TWO W/CUP SPOTS UP FOR GRABS

There are only two World Cup 2022 spots up for grabs for five teams namely Australia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Peru, Costa Rica and New Zealand after Wales became team number 30 for the tournament. 32 teams will battle it out for the right to emerge as world champions at the World Cup 2022 tournament in Qatar at the end of the year.


Wales became the latest team to qualify for the World Cup tournament in Qatar after beating Ukraine 1-0 at home. The Welsh team qualified for the World Cup for the first time in 64 years after the own goal from West Ham star AndriyYarmolenkoon 34 minutes was the difference between the two teams

QATAR: URUGUAY DRAWN WITH PORTUGAL, OTHERS

Two-time world champions Uruguay have been given a potential testing World Cup 2022 group after they were drawn alongside Portugal, Ghana and South Korea in Group H at the end of the draw which took place at the start of last month.


The Uruguayans have the enviable record of being the first nation to win the maiden FIFA World Cup tournament on home soil after they beat Argentina 4-2 in the final of the 1930 edition. They stunned hosts Brazil twenty years later to seal their second and last World Cup title till date. They were in danger of not qualifying for the World Cup 2022 tournament on Qatari soil ahead of their final four qualifiers in the South American region. In the end, they qualified as the third best team in the region after winning their last four qualifiers

BRAZIL START W/CUP QUEST AGAINST SERBIA

Brazil will start their quest to win a first World Cup title in two decades when they take on Serbia in Group G. The five-time world champions would be hoping to extend their record to six World Cup wins when hostilities begin at the World Cup 2022 tournament on Qatari soil.


The Brazilians qualified for the World Cup 2022 tournament in Qatar as the first team in the South American qualifiers. They still have an extra game to play against arch rivals Argentina, but they have already been crowned winners of the South American qualifiers. Brazil have a six-point lead over Argentina ahead of the game which should take place later this year. It was initially scheduled for September 2021 and they had played a few minutes before it was disrupted by Brazilian authorities and subsequently postponed.

BRAZIL START W/CUP QUEST AGAINST SERBIA

Brazil will start their quest to win a first World Cup title in two decades when they take on Serbia in Group G. The five-time world champions would be hoping to extend their record to six World Cup wins when hostilities begin at the World Cup 2022 tournament on Qatari soil.


The Brazilians qualified for the World Cup 2022 tournament in Qatar as the first team in the South American qualifiers. They still have an extra game to play against arch rivals Argentina, but they have already been crowned winners of the South American qualifiers. Brazil have a six-point lead over Argentina ahead of the game which should take place later this year. It was initially scheduled for September 2021 and they had played a few minutes before it was disrupted by Brazilian authorities and subsequently postponed.

DATE ANNOUNCED FOR RELEASE OF FIFA 23

A lot of people have been looking for information about the highly anticipated FIFA 23, its release date, and other details. Football fans across the globe have been looking forward to the release of EA Sport's latest FIFA and they have been making preparations ahead of time already. With the latest team sheets, updated player ratings, and graphics to blow your shin-pads off, we can’t wait for the FIFA 23 release date to arrive.


Details on FIFA 23 are a little light right now – but EA Sports doesn’t change the formula much when it comes to their yearly FIFA releases. That means players can expect to jump into Pro Clubs with their mates, take their favourite club to the next level in Career Mode, and grind for glory in FIFA Ultimate Team. With the 2022 FIFA World Cup kicking off in November, FIFA 23 should also see the inclusion of this legendary tournament – just like the Russia World Cup’s addition to FIFA 18.

MANE VS SALAH: PART II

Even before the AFCON final that pitched two of the biggest star players against each other, we already knew that these two Liverpool giants would be squaring up. Sunday’s final saw Mane’s Senegal come up victories in a penalty shoot-out that had everything in store for the neutrals.

Mane was seen after full time consoling his Liverpool teammate after the player could not hold the tears in his eyes. Mohammad Salah has lost two Nations Cup finals, and he would be keen to cement his legacy with the Egyptian side before he retires. For Mane, this was his nation’s first AFCON title in their history and the celebration in Senegal after the match shows how much it meant to the country.

BRAZIL, ARGENTINA TO MAINTAIN UNBEATEN RUN?

South American football giants Brazil and Argentina have navigated the World Cup 2022 qualifiers in the region without a single defeat till date and they would be hoping to maintain that unbeaten run when hostilities resume later this month.

In addition to their respective unbeaten runs, Argentina and Brazil have already qualified for the World Cup 2022 tournament in Qatar with several games to spare. They have qualified for the tournament automatically as they have an unassailable points advantage over the other teams in their region. Two teams are expected to join via the automatic route while a fifth team could qualify for the World Cup 2022 tournament via the playoffs.

BRAZIL CLOSING IN ON QATAR 2022

Five-time world champions Brazil are on course to pick the first automatic spot from the CONMEBOL section ahead of the World Cup 2022 tournament in Qatar. The Brazilians will seal their place at next year's World Cup tournament with four points from their two qualifying games in November.


As things stand, Brazil have a six-point lead over Argentina in second place and a whooping 15-point lead over Uruguay in fifth position. The first four teams from the South American region will qualify automatically for Qatar 2022, while the fifth team will have to navigate the inter-confederation playoffs to get to the tournament.

GERMANY SECURE WORLD CUP SPOT

Four-time champions Germany became the second country to book a spot at the World Cup 2022 tournament after host nation Qatar on the back of theirconfirmation as Group J winners. Germany were drawn in Group J alongside Romania, North Macedonia, Liechtenstein, Armenia, and Iceland when the World Cup 2022 qualifying draw for the UEFA section took place. The Germans have won the group with two games to spare.

Germany sealed their place as the top team in Group J thanks to the convincing away win over North Macedonia. The Germans are through to Qatar 2022 courtesy the 4-0 win over the North Macedonians. Germany scored four goals in the second half to secure the win that confirmed their passage to next year's World Cup tournament.

RONALDO TO MISS PORTUGAL'S NEXT WORLD CUP QUALIFYING GAME

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Portugal international superstar Cristiano Ronaldo will miss his country's next FIFA World Cup qualifying fixture as a result of the suspension, it has been confirmed. Ronaldo picked up a yellow card that confirmed that he will be missed in his nation's next fixture and while it would be a loss for Portugal, Manchester United are the side that will be benefitting from the decision.

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Ronaldo scored two goals deep in the closing stages of their last game against Northern Ireland to overturn a one-goal deficit and hand his side a much-needed win as a result. Having conceded in the first half of the fixture, Portugal needed a response and they did so in the second half courtesy of a brilliant showing by Ronaldo.

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