You’ll have noticed the headline of this piece that implies this was the most entertaining World Cup, which of course is open to subjectivity. Most people would agree, though, that goals are entertaining, and on that metric, this was the best World Cup under the current format. https://t.co/UvPxd2lQoy pic.twitter.com/125PuCfWtI — José C. Pérez (@jcperez_) December 19, 2022Besides goals, most football fans enjoy upsets, and those were aplenty at this World Cup too. That meant there were no perfect records after three games for the first time in the 32-team era of the World Cup. Yet, we have had to leave so much out, which speaks volumes about what an incredible World Cup this has been.
Qatar World Cup Group H features Euro 2016 winners Portugal, Ghana, South Korea and Uruguay. The 2010 World Cup quarter-finalists Ghana and Uruguay should headline the race for a runner-up spot, with South Korea earning the benefit of the doubt following a decent campaign in Russia four years ago. Avenging an infamous 2010 World Cup quarter-final loss to Uruguay will be at the forefront of Ghana’s focus as far as the group stages are concerned. South Korea – Taegeuk Warriors lining up upsetDespite being outranked by fellow Asian counterparts Iran and Japan in the overall FIFA table, South Korea perhaps showed more than any other Asian team during the AFC qualifying cycle. Eagerly awaiting the latest fitness update on their headline performer Son Heung-min, South Korea can still rely on the services of several high-performing European stars.2 months ago Football Today
Qatar World Cup Group H features Euro 2016 winners Portugal, Ghana, South Korea and Uruguay. The 2010 World Cup quarter-finalists Ghana and Uruguay should headline the race for a runner-up spot, with South Korea earning the benefit of the doubt following a decent campaign in Russia four years ago. South Korea – Taegeuk Warriors lining up upsetDespite being outranked by fellow Asian counterparts Iran and Japan in the overall FIFA table, South Korea perhaps showed more than any other Asian team during the AFC qualifying cycle. Eagerly awaiting the latest fitness update on their headline performer Son Heung-min, South Korea can still rely on the services of several high-performing European stars. World Cup 2022 LinksWorld Cup 2022 Main PageWorld Cup 2022 SquadsWorld Cup 2022 Stats & Group TablesWorld Cup TV ScheduleWorld Cup Live Streaming2 months ago Football Today
But North Korean leader Kim Jong Un did just that with a surprise guest at the test-launch: his little-known daughter. North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un pictured with his daughter as he inspects a new intercontinental ballistic missile at Pyongyang International Airport. Kim Jong Un walking with his daughter as he inspects new intercontinental ballistic missile "Hwasong Gun 17" ahead of its launch. Propaganda images of Kim Jong Un’s grandfather, Kim Il Sung, who founded North Korea, frequently depict him alongside children. Yet Kim Jong Un rarely makes reference to his own family.2 months ago TODAY
Spurs: Fabio Paratici must move for Kim Min-jaeTottenham Hotspur have already been linked with a number of centre-backs ahead of the January transfer window, with Antonio Conte thought to be keen on strengthening his central defensive options ahead of the second half of the 2022/23 campaign. Indeed, Spurs are rumoured to be interested in winter moves for the likes of Benfica’s Antonio Silva, Inter Milan’s Milan Skriniar and Stefan de Vrij and RB Leipzig’s Mohamed Simakan, however, while any one of these players would undoubtedly make exceptional additions to Conte’s current options, it is arguably Kim Min-jae who would be the best fit for Tottenham’s side. For me, he is one of the best in the world. If he is in the defence, you are in front of an iron barrel! You know he will stop the attacker and will not let the opponents score.2 months ago Football FanCast
Roberto Di Matteo has landed his first job in almost six years after being appointed as technical advisor to South Korean side Jeonbuk Motors. The 52-year-old is best remembered for delivering Chelsea‘s first Champions League trophy in 2012 when he took over as caretaker boss. Like Di Matteo, he works as an advisor to the club and will likely be closely affiliated with the ex-Lazio midfielder. AdvertisementtalkSPORT BET OFFER OF THE DAY Get up to £25 in free bets + 25 free spins* – CLAIM HERE 18+ New customers only. Get up to £25 in free bets on selected events + 25 Free Spins on D10S Maradona slot.28 days ago G3 Football
Nevertheless, it cannot be denied we expected some fiascos of controversy such as this one at the 2022 World Cup. The same happened in Carlos Queiroz’s side’s final group game in Qatar, which they lost 1-0 to the USA. Mario Ferri disrupts Portugal v Uruguay in brave protestPortugal took on Uruguay in the second round of group stage fixtures in the 2022 World Cup. Following his protest, the Italian was released after a “brief detention” and was banned from attending any further matches at the World Cup. The 52 games of the 2022 World Cup group stages brought us a number of moments of drama, emotion and reflection.1 month ago Football Paradise
Cristiano Ronaldo has proved to be one of football’s most dominant forces over the past decade with a host of trophies and records. AdvertisementRonaldo has been named in all 14 TOTY’s back to FIFA 09 in which Paris Saint-Germain pair Lionel Messi and Sergio Ramos are the only other active stars. Ronaldo failed to win a trophy in 2022, having seen his World Cup dream in tatters following their quarter-final exit in December. AdvertisementThe forward was already a free agent at the time, following his acrimonious exit from Manchester United a month prior. Ronaldo’s career in Europe was then officially ended when he agreed a deal to join Saudi Arabian side Al-Nassr.22 days ago G3 Football