2022 World Cup

Argentina wins its 3rd World Cup after a thrilling final against France

Lionel Messi’s World Cup dream came true as Argentina won their third title on penalties in one of the greatest finals in tournament history. Argentina won the shootout 4-2 after a spectacular game that culminated in the much-anticipated clash between the 35-year-old Messi and his France counterpart Kylian Mbappe. France’s own superstar scored a hat-trick, the first in a Fifa World Cup final since 1966, but France still lost at Lusail Stadium. Argentina cruised into a two-goal lead, ...[Read More]

‘It’s cheap to blame Ayew for the missed penalty’- Kudus

Mohammed Kudus, a Ghana midfielder, says it will be cheap to blame Andre Ayew for the Black Stars’ failure to qualify for the 2022 World Cup. Sergio Rochet saved the Ghana captain’s early penalty before Uruguay struck twice in six minutes to defeat the Black Stars 2-0 on Friday at Al Janoub Stadium. The defeat ends the season of the 2010 quarter-finalists, while the win was insufficient to advance La Celeste to the knockout stage. After the game, Kudus, 22, gave a mature interview in...[Read More]

World Cup 2022: ‘We’ll do better next time’ – Kudus

Mohammed Kudus has told Ghanaians that the Black Stars would do better next time following their unfortunate group-stage exit at the 2022 World Cup. Ghana needed just a draw to go to the knockout phase against old foe Uruguay in their last group game on Friday, but were defeated 2-0 at Al Janoub Stadium, with Andre Ayew missing a critical penalty early in the game. Many Ghanaians are disappointed by the botched retaliation, which Mohammed Kudus understands properly and addresses diplomatically. ...[Read More]

Otto Addo resigns as Ghana’s head coach after World Cup elimination

Otto Addo resigned as Ghana’s head coach after the Black Stars were eliminated in the group stage of the 2022 World Cup. The Borussia Dortmund assistant coach’s contract was extended until December, so he was always due to leave after the World Cup. “I always stated if we qualified for the World Cup, even if we won, I’d quit,” he remarked following Ghana’s 2-0 loss to Uruguay on Friday. The 47-year-old was appointed on a temporary basis in February to replace ...[Read More]

Uruguay defeats Ghana but is eliminated from the World Cup

In missions of vengeance, there are no winners. Sentiment demanded that Ghana make amends for the mistakes made against Uruguay in their 2010 World Cup quarterfinal and atone for the harm caused by Luis Suárez’s last-second handball with the game on the line. But Suárez, in particular, and Uruguay don’t have time for such sentimental ideas of atonement. Ghana was once more eliminated after missing a penalty, but they might take solace in the fact that South Korea, not Uruguay, and Po...[Read More]

Ghana v South Korea: Players’ strong desire makes it tough to take decisions

Otto Addo, the Black Stars’ head coach, has said that the players’ desire to participate and achieve ahead of their upcoming World Cup encounter in Qatar makes it tough for him to make judgments. Speaking during a pre-match news conference ahead of the team’s Group H encounter against South Korea, he stated that Ghanaians will witness a more “passionate” Black Stars. He did, however, admit that the excitement of his troops is making it tough for him to make final ju...[Read More]

2022 World Cup: Ronaldo’s goal was a ‘special gift’ from the referee

Otto Addo, head coach of the Black Stars, was enraged by the penalty awarded to Portugal in his team’s 3-2 loss to the Europeans in Group H of the 2022 World Cup on Thursday. Although replays showed the Ghanaian defender got a touch on the ball, Mohammed Salisu was penalized for allegedly bringing down Cristiano Ronaldo in the box. Despite the Black Stars players’ pleas, the referee did not check the video monitor, and Cristiano Ronaldo scored from the spot to give Portugal the lead....[Read More]

FIFA World Cup 2022: Richarlison’s spectacular moment gives Brazil a win over Serbia and all three points

Briefly, Brazil overcame Serbia in their World Cup debut. In the second half, Richarlison scored twice for Brazil. Neymar and Vinicius Jr. also performed admirably as Brazil attempted 22 shots overall. Richarlison only needed three touches of the ball inside the penalty area to shift the tide of the FIFA World Cup match in Group G. Brazil appeared stuck against Serbia on Thursday night despite repeatedly pounding on the door, but Richarlison, the team’s most “lost” player, was ...[Read More]

FIFA World Cup Live Score: Portugal 3-2 Ghana Highlights

Portugal wins its opening World Cup match. Ronaldo and the team defeat the Black Stars in a thriller to win Group H. Ronaldo’s strike made history by becoming him the first male player to ever score at five different World Cups. In spite of Ghana’s goalkeeper correctly estimating the penalty in the 65th minute, Ronaldo shoots the penalty to the right of Zigi and defeats him with pure force. Before Portugal’s Joao Felix and Rafael Leao scored in close succession to make it 3-1, ...[Read More]

World Cup: Saudi Arabia stuns Argentina in a Group C opener

Saudi Arabia stunned two-time World Cup winners Argentina in a thrilling Group C opener in Lusail, pulling off one of the World Cup’s biggest upsets. Saudi Arabia, ranked 51st in the world, could have been done and dusted in the first half as Lionel Messi scored from the penalty spot before Argentina had three goals ruled out for offside. Saudi Arabia, on the other hand, turned the game on its head in a stunning 10-minute period after halftime, with Saleh Al-Shehri leveling with a low effo...[Read More]

Saudi Arabia celebrates defeat of Argentina with public holiday

After their stunning victory over Argentina in the 2022 World Cup, things are only getting better for the Saudi people. King Salman issued directives on Tuesday declaring Wednesday, Nov. 23, a holiday for all employees in the government and private sectors, as well as students at all levels of education. This is consistent with Crown Prince and Prime Minister Mohammed bin Salman’s recommendation to commemorate the joyous occasion of the Saudi national team’s stunning victory over Arg...[Read More]

Wollacott to join Black Stars team ahead of Portugal match

On Tuesday, November 22, 2022, Black Stars goalkeeper Joseph Wollacott will join the team’s camp in Qatar to motivate his teammates ahead of the game against Portugal. Wollacott, who did not make the final 26-man World Cup squad due to injury, will join the team for their opening game against Portugal. The 26-year-old, who was instrumental in Ghana’s World Cup qualification, missed out on his first World Cup appearance. The Black Stars will kick off their campaign against Portugal on...[Read More]

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