Iraq football body launches ticket sales for Gulf Cup | The Express Tribune

Iraq football body launches ticket sales for Gulf Cup | The Express Tribune

BAGHDAD: Iraq’s football federation on Saturday launched ticket sales for the 25th Gulf Cup, the first regional football competition to be hosted by the country for more than 40 years. The Cup brings together the hosts as well as Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar, Yemen, Bahrain, Oman and the United Arab Emirates. It will be held … Read more

Brazil’s Ronaldo backing France for World Cup | The Express Tribune

Brazil’s Ronaldo backing France for World Cup | The Express Tribune

DOHA: Former Brazil star Ronaldo says he cannot get behind his country’s great sporting rivals Argentina at the FIFA World Cup 2022 and backs France as “big favourites” to retain their title. Lionel Messi likely has one final chance to lift the only major trophy missing from his collection, but Ronaldo will not be rooting … Read more

Innovative Enrique’s World Cup tech tools | The Express Tribune

Innovative Enrique’s World Cup tech tools | The Express Tribune

DOHA: During Spain’s 7-0 demolition of Costa Rica in their World Cup opener it was explicitly clear Luis Enrique’s players know where on the pitch they should be and what they need to do, at all times. The coach is set on positional play and retaining possession, and has been innovative in his use of … Read more

Arab fans’ World Cup fever cooled by Qatar costs | The Express Tribune

Arab fans’ World Cup fever cooled by Qatar costs | The Express Tribune

DUBAI: Qatar’s World Cup will be the first on Arab soil but despite excitement in the Middle East, the fervour is not universal in a region usually united by its passion for football. Although the November 20-December 18 tournament is geographically close for many Arab fans, high costs are a problem as a cocktail of … Read more

Spain’s W coach: I won’t quit over ‘farce’ mutiny

Spain’s W coach: I won’t quit over ‘farce’ mutiny

12:23 PM ET Alex Kirkland Rodrigo Faez Spain boss Jorge Vilda was adamant that he wouldn’t resign from his role. Photo by Jose Breton/Pics Action/NurPhoto via Getty Images Spain’s women’s team coach Jorge Vilda said he hasn’t considered resigning after 15 players refused to play for the side while he remains in charge, calling the situation … Read more

Champions League overreactions: Liverpool, Chelsea last-16 hopes take a minor hit, Club Brugge impress

Champions League overreactions: Liverpool, Chelsea last-16 hopes take a minor hit, Club Brugge impress

And just like that, as September reaches only its midway point, we are one-third of the way through the Champions League group stage. The 2022-23 European soccer season is a particularly relentless ride, thanks to the World Cup, and big teams that have started slowly in league play now have holes to dig out of … Read more