Cristiano Ronaldo comes close but misses out on landmark goal

It was the moment Cristiano Ronaldo thought he had joined Eusebio as Portugal's World Cup record goalscorer - well, for a couple of minutes anyway.


Rainbow flag protestor invades pitch at World Cup

 A protester carrying a rainbow flag stormed the pitch at a World Cup game on Monday.


Lewandowski at last on target as Poland beat Saudi Arabia 2-0

Robert Lewandowski at last scored a goal in a World Cup match on Saturday, helping Poland beat Saudi Arabia 2-0 and boosting his team’s chances of reaching the knockout stages.


France 2-1 Denmark: Mbappe double helps French reach World Cup knockout stage

Kylian Mbappe scored two goals and put defending champion France into the knockout stage of the World Cup with a 2-1 win over Denmark on Saturday.


Morocco pull off new upset as Belgium humbled 2-0

Morocco pulled off yet another World Cup shock, and it was Belgium’s aging “Golden Generation” that took the hit this time.


World Cup: Iran protesters confronted at World Cup game against Wales

Confrontations between pro-Iran government fans and protesters broke out at the country's second World Cup match in Qatar on Friday. 


World Cup 2022: Japan's fans clean up stadium after win over Germany

The magnitude of their win over Germany could have seen them go off into the night in celebration but Japan's fans demonstrated that the best manners and habits are ingrained, no matter the situation.


Germany players cover mouths in protest against FIFA clampdown on free speech in ‘OneLove’ armband row

It was a moment so brief that the thousands of fans inside the Khalifa International Stadium on Wednesday could easily have missed it.


England’s Harry Kane and several other European captains told not to wear ‘OneLove’ armband at World Cup

The captains of several European teams will not wear “OneLove” armbands at the World Cup in Qatar due to the danger of receiving yellow cards.


Ecuador dampens Qatar’s party as controversial World Cup gets underway

For the past year, a giant clock in Doha has been counting down to the opening match of the World Cup. Qatar and the world need wait no more, after this controversial tournament got underway Sunday with the host losing 2-0 to Ecuador.


Novak Djokovic visa ban overturned ahead of Australian Open

The path has been cleared for Novak Djokovic to play in the Australian Open, after the Australian government overturned a visa ban.