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All of Sunday’s World Cup news in one place
Hello everybody and welcome along to this Sunday’s World Cup live blog, as we bring you all the latest news from the tournament in Qatar.
We’re into the knockout rounds of the tournament, so the tension is heating up and this Sunday brings two huge matches with France vs Poland and England vs Senegal.
We’ll have separate match blogs for all those fixtures, while this live blog will also be packed with all the latest news about those games, about yesterday’s last 16 matches and much more.
So, keep this tab open throughout the day as you enjoy this Sunday’s World Cup action!
The first of this Sunday’s last 16 matches is about to begin, as the 2018 winners France meet Robert Lewandowski’s Poland. You can follow all the developments from this one on our France vs Poland live blog.
After Edinson Cavani and Jose Maria Gimenez raged against the referees following their World Cup elimination, the Uruguay FA are now worried that they’ll be given very lengthy bans. Valencia and Atletico Madrid are concerned too, and you can read more here about what might happen with Cavani and Gimenez.
Ahead of Netherlands vs USA, Joe Biden posted a good luck video and insisted that the sport is called soccer. Now, after the USMNT lost, the Netherlands prime minister has replied, stating “Sorry Joe, football won”.
Tite has started his pre-match press conference by announcing that Neymar will play against South Korea in Brazil’s last 16 match. He has recovered well enough from his ankle injury.
Following the injury that will force him to miss the rest of the World Cup, Gabriel Jesus is on his way to London. There, he’ll be further evaluated by the Arsenal medical staff.
Following his excellent performance against Australia, praise has been flooding in for Lionel Messi. You can read a summary of several of the pundits’ views on Messi’s showing here.
Arsene Wenger has spoken at a FIFA technical briefing about the World Cup group stage and made a controversial comment about the teams who took part in political protests. “The teams who were mentally ready to focus on the competition and not on political demonstration [did better],” he told the room.
By playing against Poland today, Antoine Griezmann will set a new record. It’ll be his 71st successive appearance for France, an all-time national record.
Although England have been doing well and are the joint-top scorers of the 2022 World Cup, Harry Kane hasn’t scored yet. He’ll be looking to change that against Senegal and you can read more about Harry Kane’s World Cup goal drought here.
With Argentina safely into the quarter-finals, fans in Argentina are still celebrating. There are several viral videos going around showing their fans enjoying the win over Australia last night.
There are two games this Sunday, starting with France vs Poland at 18:00 local time in Qatar. That is 15:00 GMT in the UK, or 09:00 CT in the USA. Then, there’s England vs Senegal, at 22:00 local time in Qatar, at 19:00 GMT in the UK or at 13:00 CT in the USA.
So, this is our daily World Cup live blog, the space where we provide you with all the World Cup news taking place on and off the pitch, so that you know all the details and can enjoy the tournament fully.
This Sunday, December 4, we have two last 16 fixtures to savour, with France vs Poland (which starts at 09:00 CT) and England vs Senegal (which starts at 13:00 CT)
We’ll be reporting on the teams in action, but also providing updates on those that are back on the training pitches and preparing for their own last 16 duels or, in the cases of the Netherlands and Argentina, their quarter-final matches.
We’ll also have information on any of the latest fan stories from Qatar or off-the-pitch controversies.
Plus, we’ll have updates on Pele’s health status, as the king of football continues his recovery in hospital.
There really is a lot to discuss, then, on this third Sunday of the 2022 World Cup. So, stay tuned to this live blog if you want to stay up to date with all the latest developments from Qatar.
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