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6 Controversial World Cup Incidents, Including Diego Maradona and…

6 Controversial World Cup Incidents, Including Diego Maradona and Luis Suarez

FIFA World Cup
FIFA World Cup

Throughout the history of the World Cup , there have been a number of events that have caught the eye. It’s not just the moment of victory that needs attention, the drama and controversy are no less interesting.

A number of controversial events that can occur on and off the field. It could even happen again at the 2022 World Cup which will take place in Qatar from November 21 to December 18 this year.

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Diego Maradona (Argentina) and Luis Suarez (Uruguay) are two names that have sparked controversy at the World Cup. In fact, both of them did it in two different editions of the World Cup.

Maradona did so in the 1986 and 1994 editions, known as the Hand of God incident and was subsequently kicked out of the World Cup for drugs. Then Luis Suarez’s bite on Italy’s Giorgio Chiellini at the 2014 World Cup went viral around the world.

Not only these two superstars who did controversial things during the World Cup. Here are 6 controversial World Cup incidents that are remembered today.

Maradona’s Hand of God Goal (1986)

Argentine legend Diego Maradona
Argentine legend Diego Maradona

Diego Maradona has acted controversially at the 1986 World Cup in Mexico in the quarter-finals against England. Even now, the goal is still a debate and makes British people heartbroken when they remember it.

The Argentinian scored with his hands and knocked England out of the World Cup. The referee and his assistant still approved the goal despite the England players protesting on the pitch.

In this match, Maradona also scored the second goal in a fantastic way because he was able to get past five to six English players alone. Argentina finally came out as champions in this edition after beating West Germany in the final match.

Luis Suarez Becomes a “Goalkeeper” and Bites Players (2010, 2014)

Uruguay National Team striker Luis Suarez
Uruguay National Team striker Luis Suarez

Uruguay striker Luis Suarez has buried Ghana’s dream of becoming the first African nation to reach the semifinals at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa. Suarez deliberately used his hands so that Ghana’s Dominic Adiyiah’s header was not scored in the last minute of extra time.

The referee then pointed to the penalty spot. But unfortunately Asamoah Gyan failed to score from the penalty spot and even Ghana had to lose to Uruguay in the high-fives round.

Four years later or at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, Luis Suarez made another controversial move. He deliberately bit the shoulder of Italian player Giorgio Chiellini which made the incident go viral all over the world.

FIFA Kick Diego Maradona (1994)

Diego Maradona
Diego Maradona

Diego Maradona sparked controversy again at the 1994 World Cup which took place in the United States. His actions this time did not make Argentina a champion, in fact he had to be kicked out of the tournament.

FIFA kicked him out because he was proven to have taken the banned drug ephedrine. He was also suspended for 15 months in the Italian league in the same case when he played for Napoli in 1991.

The shocking incident made Argentina shaken and only lasted until the round of 16. This is Argentina’s worst achievement because in the previous two editions they were champions and runners-up.

Zinedine Zidane Headbutts Marco Materazzi (2006)

Zidane headbutted Materazzi in the 2006 World Cup final
Zidane headbutted Materazzi in the 2006 World Cup final

The 2006 World Cup in Germany should have been a sweet moment for Zinedine Zidane to end his international career. After the final match against Italy in this edition of the World Cup, Zidane decided to hang up his boots for the French national team.

But unfortunately in the final match, the player with a record of 108 appearances and 31 goals for France, acted up. He headed Marco Materazzi’s chest in the 110th minute of extra time when the score was 1-1.

France finally lost to Italy on penalties. The media not only highlighted Italy’s fourth World Cup title but also criticized Zidane’s actions.

The War in Santiago (1962)

The 1962 World Cup Group 2 preliminary match between hosts Chile and Italy was hot. Heat tensions even occurred before the match, when two state media also enlivened the atmosphere.

In the 12th minute, the Italian player Giorgio Ferrini got a red card. The Chile player who was fouled by Ferrini, Honorino Landa, did not get a red card despite responding by punching Ferrini in the face.

Mario David became the second Italian player to receive a red card for his shot at Leonel Sanchez. A group of police even had to enter the field three times to relieve tension in the match which Chile finally won with a score of 2-0.

Andres Escobar’s Own Goal (1994)

Andres Escobars Own Goal 1994
Andres Escobar’s Own Goal (1994)

The biggest tragedy in the history of the World Cup occurred after the 1994 edition of the tournament in the United States. Even the life of the Colombian player, Andres Escobar, had to be lost because of a murder case.

The tragic incident began with Andres Escobar’s own goal against the hosts of the United States. Not only losing 1-2, Colombia, which became a dark horse for successfully becoming the top of the standings during qualifying, had to be eliminated quickly in this event.

The news that shocked the world then came when Andres Escobar was declared dead five days after the Colombian national team’s return from the United States. Police named a drug cartel who shot Escobar dead because he lost a soccer bet.

Source: Sportkeeda, Daily Mail

Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi Cristiano Ronaldo

22 Players With the Most Hat-tricks in the 21st…

22 Players With the Most Hat-tricks in the 21st Century, What Position Are Messi & Ronaldo?

Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi

Football certainly cannot be separated from scoring goals, but not many players can score hat-tricks, let alone repeatedly.

When it comes to hat-tricks, there must be several names that come to the minds of football lovers. Manchester United superstar Cristiano Ronaldo and PSG superstar Lionel Messi .

They are reckless in terms of scoring goals throughout their career. Although this season Ronaldo can still maintain his sharpness compared to Messi.

In addition to the two players, there are many players who also often score hat-tricks. Call it Luis Suarez , Neymar , Robert Lewandowski , Sergio Aguero , Harry Kane , to Zlatan Ibrahimovic .

Who is the Most Hat-trick Scorer in the 21st Century?

So from these names, who is the player who has made the most hat-tricks in the 21st century? The answer has just been released by IFFHS .

They released the names of the 22 players who scored the most hat-tricks in the 21st century. Of course there are names like Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.

They recorded a hat trick of Ronaldo et al, not only at the international level. They also recorded it from the club level as well.

It turns out that there are many players whose names are still foreign to the ears of football lovers. What are their names and who is the player who has scored the most hat-tricks in the 21st century?

Check out the answer below.

22 – 16

Manchester United players including Cristiano Ronaldo celebrate Edinson Cavanis goal

22. Maksim Gruznov (Estonia) – 15 hat-tricks

21. Jose Alfredo Castillo (Bolivia) – 15 hat-tricks

20. Edinson Cavani (Uruguay) – 15 hat-tricks

19. Eran Zahavi (Israel) – 15 hat-tricks

18. Baghdad Bounedjah (Algeria) – 16 hat-tricks

17. Washington (Brazil) – 18 hat-tricks

16. Klaas-Jan Huntelaar (Netherlands) – 18 hat-tricks

15 – 11

Harry Kanes action in the Tottenham vs Newcastle match on week 31 of the Premier League 2021 22 at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium

15. Mario Gomez (Germany) – 18 hat-tricks

14. Sergio Aguero (Argentina) – 18 hat-tricks

13. Harry Kane (England) – 18 hat-tricks

12. Abderrazak Hamdallah (Morocco) – 20 hat-tricks

11. Sebastián Tagliabue (UAE) – 20 hat-tricks

10 – 6

Zlatan Ibrahimovics expression in the match against Empoli in week 29 of Serie A

10. Firas Al-Khatib (Syria) – 20 hat-tricks

9. Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Sweden) – 20 hat-tricks

8. Neymar (Brazil) – 21 hat-tricks

7. Aleksandar Duric (Singapore) – 22 hat-tricks

6. Ali Mabkhout (UAE) | 25 hat-tricks

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Robert Lewandowski celebrates when he scores a goal in the Bayern Munich vs Villarreal match in the Champions League quarter final second leg

5. Luis Suarez (Uruguay) – 29 hat-tricks

4. Robert Lewandowski (Poland) – 30 hat-tricks

3. Ali Ashfaq (Maldives) – 35 hat-tricks

2. Lionel Messi (Argentina) – 55 hat-tricks

1. Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal) – 60 hat-tricks

Ronaldo and Messi Lose to Suarez

Uruguay National Team striker Luis Suarez

Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi can brag about their hat-trick records. They are far ahead of Luis Suarez.

However, Suarez has one thing he can be proud of because Ronaldo and Messi have never done it. He once scored six goals in one game!

Apart from Suarez, there are three other players who have also recorded a similar record. They are Ali Ashfaq, Baghdad Bounedjah, and Maksim Gruznov.

Wow! These are the five most frequent country meetings at the World Cup, which have the potential to happen again in Qatar 2022 Events

Wow! These are the five most frequent country every…

Wow! These are the five most frequent Countries which have the potential to happen again in The World Cup, Qatar 2022

Wow! These are the five most frequent country meetings at the World Cup, which have the potential to happen again in Qatar 2022

The World Cup draw could also result in a recent round or two in some of the World Cup’s most frequent country met. Which will feature like England-Germany with 9 meetings in all competitions and in the World Cup. Among them, Germany faced Argentina for the seventh time in all competitions as well as the World Cup.

The Netherlands could fall out with Argentina or Brazil for the sixth time in World Cup history. While thrilling encounters like Brazil-Mexico could also be on the menu again, also for the sixth time.

The Most Frequent Country Clashes

Only involving countries that have qualified for the potential clash in Qatar World Cup 2022.

1. England-German (9 times)

The frequent country in the first is England vs Germany In a total match, they have played 9 times and produced balanced results. Where England won 4 times and Germany was the same with 4 wins and one draw.

The most phenomenal moment was when Germany vs England in the 2010 World Cup-winning with a score of 4-1.

2. Argentina-Germany (7 times)

The second place for the frequent country always clash is Argentina vs Germany. Overall they met 7 times 3 times in the World Cup and 4 times in friendlies. Victory is still in the hands of Germany after defeating Argentina in the 2014 World Cup Final which made Argentina fail to win.

Argentina won with 3 wins while Germany only 2 and the remaining 2 were a draw with the biggest wins recorded 4-0 for Germany and 4-2 for Argentina.

3. Brazil-Mexico (6 times)

These two American teams but in different zones are World Cup subscription teams and they have met five times. Of the 6 matches, Brazil is still victorious with 4 wins.

That was inscribed by Brazil during their last meeting in Russia in 2018 when at that time they won 2-0. While Mexico was only able to win once in a friendly match in 2012.

4. Argentina-Netherlands (5 times)

They met in 5 World Cup matches with different editions and the longest recorded is the 1974 edition where the Netherlands triumphed by winning 4-0.

But Argentina took the lead in the penalty kick that ended for Messi and friends 4-2 celebration.

5. Brazil-Netherlands (5 times)

There have been a total of 5 meetings between them at the World Cup with the most recent being the 2014 World Cup.

The Netherlands unexpectedly triumphed with 3 wins and Brazil only 1 with one game resulting in a draw.

 

The 7 Most Expensive Wonderkids That Will Enliven the 2022 World Cup, Some of them will clash in the Hell Group Brasil

The 5 Most Expensive Wonderkids That Will Enliven the…

The 5 Most Expensive Wonderkids That Will Enliven the 2022 World Cup, Some of them will clash in the Hell Group

The 7 Most Expensive Wonderkids That Will Enliven the 2022 World Cup, Some of them will clash in the Hell Group

The World Cup is not only for experienced top players who are already famous.

In fact, ahead of the upcoming 2022 World Cup, more and more young stars have emerged and have shown that they are ready to jump at the top level.

The following is a list of the 5 most expensive wonderkids who are ready to enliven the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, summarized from the Transfermarkt website.

1. Vinicius Junior, 21 Years (Brazil) – 100 million euros

Vinicius Junior

After the departure of Cristiano Ronaldo, Real Madrid have found a commensurate and younger replacement in Vincius.

His duet with Karim Benzema this season has made Madrid fierce again. Most recently, this deadly duo managed to bring Los Blancos through to the 2021/2022 Champions League semifinals.

Brazil’s attacking line could be the scariest at the 2022 World Cup.

2. Phil Foden, 21 years (England) – 90 million euros

Phil Foden

Dominated by young players, the England squad for the 2022 World Cup could be the freshest.

Although most of them are players who have just shined, it doesn’t mean that this generation of The Three Lions is less bite-sized.

One of the potential is Manchester City’s versatile striker, Phil Foden.

Any coach seems to be very lucky to have Foden on his team.

This 21-year-old youth is fluent in playing in many positions, from striker to central midfielder.

3. Pedri Gonzales, 19 years (Spain) – 80 million euros

Pedri Gonzales

Pedri was called up to the Spain under-21 squad, Pedri, as a midfield general, will be the pioneer for the Spanish national team to reach its glory again at the World Cup.

4. Jude Bellingham, 18 years (England) – 75 million euros

Jude Bellingham

Apart from Foden, another promising young boy from the England national team is Jude Bellingham.

For the last two seasons Bellingham has caught the world’s attention through his impressive performances at Borussia Dortmund.

5. Pablo Gavi, 17 years (Spain) – 60 million euros

Pablo Gavi

Xavi Hernandez as the current coach of Barcelona, has succeeded in polishing this wonderkid’s talent to make it more shiny.

 

The return of the Netherlands to the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, this is the De Oranje squad with a new generation! FIFA

The return of the Netherlands to the 2022 World…

The return of the Netherlands to the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, this is the De Oranje squad with a new generation!

The return of the Netherlands to the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, this is the De Oranje squad with a new generation!

The Netherlands was absent from the 2018 World Cup because they failed to qualify from the qualifying round.

Robin van Persie, Wesley Sneijder, Arjen Robben, and Dirk Kuijt. The four of them were the pillars of the Netherlands when they finished third in the 2014 World Cup. The last World Cup for the Oranje.

After missing the 2018 World Cup, the Oranje are back in the 2022 World Cup. Of course with new pillar players such as Virgil van Dijk, Frenkie de Jong, Georginio Wijnaldum, and Memphis Depay.

In fact, at the 2014 World Cup they managed to reach third place after humiliating the host Brazil.

But this time with its new generation, the Netherlands have successfully qualified for the 2022 World Cup Qatar.

The Netherlands was absent from the 2018 World Cup

The Netherlands are certain to qualify for the 2022 World Cup Qatar after beating Norway 2-0 and the win confirmed them as leaders of Group G above Turkey.

Although previously in the opening match, the Netherlands had to give up losing to Turkey with a score of 4-2.

The success of the Netherlands advancing to the 2022 World Cup, cannot be separated from the strength of the Dutch national team that is evenly distributed.

The squad is filled with the names of great players who are qualified in every sector, because the players on average are big club players in the European League.

In goalkeepers there are names like Mark Flekken, Joel Drummel and Tim krul.

While at the back there are Matthijs de Ligt, Virgil van Dijk, Nathan Ake, Daley Blind.

For the middle players, there are great players like Georginio Wijnaldum, Marten de Roon and, Frenki De Jong.

Next in the wing position are Arnaut Danjuma, Noa Lang and finally in the striker position there are Wout Weghorts.

Those are some reviews of the Dutch squad that will compete in the 2022 World Cup, with the Dutch squad predicted to be successful and surprise.

Will the Netherlands set a record for the first time to win the World Cup?***

 

 

4 Key Players of the Qatar National Team World Cup

4 Key Players Qatar National Team in the 2022…

4 Key Players of the Qatar National Team in the 2022 World Cup, How Far Can the Home Team Go?

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Football’s biggest party, the World Cup 2022, is about to welcome you in November. Qatar as the host is in the hell group, namely group A. You could say this group is quite difficult for the hosts. Because in this group they will compete with the World Cup 2010 finalists, the Netherlands.
The other 2 best teams are Senegal, led by Sadio Mane, to Ecuador, which has high fighting power. But of course, the host has prepared various compositions for the Qatar national team with the best players.

The coach who is also a former Barcelona youth coach, Felix Sanchez, has proven his capacity by bringing the Qatar Team to rank 51 in FIFA in March 2022. So who are the key players from the Qatar national team whose work deserves attention at the 2022 World Cup later?

LaLiga fans must be familiar with this one player. Akram Afif is a former Villarreal, Sporting Gijon and Sevilla U19 player.

Now, the 26-year-old player is a key pillar of Al-Sadd. He also had time to be Xavi’s favorite player when he coached Al-Sadd. Akram Afif’s experience in European football is expected to be a motivation for other colleagues to take part in the 2022 World Cup.

Almoez Ali

Almoez Ali

Just like Akram Afif, Almoez Ali has also been poor across European football. The 25-year-old player had time to defend KAS Eupen, LASK in Austria, to Spain to defend Leonesa.

Now, Almoez Ali is the captain as well as the main banger for the Al-Duhail team. Throughout this season, he has recorded 7 goals and 6 assists in 17 matches with Al-Duhail.

Hasan Al-Haydos

Hasan Al-Haydos

This one name is a legend from Qatar as well as the Al-Sadd club. Hasan Al-Haydos started his football career in 2007. Until now, he is still loyal to defending Al-Sadd for 15 years.

Al-Haydos is also a regular player for the Qatar national team. He debuted in 2008. Until now, the winger has made 158 appearances for the Qatar national team and has scored 34 goals.

For defense matters, the Qatar National Team has a solid wall in Tarek Salman. Just 24 years old, Salman has made his way into Spanish football alongside Jupiter Leones and Astorga.

Salman, who is now defending Al-Sadd, is expected to be a wall that will block attacks from opponents. He has played 49 times for the Qatar National Team.

With the composition of players that has been prepared by coach Felix Sanchez and the full support of the public on their own soil, how far will the Qatar National Team go in the 2022 World Cup?

Taking place in November, the World Cup 2022 in Qatar will be very interesting to watch. Make sure to use a super fast and high-definition internet service to watch the excitement of the match directly on your gadget!

List of World Cup Hosts from 1930-2022 Football

List of World Cup Hosts from 1930-2022

List of World Cup Hosts from 1930-2022

List of World Cup Hosts from 1930-2022

The next two World Cups hosts were held in Europe, and FIFA’s decision to choose France to host the 1938 World Cup was condemned. South American countries have agreed that the location of the World Cup will alternate between the two continents. As a result, Argentina and Uruguay boycotted the 1938 FIFA World Cup.

The World Cup is the biggest football sporting event in the world which began 91 years ago, namely in 1930. After World War II ended, the World Cup continued in 1950 in Brazil.

As the most prestigious international soccer tournament in the world, every country is scrambling to host the World Cup, in 2018. In addition, there are also two co-host countries. The two countries were Japan and South Korea at the 2002 World Cup.

South Africa became the first African country to host the World Cup in 2010. The 2014 FIFA World Cup will be held in Brazil. This is the first time it has been held in South America since 1978. And will also be the first event to be hosted outside Europe twice in succession.

Only Mexico, Italy, France, and Germany have hosted the event twice. Brazil will host for the second time the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

The following is a list of the names of the countries that hosted the World Cup from 1930 to 2022:

Year Host Champion
1930 Uruguay Uruguay
1934 Italia Italia
1938 Perancis Italia
1942 Canceled Canceled
1946 Canceled Canceled
1950 Brazil Uruguay
1954 Swiss Jerman Barat
1958 Swedia Brazil
1962 Chile Brazil
1966 England England
1970 Mexico Brazil
1974 West Germany West Germany
1978 Argentina Argentina
1982 Spanyol Italy
1986 Meksiko Argentina
1990 Italy West Germany
1994 USA Brazil
1998 France France
2002 Japan, South Korea Brazil
2006 Germany Italy
2010 Afrika Selatan Spain
2014 Brasil Germany
2018 Rusia France
2022 Qatar ?

FIFA designated World Cup host country requirements

FIFA’s selection of the host country for world cup events has evolved over time. This selection process is accompanied by certain requirements and a financial audit process to accommodate the country. This selection process was highly controversial as it drew many comments about the inefficiency of international travel.

Several European teams managed to participate in the FIFA World Cup hosts in Uruguay (South America), and several South America. Both teams withdrew when the next event was held on the European. To prevent favoritism, FIFA began to alternate between America and Europe with each successive event. This policy continued until 2002 when Japan and South Korea co-hosted the first World Cup finals in Asia.

FIFA Stage in the World Football Events Selection Process

FIFA’s selection process has come a long way from its early days (as has air travel). The creation of a much more balanced and reliable system. This process begins with each prospective host country, having to submit a bid to the FIFA Bid Evaluation Task Force several years in advance. The BETF then prepared three reports:

  • Compliance Assessment — Compliance checks on FIFA bid requirements, hosting templates, and requirements for competitions.
  • Risk Assessment — The process of evaluating costs and projected revenues from the holding of the tournament in the candidate’s country.
  • Technical Evaluation Report — Investigate details of infrastructure and logistics. This investigation consists of the feasibility of the stadium, housing, and available transportation. Plus additional financial issues (costs, estimated broadcast, and ticket revenues) that are not covered by the Risk Assessment.

That condition of the prospective host country is presented to the FIFA Council. The elimination process to narrow the bids down to a list of candidates begins. Next, the selection process is carried out by the entire FIFA congress. FIFA congress consists of representatives of 211 countries as FIFA association members. Every step of the process is completely transparent and publicly available. Starting from the initial report to the final vote of each member.

Story From FIFA WC country through 2026 (chronological):

  • 2026: Canada, United States (2nd time), Mexico (3rd time)
  • 2022: Qatar
  • 2018: Russia
  • 2014: Brazil
  • 2010: South Africa
  • 2006: Germany (2nd time)
  • 2002: Japan/South Korea
  • 1998: France (2nd time)
  • 1994: United States
  • 1990: Italy (2nd time)
  • 1986: Mexico
  • 1982: Spain
  • 1978: Argentina
  • 1974: West Germany
  • 1970: Mexico
  • 1966: England
  • 1962: Chile
  • 1958: Sweden
  • 1954: Switzerland
  • 1950: Brazil
  • 1946: — canceled (WWII) —
  • 1942: — canceled (WWII) —
  • 1938: France
  • 1934: Italy
  • 1930: Uruguay
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How are the Last 3 Tickets to the 2022…

How are the Last 3 Tickets to the 2022 World Cup Up for grabs? Here’s the explanation

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The Qatar 2022 World Cup finals will be held at the end of this year. There are already 29 countries that have made sure to pass. While the remaining three tickets will be contested through the playoffs.

The last two countries that confirmed tickets to Qatar were Mexico and the United States from the CONCACAF zone. The two countries to the 2022 World Cup accompany Canada, which has qualified first.

In the match in the 2022 World Cup qualifiers in the CONCACAF zone, Thursday (31/3/2022) yesterday. Mexico ensured qualification for the 2022 World Cup after beating El Salvador 2-0. The victory ensured they were in second place in the standings with 28 points.

While the United States, despite losing 0-2 to Costa Rica, still qualified directly for the 2022 World Cup finals with 25 points and placed third. While Costa Rica will undergo a playoff match for the 2022 World Cup.

With 29 countries already qualified for the 2022 World Cup, there are three remaining tickets up for grabs. Who will fight in the 2022 World Cup playoffs for the three tickets to the World Cup finals?

AFC Zone (Asia)
From the AFC zone, there will be Australia and the United Arab Emirates who will fight to get one remaining ticket in the Asian zone. Australia must undergo a playoff match after finishing in third place in Group B of the Asian Zone Qualification Round 3.

Meanwhile, the United Arab Emirates also finished in third place in the third round of the 2022 World Cup qualifiers in the Asian zone. The United Arab Emirates is in third place behind Iran and South Korea with 12 points.

The 2022 World Cup playoff duel between the United Arab Emirates and Australia will be held on 7 June 2022. The winner of this duel does not automatically get a ticket because they will meet Peru as a representative of CONMEBOL.

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Failed to make it to the 2022 World Cup,…

Failed to make it to the 2022 World Cup, wrongly hints at retirement from the Egyptian national team?

Failed to make it to the 2022 World Cup, wrongly hints at retirement from the Egyptian national team
The duel between Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane in the Senegal vs Egypt match in the Africa zone 2022 World Cup playoffs at the Stade Me Abdoulaye Wade stadium in Dakar, Wednesday (30/03/2022) early morning WIB

Liverpool superstar Mohamed Salah has hinted he may retire from the Egyptian national team after failing to lead his country to the 2022 World Cup.

Salah has almost once again brought Egypt to the 2022 World Cup. All they need to do is draw against Senegal in the second leg of the African zone playoffs.

However they lost 1-0 while playing in Dakar. This makes the match ended in a draw 1-1 on aggregate.

The match had to go to a penalty shootout. Here Senegal finally won 3-1 because several Egyptian executioners failed, including Salah.

Wrong Retirement Signal?
The defeat of course made Mohamed Salah disappointed. Moreover, previously he also failed to bring Egypt to victory in the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations final, also against Senegal.

After the match, Salah then gave a speech to the Egypt squad. This is when he hinted that he could retire from the international stage in the future.

“I am honored that I played with you and I am very proud to play with you, whether I am with you or not in the future,” Salah told his team-mates, as reported by the Liverpool Echo.

Salah has returned to Liverpool

Official Egyptian Complaint
Previously, the Egyptian Football Federation, EFA, had filed a complaint with the FAC and FIFA. They reported the despicable actions of the Senegalese fans.

They claim the fans made racial slurs at the Egypt squad. Especially Mohamed Salah.

The fans also damaged the Egyptian squad bus. They threw stones at him and made a number of glass shatter and crack.

Mohamed Salah did not stay long in Senegal. He immediately flew back to England and joined Liverpool again.

He is also said to have shown his nose at Liverpool’s training base at the Axa Training Center on Wednesday (30/03/2022) afternoon local time, before lunch time. This was revealed from the Anfield Watch account tweet, which quoted information from Times journalist Paul Joyce.

 

Who will represent Europe at the 2022 World Cup Find out Portugal

Who will represent Europe at the 2022 World Cup?…

Who will represent Europe at the 2022 World Cup? Find out

Who will represent Europe at the 2022 World Cup Find out

There are already 12 countries from UEFA who are representatives in the 2022 World Cup. There is still one more ticket that will be up for grabs to appear in Qatar later this year.

The two most recent teams to secure tickets to the 2022 World Cup are Portugal and Poland. The two teams have just won the 2022 World Cup play-off final, Wednesday (30/3/2022) early morning WIB.

Portugal beat North Macedonia with a score of 2-0 in the final duel of the Play-off Path C 2022 World Cup Qualifiers in the European zone. Played at the Estadio do Dragao, Portugal appeared dominant for 90 minutes. Fernando Santos’ defense is solid, counter-attacks are also effective.

Bruno Fernandes scored two Portuguese goals in both halves (32′, 65′). Portugal played effectively, attacking and defending tactics were managed properly.

This victory ensures Portugal’s move to the 2022 World Cup finals in Qatar later. This result is very important for Cristiano Ronaldo et al.

Meanwhile, Poland won the 2022 World Cup ticket after beating Sweden 2-0 at the Silesian Stadium.

Given that the duel is only held in one leg, it is not surprising that the two countries insisted on winning. The duel was quite tough, where there were four fouls that occurred in the first six minutes.

Poland’s winning goals were scored by Robert Lewandowski and Piotr Zielinski, respectively.

The European continent has the right to send 13 representatives to the 2022 World Cup. One remaining slot will be contested by Wales against the winner of the match between Scotland and Ukraine. The duel is still postponed because Ukraine is still in conflict due to the Russian invasion.