World Cup Saturday Recap: Croatia top Morocco 2-1 to claim third place and put finishing touch on their golden generation

Recapping the Saturday action: CROATIA 2, MOROCCO 1 Croatia scored two first-half goals and stifled Morocco defensively in the second half en route to a 2-1 victory in the FIFA World Cup third-place game on Saturday at Khalifa International Stadium in Al Rayyan, Qatar. With the win, Croatia claimed third place overall at the 2022 […]Read More

World Cup Wednesday Recap: France blank Morocco 2-0 to set up heavyweight finals bout with Lionel Messi and No. 3-ranked Argentina

Recapping the Wednesday action: FRANCE 2, MOROCCO 0 The French continued their 2018 World Cup title defense with a thrilling 2-0 victory over the Cinderella Moroccans in the semifinals on Wednesday at Al Bayt Stadium in Al Khor, Qatar. A.C. Milan’s Theo Hernández scored in the fifth minute of the match on a left-footed shot […]Read More

World Cup Tuesday Recap: Lionel Messi’s magical play propels Argentina to 3-0 victory over Croatia and sixth World Cup finals appearance

Recapping the Tuesday action: ARGENTINA 3, CROATIA 0 Argentina erupted for two first-half goals during a five-minute span en route to a 3-0 victory over 2018 World Cup runners-up Croatia on Tuesday at Lusail Iconic Stadium in Lusail, Qatar. Lionel Messi’s third penalty kick of the 2022 World Cup turned out to be the game-winning […]Read More

World Cup Tuesday Preview: Croatia aim for second straight finals trip in clash with Lionel Messi and No. 3-ranked Argentina

Semifinals: Argentina (No. 3) vs. Croatia (No. 12)  When, where: 1 p.m. CT, Lusail Iconic Stadium (Lusail, Qatar) Match history: Argentina and Croatia have played each other five times with an evenly split record of 2-2-1. The last meeting came during Group D play of the 2018 World Cup in Russia, when Croatia blanked Argentina […]Read More

World Cup Saturday Recap: Morocco become first African nation to reach semifinals, while France outlast England 2-1 in heavyweight bout

Recapping the Saturday action: MOROCCO 1, PORTUGAL 0 Morocco became the first African nation ever to reach the World Cup semifinals as they continued their improbable run in Qatar with a 1-0 shutout victory over Portugal on Saturday at Al Thumama Stadium in Doha, Qatar. The Moroccan’s quarterfinal clean sheet was their fourth in five […]Read More

World Cup Friday Recap: Croatia shocks No. 1-ranked Brazil on penalty kicks, while Argentina wins thriller vs. the Dutch to advance to semis

Recapping the Friday action: CROATIA 0, BRAZIL 0 (Croatia win 4-2 on penalty kicks) Croatia shocked the world once again by defeating No. 1-ranked Brazil via penalty kicks (4-2) on Friday at Education City Stadium in Doha, Qatar. Brazil led 1-0 late during the extra time period after a brilliant goal by Neymar, but Bruno […]Read More

World Cup Saturday Preview: France continues 2018 title defense in epic match with England, while Cinderella Morocco plays Portugal in quarterfinals

Quarterfinals: Portugal (No. 9) vs. Morocco (No. 22) When, where: 9 a.m. CT, Al Thumama Stadium (Doha, Qatar) Match history: Morocco and Portugal last played each other in the 2018 World Cup group stage when a Cristiano Ronaldo goal in the fourth minute of the game led to a 1-0 victory for Portugal. The only […]Read More

World Cup Friday Preview: Lionel Messi and Argentina prepare for battle with the Dutch, while No. 1-ranked Brazil clash with Croatia in quarterfinals

Quarterfinals: Brazil (No. 1) vs. Croatia (No. 12) When, where: 9 a.m. CT, Education City Stadium (Doha, Qatar) Match history: Brazil is 3-0-1 all-time against Croatia, outscoring the Fiery Boys 10-2 in those four matches combined. The two nations’ most recent match resulted in a 2-0 shutout win for Brazil back on June 3, 2018, […]Read More