World Cup 2022 news, scores, fixtures for Day 4: Live updates, analysis and reaction

November 23, 2022 at 9:30 am est

Stojkovic: Mitrovic is ready for the match with Brazil, Serbia is not afraid of anyone

The head coach of Serbia, Dragan Stojkovic, spoke to journalists today on the eve of the opening match of his national team against Brazil tomorrow. He said Aleksandar Mitrovic is fit after dealing with a foot injury in recent weeks, while Filip Kostic’s availability is a “big question mark”:

He said: “He (Mitrovic) is working with the team, he is not in pain. That’s good news. As for Kostic, he is a big question mark and he has been injured since the Juventus game. He feels tired in his muscles. I want to be honest.”

On Serbia’s confidence facing Brazil, he added: “You said four strikers will play against Serbia? Then we’re done… But will anyone play defense? (laughs) You see, Brazil is a great team and one of the best in the world and it’s a golden generation of footballers. Brazil has a chance to win, but we are not afraid of anyone in the world – not even Brazil. “Sorry, but it’s true, we’re not afraid of anyone.”

(Photo: Getty Images)

Peter Rutzler

Peter Rutzler·

Fulham Correspondent

November 23, 2022 at 08:52 est

Officials named for England vs. USA

Venezuelan official Jesus Valenzuela will take charge of the England team against the USA on Friday.

Anthony Hay

Anthony Hay·

EPL Staff Editor

November 23, 2022 at 08:48 est

Experienced Belgium starts later

In the final game of the day, Belgium will face Canada.

The latter are playing in their first World Cup since 1986, while Belgium’s golden generation are extremely used to tournament football, as Athletic Mark Carey explains.

Jacob Whitehead

Jacob Whitehead

November 23, 2022 at 08:25 est

Thiago Silva for Neymar

“I think Neymar now has a good level for this competition, he has a different preparation compared to the previous World Cup because he had an injury in 2018. Surely now with a different preparation without any injury, without any worries, we see a better Neymar. and the best thing is that he is humble, I think our group has welcomed all our colleagues and in my opinion they will make Neymar even more comfortable with us, we will share our responsibilities and I think that will help us to move forward.”

James Horncastle

James Horncastle·

Serie A Correspondent

November 23, 2022 at 8:11 am est

Germany covers mouth in team photo to protest FIFA ban on ‘OneLove’ tape.

Germany’s team covered their mouths in their team photo before the start of their World Cup match against Japan to protest FIFA’s ban on the ‘OneLove’ band.

The German FA (DFB) confirmed that the team came up with the idea.

On Monday, England, Germany, the Netherlands and other European nations ditched the armband, which was meant to promote diversity and inclusion.

Anthony Hay

Anthony Hay·

EPL Staff Editor

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Germany covers mouth in team photo to protest FIFA ban on ‘OneLove’ tape.

November 23, 2022 at 7:53 am est

Jordan Pickford for Harry Kane

“I think he’s good – a bit sore but he’s out on the grass today, he’s our captain and I think he’s fine.”

David Ornstein

David Ornstein·

Football writer

November 23, 2022 at 7:40 am est

Where is Joel Glaser?

Athletic Lori Whitwell set out across the United States last month in search of the lone owner. Did you find it? Is that heck.

But the search was still instructive…

Jacob Whitehead

Jacob Whitehead

November 23, 2022 at 7:17 a.m est

Bruno Fernandes on Cristiano Ronaldo’s departure from Manchester United

“I don’t feel uncomfortable. I don’t have to choose a side. It was a privilege to play in the national team with Ronaldo and in the club it was a dream come true and I have always said that. Cristiano has always been an inspiration to me. It was a dream, but we know nothing lasts forever. And now Cristiano has made a decision about his life and career and we must respect every decision.”

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Anthony Hay

Anthony Hay·

EPL Staff Editor

November 23, 2022 at 7:00 am est

Tune in to the Total Football Show

Need something to listen to while you eat the clock before Germany v Japan? Why not try the Total Football Show? Host James Richardson looks back at a rather unusual day in Qatar and talks to our own Josh Clock ahead of Canada’s big day. Listen to it here.

Ian Mackintosh

Ian Mackintosh

November 23, 2022 at 6:48 am est

Wales add rainbow flags to training corners

They were one of seven countries blocked from wearing the #OneLove banner on Monday. The USMNT also changed the color of its crest around the training facility.

Maybe FIFA will decide that these are also a political symbol…

(Photo: NICOLAS TUCAT/AFP via Getty Images)

Jacob Whitehead

Jacob Whitehead

November 23, 2022 at 6:32 am est

Lewandowski to stay on penalties for Poland

Poland coach Czeslaw Michniewicz said captain Robert Lewandowski will remain on penalties for Poland despite his miss in yesterday’s 0-0 draw against Mexico.

Based on expected saves, the power and placement of his penalty kill would still net him 74 percent of the time.

“No coach tells a player how to take a penalty. Two days ago in training he did it differently. He made a certain decision during the game, but it’s not the end of the world. Levy knows how to shoot penalties. As far as I am concerned, in the event of a possible penalty against Saudi Arabia, there will be no change. “Unless it’s Robert’s decision.”

(Photo: Getty Images)

Jacob Whitehead

Jacob Whitehead

November 23, 2022 at 6:23 am est

Mazraoui is injured for Morocco

Ugh. That didn’t look good. The Bayern Munich full-back is one of Morocco’s outstanding players, but he should have walked away at that hour.

He received treatment a few minutes ago but went down again. The injury appeared to be from his diving headbutt after landing awkwardly. He was squeezing his right shoulder. Not a good sight. Atait-Allah comes in to replace Mazraoui at left-back in Morocco’s first change.

(Photo: Getty Images)

Jacob Whitehead

Jacob Whitehead

November 23, 2022 at 6:14 am est

Can World Cup teams replace injured players?

After a few days of action in Qatar, we’ve already seen one serious injury, several concussions and a scare for the England captain.

Lucas Hernandez’s World Cup, and arguably his season, was brought to an untimely end just 13 minutes into France’s win against Australia. It has been confirmed that in the process of opening the scoring by the Socceroos, the Bayern Munich defender suffered serious knee damage.

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But can they be replaced? Ed McKee explains.

Jacob Whitehead

Jacob Whitehead

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Can World Cup teams replace injured players?

November 23, 2022 at 6:00 am est

Half time in Morocco against Croatia

0-0 but an entertaining game so far, with Morocco probably looking the better side.

Follow the updates here.

Jacob Whitehead

Jacob Whitehead

November 23, 2022 at 5:48 am est

Today’s Athletics Football Podcast

Arguably the world’s most famous footballer is off the hook playing at the World Cup, Manchester United fans can finally say goodbye to their unloved owners and England’s captain and talisman faces an anxious wait with an ankle injury. All in all, Tuesday was a mess.

See all the reaction and analysis of those three huge stories with David Ornstein, Adam Crafton, Matt Slater, Adam Leventhal and Laura Williamson – all out in Qatar – on this morning’s Athletics Football Podcast. Free on Apple, Spotify and all the usual podcast providers.

Jacob Whitehead

Jacob Whitehead

November 23, 2022 at 5:35 am est

Keylor Navas’ incredible adventures with Costa Rica: ‘The World Cup changed my life’

Costa Rica is the most successful national team in Central American football, and later today another World Cup campaign begins.

Athletic Dermot Corrigan spoke to captain Keylor Navas.

“The national team always helped me, even though I didn’t always play (for my club),” he says. “I’ve always been able to perform at a high level for them. Nobody ever gave me anything. I had to show, in every game with the national team, that I deserved to be a starter.”

Jacob Whitehead

Jacob Whitehead

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Keylor Navas on his incredible adventures with Costa Rica: ‘The World Cup changed my life’

November 23, 2022 at 05:15 est

Luis Enrique is a fan of extra time

The coach of Spain, Luis Enrique has a tremor! How young! How liberated!

He’ll be providing updates from here throughout the tournament and has made some interesting comments about all the extra time we’ve seen so far – more than 10 minutes on multiple occasions.

“I really love all the added time, mainly because teams like us who have a lot of possession, we always complain that there really isn’t enough time played.

“So I think it’s great to play that much added time in both halves, as efficiently as possible (the better). Each team can play as they want, but the more quality minutes played, the better. So I’m very much in favor of this measure, it’s the right thing to do.”

(Photo: JAVIER SORIANO/AFP via Getty Images)

Dermot Corrigan

Dermot Corrigan·

La Liga Correspondent



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