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Major Link Soccer: US drops points late, draws Wales

Gave up a PK very late and the World Cup has had tons of stoppage time so far

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Men’s World Cup

Gay Australian footballer Josh Cavallo savaged FIFA Tuesday over its threat to discipline teams at the World Cup who wear rainbow-themed armbands, saying it proved the sport was not for everyone. Gay Australian footballer Cavallo ‘lost respect’ for FIFA

An authentic football match appeared after the opening’s cold theatre but its most important moment was Iran’s defiant stand against singing the national anthem. Iran’s brave and powerful gesture is a small wonder from a World Cup of woe | World Cup 2022 | The Guardian

Iran players decided not to sing their national anthem at the World Cup on Monday vs. England in a perceived show of support for protesters in Iran. Queiroz on Iran boos: 'Stay at home' if you can't support team

Iran keeper Alireza Beiranvand playing on after a clash of heads at the World Cup is “unacceptable”, says ex-England midfielder Jermaine Jenas. World Cup 2022: Iran’s Alireza Beiranvand continuing after head clash ‘a joke’ - Jenas - BBC Sport

The four matches at the World Cup so far have had much more stoppage time added on at the end of games than usual, but why? World Cup 2022: Why is there so much stoppage time being added on? - BBC Sport

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FIFA has denied Belgium’s request to wear team jerseys with a ‘’Love’’ label at the World Cup in Qatar because of a commercial link to a rave festival. Multi-color detail on the white shirt was described as a ‘’symbol for mutual values on diversity, equality and inclusivity’’ at the September launch by Belgium’s signature electronic music event Tomorrowland. FIFA blocks 'Love' detail on Belgium's World Cup jersey

FIFA have demanded that the Belgium team remove the word “love” from the collar of their away shirt, sources have told ESPN. FIFA tells Belgium to remove word ‘love’ on shirts - sources

Two American journalists have been told to remove rainbow-patterned articles of clothing by authorities at World Cup venues in Qatar in recent days. World Cup 2022: American journalist ‘detained’ over rainbow shirt ahead of U.S.-Wales match | Yahoo Sports

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World Club Soccer

From trips abroad to giving their stadiums a lick of paint, this is how Premier League clubs are spending their Qatar-enforced holiday. How Premier League clubs are spending their break - BBC Sport


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What’s on TV?

2:00 AM - Argentina v. Saudi Arabia - Men’s World Cup - FS1, Telemundo - Replay on Tubi

5:00 AM - Denmark v. Tunisia - Men’s World Cup - FS1, Telemundo - Replay on Tubi

8:00 AM - Mexico v. Poland - Men’s World Cup - Fox, Telemundo - Replay on Tubi

11:00 AM - France v. Australia - Men’s World Cup - Fox, Telemundo - Replay on Tubi

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