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Two senior Manchester United players ‘pulled apart in full-on fight’ forcing training session to ‘end early’

Two senior Manchester United players ‘pulled apart in full-on fight’ forcing training session to ‘end early’

According to a new report, two senior  Manchester United  players were allegedly pulled apart after a brawl that ended a training session on Thursday.

According to The Sun, players were reportedly surprised by the occurrence in the first United training session following their devastating 4-0 Premier League thrashing at Brighton.

Interim manager Ralf Rangnick reportedly witnessed the alleged confrontation and then handed further time off to United’s players, who are claimed to have had four days to recover from Saturday’s humiliating defeat at the Amex Stadium.

According to the article, tempers ‘heated over’ as a result of a poor season, training, and a connection between the players and Rangnick.

The extent of the reported bust-up at their Carrington training camp ahead of next Sunday’s season-ending encounter against Crystal Palace, Sportsmail says, has been ‘overblown’ in the article.

Rangnick was appointed United manager after the sacking of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in November, however he has been unable to save his team’s season.

United have lost three of their past five games by an average score of 11-1, allowing three goals against Arsenal and four at Liverpool before being thrashed at Brighton.

If West Ham beats them in their next two games of the season, the former Champions League winners could be playing in the Europa Conference League next season.

The Hammers are three points behind United as they prepare to face league leaders Manchester City and travel to Brighton, while United’s lone remaining encounter is at Crystal Palace on May 22.

When incoming permanent manager Erik ten Hag comes at Old Trafford in July, he will face a slew of challenges.

Rangnick questioned what he saw at training sessions in April, claiming that the team need “open-heart surgery.”

Paul Scholes, a club great, reportedly alleged that striker Jesse Lingard told him the United dressing room was a “disaster.”

Ten Hag clinched the Dutch title with a 5-0 home win over Heerenveen, giving Ajax an unassailable advantage over PSV Eindhoven at the top of the Eredivisie standings.


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Two senior Manchester United players ‘pulled apart in full-on fight’ forcing training session to ‘end early’

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Fulham will return from their international break this weekend when they host Barnsley at Craven Cottage on Saturday afternoon.

Starting with the hosts, while Fulham may have lost their Premier League status earlier this year, the Cottagers are tipped as a standout pick to return to the top flight immediately. 

The west London club were last seen heading into the international break on a six-match winning streak, having finally found their feet under new manager Marco Silva. 

Continuing to shine in the final third, the former Everton manager will be buoyed by the fact that he has one attacking talisman enjoying his own purple patch.

Aleksandar Mitrovic has taken the Championship by storm this season, scoring a stunning last-gasp winner to help Serbia secure a spot in next year’s World Cup finals. Surprisingly, the Fulham striker has already scored 20 second-tier goals since the start of the 2021/22 season.

In terms of the visitors, while Fulham may be coming off a winning streak, the same cannot be said for a downbeat Barnsley side. Although the Reds surprised many in the Championship by securing a play-off spot last season, new manager Markus Schopp is well aware of the magnitude of the task ahead of him.

Fans around Oakwell have seen their side lose eight of their last nine second-tier games, most recently a sluggish 2-0 defeat against Hull on home soil earlier this month. 

With that run dating back to September 18th, the Yorkshire-based club is embroiled in a relegation battle. Opening this weekend’s fixtures four points adrift of safety, it should also be noted that Barnsley have only won one game since the middle of August.

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FIFA issue statement after England supporter is stripped naked by Qatar World Cup security

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FIFA issue statement after England supporter is stripped naked by Qatar World Cup security

FIFA has issued a statement to reassure supporters of their safety in Qatar after an English fan was subjected to a humiliating and protracted strip-search while attempting to enter a World Cup stadium.

On Monday, Anthony Johnson was prevented from entering the Al Bayt Stadium for the Netherlands’ match against Qatar. The England fan was sporting two items of England apparel from the rainbow-colored “black pride spatter” collection.

He was denied admittance and then required to disrobe completely. 

 He told inews : “They said I had some metal on me and ushered me into a private area where they asked me to first take off my shorts, then my shoes, then take my pants down then my underwear then strip fully naked.”

After the 10-minute search, Johnson was kept for an extended period of time while officials returned his headgear. He was only permitted to enter the stadium after a police officer interfered.

A FIFA representative stated to Mirror Football: “FIFA is aware of some incidents where permitted items were not allowed to be displayed at stadiums. FIFA has received assurances by authorities that venue commanders have been contacted in relation to the agreed rules and regulations for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022.

“FIFA continues to work closely with the Host Country to ensure the full implementation of related regulations and agreed protocols.”

Johnson’s experience is unfortunately all too common for World Cup supporters in Qatar. There have been countless cases in which fans were denied access to stadiums because of their attire, banners, or flags. On Tuesday night, before to England’s 3-0 victory over Wales, England supporters painstakingly examined their flags and banners.

Qatar was required to agree to FIFA’s tournament regulations prior to the tournament. However, there appears to be a divide between the governing body of world football and local officials in Doha.

As a result of the OneLove armband story, in which seven nations refrained from wearing the item in support of LGBTQ+ people due to the danger of yellow cards, security has been increased surrounding rainbow colors. At early matches, Wales supporters were prohibited from wearing bucket hats, and flags and banners were confiscated.

The situation grew ludicrous when a man wearing a T-shirt picturing Michelangelo’s David was told he could not enter the stadium due to his attire revealing his nakedness.

“From day one, we have said everybody is welcome,” World Cup chief Hassan Al-Thawadi told talkSPORT on Monday. “We have also asked for people to come and respect our culture, our religion.

“It’s not a Qatari culture or Qatari religion, these values are regional. It’s for the Islamic world, the Arab world, the Middle East. We want everybody from every walk of life to come here and you’ve got people from every corner of the world engaging, educating themselves and having a good time.

“But when it comes to a topic like this, it is a complicated topic. This is something for us, or at least for this part of the world, that is a fundamental part of religious values.”

FIFA issue statement after England supporter is stripped naked by Qatar World Cup security

Arsenal star returns home from World Cup for unknown personal reasons

Arsenal star returns home from World Cup for unknown personal reasons

Ben White, a standout for England and Arsenal, has left the Three Lions’ World Cup camp early for personal reasons and is not likely to return to Qatar until the tournament’s end.

The Arsenal player had been an unused substitute in England’s first two Group B matches and missed Tuesday’s 3-0 victory against Wales due to illness. White had not appeared in either of England’s previous matches.

This was the first World Cup for the 25-year-old, who was selected by Gareth Southgate based on his strong start to the season with Arsenal.

White, who is expected to be a part of future England camps for major tournaments, was not expected to play a significant amount for the remainder of the tournament. 

However, the experience would have been valuable for White, who is expected to be a part of England’s camps for future major tournaments.

Wednesday, the Football Association issued a statement via the Daily Mail confirming the news about White.

‘Ben White has left England’s training base in Al Wakrah and returned home for personal reasons.

‘The Arsenal defender is not expected to return to the squad for the remainder of the tournament.

‘We ask that the player’s privacy is respected at this moment in time.’

The reasons for White’s early departure were not disclosed, but he is set to return to action on Christmas Day when Arsenal plays West Ham.

Arsenal star returns home from World Cup for unknown personal reasons

Poland goalkeeper Szczesny reveals he lost €100 bet with Messi over penalty

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Poland goalkeeper Szczesny reveals he lost €100 bet with Messi over penalty

Wojciech Szczesny stated that he lost a €100 wager with Lionel Messi before Messi missed a penalty kick during Argentina’s 2-0 FIFA World Cup victory at Stadium 974 in Qatar.

Alexis Mac Allister and Julian Alvarez’s goals were enough to secure victory and first place in Group C for the 2021 Copa America champions, who will now meet Australia on Saturday in the Round of 16.

And Poland also advanced to the round of 16, despite losing to Argentina, by edging Mexico on goal difference on Sunday to set up a meeting with world champion France.

Szczesny’s penalty save from Messi was decisive for Poland in the goal difference battle with Mexico, but the referee’s decision to award the penalty startled the Juventus goalkeeper, who was deemed to have struck Messi in the face with his arm when collecting an aerial pass.

Before awarding the penalty, Makkelie assessed the event using VAR, and Szczesny was so confident that the referee would reject the penalty claims that he placed a bet with Messi.

“We spoke before the penalty and I told would bet him €100 that he [referee] wasn’t going to give it,” Szczesny told TV2. “So I’ve lost a bet against Messi.

“I don’t know if that’s allowed at the World Cup — I’m probably going to get banned for it! But I don’t care right now.

“I’m not going to pay him either — he doesn’t care about €100 I think he has enough.”

It was Szczesny’s second penalty stop of the World Cup after he saved Salem Al-attempt Dawsari’s in Poland’s 2-0 victory over Saudi Arabia on Saturday.

“I was fortunate twice this competition,” he told RAI Sport. “It’s a great moment in the career of a player, the World Cup is the maximum and this is special.

“There’s a bit of work that goes into it, too, but in order to save a Messi penalty, you need some luck as well.”\

Messi’s penalty miss prevented him from tying Marcus Rashford, Kylian Mbappe, Cody Gakpo, and Enner Valencia with three goals each in the battle for the World Cup Golden Boot.

After scoring a penalty kick against Saudi Arabia and a goal against Mexico, the star of Paris Saint-Germain now has two goals.

Poland goalkeeper Szczesny reveals he lost €100 bet with Messi over penalty

Australia player receives heartbreaking family news moments after famous World Cup win

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Australia player receives heartbreaking family news moments after famous World Cup win

Moments after Australia’s historic victory over Denmark at the 2022 FIFA World Cup, Socceroos defender Bailey Wright received a terrible text message from his partner regarding his mother-in- law’s grave health condition.

Australia have just advanced to the Round of 16 in Qatar thanks to a magnificent solo effort from Mathew Leckie, igniting widespread celebrations in Australia.

But for one individual, their happiness was short-lived.

“Just come in from a message from my wife,” Wright told reporters.

“Hope she (my mother-in-law) is still with us.”

Very distressing news.

And it turns out that the powerful defender didn’t even inform his Australian teammates of the situation.

“It’s something I’ve kept to myself, no-one knows,” Wright added.

“We’ve all got a lot going on, just really proud.”

“To get on is special,” he said.

Wright, who plays for Sunderland, entered the game as a second-half substitute against Denmark.

“But even if I didn’t get on, to achieve what we’ve achieved, a lot of that performance and the reward you’re seeing now has been an effort over four years. A lot has been on this journey, and that’s for everyone who has made sacrifices over four years.”

Australia player receives heartbreaking family news moments after famous World Cup win

Cristiano Ronaldo skips training as Portugal dealt triple World Cup injury blow

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Cristiano Ronaldo skips training as Portugal dealt triple World Cup injury blow

Cristiano Ronaldo did not participate in Wednesday’s training session for Portugal, while Otavio, Danilo Pereira, and Nuno Mendes were all sidelined due to injury ahead of their final group game against South Korea.

Ronaldo became the first player to score in five different FIFA World Cups when he scored a penalty kick against Ghana in the opening match for Portugal.

The veteran attacker attempted to claim he scored Portugal’s opening goal against Uruguay in their second group game, but it was established that the ball had gone right into the net despite Portugal presenting evidence that the 37-year-old had headed home a cross from Bruno Fernandes.

Portugal have already qualified for the Round of 16 and need only a draw against South Korea in their last group match to move to the next round as group champions. Consequently, significant changes to their starting lineup are anticipated.

They had to work with Paris Saint-Germain wingback Nunes, who sustained a muscle injury in the victory over Uruguay, while his club teammate Danilo missed the session as he continues to heal from fractured ribs incurred in training. Otavio, on the other hand, is not yet totally fit due to a muscle injury he sustained in the opening match against Ghana.

As reported by Marca, Ronaldo was also absent from the training, focusing instead on individual training rather than being put through his paces with the rest of the squad. It is currently unknown whether the unattached forward will be rested for the match against South Korea.

Ronaldo will want to play from the opening whistle, but Portugal head coach Fernando Santos may regard the match as an opportunity to rotate his attacking alternatives. Rafael Leao, Goncalo Ramos, and Matheus Nunes will be among the players vying for a starting position.

Ronaldo has led Portugal’s attack in each of their early group games, with former club teammate Bruno Fernandes serving as a playmaker and Bernardo Silva and Joao Felix playing wider attacking positions.

Following his explosive chat with Piers Morgan, the Portuguese superstar and Manchester United mutually decided to sever their connection last week. He has fully transitioned to international mode and aims to smash many World Cup records.

Cristiano Ronaldo skips training as Portugal dealt triple World Cup injury blow

Man City star Jack Grealish discloses what he told Bukayo Saka’s Nigerian dad

Man City star Jack Grealish discloses what he told Bukayo Saka’s Nigerian dad

Jack Grealish of Manchester City disclosed his conversation with Bukayo Saka’s Nigerian father in an interview with his old Aston Villa colleague Gabriel Agbonlahor, who is also of Nigerian descent.

Grealish provided information on his Three Lions teammates competing at the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.

The Nigeria Football Federation monitored Saka’s progress after he got into the first squad at Arsenal, but he chose to remain with England, the country he represented at the junior level, and went on to play a game for his country of birth.

The Arsenal winger is proud of his Nigerian roots, and he just funded the life-changing procedures of 120 Nigerian children.

Grealish told talkSPORT, when asked who he would most want to be with  if   stranded on a desert island with only a Boombox: “Saka is the best kid actually. I went up to his dad and told him ‘I love your son!’ He’s the nicest kid ever but he’s got a little bit of banter as well. He’s funny, man.

“He’s laid back but when he’s on the training pitch he’s on it. Off it he’s quite laid back and chilled.

“Do you know what, I’m going Saks. I don’t know about his music but he’d make me laugh.”

On November 21, Bukayo Saka excelled in England’s opening 2022 World Cup encounter against Iran, scoring twice in a 6-2 blowout.

Man City star Jack Grealish discloses what he told Bukayo Saka’s Nigerian dad

‘Romelu Lukaku forced to separate ‘Belgium trio Kevin de Bruyne, Jan Vertonghen and captain Eden Hazard who Clashed’ in dressing room after shock Morocco defeat

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‘Romelu Lukaku forced to separate ‘Belgium trio Kevin de Bruyne, Jan Vertonghen and captain Eden Hazard who Clashed’ in dressing room after shock Morocco defeat

After their most recent World Cup loss, top players Kevin de Bruyne, Jan Vertonghen, and captain Eden Hazard were reported to have gotten into a scuffle in the team’s locker room.

Sunday’s shocking 2-0 group stage victory by Morocco over Belgium in Qatar touched a chord with the Belgian squad, as violent altercations amongst teammates reportedly had to be broken up after the match.

Tensions were already elevated after Manchester City star De Bruyne warned reporters prior to the game that Belgium were “probably too old” to win the World Cup.

According to RTL Sport, these tensions appear to have reached a boiling point when three national team veterans lost their cool during Roberto Martinez’s team’s humiliating loss.

6 feet 3 inches on loan Romelu Lukaku had to separate his colleagues as desperate players attempted to restore order inside the Al Thumama stadium.

As World Cup champions, the nation’s “golden generation” arrived in Qatar determined to realize their full potential. Unfortunately, team cohesion looks to be an obstacle in their pursuit of success.

The tense atmosphere in the locker room amongst some of the team’s most recognizable players might be devastating ahead of their last group stage match against 2018 World Cup finalist Croatia.

The 35-year-old Vertonghen was plainly irritated with De Bruyne following their shocking loss, as he told reporters, “We probably also attack badly because we are too old, that must be it now, surely?

“We have a lot of quality up front, but so does Morocco, and they came out better. This is very frustrating.”

Belgian sports media have also criticized De Bruyne when film emerged revealing he was the lone player not to embrace teammates after their pre-match statement against Morocco.

Belgium is now in top spot in Group F and must defeat the Eastern European nation on Thursday at the Ahmed bin Ali Stadium.

‘Romelu Lukaku forced to separate ‘Belgium trio Kevin de Bruyne, Jan Vertonghen and captain Eden Hazard who Clashed’ in dressing room after shock Morocco defeat

Neymar Claims Manchester United Player Has Been Best At His Position ‘For a Long Time’

Neymar Claims Manchester United Player Has Been Best At His Position ‘For a Long Time’

After their 1-0 victory over Switzerland on Monday at the 2022 FIFA World Cup, the Brazil national squad appeared to be missing Neymar Jr., but  Manchester United midfielder Casemiro came to the rescue.

Astonishingly, Casemiro scored the game-winning goal after 80 scoreless minutes in which neither team was able to strike the back of the net.

Neymar took to social media following Brazil’s goal and victory to declare Casemiro the best midfielder in the world. The former Real Madrid great stepped up when the South American team needed a replacement for the absent Paris Saint-Germain front in the group round.

“Casemiro has been the best midfielder in the world for a long time,” Neymar said on Twitter

 Brazil is now in the knockout stage and will finish in first place in their group. They can now begin preparations for Neymar’s return to the starting eleven, where he will be needed for their Round of 16 matchup.

As of now, the Seleço will meet Ghana, but the situation could change as the World Cup enters the last round of group stage matches.

Neymar Claims Manchester United Player Has Been Best At His Position ‘For a Long Time’

Graham Potter has £90m Chelsea pair boost to complete perfect Reece James Abu Dhabi plan

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Graham Potter has £90m Chelsea pair boost to complete perfect Reece James Abu Dhabi plan

Soon, Chelsea will fly to the Persian Gulf in preparation for the Blues’ return to Premier League action after the holidays.

Graham Potter will accompany a squad not in Qatar for the World Cup to Abu Dhabi for warm-weather training and a friendly against Aston Villa in the CBF Al Wahda Challenge Cup on Sunday, December 11.

Despite having 15 players at the World Cup, Chelsea has a large enough roster to deploy a fairly strong eleven in the friendly, which will ideally lead to a great performance against Bournemouth on December 27.

Chelsea will benefit greatly from the return of injured key players who were ineligible for their national teams’ World Cup rosters.

Reece James, Wesley Fofana, and Ben Chilwell all suffered debilitating injuries in the season’s early months, and all three defenders hope to return to action when club play starts.

Online clips of Fofana training at Cobham and Chilwell running on a treadmill while recovering from a hamstring injury have already surfaced. Given his electrifying form prior to suffering a knee injury at the San Siro in October, James is the most likely of the injured trio to return to the lineup.

In recent years, the 22-year-old has become an integral element of Chelsea’s system, dominating the right side by providing defensive stability, goals, and creativity. All of these characteristics were lost during his leave, as Potter was unable to maintain the improvement in performance observed following his September appointment.

Without James, Chelsea won only one of six Premier League matches, losing the other five, scoring only once in a 4-1 loss to Brighton.

Fofana’s return to the defense will be a huge relief for Potter, whose options in that area were dwindling. The French defender, who was acquired from Leicester for £70 million in August, had his first months at Chelsea cut short by a knee injury and is certain to start against Bournemouth.

Carney Chukwuemeka, who has not started a game for Chelsea since his £20 million transfer from Aston Villa in July, could take advantage of this rare opportunity to make an impression. The 19-year-old midfielder has shown flashes of his brilliance off the bench for Potter, but he provides a wildcard possibility in a crucial position.

In addition to returning players, veteran players such as Jorginho and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang were able to rest at the World Cup and will also play a significant role.

Although the majority of the world’s focus will remain on Qatar until the 18th of December, Chelsea’s preparations beginning the following week provide an opportunity for select bench players to alter the trajectory of the club’s season.

Graham Potter has £90m Chelsea pair boost to complete perfect Reece James Abu Dhabi plan

Xavi identifies Liverpool’s star as one of the World Cup’s top players thus far

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Xavi identifies Liverpool’s star as one of the World Cup’s top players thus far

Xavi, the coach of Barcelona, praised Liverpool defender Ibrahima Konaté for his performance in the first round of the World Cup.

Didier Deschamps started the Frenchman in the 4-1 victory against Australia, but he was relegated to the bench for the 2-1 victory over Denmark, as Manchester United defender Raphal Varane was reinstated in the heart of the defense.

Xavi, a legendary player for Barcelona, was reportedly thrilled with Konaté’s performance versus Australia, in which he started from the beginning.

During a Q&A session on FIFA’s official Twitter account, the current Barca manager was asked which defensive partnership impressed him in the tournament’s opening round. He responded: “Now, in my opinion, I would say Konaté and [Dayot] Upamecano.”

It is extremely high praise for Konaté, who hasn’t played much for Liverpool this season owing to an injury he sustained in preseason. Liverpool also considered Upamecano prior to his departure from Bayern Munich, but ultimately decided that Konaté was the superior option.

When the World Cup concludes in mid-December, Konaté will likely be Jürgen Klopp’s first option to partner Virgil van Dijk. Konaté had to wait to earn a starting position at Liverpool.

Xavi identifies Liverpool’s star as one of the World Cup’s top players thus far

Watch as members of the Ghanaian staff take a selfie with a distraught Son Heung-min following South Korea’s defeat at the FIFA World Cup

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Watch as members of the Ghanaian staff take a selfie with a distraught Son Heung-min following South Korea’s defeat at the FIFA World Cup

Monday’s Group H match between South Korea and Ghana ended in a heartbreaking 2-3 loss despite South Korea’s valiant effort.

Mohammed Kudus scored twice to keep Ghana’s World Cup dreams alive and send Paulo Bento’s team to the elimination round. Midway through the first half at Education City Stadium, Mohammed Salisu opened the score against the run of play, and Ajax midfielder Kudus doubled the Black Stars’ lead.

The Asian team, which appeared weak in the first half, came back in the second half, tying the score with two quick goals from striker Cho Gue-sung either side of the hour mark.

Ghana were stunned as the Korean supporters celebrated noisily, but they regained the lead in the 68th minute when Kudus calmly converted at the back post after Inaki Williams failed to connect with a left-wing cross. The outcome places Ghana in second place in Group H with three points.

The South Koreans were dejected by the loss. Son Heung-min, their best player and captain, can be seen crying in a video circulating on social media as a member of the Ghana coaching staff takes a selfie with him. However, he is told to halt by another member of the Ghana staff.

The sole point earned by South Korea was in their opening 0-0 draw against Uruguay.

“It was emotional, ups and downs,” said Ghana coach Otto Addo, who admitted South Korea were dominant at the start of the match and gave his team huge problems after the break.

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“At the end we were a bit lucky but this is football,” he added. “Against Portugal we were unlucky and now we’re lucky and we’re really, really happy that our passionate fight got rewarded.”

Watch as members of the Ghanaian staff take a selfie with a distraught Son Heung-min following South Korea’s defeat at the FIFA World Cup

Iran threatens its World Cup team with jailtime and torture ahead of its final match vs USA

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Iran threatens its World Cup team with jailtime and torture ahead of its final match vs USA

Families of Iranian soccer players at the World Cup in Qatar have been threatened with torture and jail time if they fail to comply with pre-match protocols prior to Tuesday’s tense encounter against the United States.

 CNN was informed by a source that a meeting between the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) and all 26 soccer players was required after the starting XI that faced England on November 21 declined to perform the Iranian national anthem before to the match.

Players were warned that their families would be subjected to ‘violence and torture’ if they remained silent during pre-game rituals or joined groups denouncing the Islamic Republic’s regime.

On Friday, Iranian players chanted their national anthem prior to a 2-0 victory over Wales.

After the game, a dozen IRGC officials were entrusted with monitoring Iran’s whole World Cup team and coaching staff, who are prohibited from contact with foreigners and others outside of their camp.

“There are a large number of Iranian security officers in Qatar collecting information and monitoring the players,” said the CNN source.

The sources stated that Portuguese-born Iran manager Carlos Quieroz met separately with IRGC agents after his players and their families were intimidated.

Queiroz earlier stated that Iranian players have the right to protest during the World Cup, so long as they adhere to FIFA’s standards.

They had been promised ‘presents and automobiles’ prior to a 6-2 loss to England, a source told CNN, but the government changed its strategy after it became ashamed that none of the players sang the national anthem with pride.

“In the last game against Wales, the regime sent over hundreds of these actor supporters in order to create a false sense of support and favor amongst the fans. For the next game against the US, the regime is planning to significantly increase the number of actors into the thousands,” the source said.

After months of protests against Iran’s government following the September 16 death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini, who had been detained by the country’s morality police, the team remained silent in the first round of Group B matches.

Human Rights Activists in Iran, an advocacy group watching the demonstrations, reports that at least 450 people have been killed and over 18,000 imprisoned since the protests began.

Iran has not revealed mortality or arrest data in months and claims, without evidence, that its foreign foes, notably the United States, are behind the protests.

According to the Committee to Protect Journalists, Tehran also restricts media access and has jailed over 63 reporters and photographers since the rallies began, making it more difficult to report on the upheaval.

Iran threatens its World Cup team with jailtime and torture ahead of its final match vs USA

What happens if teams finish with equal points in the World Cup group stage matches?

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What happens if teams finish with equal points in the World Cup group stage matches?

As the group stage of the 2014 World Cup in Qatar nears its conclusion, each nation’s requirements for advancing to the Round of 16 become clear.

The last round of Group Stage matches will begin on Tuesday as the race to be crowned world champions on December 18 continues. Brazil, France, and Spain have emerged as early contenders for the title, but 2014 champions Germany kept their hopes alive with a draw against Luis Enrique’s squad.

It is common knowledge that the top two nations from each of the eight groups advance to the subsequent round. As a result of unexpected outcomes, it remains possible that certain groups will require a tiebreaker should teams, including England and Wales, finish with the same number of points.

From the FIFA rulebook, these are the factors, in order of significance, that will determine which teams advance to the Round of 16…

Group points

The simplest approach of decision-making. If the top and second-placed nations finish matchday three with more points than the third and fourth-placed nations, they will advance to the next round.

Goal difference

Now that teams are beginning to finish with identical point totals in the standings, further rules must be implemented.

As is the case in leagues such as the Premier League and the Championship, goal differential comes into play next. Subtract the number of goals conceded from the number of goals scored, and the group’s best record will be determined.

Goals scored

If clubs finish with the same number of points and goal differential, goals scored will determine the winner. The team with the most goals scored throughout all three group games advances to the next round.

Head-to-head record

The head-to-head record might create anguish or jubilation for a country as their World Cup chances hang in the balance due to the surprising results in the group stage.

Here is a summary of how the decision is made.

If two teams finish with identical records, the winner of the group match between them advances to the round of 16.

If three teams finish with identical records, matches involving the three contenders cannot be utilized to determine the winner at this time. Instead, the results of all three teams against the fourth team in the group must be subtracted from the final standings, and the new three-team group is determined by points, goal difference, and goals scored in descending order.

In recent seasons, the UEFA has begun substituting similar metrics for goal difference in its best club championships.

If four teams end with identical records, head-to-head matchups cannot be used to determine the winner, hence another method must be employed.

Fair play record

If teams cannot be distinguished by any of the four preceding criteria, then fair play records are evaluated. This has only previously occurred once before, at the 2018 World Cup, when Japan advanced out of Group H by virtue of Senegal’s elimination.

t is worked out as follows:

Yellow card – minus one point

Indirect red card – minus 3 points

Direct red card – minus 4 points

Yellow card and direct red card – minus 5 points

Starting with the point totals of the tied nations, the team with the highest remaining total advances to the next stage of play.

Draw a name from a hat

A member of the World Cup organizing committee from a neutral country conducts the draw, and the lucky winner advances.

What happens if teams finish with equal points in the World Cup group stage matches?

Karim Benzema linked with sensational World Cup return after being ruled off

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Karim Benzema linked with sensational World Cup return after being ruled off

Karim Benzema, a star player for Real Madrid, may be in position to make a stunning comeback to France’s national team for the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

Since the beginning of the season, the 34-year-old has been dealing with a variety of minor injuries, and Los Blancos decided to give him some time off in preparation for the Qatar tournament.

Didier Deschamps’ preparations were dealt a significant setback when the player sustained a thigh injury while practicing in Qatar and was ultimately forced to withdraw from consideration for the France national team.

Although Deschamps’ reigning world champion team has been dealt a series of injury-related setbacks and withdrawals, Benzema is fit enough to make the trip back to the Middle East.

Benzema is expected to resume full training in Madrid within the next few days, according to reports from RMC Sport that were relayed by Diario AS. Benzema’s comeback would be made possible by Deschamps’ decision not to call up a replacement player.

Before their match against Tunisia on November 30, which will be their penultimate game in Group D, France will already have a spot reserved for them in the round of 16.

Karim Benzema linked with sensational World Cup return after being ruled off

Bruno Fernandes breaks silence after Cristiano Ronaldo claims his goal; Portugal boss refuses to comment

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Bruno Fernandes breaks silence after Cristiano Ronaldo claims his goal; Portugal boss refuses to comment

Bruno Fernandes confessed that he initially thought Cristiano Ronaldo had scored the ninth goal of his career at the FIFA World Cup. However, Ronaldo was finally given credit for scoring the opening goal of a double that pushed Portugal into the knockout rounds of the Qatar 2022 tournament.

In the early minutes of the second half, a cross from Fernandes ended up in the back of the net for Uruguay, even though Ronaldo appeared to claim that he had tipped in his second goal of this tournament. In addition, Ronaldo’s old teammate from Manchester United, who was initially skeptical of Ronaldo’s antics, later stated: “I celebrated as if it had been Cristiano’s goal. It seemed to me that he had touched the ball. My aim was to cross the ball for him.

“We are happy with the victory regardless of who scored. The most important thing is that we achieved our aim which is to be in the next round.”

When asked about Ronaldo’s overall performance, the manager Fernando Santos refused to comment on the argument about the Fernandes first, but when asked about Ronaldo’s performance, he said:

“Ronaldo played a great game but all our team played a great performance.

“I think it was a great match, our team played very well and the rest for me does not matter.”

And Manchester City defender Ruben Dias added: “We know even though we have all the individuals in the world, if we don’t work together we won’t go anywhere. So this is a big example that we showed tonight.

“We are very happy we are moving forward to the next round. We must enjoy the moment.”

Ruben Neves expressed his hope that the Qatari authorities would show leniency toward the person who invaded the playing field during the second half of the match, which caused the game to be stopped.

The incident took place just a few minutes before Bruno Fernandes gave Portugal a 1-0 lead. The man who was holding the pride flag also had a t-shirt that bore the inscriptions “Save Ukraine” on the front and “Respect For Iranian Women” on the back. Both of these messages were written in Arabic.

“Of course, we are all with them and the message on his shirt as well,” the Wolves midfielder said.“We hope nothing happens to the boy because we understand his message and I think all the world understood it as well.

“We know what has happened around this World Cup. It is a normal thing that can happen.”

Bruno Fernandes breaks silence after Cristiano Ronaldo claims his goal; Portugal boss refuses to comment

Iran now demands for U.S. to be kicked out of World Cup following flag saga

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Iran now demands for U.S. to be kicked out of World Cup following flag saga

Following a contentious display of support on social media, Iran’s state-run media is demanding that the United States be barred from participating in the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

The United States Soccer Federation (USSF) published a post on its social media platforms over the weekend that featured a modified version of the Iranian flag. It was obvious that the golden symbol that normally sits in the middle of the flag to represent the current Islamic rule was missing.

“The US removing it was a great show of support,” explained Bibi Kasrai, who grew up in Iran but now lives in San Diego. “The controversy is of Biblical proportions…the reason is all the unrest in Iran.”

In a statement, the United States Soccer Federation explained that it had made the decision to temporarily refrain from using the official flag on its social media accounts in order to “support the women in Iran fighting for basic human rights.”

Nevertheless, those posts have been removed at this time. On Monday, the head coach of the United States Men’s National Team spoke on the topic.

“We had no idea about what U.S. Soccer put out. The staff, the players had no idea […] Our thoughts and are with the Iranian people, the whole country, the whole team, everyone. But our focus is on this match,” said Gregg Berhalter, Head Coach, USMNT.

The debate arises just before a significant match between Team USA and Iran, which is slated to take place on Tuesday.

Kasrai went on to say that despite the fact that the show of solidarity was only fleeting, it conveyed a message that struck a chord with Iranians who were optimistic about change.

“The fact that we’re already talking about it on social media everywhere…it’s a big deal,” she said.

Iran now demands for U.S. to be kicked out of World Cup following flag saga