ALL POSTS TAGGED "world-cup-opinions"

Argentina

/ 42 days ago

International press celebrate Argentina World Cup win

Why was the Argentina vs France World Cup Final so special? Let us count the ways. It was the first final with multiple comebacks since 1966 and all that. It was the first Final ever where each team scored at least three goals. And of course, it was Leo Messi's first win. Let's see how […]

American Soccer

/ 44 days ago

FIFA boss says soccer will be top sport in North America

FIFA president Gianni Infantino has doubled down on claims that soccer will become the top sport in North America. He previously made similar remarks when the host cities were announced for the 2026 World Cup. The governing body of the sport's president echoed these sentiments on Friday. Growth of soccer in North America When asked […]

Argentina

/ 45 days ago

An Argentina World Cup win will end the Messi Ronaldo debate

Most soccer fans have an answer. Not necessarily that they outwardly support one player or the other. Instead, they just believe one of the players is simply better than the other. The Lionel Messi versus Cristiano Ronaldo debate has dominated the world of soccer for the last decade and a half. Their frequent duels between […]

France

/ 46 days ago

France-Morocco: Reaction from global media to France's win

We almost had a World Cup Final matchup that would have guaranteed a first-time winner. Instead we have two-time champion Argentina against two-time champion France in yet another Western European-Eastern South American showdown. France is now in back-to-back finals – the first nation to do so since Brazil in 1998 and 2002. And France is […]

Gregg Berhalter

/ 50 days ago

Why US Soccer's Gregg Berhalter contract should not be renewed

For the United States Men’s National Team, the return to another World Cup meant everything to the second youngest squad in Qatar. But after the 3-1 loss to the Netherlands in the Round of 16, lots of questions have risen surrounding US head coach Gregg Berhalter and the US Soccer Federation. Namely, whether USSF's Gregg Berhalter […]

England

/ 50 days ago

Gareth Southgate has earned one more shot at England glory

As England left their training base today they will have no doubt still been dreaming of what might have been after the heart-breaking loss to France, in the World Cup Quarter-Final at the Al Bayt Stadium last night. Talk will long linger about the penalty that might have been, the one which was missed, and […]

England

/ 50 days ago

Brazilian referee for England-France game was a joke

Former Manchester United defender Gary Neville branded Brazilian referee Wilton Sampaio as a ‘joke of a referee’ following England’s 2-1 defeat against France in the quarter finals of the World Cup on Saturday evening. Harry Kane’s missed penalty dominated the headlines post-match but there was lot of spotlight on Sampaio’s officiating. Neville said, “He had […]

England

/ 50 days ago

Penalty comes back to haunt England yet again

England was knocked out of the 2022 World Cup by France in another phenomenal game of the tournament. The quarterfinal matchup was won by the reigning champions thanks to goals from Aurélien Tchouaméni and Olivier Giroud. Ultimately, referee decisions and penalties ended up being the main talking points from the game. England robbed in first […]

World Cup 2022

/ 51 days ago

World newspapers react to Brazil-Croatia & Argentina-Holland

Club soccer may have surpassed international soccer in the hearts and minds of many fans, but no result in a domestic game can match the effect that a national team result can have on millions of people. From the depths of despair to the heights of happiness, here now is the reaction to Friday's dramatic […]

France

/ 51 days ago

How's France doing without Benzema? Better than ever

Benzema key in qualifying and beyond It was June 23, 2021, when Karim Benzema announced his return to Les Bleus to the rest of the wide world. Yes, he was in Didier Deschamps' 26-man squad for Euro 2020 and he did play in a few games before his grand return to the French side. Yet […]

TV Ratings

/ 52 days ago

Most-watched World Cup 2022 games on US TV and streaming

The World Cup is always one of the top TV draws in the US, and 2022 is no different. Group stage matchups featuring the big teams and stars are among the most-watched World Cup 2022 games thru the round of 16. Most-watched World Cup games so far Four of the top six most-watched games in […]