Historical Morocco at the World Cup in Qatar. beating the Portugal 1-0 in the quarterfinals the team led by Walid Regragui they became the first African national team to qualify for the semi-finals of the championship tournament. Morocco is the third semi-finalist of the World Cup after Croatia and Argentina. Will face the Francewho overcame 2-1 theEngland. A goal from the AC Milan player was decisive Giroud and the penalty kicked high by kane at minute 84.
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France in the semifinals, England beaten 2-1
A goal by Olivier Giroud allows the France to beat theEngland and to conquer the semifinal of the World Cup in Qatar 2022. At the Al Bayt Stadium in Al Khor, the AC Milan striker signs the decisive 2-1, after the back and forth between Tchouameni and kane, who scores a penalty but misses the second, very heavy, in the 84th minute for a possible new draw. The team of deschamps thanks and so flies to the penultimate round of the tournament, where he will face a Morocco who has already written history by eliminating Spain and Portugal. The men of Southgate instead they eat their hands for the great wasted opportunity and go home with a sour taste in their mouths.
England-France 1-2: Giroud takes Deschamps to the semifinals, Kane misses a penalty
Historic Morocco, first African in the semifinal
The Morocco makes history. By beating Portugal 1-0 in the quarter-finals (match goal by En-Nesyri in the 42nd minute of the first half), the national team led by Walid Regragui they became the first African national team to qualify for the semi-finals of the championship tournament.
Ronaldo on the pitch, equaled world record for national team appearances
Cristiano Ronaldo he equaled the world record for the number of matches played for the national team. Going into the second half of the match against Morocco, CR7 reached 196 appearances for the Portugal reaching the primacy held by Bader al-Mutawa of Kuwait.
Neymar: “Psychologically destroyed”
“I am psychologically destroyed. This was certainly the defeat that hurt me the most, which made me paralyzed for 10 minutes and immediately after that I fell into non-stop crying. It will hurt for a long time, unfortunately”. She writes it Neymar in an Instagram post in the aftermath of his World Cup quarter-final defeat by Croatia. “We fought until the end – he continues – and I’m proud of my teammates for this because there was no lack of commitment and dedication. This group deserved it, we deserved it, Brazil deserved it”.
Brazil, Richarlison: “Wound that will remain open forever”
“What happened yesterday hasn’t passed yet, it was impossible to sleep and it still hurts like hell. This is a wound that will remain open forever, because we all know the chances we had to win this title.” The Brazilian center forward wrote it on Instagram Richardson in the aftermath of the defeat against Croatia which eliminated the Selecao in the quarterfinals. “Now is the time to lick your wounds, apologize to all the fans and put your head right. The reality is that football, which has given me everything I have, which has saved my life so many times yesterday gave me the strongest blow I’ve ever received” he concluded.
Tension between Argentines and Dutch, Fifa opens investigation
After analyzing the footage of what happened in the field, the Disciplinary Commission of the Fifa has opened proceedings against the Argentine Football Federation for possible violations of articles 12 (“misconduct of players and officials”) and 16 (“order and safety in matches”) of the Fifa Disciplinary Code during the match against the Netherlands. Furthermore, the FIFA Disciplinary Commission has initiated proceedings against the Dutch Football Association itself for possible violations of Article 12 of the FIFA Disciplinary Code. The website of the Spanish newspaper Marca writes it. The quarter-final match was characterized by episodes of tension and a series of violent altercations or blatant gestures, such as the ball violently kicked by Paredes against the Dutch bench, which generated small quarrels in the agitated final – and also afterwards – of match.
Furious Messi: “The referee Lahoz not up to par, Van Gaal a liar and Weghorst a provocateur”
by our correspondent Enrico Currò
Batistuta to Messi: “It’s an honor to share the goal record with you”
“I’ve had the record for 20 years and enjoyed it. Now it’s a great honor and pleasure to share it with you, hoping with all my heart that you can break it already in the next match!”. It is the message published on his official account by Gabriel Omar Batistuta and addressed to Leo Messi. With the goal scored from a penalty yesterday evening against the Netherlands, in the quarter-final of the World Cup, Argentina’s ‘Pulce’ joined the former Fiorentina, Roma and Inter striker at the top of the Albiceleste scorers chart in a World Cup finals. Both scored with 10 goals.
The official formations of Morocco-Portugal: Ronaldo still on the bench
These are the official formations of Morocco-Portugalquarter-final of the World Cup scheduled for 4 pm
Neymar stays in Qatar
On the flight of Brazil who left Qatar after the sensational elimination in the quarterfinals against Croatia was not there Neymar. The PSG striker stayed in the hotel that hosted the national team in Doha.
Neuer, another disappointment after the World Championship: skiing accident and season over
Bitter end of the year for Manuel Neuer. After the premature exit from the World Cup – out in the group stage for the second edition in a row – the Germany and Bayern goalkeeper broke his right leg following a fall on skis. For him, the season ended early.
The brother of the dead American journalist: “He was killed”
“I don’t think my brother is dead, I think he was killed.” This is the strong accusation launched by Eric Wahl, brother of the American journalist Grant who died yesterday during the Holland-Argentina match. According to US press reports, the 48-year-old correspondent died following an illness (according to some media a cardiac arrest) during yesterday’s quarter-final. In a video on Instagram, however, the brother, in tears, talks about the murder and explains that the journalist had received death threats for his defense of human rights and in particular for the LGBT community. “My name is Eric Wahl, I’m Grant’s brother and I’m gay – his words -. I’m the reason why he wore the rainbow shirt during the World Cup. My brother was healthy and told me he received death threats, I don’t think he’s dead, I think they killed him.”
Croatia, Dalic: “Discipline is the key to our success”
“We always believed we could do it. We knew that Brazil are a great team and that they are difficult to beat. However, we were fully in the match, supported each other and knew our efforts would pay off. The discipline was a key element”. In the aftermath of the success on penalties against Brazil the coach of Croatia, Zlatko Dalic, spoke at the press conference to talk about the feat of his team, now in the semifinals of the World Cup. “We finished among the four best teams in the world – he added – and we are proud that the whole world has admired our game. When you eliminate a team like Brazil, you have no choice but to enjoy the moment. However, we have a game against Argentina and we don’t have much time to celebrate because we’re back on the pitch on Tuesday.”
TV ratings: 8.4 million viewers on Rai1 for Holland-Argentina
Record plays for the Rai yesterday in the two quarter-finals of the World Cup. In the evening Holland – Argentina was watched on Rai1 by 8 million 461 thousand viewers with a 39.2% share. In particular, the penalty kicks that saw Argentina win, from 10.47pm to 10.55pm, were seen by 9,618,000 spectators with a 47.7% share. In the afternoon, the clamorous elimination of Brazil by Croatia, again on Rai 1, had an audience of 5 million 784 thousand people with 42.5%. The peak during extra time and penalties from 17.57 to 18.35 with an average of 7 million 20 thousand spectators and a 44.9% share.
American reporter died during Argentina-Holland
Mourning in American sports journalism. Grant Wahl48, high-profile commentator for US-based CBS Sports, died – probably of a heart attack – while covering the game Argentina-Netherlands. According to US radio station NPR, Wahl slumped in the press box as the game drew to a close. Medical staff provided first aid before carrying him away on a stretcher. Wahl, who had worked for popular Sports Illustrated magazine as a soccer specialist before joining CBS Sports in 2021, had recently made headlines for being detained in Qatar for wearing a rainbow shirt. Wahl was married to Dr. Celine Gounder, an infectious disease specialist who appeared multiple times on television during the Covid-19 pandemic.