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The Times podcast: Mexico's unique, binational soccer fans

6 days ago   |   By Los Angeles Times

Of all the fans from all the nations competing in the FIFA World Cup in Qatar, Mexico's unique fanbase sets it apart. Today, we examine what makes that so.
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Iran team sing national anthem at World Cup

6 days ago   |   By Yahoo Sports

Iran's team sang the national anthem before Friday's World Cup match against Wales, having opted not to do so in their tournament opener in Qatar.
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Newcastle eyeing Van Dijk-esque star who has same agent as Joelinton

7 days ago   |   By CaughtOffside

Newcastle United think they have spotted a gem at this year's World Cup in Qatar. That's according to a recent report from Turkish news outlet Turkiye Gazetesi, who claims the Magpies, along with West Ham and Leicester City are interested in defender Attila Szalai. Although Serbia were well beaten by tournament favourites Brazil on Thursday night, Szalai, 24, whose playing style has been compared to Liverpool's Virgil Van Dijk, was a rare positive for the Europeans. However, when it comes to where the Fenerbache centre-back could play after the World Cup is done in Qatar, given the fact he...
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Iran government supporters confront protesters at World Cup

7 days ago   |   By Sportsnet

AL RAYYAN, Qatar - Tensions ran high at Iran's second match at the World Cup on Friday as fans supporting the Iranian government harassed those protesting against it and stadium security seized flags, T-shirts and other items expressing support for the protest movement that has gripped the Islamic Republic.
Some fans were stopped by stadium security from bringing in Persian pre-revolutionary flags to match against Wales at the Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium. Others carrying such flags had them ripped from their hands by pro-government Iran fans, who also shouted insults at fans wearing T-shirts...
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Iran players sing national anthem before Wales game

7 days ago   |   By BBC

Iran's players sing their national anthem before their game against Wales on Friday after not doing so before their World Cup opener against England.
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Iran players sing national anthem against Wales

7 days ago   |   By BBC

Iran's players sing their national anthem before Friday's World Cup game against Wales after not doing so before their opener against England.
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Clashes between Iranian fans before Wales game

Clashes between Iranian fans before Wales game

7 days ago   |   By ESPN FC

Pro-government fans harassed anti-government supporters outside the stadium in Qatar before Iran's World Cup clash with Wales on Friday.
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Iran government supporters confront protesters at World Cup

7 days ago   |   By Yahoo Sports

AL RAYYAN, Qatar Iran's political turmoil cast a shadow also over Iran's second match at the World Cup on Friday, with pro-government fans harassing anti-government fans outside the stadium in Qatar. Unlike in their first match against England, the Iran players sang along to their national anthem before the match against Wales as some fans in the stadium wept. Small mobs of men angrily chanted ''The Islamic Republic of Iran'' at women giving interviews about the protests to foreign media outside the stadium.
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Neymar upbeat on social media after injury at World Cup

7 days ago   |   By Yahoo Sports

DOHA, Qatar Brazil star Neymar sounded upbeat early Friday, despite injuring his right ankle in the team's World Cup opener, with the player celebrating victory over Serbia and looking forward to the remaining matches in Qatar. Neymar sprained his ankle in the second half of Brazil's 2-0 win in Lusail on Thursday. The team had not issued an update on Neymar's condition by early Friday afternoon.
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Giroud and Mbappe hungry for goals as France faces Denmark

7 days ago   |   By Yahoo Sports

DOHA, Qatar Olivier Giroud will overtake Thierry Henry to become France's all-time leading scorer with 52 goals if he scores against Denmark at the World Cup on Saturday. If Kylian Mbappe finds the net he will move level with another France great. A victory against the Danes at Stadium 974 will also qualify Les Bleus for the knockout round, and as group winners if Tunisia and Australia draw in the other Group D game.
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Iran regime supporters confront protesters at World Cup game

7 days ago   |   By Seattle Pi

AL RAYYAN, Qatar - Iran's political turmoil appears to overshadowing also Iran's second match at the World Cup, with pro-government fans harassing anti-government fans outside the stadium in Qatar.
Iran plays Wales in their second match in Group B on Friday.
Some Iran fans confiscated Persian pre-revolutionary Iranian flags from supporters entering the stadium and shouted insults at those wearing shirts with the slogan of the country's protest movement, “Woman, Life, Freedom.”
Small mobs of men angrily chanted “The Islamic Republic of Iran” at women giving interviews about the protests to...
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Croatia World Cup 2022 squad list, fixtures and latest odds

7 days ago   |   By Yahoo Sports

Captain Luka Modric says Croatia have set a primary target of qualifying from their opening group at the World Cup in Qatar but after that are hoping to match their achievements of four years ago when they finished runners-up in Russia.
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Singing street marshals are Qatar World Cup's surprise stars

7 days ago   |   By Seattle Pi

DOHA, Qatar - The World Cup 2010 in South Africa had Shakira. The 1998 tournament in France had Ricky Martin.
For many fans, the unofficial soundtrack of the World Cup in Qatar is fast becoming the incessant chanting of street marshals, better knows as Last Mile Marshals.
Seated all over Doha on high chairs more commonly used by lifeguards at swimming pools, these migrant workers have become a staple of the Middle East's first World Cup.
They point visitors flooding into this Arabian Peninsula nation in the right direction on their search for public transportation. It's an important crowd...
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