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FIFA World Cup

Volk Celebrates Australia’s Victory with Nepal Women’s Football Team
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Volk Celebrates Australia’s Victory with Nepal Women’s Football Team

Utsav Shakya, Kathmandu The FIFA Women's World Cup 2023 co-host, Australia, secured a berth in the round of 16 with a stunning 4-0 victory against Canada on Monday. The match was a must-win for the Matildas, as anything less would have resulted in an early exit from the tournament. After starting their World Cup campaign with a narrow 1-0 victory over the Republic of Ireland, Australia faced a setback with a 3-2 defeat against Nigeria in their second outing. However, they bounced back in style, crushing Canada 4-0 to top Group 'B' accumulating 6 points, and advanced to the knockout stage. The star of the match was Hayley Raso, who scored twice, alongside goals from Mary Fowler and Stephanie Catley at Melbourne Rectangular Stadium, ensuring the co-hosts' dream of advancing fur...
Nepal to kick off World Cup campaign taking on Laos
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Nepal to kick off World Cup campaign taking on Laos

By a Staff Reporter Kathmandu - Nepal is all set to kick off their FIFA World Cup 2026 campaign facing Laos in the playoff stage of the Asian Qualifiers as confirmed by a draw held at the AFC headquarters in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The playoff fixtures against Laos are scheduled for October 12 and October 17. Nepal will host Laos in the first outing on October 12 and then travel to Laos to compete in the second. The outcome of these two matches will determine whether Nepal advances further in the World Cup qualifiers. Currently, 26 teams have already secured their spots for the second round. A total of 36 teams, including the 10 qualifiers from the playoffs, will be divided into nine groups, each comprising four teams. The top two teams from each group will earn a berth in th...
Messi shines as La Albiceleste takes home the Trophy for the first time in 36 years
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Messi shines as La Albiceleste takes home the Trophy for the first time in 36 years

By a Staff Reporter The Argentian supporters went into the could 9 as the La Albiceleste outplayed the Reigning Champions France 4-2 on penalties to take the World Cup trophy home for the first time in 36 years. In a closely contested battle, both teams gave it their all, with France putting up a strong fight against their opponent. However, it was Argentina who ultimately emerged victorious on the shootouts. It took Lionel Scaloni's side 23 minutes to break the deadlock. Dembele brought Di Maria down inside the box in the 21st minute of the match, which earned Argentia the spot kick. Messi then made no mistake from the spot in the 23rd minute to score his 6th goal of the ongoing World Cup. Di Maria doubled the La Albicelestes lead in the 36th minute. Messi flicked the ba...
Mbappe completes hattrick
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Mbappe completes hattrick

By a Staff Reporter The 23-Year-old Frenchman Kylian Mbappe completes his hat trick as France came back into the game once again. Coman's shot hit Montiel's hand when he tried to block the ball. Mbappe then gave Emiliano Martinez no chance from the spot.
All even till the 90 minutes
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All even till the 90 minutes

By a Staff Reporter The final of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 went into extra time as both teams scored 2 each before the full-time whistle. Argentina started off strong, with their star player Lionel Messi and Angel Di Maria scoring before going into the break. However, France fought back and managed to level the score after the interval. The second half saw both teams trading blows, with chances coming at both ends of the pitch. But with just an interval of a minute, Kylian Mbappe delivered a moment of magic, scoring twice to bring France back into the title race.
Kylian Mbappe brings France back to the game
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Kylian Mbappe brings France back to the game

By a Staff Reporter Kylian Mbappe found the net twice in the interval of one minute to bring France back into the title race of FIFA World Cup 2022. Converting the penalty in the 80th minute, Mbappe found France a ray of hope. Mbappe scored a brace and equalized the thriller finale in the 81st minute. With this, the 23-year-old Frenchman becomes the first player to score a World Cup final brace since Ronaldo for Brazil VS Germany in 2022. Moreover, Mbappe becomes the youngest player to reach 10 World Cup goals, surpassing Gerd Muller (24 years).
Argentina leads 2-0 at the interval
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Argentina leads 2-0 at the interval

By a Staff Reporter Lionel Messi and Angel Di Maria netted one each to put the two times World Cup champions ahead at the interval of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 finale. Dembele brought Di Maria down inside the box in the 21st minute of the match, which earned Argentia the spot kick. Messi then made no mistake from the spot in the 23rd minute to score his 6th goal of the ongoing World Cup. Di Maria doubled the Albicelestes lead in the 36th minute. Messi flicked the ball past his marker to find Mac Alister and Alister drove the ball into the box before Di Maria tapped in to double his side’s lead.
Messi puts Argentina ahead
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Messi puts Argentina ahead

By a Staff Reporter Argentian skipper Lionel Messi made no mistake from the spot to put Argentina ahead of France in the finals of FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022. Dembele brought Di Maria down inside the box in the 21st minute of the match, which earned Argentia the spot kick. Messi then converted the spot kick in the 23rd minute to net his 6th goal of the ongoing World Cup.
Deepika Padukone and Casillas to carry FIFA World Cup trophy
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Deepika Padukone and Casillas to carry FIFA World Cup trophy

By a Staff Reporter Bollywood Actress Deepika Padukone and Former Spanish captain Iker Casillas will be carrying FIFA World Cup trophy ahead of the final match between France and Argentina. Padukone, who is ambassador of Louis Vuitton will be accompanied by World Cup winning skipper in Lusail Iconic Stadium ahead of the kickoff. Casillas captained Spain to World Cup title in 2010 beating the Netherlands in the final. The custom of carrying world cup into the pitch ahead of the match was done by French defender Marcel Desailly in the opening ceremony. Deasilly was part of 1998 FIFA World Cup winning squad with France.
Reigning champions set World Cup 2022 final showdown against La Albiceleste
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Reigning champions set World Cup 2022 final showdown against La Albiceleste

By a Staff Reporter The reigning champions France outplayed the "Giant Killers" Morocco 2-0 on Thursday to set the final showdown of FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 against Argentina. On Wednesday, Argentina netted 3 past Croatia to limit the 2018's runners-up journey only to the semis of 2022 and confirmed its spot in the finale of the 22nd edition of the most prestigious football tournament. The spectators at the Lusail Stadium will witness the heavy-weight clash between France and Argentina on 18th December 2022. The match will kick off at 8:45 PM NST. While France will be hoping to defend the title, Argentina will step into the field to clinch the title for the first time in 36 years. However, by winning the 22nd edition of the FIFA World Cup, France could mark itself as the...
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