As the World Cup is about to kick off Sunday in Qatar, reports went viral regarding the hosts alleged bribing of Ecuadorian players for US$ 7.4 million so that the hosts would win the tournament's opening game.
Alcohol will not be sold to fans at the World Cup's eight stadiums in Qatar after FIFA and the country's authorities changed its policy two days before the start of the World Cup 2022. However not only keep away from the alcohol temptation, even more, but important also beware of camels and the camel virus.
The ball Argentine football star Diego Maradona punched through English keeper Peter Shilton's fists to score the opening goal of the quarterfinal match the eventual champions went past during the Mexico 1986 World Cup sold Wednesday at auction for £2 million (US$2.4 million).
Former Argentine President Mauricio Macri publicly apologized Tuesday for saying that Germany was a “superior race,” a statement which earned him strong criticism from the entire political spectrum.
FIFA President Gianni Infantino, who is in Bali attending the G20 Summit, Tuesday called for a ceasefire between Russia and Ukraine and recalled that the former hosted the 2018 World Cup finals and the latter is vying to co-organize the 2030 event with Spain and Portugal.
Only six days before the beginning of the World Cup, which has Argentina as the great favorite, the Minister of Labor, Employment and Social Security of that country, Kelly Olmos, did not hide her enthusiasm for the World Cup in Qatar and said: “Then we continue working on inflation, but first let Argentina win”.
The governments of Argentina, Uruguay, Chile, and Paraguay Friday launched the Corporación Juntos 2030, a body to jointly bid for the hosting of the 2030 football World Cup.
Brazilian iconic singer Gal Costa passed away Wednesday morning in Sao Paulo at the age of 77, it was reported. The cause of death was not immediately disclosed.
Argentine opposition Congressman Luis Mario Pastori of the Radical Civic Union (UCR), a party forming the Together for Change (Juntos por el Cambio - JxC) coalition, Tuesday noted on social media that the Argentine national football team taking part in the upcoming World Cup finals in Qatar had not prioritized home-made products.
A single ticket-holder from California has won the largest lottery jackpot in world history, a US$ 2.04 billion prize (with an estimated cash value of US$ 997.6 million), officials announced of Tuesday. The winning ticket was the only one to match all five white balls as well as the Powerball.