The United States of America (USA) are back on the World Cup scene ahead of the tournament in Qatar after missing out on the last edition in Russia. USA missed out on the last World Cup tournamenton Russian soil after failing to qualify from their Concacaf region.
USA have been able to make-up for the failure to go to the Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup tournament by qualifying for the World Cup 2022 tournament in Qatar. They are one of the three teams who secured their placein Qatar via the Concacaf region. Apart from the USA, Canada and Mexico have also qualified for the World Cup 2022 tournament in Qatar. Canada will appear in only their second World Cup appearance after finishing at the summit of the group format employed in the third round of the Concacaf region. Mexico finished second behind Canada, while USA were third thereby taking the third and final automatic spot. Continue reading USA BACK ON WORLD CUP SCENE→
The five teams that would be flying the African flag at the World Cup 2022 tournament have been determined after the last international break and they are African champions Senegal, Ghana, Morocco, Tunisia and Cameroon.
Senegal booked their place at the World Cup 2022 tournament in Qatar after seeing off Egypt on penalties. In the first leg, Senegal lost 1-0 in Egypt courtesy the own goal from Saliou Ciss at the start of the gamewith the lone goal coming in the fourth minute. Hosts Senegal were able to cancel the first leg deficit as early as the third minute of the second leg through the goal from Boulaye Dia. The 1-1 aggregate scoreline between Egypt and home team Senegal remained over the course of extra time thus leading to penalty shootout. Senegal then won 3-1 on penalties to seal their place in Qatar with Liverpool star Sadio Mane netting the winning spot kick for the reigning African champions. Continue reading QATAR 2022: FIVE AFRICAN REPRESENTATIVES REVEALED→
Czech Republic won’t be at the World Cup 2022 tournament in Qatar later this year after they were beaten by hosts Sweden in the playoffs. The Czechs had qualified for the World Cup 2022 playoffs in the European region through the UEFA Nations League. They were unable to make it through to the playoffs via their qualifying group after finishing third behind Wales and Belgium. On their part, Sweden made the playoffs after finishing second behind Spain in their qualifying group.
Sweden and the Czech Republic were drawn in path B of the World Cup 2022 playoffs in the European section alongside Russia and Poland. Months later from the playoff draw, Russia were disqualified after president Vladimir Putin masterminded the invasion of Ukraine. To this effect, hosts Russia were walked over by Poland with the one-legged playoff game billed for the VTB Arena in the Russian capital of Moscow cancelled. Continue reading CZECHS CRASH OUT OF QATAR 2022→
Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba is currently in the final six months of his present contract at Old Trafford and there have been a lot of speculations regarding his future. He has been linked with moves to several clubs across Europe, including his former side Juventus, Spanish La Liga giants Barcelona, and French Ligue 1 heavyweights Paris Saint-Germain. He is currently out injured and undergoing rehabilitation hoping to return to the team in the coming weeks but rumors have not stopped circulating.
Before the arrival of current United manager Ralf Ragnick, he was already tipped to dump the English Premier League giants and move abroad to increase his chances of clinching silverware anytime soon and even after the German manager became appointed as the club’s new head coach, he is still being linked with a move away from the club.
Ten teams have booked their place at the World Cup 2022 tournament on Qatari soil via the European region. The ten teams won their respective groups in the first round of the European qualifiers for the World Cup 2022 tournament to book their place in Qatar.
The European teams who have booked their place at the World Cup 2022 tournament include Germany, Belgium, France and England. The others are Croatia, Serbia, Switzerland, Netherlands, Spain and Denmark. Continue reading EUROPE: TENTEAMS SEAL QATAR SPOT→
Paris Saint Germain (PSG) attacker Neymar has closed the gap on Marcelo Moreno at the top of the scoring chart after he scored one of the goals in the big win over Uruguay during one of the matchday twelve (12) encounters in the South American region of the World Cup 2022 qualifiers. Neymar scored one of the goals as his Brazilian side thrashed Uruguay 4-1 at home as five-time champions Brazil restored their six-point advantage at the summit as far as the South American qualifying campaign for the Qatar 2022 World Cup tournament is concerned.
Neymar began the Uruguay game with six goals in the World Cup 2022 qualifiers. He was on the same number of goals with new PSG teammate Lionel Messi by the time the Uruguay kicked off in Manaus, Brazil. He scored the opening goal of the game on ten minutes to take his World Cup 2022 qualifying campaign tally to ten goals. To this effect, he has moved within one goal of leading goalscorer Marcelo Moreno at the top of the scoring chart. Continue reading NEYMAR CLOSE GAP ON MORENO→