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Soccer - Last week 20th November 2022 - 3rd December 2022

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# Test Your Knowledge
# Test Your Knowledge

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Nov 25th 2022, 5:00 PM 25,085 Views 2 Comments

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Neymar out of Brazil's next World Cup match with ankle injury
# Treatment Table
# Treatment Table

Neymar out of Brazil's next World Cup match with ankle injury

Nov 25th 2022, 3:26 PM 4,844 Views 6 Comments

Brazil right-back Danilo will also miss Monday’s match against Switzerland

Senegal beat Qatar to leave World Cup hosts on brink of early exit
# Setback
# Setback

Senegal beat Qatar to leave World Cup hosts on brink of early exit

Nov 25th 2022, 3:24 PM 4,471 Views 2 Comments

The African champions had opened with a 2-0 loss to the Netherlands.

Two late, late goals earn Iran tear-soaked win over Wales
# Stunning Scenes
# Stunning Scenes

Two late, late goals earn Iran tear-soaked win over Wales

Updated Nov 25th 2022, 12:48 PM 33,186 Views 16 Comments

Goals in the 98th and 101st minutes saw Iran make light of intense political pressure back home.

Saudi Arabian minister backs private bids for Man United and Liverpool
# Window Shopping
# Window Shopping

Saudi Arabian minister backs private bids for Man United and Liverpool

Nov 25th 2022, 11:40 AM 10,268 Views 9 Comments

“I would love to see Ronaldo play in the Saudi league,” said sports minister Prince Abdulaziz bin Turki Al-Faisal.

Iranian players sing national anthem ahead of Wales clash
# Protest
# Protest

Iranian players sing national anthem ahead of Wales clash

Nov 25th 2022, 10:35 AM 22,854 Views 8 Comments

Mehdi Taremi denied this week that he and his team-mates were coming under pressure from the Iranian government.

Fifa accused of 'sinister abuse of power' over OneLove armband
# OneLove
# OneLove

Fifa accused of 'sinister abuse of power' over OneLove armband

Nov 25th 2022, 9:14 AM 2,961 Views 5 Comments

Fifa threatened sporting sanctions, starting at a yellow card for the captains, if the armbands were worn.

'We earned more praise and respect during the tournament than most world champions before or since'
# Much Loved
# Much Loved

'We earned more praise and respect during the tournament than most world champions before or since'

Nov 25th 2022, 6:15 AM 6,472 Views 0 Comments

Read an extract from ‘The Nearly Men: The Eternal Allure of the Greatest Teams That Failed To Win the World Cup’ by Aidan Williams.

'I wouldn't be searching my name to see what people are saying about me'
# Grounded
# Grounded

'I wouldn't be searching my name to see what people are saying about me'

Nov 25th 2022, 6:00 AM 6,057 Views 0 Comments

Brighton and Ireland’s 18-year-old star, Evan Ferguson, staying focused as he bids to forge successful career.

Too early for prognosis on Neymar injury, say Brazil
# Concern
# Concern

Too early for prognosis on Neymar injury, say Brazil

Nov 24th 2022, 11:35 PM 5,500 Views 4 Comments

Coach Tite insisted that his talisman will be fir for the rest of the tournament.

Two-goal Richarlison caps Brazil victory over Serbia with spectacular volley
# Beaut
# Beaut

Two-goal Richarlison caps Brazil victory over Serbia with spectacular volley

Nov 24th 2022, 9:19 PM 21,982 Views 5 Comments

The Tottenham striker scored both goals as Brazil ran out 2-0 winners at Lusail Stadium.

Athlone Town's Corbet scoops Player of the Year award to cap off fine season for midlanders
# Top Prizes
# Top Prizes

Athlone Town's Corbet scoops Player of the Year award to cap off fine season for midlanders

Nov 24th 2022, 8:31 PM 2,470 Views 0 Comments

The 2022 SSE Airtricity Women’s National League Awards took place at the Gibson Hotel.

Iran arrests ex-international footballer who backed protests
# Voria Ghafouri
# Voria Ghafouri

Iran arrests ex-international footballer who backed protests

Nov 24th 2022, 7:01 PM 20,368 Views 3 Comments

He is charged with having ‘tarnished the reputation of the national team and spread propaganda against the state’.

Ronaldo makes World Cup history as Portugal hold off Ghana in opener
# History Maker
# History Maker

Ronaldo makes World Cup history as Portugal hold off Ghana in opener

Updated Nov 24th 2022, 6:27 PM 15,767 Views 23 Comments

He overtakes Pele and Germans Uwe Seeler and Miroslav Klose, who all scored in four World Cups.

Darwin Nunez outshines Son but fluffs his lines in Uruguay's draw with Korea
# The Evolution Continues
# The Evolution Continues

Darwin Nunez outshines Son but fluffs his lines in Uruguay's draw with Korea

Nov 24th 2022, 3:21 PM 23,195 Views 25 Comments

The Liverpool star missed his side’s best chance in a 0-0 draw.

Tottenham and Liverpool stars left frustrated in Group H opener
# Scoreless
# Scoreless

Tottenham and Liverpool stars left frustrated in Group H opener

Nov 24th 2022, 2:57 PM 4,174 Views 0 Comments

Darwin Nunez and Son Heung-min could not inspire their respective sides to victory

ITV pundit Nadia Nadim leaves World Cup broadcast after mother dies
# Tragedy
# Tragedy

ITV pundit Nadia Nadim leaves World Cup broadcast after mother dies

Nov 24th 2022, 2:43 PM 8,468 Views 2 Comments

The former Man City forward has revealed she was forced off air on Tuesday.

No-nonsense Evan Ferguson aims to force way into Ireland's Euro plans
# Impact
# Impact

No-nonsense Evan Ferguson aims to force way into Ireland's Euro plans

Nov 24th 2022, 2:30 PM 3,913 Views 1 Comment

The 18-year-old striker reflects on his first taste of senior international football and making an impression on his teammates.

De Bruyne left baffled after winning man-of-the-match award
# Undeserved
# Undeserved

De Bruyne left baffled after winning man-of-the-match award

Nov 24th 2022, 2:24 PM 14,239 Views 4 Comments

The Belgian star struggled to influence the game against Canada.

Liverpool's sporting director to leave club after only a year in charge
# Wave Goodbye
# Wave Goodbye

Liverpool's sporting director to leave club after only a year in charge

Nov 24th 2022, 2:11 PM 5,245 Views 0 Comments

Julian Ward assumed duties from his predecessor Michael Edwards

Aine O'Gorman joins Shamrock Rovers for new WNL season
# Pen To Paper
# Pen To Paper

Aine O'Gorman joins Shamrock Rovers for new WNL season

Nov 24th 2022, 12:56 PM 3,634 Views 3 Comments

Rovers will enter the WNL season for the first time in 2023.

Swiss get the job done over Cameroon in low score bore
# Swiss On A Roll
# Swiss On A Roll

Swiss get the job done over Cameroon in low score bore

Nov 24th 2022, 11:59 AM 4,129 Views 7 Comments

Switzerland won their opening Group G game 1-0 this morning.

Longford Town have named Stephen Henderson as their new manager
# Talk Of The Town
# Talk Of The Town

Longford Town have named Stephen Henderson as their new manager

Nov 24th 2022, 11:26 AM 2,947 Views 1 Comment

Henderson replaces Gary Cronin as boss of the Midlands club.

England captain Harry Kane back in training for USA clash after scan all clear
# Fit To Play
# Fit To Play

England captain Harry Kane back in training for USA clash after scan all clear

Nov 24th 2022, 10:00 AM 1,384 Views 0 Comments

The striker suffered a knock to his right ankle in England’s 6-2 win against Iran.

Neymar and Ronaldo arrive shouldering a different kind of burden
# Previews
# Previews

Neymar and Ronaldo arrive shouldering a different kind of burden

Nov 24th 2022, 8:10 AM 4,479 Views 0 Comments

Brazil aiming to avoid shock against Serbia while Portugal talisman has own issues to contend with ahead of Ghana meeting.

'Football was a diversion. I was a doctor'
# EXTRACT
# EXTRACT

'Football was a diversion. I was a doctor'

Nov 24th 2022, 6:15 AM 19,069 Views 5 Comments

A look at how Tostão and other members of the Brazil 1970 World Cup-winning team dealt with their success.

Missed penalty proves costly as Canada fall to undeserved Belgian defeat
# Cruel
# Cruel

Missed penalty proves costly as Canada fall to undeserved Belgian defeat

Nov 23rd 2022, 9:10 PM 22,134 Views 12 Comments

Michy Batshuayi’s first-half goal settled a game Belgium did not deserve to win.

'A unique player' - Gavi becomes the youngest World Cup goalscorer since Pele
# World Cup 2022
# World Cup 2022

'A unique player' - Gavi becomes the youngest World Cup goalscorer since Pele

Nov 23rd 2022, 8:36 PM 15,692 Views 13 Comments

The 18-year-old became Spain’s youngest goalscorer in June.

Germany to avoid disciplinary action over covered mouths protest at World Cup
# One Love
# One Love

Germany to avoid disciplinary action over covered mouths protest at World Cup

Nov 23rd 2022, 7:48 PM 7,049 Views 4 Comments

The OneLove group are looking at their legal options over the FIFA decision to block them wearing the rainbow-coloured bands.

Spain's latest version of tiki-taka a joy to behold as they set benchmark
# New Generation
# New Generation

Spain's latest version of tiki-taka a joy to behold as they set benchmark

Nov 23rd 2022, 6:14 PM 10,738 Views 3 Comments

The 2010 champions trounce Costa Rica 7-0 with Barcelona teenagers Gavi and Pedri among those to put on a show.

Coveney criticises Fifa's 'extraordinary' decision on One Love armbands
# World Cup
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# World Cup

Coveney criticises Fifa's 'extraordinary' decision on One Love armbands

Nov 23rd 2022, 6:12 PM 16,598 Views 39 Comments

Under Fifa’s rules, players wearing kit that is not authorised by the governing body could be shown a yellow card.

'To go from crying all day to start in a World Cup game was extremely tough' - Williams
# Emotional
# Emotional

'To go from crying all day to start in a World Cup game was extremely tough' - Williams

Nov 23rd 2022, 4:04 PM 10,323 Views 1 Comment

The Nottingham Forest full-back was told his grandfather had died less than 24 hours before Wales’ opening game.

Celtic sign fifth Japanese player under Ange Postecoglou
# Pastures New
# Pastures New

Celtic sign fifth Japanese player under Ange Postecoglou

Nov 23rd 2022, 3:56 PM 8,964 Views 2 Comments

Yuki Kobayashi has joined the Scottish club on a five-year deal.

Maskless World Cup scenes spark anger in China
# Frustration
# Frustration

Maskless World Cup scenes spark anger in China

Nov 23rd 2022, 3:30 PM 24,462 Views 10 Comments

Driven by the fast-spreading Omicron variant, daily cases in the country hit 29,157 on Wednesday.

Cristiano Ronaldo punished over Everton fan incident
# Hot Water
# Hot Water

Cristiano Ronaldo punished over Everton fan incident

Nov 23rd 2022, 3:14 PM 8,888 Views 4 Comments

The Portugal international has been handed a two-game ban and a £50,000 fine.

Japan come from behind in stunning win against Germany
# Cup Of Shocks
# Cup Of Shocks

Japan come from behind in stunning win against Germany

Nov 23rd 2022, 3:12 PM 25,277 Views 24 Comments

Japan blew the Group of Death wide open with a 2-1 win at the Khalifa Stadium.

Former Liverpool and Everton striker David Johnson dies
# RIP
# RIP

Former Liverpool and Everton striker David Johnson dies

Nov 23rd 2022, 2:52 PM 9,513 Views 3 Comments

The BBC reported the ex-England international had been suffering from throat cancer.

Manchester United Supporters Trust demands stake for fans as Glazers ponder sale
# Statement
# Statement

Manchester United Supporters Trust demands stake for fans as Glazers ponder sale

Nov 23rd 2022, 1:49 PM 2,766 Views 0 Comments

MUST welcomed news that the unpopular American owners might be on their way out after 17 years of control at Old Trafford.

'Human rights are non-negotiable' - Germany players cover mouths for World Cup team photo
# Protest
# Protest

'Human rights are non-negotiable' - Germany players cover mouths for World Cup team photo

Nov 23rd 2022, 1:30 PM 30,644 Views 38 Comments

Germany’s players used the team photo before their game against Japan to protest Fifa’s refusal to allow rainbow-themed armbands.

'I don’t have to pick a side' - Fernandes on Ronaldo's United exit
# Stuck In The Middle
# Stuck In The Middle

'I don’t have to pick a side' - Fernandes on Ronaldo's United exit

Nov 23rd 2022, 12:36 PM 6,665 Views 0 Comments

Bruno Fernandes insists Portugal are “focused 100%” on the World Cup despite the distraction of Cristiano Ronaldo’s departure from Manchester United.