“Where is Messi?” shouted gleeful Saudi Arabian supporters in Qatar after their soccer team’s historic victory against Argentina, a tournament favorite featuring one of the best players of all time.
- The Telegraph
There were times during Brazil’s final game at this World Cup when Neymar wanted to do too much. As the match remained resolutely deadlocked into its second half, the Paris St-Germain forward dropped ever deeper, attempting to get on the ball, spin and force the issue for his team.
- NBC Sports Chicago
Ivan Perisics young son showed great sportsmanship after Croatia upset Brazil, going over to shake hands with a devastated Neymar.
Brazil were gearing up for a showdown with Croatia while Argentina prepared to face the Netherlands as anticipation mounted on Thursday on the eve the World Cup quarter-finals.
Cristiano Ronaldo said Thursday that Portugal were "too united to be broken by outside forces" after it was reported he had threatened to walk out on the squad after being benched against Switzerland.
World Cup quarter-finals predictions: Chris Sutton predicts all the matches including England v France
BBC Sport's football expert Chris Sutton predicts the scores for the four World Cup quarter-finals in Qatar.
- App.com | Asbury Park Press
Ohio State's buzzer beater against Rutgers on Dec. 8 should not have counted, according Big Ten officials. What happens now?
- The Associated Press
AL RAYYAN, Qatar (AP) The slippery hips of Luka Modric wriggled away from danger. It was the full repertoire from one of soccer's finest midfield maestros, and it all helped Croatia put an end to the dancing Brazilians and knock one of the biggest favorites out of the World Cup. Modric and his teammates made it back into the semifinals at soccer's biggest tournament on Friday, beating Brazil 4-2 in a penalty shootout after a 1-1 draw through extra time.
Netherlands delivered stoppage time blow to Argentina using a version of an Argentinian set piece that stunned England 24 years ago
Netherlands scored an amazing goal using a trick play that Argentina made famous 24 years ago, but lost in a shootout after extra time.
Pele famously said an African team would win the World Cup by 2000 - could Morocco finally achieve his dream?
- Panthers Wire
Even though Baker Mayfield didn't work out in Carolina, Panthers fans were quite happy for the new Rams QB on Thursday night.
- NBC Sports BayArea
The 49ers passed on Tom Brady during the NFL free-agent signing period of 2020, and Brady continues to play like a quarterback in his prime with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
- USA TODAY Sports - Golfweek
On hole Nos. 2-9, every score the Golf Channel commentator posted featured a shape.
- Wrestle Zone
Roman Reigns and Drew McIntyre were banged up coming out […]
Portugal coach Fernando Santos had put off the decision for years, but eventually rolled the dice -- and benched Cristiano Ronaldo.
- Fighting Irish Wire
You gotta be bleepin' me.
- The Telegraph
When France play England on Saturday, the loudest cheers for the national team’s superstar Kylian Mbappe will likely come from his home town.
Brazil star Neymar hinted he might quit international football on Friday, saying he could not "100 percent" guarantee he would play for the national team again.
- NBC Sports Chicago
The Netherlands and Argentina are among the nations fighting to advance to the semifinals. Heres a look at the schedule in Qatar for Friday.
Derek Jeter and wife Hannah share three daughters: River, 1, Story, 3½, and Bella, 5
- Roll Tide Wire
The transfer portal and potential opt-outs could provide opportunities for several of Alabama's younger players.