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Didier Deschamps expects Australia to be a 'difficult opponent'

France boss Didier Deschamps expects Australia to be a ‘difficult opponent’ in their World Cup opener on Wednesday morning. The defending champions arrive in Qatar after a less than ideal preparation and lost talismanic striker for the tournament on Sunday

ROB DRAPER'S TACTICAL BREAKDOWN: Nailing set-piece routines in 6-2 win

‘s reign as manager was under scrutiny with the national team’s record coming into the World Cup – but he silenced the doubters with a near-perfect tactical performance as they won their opening game. England won 6-2 against Iran at

Pulisic must 'prove' himself at World Cup before January window

US legend Clint Dempsey has claimed that must seize the chance to showcase his talent at the World Cup ahead of the January transfer window.  The winger has not received the minutes he would like at under both Thomas Tuchel

FIFA blasted for OneLove armband threat

Australia’s gay footballer Josh Cavallo says FIFA has shown his sport isn’t for everyone by vowing to penalise players wearing anti-discrimination armbands at the World Cup. Seven captains of European nations had planned to wear OneLove armbands at the World

DAN WOOTTON: England should stop taking the knee and focus on football

is a morally corrupt organisation devoid of even the slightest hint of what’s right or wrong. Yet today it so easily burst the bubble of the and Gareth Southgate-led team’s carefully curated image of being warriors as nothing more than

No French nerves ahead of Australia game

France coach Didier Deschamps says he knows Australia’s players well. And he knows they won’t be pushovers in their World Cup opener in Qatar on Tuesday night (Wednesday 0600 AEDT). But nerves?Any trepidation in the French camp? “There’s no apprehension,”

Soccer-Saka at the double as dynamic England hit Iran for six

By Toby Davis DOHA, Nov 21 (Reuters) – England got their World Cup campaign off to a flying start as they rattled in the goals past a shell-shocked Iran and cruised to an impressive 6-2 Group B victory on Monday

FIFA blasted for OneLove armband threat

Australia’s gay footballer Josh Cavallo says FIFA has shown his sport isn’t for everyone by vowing to penalise players wearing anti-discrimination armbands at the World Cup. Seven captains of European nations had planned to wear OneLove armbands at the World

Soccer-South Korea sweat on Son ahead of opener with wildcards Uruguay

By Martin Petty DOHA, Nov 22 (Reuters) – South Koreans will be anxiously awaiting news of whether captain Son Heung-min is available when they need him most, as the Asian giants start their World Cup campaign on Thursday against a

ROB DRAPER'S TACTICAL BREAKDOWN: Nailing set-piece routines in 6-2 win

‘s reign as manager was under scrutiny with the national team’s record coming into the World Cup – but he silenced the doubters with a near-perfect tactical performance as they won their opening game. England won 6-2 against Iran at

Souness says Messi can carry Argentina to glory

Graeme Souness says Lionel Messi can single-handedly carry Argentina to glory at the World Cup. The World Cup is the only trophy missing from Messi’s incredible career, with Qatar expected to be his final chance to win football’s grandest prize.  Souness

Saudis stun Argentina to take 2-1 lead

LUSAIL, Qatar, Nov 22 (Reuters) – Saudi Arabia took a shock 2-1 lead in the second half of their World Cup game against Lionel Messi’s Argentina with brilliant individual goals from Saleh Al-Shehri and Salem Al-Dawsari. Al-Shehri squeezed in a

Soccer-Saka at the double as dynamic England hit Iran for six

By Toby Davis DOHA, Nov 21 (Reuters) – England got their World Cup campaign off to a flying start as they rattled in the goals past a shell-shocked Iran and cruised to an impressive 6-2 Group B victory on Monday

Pulisic must 'prove' himself at World Cup before January window

US legend Clint Dempsey has claimed that Christian Pulisic must seize the chance to showcase his talent at the World Cup ahead of the January transfer window.  The winger has not received the minutes he would like at Chelsea under

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