World Cup 2022: How media around the world judged Qatar tournament

World Cup 2022: How media around the world judged Qatar tournament

If Argentina and Lionel Messi’s storyline had a sense of destiny, the 2022 World Cup was likewise a win for the underdog. The fragility of the established footballing hierarchy was hinted at by numerous upsets, the early demise of footballing giants, and one team’s astonishing journey to the semifinals. Of course, Qatar wants to project…

World Cup 2022: How to follow on BBC television, radio, online & social media

World Cup 2022: How to follow on BBC television, radio, online & social media

The BBC is where you can find coverage. 33 games are shown live on television every day of the week, and BBC Radio 5 Live broadcasts live commentary for all 64 games. Wales vs. England, England vs. Iran, and Wales’ critical matchup against Carlos Queiroz’s team will all be shown exclusively live on the BBC….

World Cup 2022: Vittorio Pozzo’s legacy and a record that is finally under threat

World Cup 2022: Vittorio Pozzo’s legacy and a record that is finally under threat

Only two countries—Italy in 1934 and 1938 and Brazil in 1958 and 1962—were able to win back-to-back men’s World Cups, but with the Selecao post changing hands in between victories, former Azzurri coach Vittorio Pozzo stands out. Pozzo, known as Il Vecchio Maestro (the Old Master) in coaching circles, was a pioneering figure in his…

World Cup 2022: Lionel Messi v Kylian Mbappe final – which players have dominated tournaments?

World Cup 2022: Lionel Messi v Kylian Mbappe final – which players have dominated tournaments?

On Sunday, the World Cup final will be played between Argentina and France. Kylian Mbappe and Lionel Messi have motivated their respective countries throughout the previous month in Qatar. Will the Argentine finally win the trophy that has escaped him, making the tournament known as the “Messi World Cup,” or will Mbappe lead France to…

World Cup 2022: Morocco’s dream is over as they are beaten by France in the semi-final

World Cup 2022: Morocco’s dream is over as they are beaten by France in the semi-final

Even though the dream was over, there was only utter pride. Morocco lit up this World Cup with an astonishing run to the semifinals when the defending champions France ended any thoughts of a shock victory. Walid Regragui’s team had achieved history by becoming the first country from Africa and the Arab world to advance…

World Cup 2022: Antoine Griezmann – an underrated France legend?

World Cup 2022: Antoine Griezmann – an underrated France legend?

Antoine Griezmann was a regular substitute three months ago amid a contract fiasco, but he is suddenly unstoppable in his second great World Cup, this time from a different position. Although Kylian Mbappe and Olivier Giroud’s goals for France have received most of the attention, England manager Gareth Southgate called Griezmann “a terrific player” before…

World Cup 2022: Meet Morocco’s unlikely history makers in Qatar

World Cup 2022: Meet Morocco’s unlikely history makers in Qatar

Walid Regragui, Morocco’s manager, has embraced the “craziness” ahead of his team’s semi-final match against the reigning champions France. Morocco is one step away from a spectacular spot in the World Cup final. Many have been surprised by their accomplishments in Qatar, becoming the first African team to reach this stage, especially after the coach…

World Cup 2022: ‘England future brighter now than it was in 2018’

World Cup 2022: ‘England future brighter now than it was in 2018’

The countdown clock will now have to be reset for 2026. The watch, which was supposed to reach zero with England’s triumph at the 2022 World Cup, has been hanging there at England’s St. George’s Park base for nine years, concealed from the public gaze. In his audacious opening keynote speech at London’s Millbank Tower…

World Cup 2022: Argentina v Croatia – Lionel Messi and Luka Modric battle for the last final

World Cup 2022: Argentina v Croatia – Lionel Messi and Luka Modric battle for the last final

Qatar is the Fifa World Cup host country. 20 November until 18 December Live coverage is available on BBC TV, BBC iPlayer, BBC Sounds, BBC Radio 5 Live, and the BBC Sport website and mobile app. Daily TV schedules – Complete coverage information Two famous number 10s who have won the Ballon d’Or. two losers…

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