England have nothing to fear against France, says Bukayo Saka
Raheem Sterling will rejoin the England squad for the World Cup with the Three Lions continuing their preparation for what promises to be a great quarter-final tie against France.
Cristiano Ronaldo’s name continues to dominate the headlines with his Portugal involvement now likely reduced to a bench role ahead of the round of 16 game against Morocco.
Steve Holland has detailed the lengthy process around how to combat the threat of the in-form Kylian Mbappe, who is now leading the race for the Golden Boot.
Brazil will begin the quarterfinals on Friday when they take on Croatia before Argentina take on the Netherlands in a tie steeped in history.
Follow the preparation for England vs France and the latest from Qatar below:
World Cup: The best moments so far from Messi magic and surprise upsets to group stage drama
There have been moments of inspiration from star players including Lionel Messi and Kylian Mbappé, as well as sublime team goals scored by the Netherlands and Brazil. England have also impressed and are the tournament’s top scorer heading into the quarter-finals, with Gareth Southgate’s side facing France on Saturday.
Morocco produced the round of 16 result when they defeated Spain on penalties, and will be looking to become the first African team to reach the World Cup semifinals when they take on Portugal. Cristiano Ronaldo has already made history by becoming the first man to score in five World Cups, while Argentina appears to be on a collision course with Brazil in what is Messi’s latest World Cup.
Here are some of the best World Cup moments so far, as nominated by the independents writers
World Cup: The best moments so far
Amid the controversy and ongoing human rights concerns surrounding FIFA and Qatar off the pitch, it has been an exciting ride so far.
jack rathbornDecember 8, 2022 09:45
Enjoying the World Cup in Qatar? Here’s reality hiding in plain sight
It’s a description that was almost overlooked at the time, but one that Qatar was very much in tune with and deserves to be mentioned every day of this World Cup.
“Inquiries and reports in Qatar reveal that racial and ethnic stereotypes operate in both the public and private spheres, according to which, for example, sub-Saharan African men are presumed to be unhygienic and sub-Saharan African women are presumed to be sexually available. , and certain South Asian nationalities are presumed to be unintelligent.
“The Special Rapporteur received credible reports that, on the other hand, North Americans, Europeans, and Australians are presumed to be superior, and that whites in general are presumed to be inherently competent in various contexts, such as hiring and promotion decisions.” .
jack rathbornDecember 8, 2022 09:36