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Premier League and its players enter unknown territory after World Cup | Jonathan Wilson
Usually there’s a month off for players to reset but this time there is a matter of days for those coming off Qatar’s highs and lows

Jonathan Wilson

24, Dec, 2022 @5:30 PM

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Fifa investigating how chef Salt Bae got on to World Cup final pitch
Influencer and restaurateur Nusret Gökçe seen pretending to sprinkle salt over trophy and celebrating with Argentina in defiance of strict rules on access

Harry Taylor

22, Dec, 2022 @9:12 PM

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Brazil stay top of world rankings with Argentina second and Morocco 11th
Argentina have failed to dislodge Brazil from the top of Fifa’s rankings, while Morocco replace Senegal as Africa’s highest-ranked side

PA Media and Guardian sport

22, Dec, 2022 @10:52 AM

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Emiliano Martínez: shootouts, controversy and World Cup success
Argentina goalkeeper has previous form saving from the spot and, however contentious, is the ultimate difference-maker

Barry Glendenning

19, Dec, 2022 @5:10 PM

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I hate that Fifa and Qatar exploited Lionel Messi’s genius. But I’ll cherish the football | Mihir Bose
We’ll forget the bisht incident, and celebrate the amazing World Cup games, says author and broadcaster Mihir Bose

Mihir Bose

19, Dec, 2022 @3:28 PM

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From Martínez to Mbappé: a World Cup 2022 team of the tournament | Jacob Steinberg
We select an XI, in a 4-3-3, that includes three players from surprise semi-finalists Morocco and one from England

Jacob Steinberg in Doha

19, Dec, 2022 @12:39 PM

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Shape-shifting, energy and youth: how Scaloni transformed Argentina | Sid Lowe
Faced with a crisis after losing the opening game against Saudi Arabia, Argentina’s manager made bold changes which paid off

Sid Lowe in Doha

19, Dec, 2022 @11:46 AM

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Monday briefing: How Argentina secured the World Cup in perhaps the greatest final ever
In today’s newsletter: Lionel Messi secured his legacy as one of the greatest football player’s ever at a tournament which has been a triumph of sportwashing for Qatar

Archie Bland

19, Dec, 2022 @6:55 AM

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‘The agony and the ecstasy’: what the UK papers say about the World Cup final
The newspaper front pages declare it Lionel Messi’s final, as they unite in celebrating Argentina’s win over France

Jonathan Yerushalmy

19, Dec, 2022 @12:52 AM

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Lionel Messi wants to keep playing for Argentina after World Cup win
Lionel Messi said he wanted ‘to enjoy a couple more matches being world champion’ rather than retiring from international football immediately

Nick Ames at Lusail Stadium

18, Dec, 2022 @10:23 PM

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Mixed reaction as Lionel Messi draped in Arab cloak before lifting World Cup
Lionel Messi was draped in a black bisht – a traditional men’s cloak in the Arab world – by the emir of Qatar as Argentina’s captain prepared to lift the trophy

Guardian sport

18, Dec, 2022 @9:30 PM

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Messi emulates Maradona in fairytale ending to a story like no other | Sid Lowe
Argentina’s maestro followed his hero in leading his country to the World Cup and completed his collection of titles

Sid Lowe at Lusail Stadium

18, Dec, 2022 @9:28 PM

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