Japan vs. Croatia: Samurai Blue aiming to reach World Cup quarterfinals for first time

Japan vs.  Croatia: Samurai Blue aiming to reach World Cup quarterfinals for first time

CNN — In a World Cup of surprises, Japan has played a leading role in headline-making shock results. Not many would have predicted that the Samurai Blue would beat both Spain and Germany to top Group E in qualifying for the knockouts, but so impressive has the team been that not many would now raise … Read more

World Cup last 16: When, where and who’s playing who in knockout stage

World Cup last 16: When, where and who’s playing who in knockout stage

It’s almost time for the World Cup knockout stage. Group winners and runners-up have been confirmed, and the ties for the next round will take place between Saturday, December 3 and Tuesday, December 6, with a pair of fixtures on each of the four days. The Athletic keep track of the teams that have qualified … Read more

World Cup last 16: When, where and who’s playing who in knockout stage

World Cup last 16: When, where and who’s playing who in knockout stage

It’s almost time for the World Cup knockout stage. Group winners and runners-up have almost been confirmed, with just groups G and H to settle on Friday. The ties for the next round will take place between Saturday, December 3 and Tuesday, December 6 with a pair of fixtures on each of the four days. … Read more

Germany crash out of World Cup despite winning over Costa Rica | Qatar World Cup 2022

Germany crash out of World Cup despite winning over Costa Rica |  Qatar World Cup 2022

Four-time champions Germany have crashed out of the football World Cup in Qatar in the group stage, despite a 4-2 victory over Costa Rica. The elimination on Thursday came as Japan stunned Spain 2-1 in the other Group E match, a result that handed those two teams a spot in the Round of 16. Germany … Read more

Japan vs Spain, Germany vs Costa Rica predictions: World Cup 2022 | Qatar World Cup 2022 News

Japan vs Spain, Germany vs Costa Rica predictions: World Cup 2022 |  Qatar World Cup 2022 News

Al Jazeera’s AI robot Kashef has crunched the numbers and churned out some predictions for today’s games. Kashef, our artificial intelligence (AI) robot, has been crunching the numbers to predict the results of each game, all the way to the finals. For today’s matches, Kashef has analyzed more than 200 metrics including the number of … Read more

Germany score late to snatch 1-1 draw with Spain | Qatar World Cup 2022 News

Germany score late to snatch 1-1 draw with Spain |  Qatar World Cup 2022 News

Fullkrug rescues a point for Germany after Alvaro Morata had given Spain the lead in a lively showdown. Substitute Niclas Fullkrug’s close-range strike late in the second half rescued Germany with a valuable 1-1 draw against Spain in a World Cup Group E showdown, a result which left the group still wide open. Billed as … Read more

Germany looks to bounce back from shock defeat and revive World Cup hopes against dangerous Spain

Germany looks to bounce back from shock defeat and revive World Cup hopes against dangerous Spain

CNN — If Germany is to avoid the ignominy of consecutive World Cup group stage exits, it will need to earn a positive result against a Spain side that looked like the tournament’s most dangerous team after the opening round of fixtures. Finishing bottom of the group at Russia 2018, a tournament Germany went into … Read more

Ukraine war: Poland’s surprise move to reject German air defense system causes stir

Ukraine war: Poland’s surprise move to reject German air defense system causes stir

An anti-missile system Germany offered to send to Poland should instead go to Ukraine, Warsaw said, raising concerns that such a move would signify an escalation of NATO involvement in the war in eastern Europe. Others believe the Polish government’s rebuff was a mistake. Poland’s surprising response to Berlin’s offer was welcomed by Kyiv, desperate … Read more

There was nothing I could do about Putin – POLITICO

There was nothing I could do about Putin – POLITICO

Former German Chancellor Angela Merkel said that she no longer saw any possibility of influencing Russian President Vladimir Putin toward the end of her term in office. In an interview with German magazine Der Spiegel, Merkel talked about her final encounters with Putin, saying that throughout her farewell visit to Moscow in August 2021 she … Read more

Poland upsets some by rebuffing German air defense system

Poland upsets some by rebuffing German air defense system

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland’s government says an anti-missile system which Germany offered to send to Poland should instead go to Ukraine, a proposal that is a likely non-starter for Berlin because it would significantly ratchet up NATO involvement in Ukraine. Poland’s surprising response to Berlin’s offer was welcomed by Ukraine, which is desperate to … Read more