WORLD CUP 2022 LIVE: Argentina and France get their campaigns underway

WORLD CUP 2022 LIVE: Lionel Messi’s Argentina get their World Cup campaign underway against Saudi Arabia, before defending champions France face Australia… with FOUR group matches to be played today in Qatar

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Wales defender Neco Williams learned of his grandfather’s passing just hour before his side’s game against USA on Monday.

Williams went out and produced a strong performance at left wing-back, and afterwards dedicated his display to his late grandad.


There will be plenty of stars on show at this World Cup, and Wales’ standout player Gareth Bale stepped up when he was needed on Monday to rescue a point for his team.

Read what Bale had to say after scoring his nation’s first World Cup goal in 64 years.


Leroy Sane will not play in Germany’s opening match of the tournament against Japan on Wednesday due to a knee problem.

ℹ️ @leroy_sane will miss tomorrow's opening game against Japan with a knee problem.

Get well soon, Leroy! 🙏#GER #FIFAWorldCup pic.twitter.com/JXKRCgac4T

England cruised to victory in the end, but they had a frustrating start to yesterday’s match against Iran after there was a long stoppage due to an injury to goalkeeper Alireza Beiranvand.

They then went in search of an opener, and Jordan Pickford thought they had it when Harry Maguire produced a towering header from a corner. The Everton goalkeeper started celebrating, only for Maguire’s header to come back off the crossbar. 

To see Pickford’s early celebration, click the link below…

Gary Lineker and Alex Scott have given impassioned speeches about Qatar’s human rights record in the opening couple of days of the World Cup, but their views have not gone down well with all fans.

To read about what some viewers have been saying about the pair, click the link below…

Former Man United defender Gary Neville appeared to aim a dig at King Charles and Prince William for shunning Qatar as he looked to justify his decision to take money from Doha channel beIN Sports on Monday.

To read what Neville had to say, click the link below…



England made a winning start to the tournament on Monday as they thrashed Iran 6-2, while Wales fought back to earn a 1-1 draw against USA.

The build-up to both matches was overshadowed by a row over wearing the ‘One Love’ armband, though, with England and Wales, as well as five other European nations, backing down on wearing it after being threatened with ‘sporting sanctions’ by FIFA.

Roy Keane has hit out at both countries for backing down in the row. To read what he said, click the link below…

Welcome to our World Cup blog, where we have FOUR matches taking place in Qatar today!

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