Sunday, February 5, 2023

Qatar

India paddlers register easy 1st round win in Asian WTTC Continental Stage in Qatar

India’s Manika Batra won her first-round match of the Asian WTTC Continental Stage with considerable ease while scripting a 11-2,11-3,11-2,11-7 win over Magdieva Markhabo of Uzbekistan on Sunday at the Lusail Sports Complex in Doha.The Qatar event, the first...

FIFA Ranking: Brazil ranked No.1 despite Argentina’s WC win in Qatar

Winning the World Cup was not enough to lift Argentina atop the FIFA world rankings with Brazil keeping the No. 1 position on Thursday.Brazil was eliminated in the quarterfinals by Croatia but built enough rankings points from results over...

Messi the greatest even without World Cup heroics, says Guardiola

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has no doubt that Lionel Messi is the greatest player of all time and his opinion would not change even if the forward had not guided Argentina to the World Cup title in Qatar,...

FFF to decide on Dechamps’ future by today

France coach Didier Deschamps is set to take a decision on his future as coach of the national team by Tuesday or Wednesday.Deschamps’ future were not a matter for discussion on Monday, as the team travelled back to Paris.However,...

Benzema quits international football after missing World Cup

A day after France lost to Argentina in the World Cup final in Qatar, striker Karim Benzema announced his retirement from international football on his 35th birthday on Monday.Real Madrid star Benzema, the current Ballon d’Or winner who has...

World Cup in Qatar sets scoring record with 172 goals

The six-goal final between France and Argentina set a World Cup record of 172 at this year’s tournament.The previous tournament record of 171 goals was set in 1998 and 2014. The 1998 tournament in France was the first edition...

France disappointed but proud of fightback in epic World Cup final

France are disappointed they could not successfully defend their World Cup crown after losing to Argentina on penalties in Sunday’s final but leave Qatar with heads high having fought until the end, players Raphael Varane and Hugo Lloris said.France...

More questions than answers as EU corruption scandal unfolds

No one answers the door or the phone at the offices of the two campaign groups linked to a cash-for-favours corruption scandal at the European Union’s parliament, allegedly involving Qatar. No light is visible inside.No Peace Without Justice (NPWJ),...

Magical Messi saves his best for last in Qatar

As if he had not made enough fairy-tales, Argentina’s little genius Lionel Messi has saved the potentially most magical script for his last World Cup - with one line left to write.With immense pressure on him to match the...

WC: Qatar eliminated after Netherlands and Ecuador draw; Iran beat Wales

Qatar are out of the World Cup - the first time a host nation has been eliminated after just two games.The Netherlands’ 1-1 draw with Ecuador on Friday was enough to seal the Middle East country’s fate after the...