The Brazilian government has announced civil servants can turn up to work four hours late when the national side – who go by the nickname As Canarinhas — contests the Women's World Cup tournament, co hosted by Australia and New Zealand.
Brazil's government will allow federal public servants to take time off work to watch the women's national football team play the upcoming World Cup in Australia and New Zealand, Agencia Brasil reported. The tournament takes place between July 20 and August 20. The measure is already customary for the men's squad games.
French football legend Just Fontaine, who scored 13 goals in the 1958 World Cup in Sweden thus drawing attention to personal achievements for the first time, died Wednesday at the age of 89. His record remains unsurpassed to this day.
President Alberto Fernández told Evo Morales that the country currently holding the football World Cup will support Bolivia's bid to co-host the 2030 finals together with Argentina, Chile, Uruguay, and Paraguay.
Argentina's Lionel Messi and Julián Álvarez were too tough an opposition to the 2018 runners-up Croatia as Argentina breezed through to the Qatar 2002 football World Cup final with a 3-0 victory.
Argentine Foreign Minister Santiago Cafiero announced his country would be reopening its embassy in Bangladesh after 40 years, a decision most likely boosted by the Asian country's support of Lionel Messi's team playing the football World Cup in Qatar.
England captain Harry Kane netted his first penalty kick for a temporary equalizer but squandered his second chance, thus allowing reigning champions France to clinch a 2-1 win and advance to the semifinals of the Qatar 2022 football World Cup.
Favorites Portugal of megastar Cristiano Ronaldo Saturday bowed out of the 2022 Qatar football World Cup after a 1-0 defeat against tournament revelation Morocco, the first-ever African team to make it to the semifinals.
Lionel Messi's Argentina set up a semifinal date with Croatia at the 2022 Qatar football World Cup with a 4-3 win over The Netherlands on penalties after a 2-2 draw.
Croatia prevailed 4-2 on penalties over Brazil after a goalless draw during a regular time that finished 1-1 after the extra time to reach the semifinals of the Qatar 2002 football World Cup.