Cristiano Ronaldo (L) and Mohammed Kudus. (Reuters images)
Portugal vs Ghana: Cristiano Ronaldo takes centre stage. So will Mohammed Kudus
Portugal vs Ghana (Group H)
9.30 pm, Stadium 974
They’re 33 seconds of pure, unbridled pleasure: Teenaged girls and boys buzzing with pleasure, standing on prime of a desk and punching the air, dancing, working round in no specific route, shaking their heads in disbelief and, proper on the finish, a younger boy appears into the digital camera and shouts: ‘KUDUS’.
These had been scenes of trainees on the Proper to Dream academy in Accra, Ghana, celebrating a purpose by the soccer faculty’s most well-known alumnus, Mohammed Kudus, for Ajax in opposition to Liverpool within the Champions League in September. It was a thumping strike – Kudus taking the ball from his strike-partner Steven Bergwijn’s toes, controlling it along with his first contact and unleashing a cannonball that silenced Anfield. [Read More]
FIFA World Cup: Courageous Japan shocks heavyweights Germany in come-from-behind win
Japan gamers have fun finish of the World Cup group E soccer match between Germany and Japan, on the Khalifa Worldwide Stadium in Doha, Qatar, Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022. (AP Photograph/Luca Bruno)
In what was a story of daring substitutions, fleeting soccer and a never-say-die angle, Japan surprised the world of soccer with a 2-1 win over four-time world champions Germany of their opening match of the FIFA World Cup on Wednesday. The Blue Samurai used all of their 26% of possession handy Germany their first defeat in 26 video games.
Ilkay Gundogan put Germany forward with a peaceful penalty within the thirty third minute, sending Japan’s goalkeeper Shuichi Gonda – whose foul on David Raum noticed them concede the penalty – the incorrect means. Whereas Germany dominated the half thereafter, Japan did launch a few counters which ought to’ve alerted the Germans to what was to return within the subsequent 45 minutes.
At half-time, Hansi Flick’s males had 80 p.c possession. They’d a complete of 14 pictures with 5 on track. Japan had one shot, however that was off course. However that didn’t matter. Japanese coach, Hajime Moriyasu, who’s usually been criticized for organising his workforce negatively, made all attacking modifications within the second a lot in order that that they had two wingers enjoying because the full-backs. (READ MORE)