Qatar’s World Cup awarding 12 years ago might have caused controversy, but the actual tournament has brought immense pride to the Muslim and Arabic-speaking world. “When they scored their goal, it allowed them to carry on with their plan,’’ he said. But you’d think the five-time World Cup champions would have the wisdom and experience of a winning nation. In the midst of some substitutions, six Brazilian players went on attack looking for a second goal. Messi, who has scored four goals in five games and has two assists, has been in stellar form.
The Qatar 2022 World Cup has been a cozy logistical affair, enabling fans to easily crisscross the Connecticut-sized country and intersect with fans and other teams. But small and tidy is set to give way to large and unruly, as World Cup 2026 will be jointly hosted by the United States, Mexico and Canada. The World Cup continues to be a cash cow by any standard. “It seems to me that even in the nations that didn’t qualify, there is a lot of interest in the World Cup,” said Feldman. “You get to the World Cup, which is supposed to be the pinnacle of the sport, and there are only two games and you go home?1 month ago The Bay State Banner
The Koop, known for its Korean fried chicken, recently expanded its menu to include hot dogs, corn dogs, and a handful of Korean desserts. Ryan Parsons: Kimchi DogWhen I heard The Koop added glizzies to its menu, I had to give one a try. I ordered a Koop corn dog, the classic way, and opted for the half-and-half option. The service was delightful and the woman who was manning the Koop dogs seemed like an absolute pro. Colleen Nersten: Koop DogThe Koop glizzies have been living rent-free in my mind for weeks.2 months ago Onward State
A staple of Lutherville-Timonium’s dining scene has reopened its doors, but it's not exactly smooth sailing. (Christina Tkacik)Szechuan House reopens, and it’s a rough startTwo years after it shut down its location at 1407 York Rd., Szechuan House has reopened at a new spot. Before it closed, Szechuan House had been in business for nearly 30 years, and many were shocked and saddened to hear about the shutdown. A “Friends of Szechuan House MD” Facebook page has 1,000 likes and has been posting hopeful updates, urging customers to have patience and manage expectations. Her mom, brother and two of her kids were in the house at the time and were able to get out safely.1 month ago The Baltimore Banner
18.”All of the musicians have been preparing for this fall concert every Monday since the beginning of the semester. Yang attended the symphony concert at the invitation of Dr. In-Hong Cha, the conductor of the symphonic concert. “[The concert] was really great, I was amazed by the majority of orchestra members,” Yang said. Cha, a Professor of Music at Wright State University for over 20 years, teaches applied violin and serves as the director and conductor of the University Symphony Orchestra. Cha’s award-winning career also includes serving as a conductor to many professional Korean orchestras, such as the Amabile Chamber Orchestra of Korea and the Gangnam Symphony Orchestra.3 months ago The Wright State Guardian
Sneak peek: A look inside Lansing Shuffle's food hall, opening next weekLANSING — On Wednesday morning, Yace Hang sat just inside the front doors to Lansing Shuffle, a few feet from the kitchen storefront he and his wife Panyia Yang will operate from when the new food hall opens next week. The eatery the couple is opening at Lansing Shuffle, Kin Thai, is an offshoot of their Grand Rapids restaurant, Rak Thai. The redeveloped food hall has an open feeling with high ceilings, lots of windows, and natural light and modern lighting. A bar at the rear of the food hall will open up to the addition, he said. Players will be able to order drinks there without entering the food hall.13 days ago Lansing State Journal
The FIFA World Cup brings all of the best footballing nations together for one tournament every four years, but not every team has it easy. In four World Cup appearances since then (1998, 2002, 2006, 2018), the Falcons have won just one of 12 games, including two draws. Japan, Group EWhile there’s no clear-cut “Group of Death” in 2022, Group E definitely has a case. Canada, Group FAfter ending a 36-year drought, Canada is back in 2022 in its second ever World Cup appearance. Qatar, Group AFor its first ever World Cup appearance and as the host nation, Qatar has a burdensome path to making a shock run to the group stage.3 months ago NBC Bay Area