Why do last group matches at the FIFA World Cup start atthe same time? If you have found youself asking this question, then the short answer is ‘Match Fixing’ and if you ask what prompted such a decision, the answer then would be the ‘disgrace of gijon’. At the 1982 edition of the FIFA World Cup, played in Spain, the last Group 2 encounter between West Germany and Austria saw Algeria being dumped out after an orchastrated result between the former two team being played out at the El Molinon stadium in Gijon. FIFA World Cup 2022 Points Table | FIFA World Cup 2022 Schedule | FIFA World Cup 2022 Results | FIFA World Cup 2022 Golden Boot Algeria had gotten a surprise 2-1 win over West Germany on the opening day, marking the first occassion that an African team defeated an Eurpeoan opponent at he grandest stage. Algeria went onto to lose 0-2 to Austria and then beating Chile 3-2 in their last game, collecting 4 points and a cumalitive goal difference of zero. … [Read more...] about FIFA World Cup 2022: Why the Final Group Matches are Played Simultaneously | Explained
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Game-winner Christian Pulisic was among those who gave the USMNT a rowdy reception when they returned to the team hotel, after his goal secured a 1-0 win over Iran . The hero's welcome given to the players was led by Pulisic, who had been taken to hospital where he was diagnosed with a pelvic contusion. The injury came after a collision with Iran's goalkeeper, Alireza Beiranvand, when Pulisic scored the decisive 38th-minute goal. Fortunately, Pulisic was back on his feet and jubilant as his teammates arrived at the hotel, and they continued their celebrations after qualifying for the knockout stage of the World Cup , where they will face the Netherlands in the round of 16 on Saturday. As players from the USMNT walked into the lobby of their base in Qatar, Pulisic was among those recording the reception, hugging teammate Tim Weah as soccer staff clapped and hollered in support. Walking in, defender Sergino Dest is seen giving the peace sign to those celebrating their … [Read more...] about Christian Pulisic leads rowdy cheers for team at hotel post-World Cup win
Mumbai City FC currently sit at the top spot of the Indian Super League standings. They have started this season of the ISL on a great note and are yet to lose a match after eight games. The Mumbaikars have been playing some exquisite football, scoring goals left, right and centre. They managed to score three goals against NorthEast United in their last fixture. Prior to that they scored four goals against Bengaluru FC and trashed in six goals against Chennaiyin Football Club on 12th November. FIFA World Cup 2022 Points Table | FIFA World Cup 2022 Schedule | FIFA World Cup 2022 Results | FIFA World Cup 2022 Golden Boot That being said, FC Goa are coming on the back of a strong victory against ATK Mohun Bagan winning by a score line of 3-0. The Goan team put on a dominant display with three second-half goals from Noah Sadaoui, Fares Arnaout and Aibanbha Kupar Dohling. The Goans will be facing an in-form Mumbai side and it will be interesting to see who can get the better … [Read more...] about Mumbai City FC vs FC Goa Indian Super League Live Streaming: When and Where to Watch Mumbai City FC vs FC Goa Live?
The Indian men’s hockey team broke its 12-match winless streak against world No. 1 Australia with a 4-3 victory in the third game to stay alive in the five-match Test series at the Mate Stadium, here on Wednesday. This was India’s 13th win over Australia in 65 hockey matches and their first since 2016. It was Mandeep Singh who set up Akashdeep Singh to score the winner for India while other goals were scored by Harmanpreet Singh (12′), Abhishek (47′) and Shamsher Singh (57′). For Australia, Jack Welch (25), Aran Zalewski (32′) and Nathan Ephraums (59′) scored. FIFA World Cup 2022 Points Table | FIFA World Cup 2022 Schedule | FIFA World Cup 2022 Results | FIFA World Cup 2022 Golden Boot After emphasizing on strong defensive structure on the eve of the match, India captain Harmanpreet Singh ensured his team followed it with perfection as they impressed with their one-on-one defence to contain the Australian forwardline who have shown rampaging form so far … [Read more...] about Indian Men’s Hockey Team Beat Australia 4-3 to End 12-match Winless Streak and Keep Test Series Alive