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Soccer – World Cup 2030: Argentina, Chile, Paraguay and Uruguay bid confirmed

Soccer – World Cup 2030: Argentina, Chile, Paraguay and Uruguay bid confirmed

President Sebastian Pinera has announced the four countries will unite in an effort to return the tournament to South America Argentina, Chile, Paraguay and Uruguay have agreed to launch a joint bid to host the World Cup in 2030, it has been confirmed. Chile’s president Sebastian Pinera announced the move via social media on Thursday, with…

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Soccer – What is VAR? The video assistant referee system’s Champions League & Premier League future

Soccer – What is VAR? The video assistant referee system’s Champions League & Premier League future

The use of video technology has been a major talking point since its introduction, but, despite complaints, more competitions are using it After years of calls for video technology to be implemented into football in order to help referees, it has been rolled out in competitions around the world, including the Bundesliga, Serie A and…

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Soccer – What is Paul Scholes’ net worth and how much does the former Man Utd star earn?

Soccer – What is Paul Scholes’ net worth and how much does the former Man Utd star earn?

Goal takes a look at how much the former Red Devil and England star earns, his sponsorship deals, charity work and overall net worth Paul Scholes has enjoyed a shining career at Manchester United, and has been named one of the greatest midfielders to have ever graced the Premier League – becoming one of Old…

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Soccer – South American U-20 Championship: Real Madrid’s Rodrygo saving Brazil

Soccer – South American U-20 Championship: Real Madrid’s Rodrygo saving Brazil

The Santos youngster, just weeks past his 18th birthday, was involved in all his side’s goals as they staggered into the final phase When the South American Under-20 Championship rolls around every two years, Brazil are always title contenders.   Even after a disastrous 2017 campaign, normal service was expected to resume in Chile this month.…

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Soccer – What is a GOAT in football? Lionel Messi vs Cristiano Ronaldo & the greatest players of all-time

Soccer – What is a GOAT in football? Lionel Messi vs Cristiano Ronaldo & the greatest players of all-time

If you’re not familiar with sport, the term may come as a bit of a conundrum to you, but rest assured, it does not refer to a farmyard animal Those who use social media may have happened across the term ‘GOAT’ being used in association with the best sports starts in the world. Roger Federer,…

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Soccer – World Cup 2018: 500 fans outstayed their visas and some have slipped out of Russia into EU

Soccer – World Cup 2018: 500 fans outstayed their visas and some have slipped out of Russia into EU

The tournament brought record numbers to Russia and the FAN ID system meant travellers were entitled to short-term stays when buying match tickets As many as 500 people who travelled to Russia for the 2018 World Cup on FIFA’s FAN ID system have yet to officially leave, Goal has learned, with many believed to have…

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Soccer – As Venezuela’s economy and football collapses, the Vinotinto kids are soaring against all odds

Soccer – As Venezuela’s economy and football collapses, the Vinotinto kids are soaring against all odds

Against a backdrop of crippling inflation, poverty and rampant crime, Venezuela has found joy in a special generation of Under-20 talent While Venezuela’s Under-20 team were preparing for Monday’s daunting South American Championship clash against Brazil, back in Caracas a rather more serious battle was unfolding. Just 12 hours before the young Vinotinto hopefuls kicked…

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Soccer – Bollywood star Arijit Singh wants to sing the anthem for 2022 World Cup in Qatar

Soccer – Bollywood star Arijit Singh wants to sing the anthem for 2022 World Cup in Qatar

The Bollywood hit machine also revealed that he is a Manchester United fan… Arijit Singh became a household name back in 2005 when he participated in the reality show Fame Gurukul (2005) at the age of 18. Although he finished sixth in the competition he impressed several industry stalwarts and later won another reality show 10…

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Soccer – What is a dive in football? Players who do it, techniques & punishments

Soccer – What is a dive in football? Players who do it, techniques & punishments

Diving is one of the most controversial aspects in football with more and more players seemingly going to ground on the edge of the box easily Diving. Players do it, managers have a moan over it, and some critics have accused divers of ‘ruining’ the modern game and football itself. But what is diving, and…

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Soccer – Where is the next World Cup? Everything that we know about Qatar 2022 so far

Soccer – Where is the next World Cup? Everything that we know about Qatar 2022 so far

Goal has rounded up everything you need to know about the next World Cup despite the tournament still being several years away In less than four years’ time, the Qatar World Cup will be under way in 2022, and the road to the tournament has been riddled with controversy and criticism. It will be the…

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Soccer – Tata Martino: Mexico coach has what it takes to deal with pressure cooker of El Tri job

Soccer – Tata Martino: Mexico coach has what it takes to deal with pressure cooker of El Tri job

The new manager is one of few coaches in the world who can cope with the intense scrutiny the El Tri gig brings from fans and the press As Mexico searched for the successor to Juan Carlos Osorio as men’s national team coach, Mexican federation president Yon de Luisa said the search committee had reached out to…

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Soccer – World Cup 2022: Infantino hints at 48-team tournament

Soccer – World Cup 2022: Infantino hints at 48-team tournament

The FIFA president has said that the 2026 tournament may not be the first one to feature an expanded field FIFA president Gianni Infantino has not ruled out increasing the number of teams participating at the 2022 World Cup to 48. Qatar will host the next edition of football’s global event after defeating competition from…

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Soccer – Mexico national team year in review: From El Tri’s win over Germany to the forgettable moments that followed

Soccer – Mexico national team year in review: From El Tri’s win over Germany to the forgettable moments that followed

A year that had so much promise ended up like almost every other year for El Tri. Goal looks back at the highs and lows When Mexico fans look back on 2018, they’ll remember it like a lot of other World Cup years. There were moments of excitement. There’s reason for hope in the future.…

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Soccer – Real Madrid news: ‘I love challenges’ – Varane sets his sights on Euro 2020 glory

Soccer – Real Madrid news: ‘I love challenges’ – Varane sets his sights on Euro 2020 glory

The Real Madrid man is seeking more glory on the international stage, though he knows it will not come easy France centre-back Raphael Varane wants to replicate his country’s World Cup success in the 2020 European Championship. A 4-2 victory over Croatia in the final made Les Bleus world champions for a second time, with…

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Soccer – Lionel Messi does not need to win the World Cup – Zico

Soccer – Lionel Messi does not need to win the World Cup – Zico

The Argentina has never won a major tournament with Argentina and will be 35 by the time Qatar 2022 gets underway Lionel Messi does not need to win the World Cup to be considered an all-time great, according to Zico. Despite his enormous success with Barcelona, the biggest prize in international football has eluded Messi so far,…

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Soccer – Man City news: Gabriel Jesus ‘scarred’ by goalless World Cup woes with Brazil

Soccer – Man City news: Gabriel Jesus ‘scarred’ by goalless World Cup woes with Brazil

The Manchester City striker admits his struggles for domestic form this season can be traced back to a difficult showing for his country in Russia Gabriel Jesus has looked a little out of sorts this season, and the Manchester City striker admits he was left “scarred” by the struggles he endured with Brazil at the…

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Formula E – Meet the first Arab woman to take part in Formula E

Formula E – Meet the first Arab woman to take part in Formula E

Racing driver Amna Al Qubaisi has become the first Arab woman to take part in a Formula E test and hopes her participation will increase interest in the sport from the Middle East. The eighteen-year-old who is the first-ever female Emirati racing driver, joined a who’s who of female racing talent on the street circuit of…

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Soccer – 2022 World Cup – What would be the temperature in Doha on the day of the final

Soccer – 2022 World Cup – What would be the temperature in Doha on the day of the final

The weather conditions in the Middle-East nation would be pleasant in four years time… The world would witness its first winter World Cup come 2022 in Qatar. This was obviously done so that the players wouldn’t have to play in the soaring temperatures in Qatar during the summer months of June and July. Although Qatar…

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Soccer – 2022 FIFA World Cup: Qatar embarks on a much greater journey as it continues to prove its detractors wrong

Soccer – 2022 FIFA World Cup: Qatar embarks on a much greater journey as it continues to prove its detractors wrong

In the run up to the 2022 World Cup, Qatar has been faced by constant criticisms but continues to take it all in its stride… Sunday was a proud moment for Qatar in their journey to become the first Arabic country in history to host the FIFA World Cup as the unique design for the spectacular…

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Soccer – Hassan Al-Thawadi – 48-team World Cup? Feasibility study being undertaken

Soccer – Hassan Al-Thawadi – 48-team World Cup? Feasibility study being undertaken

The decision on how many teams would participate in the next edition of the World Cup will be taken in March next year… FIFA President Gianni Infantino has been batting for a 48-team World Cup for quite some time now. While the initial plan to expand the number of participants from 32 to 48 was…

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