-year cycle to a two-year one if Fifa accept recent proposals. There are also discussions to extend the new Uefa Nations League to make it a global tournament, the head of South America’s

FIFA president Infantino pledges best ever World Cup in Qatar

FIFA’s decision to award Qatar the 2022 World Cup was criticised, but Gianni Infantino believes it will be the best tournament ever. FIFA president Gianni Infantino predicts the 2022 World Cup will be the “best ever” despite a continuing lack of clarity over the number of teams involved and where matches

Portugal deny joint World Cup bid with Spain and Morocco

Portugal’s Prime Minister Antonio Costa says they have not been consulted about a three-nation bid to host the World Cup. On Monday, Spain’s Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez claimed they would be joining forces with Portugal and Morocco to rival England’s bid for the 2030 tournament. Sánchez paid a visit to

Ballon d’Or: I don’t deserve Ballon d’Or, Mbappe does – Hazard

Eden Hazard believes Kylian Mbappe deserves to win the Ballon d’Or because he has started the season better than Luka Modric. Chelsea and Belgium star Eden Hazard has dismissed the idea he deserves to win this year’s Ballon d’Or and backed France attacker Kylian Mbappe to claim the prize. The

Germany relegated from Nations League top tier to cap miserable 2018

Netherlands’ victory over world champions France meant Germany were relegated from the Nations League top tier. Germany have been relegated from League A of the inaugural Nations League, as a dreadful 2018 for Joachim Low’s side got even worse. Netherlands’ impressive 2-0 home victory over world champions France in Rotterdam

Jesus putting World Cup woes behind him after netting in Brazil friendly

Gabriel Jesus is optimistic about his future in Brazil’s national team after he scored in his first international appearance since enduring a difficult World Cup. Brazil faced Saudi Arabia in Riyadh on Friday (October 12) and ran out 2-0 winners, with Jesus scoring the opening goal and generally catching the