Ryan Reynolds watches Wrexham draw thrilling FA Cup encounter

CNN — As the saying goes, it’s the hope that kills you as a soccer fan – just ask Ryan Reynolds. The Hollywood actor experienced the full spectrum of emotions on Sunday as he watched Wrexham – the club Reynolds co-owns with Rob McElhenney – draw 3-3 against Sheffield United in a thrilling FA Cup … Read more

Lionel Messi and Rodrigo De Paul fly in helicopter over parade due to crowd size

Buenos Aires CNN — Argentine national soccer team stars Lionel Messi and Rodrigo De Paul, along with coach Lionel Scaloni, were forced to fly in a helicopter over the center of Buenos Aires after their bus got stuck in the massive crowds gathered to watch the parade celebrating the country’s World Cup victory, Argentine federal … Read more

Qatar 2022 World Cup winner Argentina returns home to a jubilant Buenos Aires

CNN — Argentina’s World Cup-winning squad arrived home to a jubilant Buenos Aires in the early hours of Tuesday morning, with massive crowds lining the streets and cheering their champions’ return. Captain Lionel Messi stepped off the plane first, holding the gold trophy aloft, followed by his triumphant team onto a red carpet at the … Read more

Why this was the greatest World Cup final ever

CNN — It seems only yesterday that Enner Valencia was swatting aside Qatar in the 2022 World Cup’s curtain raiser. As the dust settles on an enthralling month of soccer action, fans have been treated to arguably one of the greatest ever World Cup tournaments in the sport’s history. In fitting fashion, Sunday’s final exploded … Read more

Lionel Messi: How he won over the hearts of all of Argentina

CNN — When engaging in discussions or debates about the greatest players of all time, soccer fans and pundits will often point to tangible achievements: trophies, individual accolades or scoring records. What is often overlooked in those discussions, however, are the players’ intangible achievements – how they make fans feel and the emotions they stir … Read more

Ukraine’s presidential office criticizes FIFA for refusing to show Zelensky’s message of peace at the World Cup Final

CNN — Ukraine’s presidential office is criticizing FIFA for refusing to show a video message from President Volodymyr Zelensky in Qatar’s Lusail Stadium ahead of the World Cup final on Sunday. The video, which was recorded in English, is meant to be an “appeal for peace,” Ukraine’s presidential office said in a written statement to … Read more

It’s no great surprise that the European Parliament has a corruption problem

CNN — The European Union has spent the past few days reeling from one of the worst scandals to hit Brussels in decades. Belgian police said late last week that they had carried out raids and arrested four people in connection with an ongoing corruption probe into alleged payments and gifts from Qatar to members … Read more

World Cup security guard dies after ‘fall’ while on duty at the Lusail Stadium

CNN — A Kenyan security guard who reportedly fell while on duty at Qatar’s Lusail Stadium has died in hospital, his family and officials have confirmed to CNN. His employer had notified the migrant worker’s family on Saturday that 24-year-old John Njue Kibue had fallen from the 8th floor of the stadium while on duty, … Read more

5 things to know for Dec. 14: Immigration, Storms, Student loans, Ukraine, Sandy Hook

CNN — Beginning next year, you may see some familiar faces on letters in your mail. John Lewis, the late civil rights trailblazer and congressman, will be honored on a new postage stamp in 2023, the US Postal Service announced Tuesday. Among several other icons, the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg – affectionately … Read more

Grant Wahl: Sports reporter died of an aortic aneurysm, wife says

CNN — Grant Wahl, the American soccer reporter who collapsed and died while covering the World Cup in Qatar last week, died of an aortic aneurysm that ruptured, his wife, Dr. Celine Gounder, said Wednesday. “It’s just one of these things that had been likely brewing for years, and for whatever reason it happened at … Read more