Spain’s midfielder #16 Rodri (Top) and Morocco’s forward #19 Youssef En-Nesyri head the ball during the Qatar 2022 World Cup round of 16 football match between Morocco and Spain at the Education City Stadium in Al-Rayyan, west of Doha on December 6, 2022. (Photo by JACK GUEZ / AFP)

 

The World Cup kicked off with host nation Qatar facing Ecuador on Sunday as the month-long football showpiece finally gets underway after a tortuous 12-year build-up dogged by off-field controversies.

Foreign government officials, VIPs, and celebrities were in the crowd as the first World Cup staged in the Arab world opened at the Bedouin-tent-inspired Al Bayt Stadium in Al Khor, 50 kilometres (31 miles) outside of Doha. The hosts lost the first game to Ecuador.

Ecuador supporters cheer ahead of the Qatar 2022 World Cup Group A football match between Qatar and Ecuador at the Al-Bayt Stadium in Al Khor, north of Doha on November 20, 2022. (Photo by Glyn KIRK / AFP)
Ecuador supporters cheer ahead of the Qatar 2022 World Cup Group A football match between Qatar and Ecuador at the Al-Bayt Stadium in Al Khor, north of Doha on November 20, 2022. (Photo by Glyn KIRK / AFP)

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FULL-TIME:  Portugal 6-1 Switzerland

FULL-TIME! Hakim Ziyech scores to send his team to the quarter-finals of the World Cup for the first time in their history! It ends Morocco 3-0 Spain! A hard-fought win for the Africans, the only team in the continent to have reached the feat in this competition!

31+4′ The referee blows the final whistle and the match is headed for penalties! A gruelling 120 minutes of football at the Education City Stadium!

31+1′ Spain hit the post in the closing stages! What a game!

30′ Three minutes added!

27‘ Spain breaks away through Morata but he had a final poor ball!

23′ Chedri could not convert after a great run!

16′ The first half has ended! The second half of the extra time begins!

15′ One more minute added to the first half!

13′ The Spanish keeper makes an excellent save to deny Morocco.

11′ Spain threatening the Moroccan defense, pressing for that goal!

01′ The first half of the extra time begins!

90’+5′ It is full time and we are headed for 30 more minutes of extra time.

90+1 Spain win a free kick from a dangerous area

Morocco’s midfielder #21 Walid Cheddira fights for the ball with Spain’s midfielder #16 Rodri and Spain’s defender #24 Aymeric Laporte during the Qatar 2022 World Cup round of 16 football match between Morocco and Spain at the Education City Stadium in Al-Rayyan, west of Doha on December 6, 2022. (Photo by MANAN VATSYAYANA / AFP)

 

86′ Morocco miss a golden opportunity as Cheddira tries to shoot at the near post on the left side

83′ Morocco make a quadruple substitution as En Nesyri, Mazraoui, Aguerd and Amallah are taken off in favour off Abdelhamid Sabiri, Yahia Attiat-Allah, Walid Cheddira and Jawad El Yamiq.

81′ Morata sends a good chance across the goal

 

Argentinian referee Fernando Rapallini shows a yellow card to Spain’s defender #24 Aymeric Laporte during the Qatar 2022 World Cup round of 16 football match between Morocco and Spain at the Education City Stadium in Al-Rayyan, west of Doha on December 6, 2022. (Photo by JACK GUEZ / AFP)

 

77′ Spain applying pressure as Morocco hold steadfast

74′ Morocco finally starting to push up the field

70′ Spain have had a solid grip on the game as Morocco struggle to get out of their half

Morocco’s goalkeeper #01 Yassine Bounou deflects the ball during the Qatar 2022 World Cup round of 16 football match between Morocco and Spain at the Education City Stadium in Al-Rayyan, west of Doha on December 6, 2022. (Photo by JACK GUEZ / AFP)

 

66′ Morocco make the first substitution Boufal, who has been a spark for Morocco out there, is subbed off in favour of Abde Ezzalzouli.

63′ Double change for Spain as Asensio and Gavi are brought off in favour of Alvaro Morata and Carlos Soler.

Morocco’s forward #19 Youssef En-Nesyri fights for the ball with Spain’s midfielder #16 Rodri during the Qatar 2022 World Cup round of 16 football match between Morocco and Spain at the Education City Stadium in Al-Rayyan, west of Doha on December 6, 2022. (Photo by JACK GUEZ / AFP)

 

57′ Both teams have had a fair few chances, but the attack seems to break apart in the final moments.

54′ Olmo  parries a free kick by Bounou

53′ Enrique readying substitutes as Alvaro Morata readies himself

 

Morocco’s forward #19 Youssef En-Nesyri (C) deflects a shot during the Qatar 2022 World Cup round of 16 football match between Morocco and Spain at the Education City Stadium in Al-Rayyan, west of Doha on December 6, 2022. (Photo by Odd ANDERSEN / AFP)

 

50‘ Boufal has been a thorn in the flesh of the Spanish defences he tries to initiate another attack, but it falls apart.

49′ Spain win a free kick near the touchline on the far right

47′ Second half underway

 

Half-time: Morocco 0-0 Spain

47‘ it ends deadlock at half-time as both sides head to the dressing room

45′ One minute of stoppage time

Morocco’s midfielder #08 Azzedine Ounahi (L) fights for the ball with Spain’s midfielder #09 Gavi during the Qatar 2022 World Cup round of 16 football match between Morocco and Spain at the Education City Stadium in Al-Rayyan, west of Doha on December 6, 2022. (Photo by Odd ANDERSEN / AFP)

 

42′ Aguerd chance goes over the bar after receiving a chip from Boufal

37′ Morocco have been organised with a good defensive shape in their half as Spain continue their high press.

 

34′ Mazraoui tests Simon from range.

28′ Gavi receives the ball just on the fringes of the box. and tests Bounou who dives to his right.

Spain’s midfielder #26 Pedri (2ndL) and Spain’s midfielder #09 Gavi (2ndR) fights for the ball with Morocco’s midfielder #08 Azzedine Ounahi during the Qatar 2022 World Cup round of 16 football match between Morocco and Spain at the Education City Stadium in Al-Rayyan, west of Doha on December 6, 2022. (Photo by Kirill KUDRYAVTSEV / AFP)

 

10′ Morocco get the first free-kick of the game as Boufal is brought down 25 mins outside the box

4′ Spain have finally gotten a foothold of the game as they threaten early in the match

1′ Morocco are quick to seize the early opportunity to advance up the field.

FULL-TIME: Brazil 4-1 South Korea.

In the end, it’s an easy sailing into the quarter-final for the Brazilians.

76′ GOOOAAALLL!

South Korea gets one back through Seung-ho.

36′ GOOOAAALLL!

It’s turning into a whitewash. Paqueta makes it four for Brazil.

29′ GOOOAAALLL!

Richarlison makes it 3-0 for Brazil.

13′ GOOOAAALLL!

Neymar doubles Brazil lead from the penalty spot after Richarlison was brought down inside the South Korean box.

7′ GOOOAAALLL!

Vini Jr gives Brazil the lead.

Welcome to the live coverage of the round of 16 game between Brazil and South Korea.

Croatia win Japan 3-1 on penalties after extra-time.

EXTRA-TIME: The game is now into extra-time after it ended 1-1 in 90 minutes time.

55′ GOOOAAALLL!

Ivan Perisic levels for Croatia. It’s now game on again.

43′ GOOOAAALLL!

Daizen Maeda gives Japan the lead.

Welcome to the live coverage of the round of 16 game between Japan and Croatia.

90  England set up a titanic World Cup quarter-final against holders France as Jude Bellingham’s masterclass inspired a 3-0 win against Senegal in the last 16 on Sunday.

90+9′ Kylian Mbappe set up a history-making goal for Olivier Giroud and then scored two himself as holders France eased into the quarter-finals of the World Cup with a 3-1 win over Poland on Sunday.

90+7′ The referee blows the full time whistle and The Netherlands reach the quarter-finals, the first team to do so in this tournament!

90′ Officials six minutes of added time given!

81′ The Oranje make it three goals to nil!

76′ Haji Wright pulls one back for the US!

46′ Second half begins!

HALF-TIME: Netherlands 2-0 USA

45+1′ GOOOAAALLL!

Daley Blind doubles Netherlands lead.

10′ GOOOAAALLL!

Memphis Depay gives the Netherlands the lead.

Welcome to the round of 16 games and we are starting with the match between Netherlands and USA.

 

GROUP STAGE GAMES OVER!!!

In Group G, Cameroon stunned tournament favourites Brazil later in the day but could not make it to the next round. Meanwhile, Serbia slumped to Switzerland in another tie in the group, a result that eliminated them from the competition. Brazil and the Swiss are onto the next round which begins Saturday.

FULL-TIME: Ghana 0-2 Uruguay

Portugal 1-2 South Korea

90+1′ GOOOAAALLL!

Hee-cahn gives South Korea the lead.

58′ NO PENALTY! The referee adjudges Amartey to have fouled Nunez in the box but VAR overturns it after assessment.

HALF-TIME: Ghana 0-2 Uruguay

Portugal 1-1 South Korea

32′ GOOOAAALLL!

Arrascaeta doubles the lead for Uruguay.

27′ GOOOAAALLL!

Kim Young-gwon equalises for South Korea against Portugal.

26′ GOOOAAALLL!

Arrascaeta gives Uruguay the lead.

21′ MISSED PENALTY.

Andrew Ayew misses the penalty for Ghana.

5′ GOOOAAALLL!

Ricardo Horta gives Portugal the lead against South Korea.

Welcome to our live coverage of the last Group H games between Ghana and Uruguay as well as Portugal and South Korea.

FULL TIME!!! Germany are out of the World Cup in the group stages for the second consecutive tournament despite the win. Japan progressed as winners of Group E with Spain following!

The Asians face Croatia in the last 16 while Morocco take on Spain!

89′ Niclas Füllkrug scores Germany’s fourth goal. This was after a VAR review!

85′ Havertz makes it two!

73′ Kai Havertz scores to level things for Germany!

70′ Juan Pablo Vargas scores for Costa Rica, making it 2-1.

58′ Yeltsin Tejeda makes it 1-1 against Germany

51‘ The Asians take the lead! Ao Tanaka strikes for Japan!

48′ Ritsu Doan levels for Japan!

11′ GOOOAAALLL!

Morata scores to put Spain ahead against Japan.

10′ GOOOAAALLL!

Gnabry gives Germany the lead over Costa Rica.

Welcome to live coverage of the last matches in Group E between Costa Rica and Germany as well as Japan and Spain.

Morocco and Croatia go through as Group F winners and runners up respectively.

FULL-TIME: Croatia 0-0 Belgium, Canada 1-2 Morocco.

HALF-TIME: Croatia 0-0 Belgium, Canada 1-2 Morocco.

40′ GOOOAAALLL! It’s an own goal.

Aguerd turns the ball into his own net following a dangerous cross from Adekugbe.

27′ Yellow card. Canada’s Jonathan Osorio is booked for a foul.

23′ GOOOAAALLL!

En-Nesyri doubles the lead for Morocco. The North Africans will top the groups if things stand the way they are now.

17′ NO PENALTY! Referee gives Croatia penalty but VAR overtuns it.

4′ GOOOAAALLL!

Hakim Ziyech gives Morocco the lead against Cananda.

Welcome to the live coverage of the last Group F games between Croatia and Belgium as well as Canada and Morocco.

22:00 Saudi Arabia 1-2 Mexico

Mexico are out! A valiant effort but it ultimately ends in heartbreak.

09:50 Argentina 2-0 Poland

18:05  Tunisia exit the World cup as it is confirmed that Australia have beaten Denmark 1-0.

18:01: VAR diuallows Griezmam”s stike

France’s forward #07 Antoine Griezmann scores a goal which was later disallowed after a VAR review during the Qatar 2022 World Cup Group D football match between Tunisia and France at the Education City Stadium in Al-Rayyan, west of Doha on November 30, 2022. (Photo by Miguel MEDINA / AFP)

17:57:  GOALLL, Griezmann draws France level at the death.

17:54: France continue their onslaught but the Tunisian defence holds strong.

17:52: France awarded a free-kick on the edge of the Tunisian box as Mbappe fires straight at Tunisia’s wall.

17:50: Eight minutes added on.

France’s forward #10 Kylian Mbappe fights for the ball with Tunisia’s midfielder #18 Ghailene Chaalali during the Qatar 2022 World Cup Group D football match between Tunisia and France at the Education City Stadium in Al-Rayyan, west of Doha on November 30, 2022. (Photo by Miguel MEDINA / AFP)

 

17:48: Mbappe works his way through Tunisia’s defence before firing off a shot from the left side of the box but Dahmen keeps the ball out.

17:41: Griezmann and Mbappe continue to pile pressure on Tunisia as the North Africans  stubbornly hold out a

17:41: France come again though and win a corner on the left, from which Disasi wins another setpiece. The second corner comes to nothing as Tunisia clear the ball away

17:40: Tunisia 1-0 France


38′ GOOOAAALLL!

Christian Pulisic gives US lead over Iran.

30′ Both games remain goalless.

29′ Yellow card. Daniel James is booked for a foul on Stones.

Welcome to the live coverage of the last Group B games between Wales and England as well as between Iran and USA.

FULL-TIME: Netherlands 2-0 Qatar

Ecuador 1-2 Senegal

70′ GOOOAAALLL!

Kalidou Koulibaly restores Senegal’s lead.

67′ GOOOAAALLL!

Caicedo levels for Ecuador

49′ GOOOAAALLL!

Fenkie de Jong doubles Netherlands lead.

Second-half resumes.

HALF-TIME: Netherlands 1-0 Qatar

Ecuador 0-1 Senegal

 

44′ GOOOAAALLL!

Ismailar Sarr coolly converts from the penalty spot to give Senegal the lead.

42′ Penalty to Senegal

26′ GOOOAAALLL!

Gakpo gives Netherlands the lead.

It’s the last group games in group A with Netherlands taking on Qatar while Ecuador takes on Senegal.

In the last game of the day, Portugal defeated Uruguay to also book their place in the knockout round.

90+6′ It’s full-time and Brazil have qualified for the last 16. They now have six points from two games and will play Cameroon next!

90+4′ Akanji blocks a goal-bound ball as Brazil try to double the advantage!

90+1′  Six more minutes of added time!

90‘ The South Americans have a few minutes left to see off the victory!

83′ GOAL!!! Brazil break the deadlock via Casemiro!

66′ The referee disallows Vinicius’ goal after a VAR review!

46′ The second half begins!

45+1′ All square in the game as the referee signals for the half-time break!

30‘ The score is still goalless

17:00‘ Kickoff in the game between Brazil and Switzerland in Group G. It is Day 9 in the 2022 World Cup and November 28th.

90+6′ The referee blows the final whistle and Canada are out of the competition, becoming the second nation after host Qatar to crash out of the tournament!

90+4′ It’s another goal for the Europeans!

90+1′ Time running out for Canada! Officials indicate six minutes of added time!

70′ Kramarić gets his second goal of the day! It’s surely going to seal the win for his team!

46′ Second half starts!

45+3′ The first half of the game ends with the Croats leading.

44′ Marko Livaja gives his side the advantage.

36′ Croatia restores the game to parity with Andrej Kramarić scoring the equaliser.

2′ Alphonso Davies gives Canada the lead!

0′ The game between Croatia and Canada begins.

16: 00: The game between Belgium and Morocco ended in the African side’s favour, giving the Atlas Lions a foot in the knockout phase of the competition.

Earlier, Costa Rica pulled another surprise victory over Japan in a Group E tie.

Costa Rica’s goalkeeper #01 Keylor Navas grabs the ball during the Qatar 2022 World Cup Group E football match between Japan and Costa Rica at the Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium in Al-Rayyan, west of Doha on November 27, 2022. (Photo by Anne-Christine POUJOULAT / AFP)

 

FULL-TIME: Argentina 2-0 Mexico.

87′ GOOOAAALLL!

Enzo Fernandez doubles Argentina’s lead. He receives the ball from Messi following a short corner and executes a couple of stepovers before dispatching a curler into the top corner.

66′ Yellow card. Hector Herrera is booked for fowling Acuna.

64′ GOOOAAALLL!

Who else if not Messi? The 7-time Ballon d’Or winner finds the bottom corner from 25 yards out.

63′ Substitution. Argentina withdraws Lautaro Martinez for Julian Alvarez.

57′ Substitution. Enzo Fernandez replaces Guido Rodriguez for Argentina.

50′ Yellow card. Guiterrez is booked for a clumsy tackle on Messi.

Second-half resumes.

HALF-TIME: Argentina 0-0 Mexico

43′ Yellow card. Montiel is booked for a foul on Guiterrez.

42′ Substitution. Guardado is withdrawn for Guiterrez.

26′ Argentina are more dominant in possession so far but no shot on target yet.

22′ Yellow card. Nestor Araujo is booked for a foul on Acuna.

20:00: The referee starts the match with a blow of the whistle.

Welcome to Argentina vs Mexico live coverage.

FULL-TIME: France 2-0 Denmark

90′ Six more minutes to be played as confirmed by the fourth official.

86′ GOOOAAALLL!

Mbappe restores France’s lead. He connects with an enticing cross from Greizman poking home his second of the day

75′ France make a double substitution. Varane is replaced by Konate while Kingsley Coman replaces Ousmane Dembele.

73′ Substitution. Denmark withdraws Damsgaard for Dolsberg.

68′ GOOOAAALLL!

Andreas Christensen pulls level for Denmark. Its game on now.

61′ GOOOAAALLL!

Kylian Mbappe gives France the lead.

46′ Substitution. Martin Braithwaite replaces Andreas Cornelius for Denmark.

Second-half resumes and the game remains goalless .

HALF-TIME: France 0-0 Denmark

43′ Yellow card. Joules Kunde is punished for a fowl on Nelsson.

23′ Another yellow card for Denmark. Andreas Cornelius is booked for catching Giroud on the ankle.

20′ Yellow card. Andreas Christensen is booked for unconventionally bundling over Kylian Mbappe.

15′ Varane flicks on a corner from Greizman but Denmark players was quick to clear the ball off the line.

10′ CHANCE! Rabiot nods down a cross from Hernandez, Giroud attempts to shoot but Denmark defenders manage to scramble it away.

17:00: Welcome to our live coverage of the Group D encounter between France and Denmark.

 

Lewandowski celebrates goal against Saudi Arabia. Twitter/FIFA World Cup.

Robert Lewandowski scored the first World Cup goal of his prolific career on Saturday when he netted in Poland’s 2-0 win over Saudi Arabia, bursting their bubble following the team’s giant-killing act against Argentina.

21:50: The match between England and the USA has ended in a goalless draw.


England's forward #09 Harry Kane (C) kicks the ball as USA's defender #03 Walker Zimmerman (R bottom) clears it during the Qatar 2022 World Cup Group B football match between England and USA at the Al-Bayt Stadium in Al Khor, north of Doha on November 25, 2022. (Photo by Glyn KIRK / AFP)
England’s forward #09 Harry Kane (C) kicks the ball as USA’s defender #03 Walker Zimmerman (R bottom) clears it during the Qatar 2022 World Cup Group B football match between England and USA at the Al-Bayt Stadium in Al Khor, north of Doha on November 25, 2022. (Photo by Glyn KIRK / AFP)


FULL-TIME: Netherlands 1-1 Ecuador

79′ Substitution. Netherlands withdraws goal scorer Gakpo for Weghorst.

74′ Substitution. Sarmiento replaces Erstrada for Ecuador.

69′ Substitution. Netherlands withdraws Klaassen for Beghius.

59′ OFF THE BAR. Ecuador’s Plata smashes the ball goal wards and it rocks the bar.

57′ Yellow card. Sebas Mendez is punished for a foul on Depay.

49′ GOOOAAALLL!

Valencia equalizes for Ecuador.

46′ Substitution. Depay replaces Bergwijn for Netherlands.

HALF-TIME: Netherlands 1-0 Ecuador

45+4′ NO GOAL (VAR)

Ecuador thinks they equalized but VAR rules it out.

 

 

6′ GOOOAAALLL!

Gakpo gives Netherlands an early lead.

Welcome to the game between Netherlands and Ecuador.

FULL-TIME: Qatar 1-3 Senegal

90+2′ Yellow card. Assim Madibo is book for a foul on Dieng.

87′ Yellow card. Pathe Ciss is booked for fouling Mohammad.

84′ GOOOAAALLL!

Bamba Dieng restores Senegal’s 2-goal lead.

78′ GOOOAAALLL!

Substitute Muntari pulls one back for Qatar.

74′ Substitution. Ndiaye replaces Sarr for Senegal.

74′ Substitution. Muntari replaces Haydos for Qatar.

74′ Substitution. Dieng replaces Diedhiou for Senegal.

69′ Substitution. Qatar withdraws Boudiaf for Hatem.

64′ Substitution. Senegal withdraws Diatta for Ciss.

52′ Yellow card. Jakobs is booked for catching Mohamad with his elbow.

48′ GOOOAAALLL!

Jakobs sends in a good cross from corner and Diedhiou nodded past Barsham in Qatar’s post.

HALF-TIME: Qatar 0-1 Senegal

45+2 Yellow card. Homam Ahmed enters referee’s book for catching Sabaly.

41′ GOOOAAALLL!

Boulaye Dia puts Senegal ahead.

20′ Yellow card. Ismael Mohamad is booked for a challenge on Nampalys Mendy from behind.

16′ SAVE! Diatta cuts inside and fires a shot but Barsham pushes it wide.

Welcome to the coverage of the Group A second match encounter between Qatar and Senegal.

FULL-TIME: Wales 0-2 Iran

90+11′ GOOOAAALLL!

Rezaeian doubles Iran’s lead from a counter.

90+8′ GOOOAAALLL!

Cheshmi scores for Iran from outside the box.

86′ Red card. Wales goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey recieves the

52′ Iran hit the post twice

46′ Iran gets the second-half underway

HALF-TIME: Wales 0-0 Iran

16′ Goal ruled out for Iran. Gholizadeh has the ball in the net but it’s ruled out for offside.

11:00: Referee signals the kick off of the match.

Welcome to live coverage of  Group B second game between Wales and Iran.

21: 31: Richarlison scores wonder goal to put Brazil two ahead.

Brazil's forward #09 Richarlison scores his team's second goal during the Qatar 2022 World Cup Group G football match between Brazil and Serbia at the Lusail Stadium in Lusail, north of Doha on November 24, 2022. (Photo by Giuseppe CACACE / AFP)
Brazil’s forward #09 Richarlison scores his team’s second goal during the Qatar 2022 World Cup Group G football match between Brazil and Serbia at the Lusail Stadium in Lusail, north of Doha on November 24, 2022. (Photo by Giuseppe CACACE / AFP)

21:25: Richarlison scores to give Brazil the lead.

Brazil's forward #09 Richarlison scores his team's first goal during the Qatar 2022 World Cup Group G football match between Brazil and Serbia at the Lusail Stadium in Lusail, north of Doha on November 24, 2022. (Photo by Giuseppe CACACE / AFP)
Brazil’s forward #09 Richarlison scores his team’s first goal during the Qatar 2022 World Cup Group G football match between Brazil and Serbia at the Lusail Stadium in Lusail, north of Doha on November 24, 2022. (Photo by Giuseppe CACACE / AFP)

20:50: Serbia are proving a handful for South American giants Brazil.

Brazil's forward #10 Neymar (2nd R) controls the ball during the Qatar 2022 World Cup Group G football match between Brazil and Serbia at the Lusail Stadium in Lusail, north of Doha on November 24, 2022. (Photo by NELSON ALMEIDA / AFP)
Brazil’s forward #10 Neymar (2nd R) controls the ball during the Qatar 2022 World Cup Group G football match between Brazil and Serbia at the Lusail Stadium in Lusail, north of Doha on November 24, 2022. (Photo by NELSON ALMEIDA / AFP)

Portugal have beaten Ghana 3-2 in the second game of Group H.

Portugal's forward #15 Rafael Leao scores his team's third goal during the Qatar 2022 World Cup Group H football match between Portugal and Ghana at Stadium 974 in Doha on November 24, 2022. (Photo by Odd ANDERSEN / AFP)
Portugal’s forward #15 Rafael Leao scores his team’s third goal during the Qatar 2022 World Cup Group H football match between Portugal and Ghana at Stadium 974 in Doha on November 24, 2022. (Photo by Odd ANDERSEN / AFP)

FULL-TIME: Uruguay 0-0 South Korea

90′  Miss. Velverde smashes the post.

88′ Yellow card. Gue-sung gets booked for a reckless challenge.

88′ Substitution. Varela replaces Pellistri for Uruguay.

78′ Double substitution for Uruguay. Vecino is replaced by de la Cruz while Olivera is replaced by Vina.

75′ Double substitution for South Korea. Kang-in Replaces Sang-ho and Sung-ho replaces Jae-sung.

74′ Substitution. South Korea withdraws Ui-Jo for Gue-sung.

64′ Substitution. Uruguay replaces Luis Suarez with Edinson Cavani.

57′ Yellow card. Martin Caceres punished for a bad tackle on Son.

HALF-TIME: Uruguay 0-0 South Korea

34′ Big miss. Ui-Jo has a chance to open the scoring but fires over the bar.

5′ South Korea controlling more of the possession with Uruguay happy to sit back and soak the pressures in this early stage.

14:00: Referee signals kick off of the game with the blow of a whistle.

Welcome to the live coverage of the Group H encounter between Uruguay and South Korea.

FULL-TIME: Switzerland 1-0 Cameroon

83′ Yellow card. Manuel Akanji is booked for on Anguissa in Cameroon half.

80′ Fai sends a deep cross from the right but it goes over the head of Sommer and out for a goal-kick.

68′ Yellow card. Nico Elveldi goes into the book for pulling back Choupo-Moting.

48′ GOOOAAALLL!

Embolo connects with Shaqiri’s cross and shoots past Onana.

HALF-TIME: Switzerland 0-0 Cameroon

36′ Yellow card. Cameroon’s Fai enters referee’s book for charging into Elveldi.

26′ Fai lashes over the bar from well outside the box.

10′ Big Chance! Mbuemo shoots from a tight angle, his effort is pushed but Toko-Ekambi blasts over the rebound.

11:00: Game kicks off.

Welcome to our coverage of the World Cup Group G opener between Switzerland and Cameroon.

FULL-TIME: Spain 7-0 Costa Rica

90+2′ GOOOAAALLL!

The seventh and final goal for Spain is thanks to Álvaro Morata.

90′ GOOOAAALLL!

The sixth goal of the match goes to Spain. Carlos Soler strikes.

74′ GOOOAAALLL!

Five for Spain. Gavi scores.

54′ GOOOAAALLL!

Spain take their lead to four. Torres nets the ball.

HALF-TIME: Spain 3-0 Costa Rica

31′ GOOOAAALLL!

Three for Spain now. Ferran Torres from the penalty spot.

21′ GOOOAAALLL!

Spain double their lead. Asensio with the strike.

11′ GOOOAAALLL!

Spain open the scoring. Olmo the scorer.

Welcome to live coverage of Spain vs Costa Rica.

FULL-TIME: Germany 1-2 Japan

90+9 Referee blows the final whistle.

Now into 7 minutes added time.

90′ Substitution. Germany withdraws Gnabry for Moukoko.

83′ GOOOAAALLL!

Japan come from behind to take the lead 2-1. Asano connects with a long free-kick Itakura, he darts into the box and smashes a shot into the roof of the net.

79′ Fullkrug replaces Havertz for Germany.

79′ Substitution. Gotze replaces Musiala for Germany.

75′ GOOOAAALLL!

Japan equalizes. Ritsu Doan latches on a rebound from Minamino’s shot.

74′ Another Japan substitution. Minamino in for Sakai.

71′ Substitution. Japan coach withdraws Tanaka for Doan.

67′ Substitution. Germany’s goal scorer Gundogan is withdrawn for Goretzka.

67′ Substitution. Hofman replaces Muller for Germany.

60′ Germany hits the post. Musiala lays the ball for Gundogan whose shot Gonda’s left post.

57′ Another Japan substitution. Maeda out for Asano.

57′ Substitution. Nagatomo is withdrawn for Mitoma by Japan.

46′ Substitution for Japan. Tomiyasu replaces Kubo.

Second-half resumes.

HALF-TIME: Germany 1-0 Japan.

45+5′ NO GOAL.

Kai Haverzt thought he has doubled Germany’s lead but VAR rules it out for offside.

 

33′ GOOOAAALLL!

Gondugan steps up to dispatch the penalty and sending Gonda the wrong way.

31′ Penalty to Germany. Gonda takes down left-back Raum.

28′ SAVE! Japan’s keeper Gonda saves Gundogan’s shot.

14:00: Welcome to the live coverage of the Group E encounter between Germany and Japan.

FULL-TIME: Morocco 0-0 Croatia.

90+7 Referee signals the end of the game with a blow of the whistle.

6 more minutes of added time to be played with the game heading for a barren draw.

90′ Substitution Croatia. Perisic makes way for Orsic.

82′ Substitution. Morocco also withdraws Ounahi for Sabiri.

81′ Substitution for Morocco. En-Nesyri makes way for Hamdallah.

79′ Substitution. Mateo Kovacic is withdrawn by Croatia for Lovro Majer.

78′ Yellow Card. Sofyan Amrabat enters the book for foul on Luka Modric.

65′ Another Substitution for Morocco. Boufal makes way for Ezzalzouli.

60′ Substitution. Morocco coach withdraws Mazraoui for Attiyat Allah.

51′ Big Save. Boufal’s long-rage shot is blocked by Lovren. After shouts for a penalty by Morocco fans play continues with Livakovic saving a header Mazrauoi.

46′ Substitution for Croatia. Nikola Vlasic is withdrawn for Mario Pasalic.

The second-half resumes.

HALF-TIME: Morocco 0-0 Croatia

Nothing separates the two sides at the interval. Croatia had the only shot on target which came just at stoppage time of the first half.

Welcome to our live coverage of the Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup for today. We start with the group F encounter between Morocco and Croatia.

 

Defending champions thrashed Australia 4-1 in the final game for today.

France's forward #09 Olivier Giroud (L) celebrates with France's forward #10 Kylian Mbappe (C) and France's defender #22 Theo Hernandez after he scored during the Qatar 2022 World Cup Group D football match between France and Australia at the Al-Janoub Stadium in Al-Wakrah, south of Doha on November 22, 2022. (Photo by FRANCK FIFE / AFP)
France’s forward #09 Olivier Giroud (L) celebrates with France’s forward #10 Kylian Mbappe (C) and France’s defender #22 Theo Hernandez after he scored during the Qatar 2022 World Cup Group D football match between France and Australia at the Al-Janoub Stadium in Al-Wakrah, south of Doha on November 22, 2022. (Photo by FRANCK FIFE / AFP)

18:58: The third match of the day, Poland vs Mexico, has ended in a draw. Polish striker, Robert Lewandowski, had a penalty saved in the 58th minute.

Mexico's goalkeeper #13 Guillermo Ochoa (bottom) saves a penalty shot by Poland's forward #09 Robert Lewandowski (C) during the Qatar 2022 World Cup Group C football match between Mexico and Poland at Stadium 974 in Doha on November 22, 2022. (Photo by Manan VATSYAYANA / AFP)
Mexico’s goalkeeper #13 Guillermo Ochoa (bottom) saves a penalty shot by Poland’s forward #09 Robert Lewandowski (C) during the Qatar 2022 World Cup Group C football match between Mexico and Poland at Stadium 974 in Doha on November 22, 2022. (Photo by Manan VATSYAYANA / AFP)

FULL-TIME: Denmark 0-0 Tunisia.

The match ends in stalemate after 98 minutes of action. And that makes it first game to end in a draw in this tournament so far.

90+5′ NO PENALTY. After going to the monitor the referee rules against penalty after the ball appeared to have touched a Tunisian player on the hand inside their box.

We have reached the 90 minutes mark in this game and five extra minutes is added.

86′ Yellow card. Yellow card for Tunisia’s Kheneisi for clattering into Jensen.

78′ Yellow card. Mathias Jensen is booked for a bad tackle on Tunisian player.

69′ Save! Dahmen denies Denmark to keep score at 0-0.

56′ OFFSIDE! Denmark have the ball in the net but it won’t count as Olsen is ruled offside.

50′ Big chance for Tunisia. Jebali chips the ball to Laidouni who breaks down the Denmark defence only to be eventually stopped.

Welcome back for the second half as referee blows the whistle for resumption.

Referee blows the half-time whistle. It remains a stalemate.

45+1′ Substitution. Denmark coach withdraws Thomas Delaney for Mikkel Damsgaard.

43′ Big Save by Schmeichel. The former Leicester number one flipped over a chip from Jebali after finding himself one-on-one with the Tunisian forward.

38′ Corner to Tunisia. Jebali gets the ball in the Danish box but hits it against Kjaer.

24′ Disallowed goal. Jebali has the ball in the net but he is ruled offside.

24′ Yellow card. Denmark’s Rasmus Kistensen enters book for late challenge on Tunisia’s Laidouni.

14:00: Referee signals resumption of the match with his whistle.

Welcome to the Group D encounter between Denmark and Tunisia.

FULL-TIME: Argentina 1-2 Saudi Arabia

Unbelievable upset here. Saudi Arabia hold on to their lead to record a shocking 2-1 victory over Argentina.

90+2′ Yellow card. Mohammed Alowais enters the referee’s book.

90 minutes regular time completed. There will be a minimum of 8 minutes additional time.

89′ Another substitution for Saudi. Haitham Asiri replaces Feras Albrikan.

88′ Substitution by Saudi. Al Amri replaces Alabid.

82′ Yellow card. Saud Abdulhamid for reckless challenge.

79′ Yellow card. Salem Aldawsari.

78′ Substitution for Saudi.

Al-Ghannam replaces Alsherhi.

75′ Yellow card. Albulayhi is booked for taking too long to take a free-kick.

71′ Substitution for Argentina.

Marcos Acuna replaces Tagliafico in defence.

67′ Yellow card. Saudis Almalki enters referee’s book for a reckless challenge.

63′ What a save! Owais make an incredible save to deny Martinez an equalizer.

59′ Substitution for Argentina

Julian Alvarez replaces Papu Gomez as well as Enzo Fenandez replacing Leandro Parades.

54′ GOOOAAALLL!

Saudi Arabia get their second goal.

It is a great strike by Saudi Arabia’s talisman Salem Al Dawsari. He thumps a shot into the far corner to shock Argentina. it’s all to do for the Soth Americans now.Ias he sidesteps a challenge inside the box before thumping a shot into the far corner. Emi Martinez gets a hand to it but not enough to keep it out.

48′ GOOOAAALLL!

Saudi Arabia equalises

HALF-TIME

45+4′ Saudi substitution.

Al Faraj can’t continue and is replaced by Nawaf Alabid.

45′ Five minutes added time to be played.

30′ Al Faraj takes a corner for Saudi Arabia but it amounts to nothing.

29′ A goal by Argentina is ruled out by the VAR. The scorer Lautaro Martinez was adjudged to be offside.

 

10′ GOOOAAALLL (Penalty)

Messi scores for Argentina from the spot after Al Bulyahi’s foul on Parades.

Welcome to our FIFA World Cup live coverage today as Messi’s Argentina begin their campaign against Saudi Arabia.

Full-Time: Senegal 0-2 Netherlands.

Referee blows full-time whistle to signal the end of this game. Netherlands are up and running and Senegal have it all to do now.

90+8′ GOOOAAALLL

Klaassen doubles Netherlands lead.

90+6′ Another yellow card for Senegal and this time it’s Idrissa Gueye.

90+4′  Yellow card. Nempalys Mendy gets into the referee book for reckless challenge.

90′ Eight minutes of added time to be played now. Can the Africans reply?

84′ GOOOAAALLL!

Cody Gakpo Breaks the deadlock for Netherlands. The PSV striker meets a cross from De Jong and beats Mendy to head home.

79′ Teun Koopmeiners replaces Steven Beghuis in Netherlands midfield.

79′ Davy Klaassen replaces Steven Bergwijn for Netherlands.

74′ Nicholas Jackson replaces Krepin Diatta in midfield for Senegal.

73′ Substitution. Pape Gueye replaces Kouyate in midfield for Senegal.

69′ Another substitution foe Senegal.

Bamba Dieng replaces Boulaye Dia in the attack.

62′ Substitution Senegal.

Ismail Jakobs replaces Abdou Diallo in defence.

56′ Yellow card for Matthijs de Ligt for a silly challenge on Ismaila Sarr.

53′ Netherlands miss big chance. Van Dijk rises high to connect with a corner but can’t keep his header down. Relief for the African champions.

49′ The game is still 0-0. Both teams appear to be too cautious.

45′ Second-half resumes

45+2 Half-Time

Netherlands seem to have finished the latter part of the half stronger.

32′ Gakpo swings a free-kick into the box with Mendy caught in between the ball and his defence but Kouyate gets good head on the ball to clear.

29′ Still 0-0 but Senegal are enjoying a better possession than their opponents. Frenkie De Jong’s poor clearance almost gifted Senegal a goal but Idrissa Gueye’s attempt was blocked.

Senegal 0-0 Netherlands

27′ Senegal make attempt on Netherlands goal but treat defending by Virgil van Dijk denies them. Ismaila Sar shoots from outside the box but the Liverpool defender headed over the bar. It looked like it was heading for the net.

17:00: Referee signals kickoff of the match with his whistle.

Welcome to the group A game between Senegal and Netherlands.

90+14′ The referee blows the final whistle for the Group B encounter! England have now recorded the biggest win so far in the 2022 World Cup.  Join us later for the Group A clash between Senegal and The Netherlands!

90+13′ Iran Mehdi Taremi scores a late consolation from the spot!

90+10′ After a VAR check, Iran are given a penalty!

90+8′ Pickford makes a point-blank save to deny Iran!

90+7′ Iran pour forward, looking for a late consolation goal!

90+1′ Into the first 10 minutes of added time for the tie!

89′ The Three Lions are on fire! Manchester City’s Jack Grealish scores their sixth goal!

85′ England still probing with Foden and Rashford combining but the Manchester United man’s effort was blocked!

71′ Marcus Rashford makes it five for the Three Lions!

65′ Mehdi Tarem pulls one back for Iran!

63′ Iran makes a change!

62′ Saka scores again to make it four for England.

58′ England seem to be taking things slower, unlike the first half.

48‘ Morteza Pouraliganji booked for a tackle on Kane.

46’ Second half begins! The Asian team make three changes to their side.

45+13′ The referee blows the whistle for half-time.

45+7′ Saka is still causing problems for the Iranian defence.

45+3‘ 14 additional minutes were added due to the delay when the Iranian goalkeeper was injured!

45+1′ England make it three! Raheem Sterling served on a plate before slotting the ball home.

45′ The Iranian players are complaining about a foul in the build-up to Saka’s goal.

39‘ Bukayo Saka doubles England’s lead!

35′ Jude Bellingham scores for the Three Lions following an assist from Shaw.

25‘ Alireza Jahanbakhsh gets a yellow card for a challenge on Luke Shaw.

15′ Iran’s goalie Alireza Beiranvand is stretchered off and replaced by Hossein Hosseini.

10′ Iran’s keeper clashes head with his defender Hossein. The defender gets up but the keeper is bleeding and requires treatment.

8′ CHANCE: Trippier’s quick free-kick meets Kane whose cross into the box was kept away by the Iran keeper’s fingertips before crashing into one of his defenders. Maguire tries to score but fires into the side netting.

6′ England goes on the attack with Shaw on the left but his cross is cleared by Iran’s defender just before it gets to Saka.

14:00: Referee blows his whistle to kickstart the game.

13:15: Team list for both England and Iran:

13:00: Welcome to our live coverage once again as England open their 2022 World Cup Campaign in Qatar against Iran. The match kicks off at 14:00.

Thanks for joining us for today’s live coverage of the Qatar 2022 World Cup, join us again tomorrow.

90+6 Referee blows the full-time whistle as the first game of the Qatar 2022 World Cup ends in a 2-0 defeat for the host nation Qatar, with Ecuador grabbing the first three points of the tournament.

90+2 Ecuador have not been able to increase their lead but have comfortably protected their two goals, very solid at the back.

90′ Referee adds five extra minutes.

90′ Substitution 

Ecuador brings in Cortez for Estrada.

Alan Franco for Caicedo.

86′ Muntari makes an attempt on goal in what is Qatar’s best effort so far in the game.

84′ Ecuador’s Jhon Cifuentes fouls a Qatari player.

82′ Foul by Qatar’s M. Waad

78′ Yellow card for Qatar’s Akram Afif.

77′ Substitution

Scorer of double for Ecuador Enner Valencia makes way for Jose Cifuentes.

75′ Afif makes attempt on goal for Qatar.

72′ Substitution

Mohammed Muntari replaces Almoez Ali for Qatar.

71′ Substitution

Mohammed Waad A Albayati replaces Hassan Al-Haydos for Qatar.

68′ Substitution

Sarmento replaces Ibarra who had a strong performance for Ecuador.

56′ Yellow card

Medez goes into the book after catching Afif with a late boot.

18:10: Second half begins!

17:50: It’s half-time in Qatar with the hosts two-nil down. Can they stage a comeback?

17:45: Five minutes of extra time have been added.

17:31: Valencia scores a header to double the lead for Ecuador.

17:16: Enner Valencia scores the first World Cup goal in Qatar after converting from the spot.

17:15: Saeed Al Sheeb becomes the first player to be booked in the tournament after he brought down Valencia in the penalty area.

17:05:  Enner Valencia heads in a goal but VAR cancels it for an offside against the forward.

17:00: The opening game of the competition kicks off between Qatar and Ecuador.