ESPN ‘This is SportsCenter’ ad features USWNT stars devouring orange slices
With the USWNT just months away from defending its World Cup title out in Australia and New Zealand, it's only fitting that some of the team's stars should feature in ESPN's first ‘This is SportsCenter’ ad since 2019.
The beloved campaign returns this week with spots being shown throughout college football bowl games on ESPN. This one — featuring Megan Rapinoe, Becky Sauerbrunn, Sophia Smith, SportsCenter anchor Nicole Briscoe and Syracuse mascot Otto the Orange — debuts Friday night during the Capital One Orange Bowl between Tennessee and Clemson.
Erling Haaland reaches 20 EPL goals faster than anyone in history
Erling Haaland is back. The Norwegian spent his World Cup break acting as groundskeeper at the Etihad and dressing up as club mascot Moonchester, but Haaland was back to doing what he does best Wednesday: scoring goals for Manchester City in the Premier League.
World's worst national team aims to inspire by giving every San Marino newborn a jersey
When we cover the San Marino national team here at The18, it's usually to report on players breaking down in tears after securing 0-0 draws with Gibraltar.
The squad has attracted a global following by virtue of being the worst international team on the planet — San Marino sits dead last (211th) in the FIFA Rankings with an all time record of 194 matches played, one win, eight draws and 185 defeats with a goal difference of negative 770.
Unreal scenes in Buenos Aires as 4 MILLION fans celebrate Argentina's World Cup victory in the streets
BUENOS AIRES — Hundreds of thousands - millions by some estimates - of ecstatic Argentines flooded onto the streets of Buenos Aires on Tuesday to cheer the country's World Cup-winning soccer squad led by Lionel Messi after their plane landed in the pre-dawn hours.
The team arrived in the early hours at Ezeiza airport where despite it being around 3 a.m. thousands were waiting with banners, flags and flares, and howling in joy after 36 years since the country's last World Cup victory.
Messi: "I wanted to close my career with this, I can no longer ask for anything else"
LUSAIL, Qatar - As fireworks exploded and some 80,000 people roared, Lionel Messi smiled. His Argentina soccer shirt covered by the bisht the Emir of Qatar had just draped him in — the cape reserved for top officials and sheikhs. He smiled, he paused, then he hoisted high the World Cup, a lifetime’s dream realized.
For all the accolades, all the awards, the riches, titles and silverware, there had been one stain on his career resume, and it was one he erased forever on a magical World Cup night for Argentina.
World agrees that we've just witnessed the greatest World Cup final ever
For nearly 80 minutes it looked like the 2022 FIFA World Cup Final was going to be pretty straightforward. Lionel Messi and Argentina had dominated France and taken a 2-0 advantage, but Kylian Mbappé turned the game on its head over the final 10 minutes to force a thrilling extra-time period before a nerve-shredding penalty shootout.
In the end, it was undeniably the greatest World Cup final in the event's history. Argentina had played some thoroughly enjoyable football with 10 shots on target, but France made them suffer to earn a first title 1986.
The GOAT: Messi delivers World Cup to Argentina with defining performance in final
It was Lionel Messi's World Cup. With almost 80 minutes gone in Sunday's final and Argentina leading 2-0, the 35-year-old looked destined to lift the trophy while capturing both the Golden Boot and Golden Ball — a clean sweep of everything on the GOAT's World Cup swan song.
Then, in 97 seconds of Kylian Mbappé-inspired madness over the 80th and 81st minutes, France pulled level with Messi's PSG teammate scoring from the spot before unleashing a 15-yard side-volley for the equalizer.
European Super League dealt huge blow after EU court sides with UEFA and FIFA
BRUSSELS - Soccer bodies UEFA and FIFA on Thursday won the backing of an adviser to Europe's top court on rules contested by potential rival the European Super League (ESL) as anti-competitive in a case that could affect other sports.
The case centers on the dispute between European soccer's governing body UEFA and world equivalent FIFA and the ESL last year but could also impact other sports, clubs and players tempted by lucrative deals offered by rebel bodies and seeking to cash in during relatively short careers.
When is the 2022 World Cup final? Date and kick-off time in the USA
When is the World Cup 2022 final? The 22nd edition of the FIFA World Cup is in full swing in Qatar. Here's what you need to know before the final on Sunday, Dec. 18.
WHEN IS THE WORLD CUP FINAL 2022? USA KICK-OFF TIME
The World Cup final will be held on Sunday, Dec. 18 which is Qatar National Day. The match will kick off at 6 p.m. local time, which is 10 a.m. ET in the United States. The match will be broadcast on FOX, Telemundo and UNIVERSO.