EU condemns Qatar over alleged human rights abuses ahead of World Cup

European Parliament has formally condemned Qatar for suspected human rights abuses that are believed to have caused the deaths of migrant workers contracted to build preparations for this year’s World Cup.  In a resolution passed on Thursday, the EU governing body called on FIFA to help Qatar compensate all migrant workers and their families through … Read more

German World Cup players cover mouths in protest of FIFA’s ban on “One Love” armbands

Germany’s players covered their mouths for the team photo before their opening World Cup match on Wednesday to protest against FIFA following the governing body’s clampdown on the “One Love” armband. The Germany team lined up in the traditional formation before its game against Japan and all 11 players covered their mouths with their right … Read more

Mexico goalkeeper Ochoa wants more in his 5th World Cup

DOHA, Qatar (KABC) — With a post-game hug, Robert Lewandowski paid respect where it was due. Guillermo Ochoa had done it again at the World Cup. Mexico’s stalwart goalkeeper stopped Lewandowski, one of the game’s best strikers, on a second-half penalty kick that preserved a scoreless draw between El Tri and Poland. A loss in … Read more

‘Brazil’s Neymar will overshadow Ronaldo and Messi’s farewells at the World Cup’

@Marc Andy via World Cup WhatsApp group: “Brazil will win the World Cup. It’s been 20 years since the Ronaldo Show and for a footballing nation like Brazil, where football is a religion, 20 years is a very long time. “There’s the in-form trio of Neymar, Vinicius and Richarlison who can create goals out of … Read more

Gareth Southgate hits out at Harry Kane tackle but England captain fit to face USA

Gareth Southgate has confirmed that Harry Kane is fit to play against USA in the World Cup clash at Al Bayt on Friday after a scan on his foot. The England captain picked up the knock in the victory over Iran on Monday and had it looked at as a precaution.   “He’s good, he’s … Read more

Rundown on Thursday’s four World Cup matches

Here’s a look at Thursday’s World Cup matches: Switzerland vs. Cameroon, 5 a.m., FS1 Switzerland has made the Round of 16 in two consecutive World Cups, while Cameroon missed the 2018 tournament but appeared in both 2010 and 2014. Cameroonian captain Vincent Aboubakar is in his 12th year as captain and is fourth all time … Read more