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FIFA Announces China As Expanded Club World Cup 2021 Host

  • Oct 24, 2019
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Gianni Infantino awarded the inaugural edition of the 24-team Club World Cup to China after a meeting in Shanghai at the FIFA Council. FIFA president Gianni Infantino said on Thursday that FIFA had awarded the inaugural edition of the 24-team World Cup to China in what he called a "historic decision". The move underscores China's growing influence on football and could be a pioneer for the eventual World Cup hosts. Infantino made the remarks after meeting in Shanghai for the FIFA Board, the decision-making unit of the World Football Board. This means that many of the biggest football clubs, a variety of stars, will descend to China in two years. Infantino stressed that China is the only country discussed "It's a historic decision for football," he said. "It will be a competition that all people, all children and all who love football expect." The FIFA President said in June that the new Club World Cup could generate commercial revenues of up to $ 50 billion, although he did not say how many issues he would cover. A source told AFP the figure was "unbelievable". The current Club World Cup has seven teams, including Champions League holders. Qatar will host the competition this year and 2020. The two countries will use the tournaments as logistic tests for stadiums and infrastructure ahead of the 2022 FIFA World Cup , FIFA's leading international competition. Infantino said FIFA would also double the funds allocated to women's football to $ 1 billion over the next four years. "The Council decided to allocate 500 million in addition to the 500 million already included in the budget." The plan to renew 24 teams from the Club World Cup from June to July 2021 was approved at a FIFA Council meeting in Miami in March despite opposition from the UEFA and the strong European League Association. Infantino said on Thursday the tournament would include eight teams from Europe. The tournament is held every four years and replaces the Confederations Cup, an international competition that served as a test for the hosts of the World Cup. The next World Cup? China, the world's second-largest economy, became increasingly influential in football under President Xi Jinping, a well-known fan of the game. Xi and his communist government have made sport a national priority and his stated goal is to host the country of 1.4 billion people. Commitment to the 2030 World Cup has been discussed for a long time. Mark Dreyer, an industry expert in Beijing, said the country has a proven track record in organizing major sporting events and believes the World Cup is the ultimate goal. But Dreyer, founder of China Sports Insider, added: "I am concerned from the perspective of China if other competitive offers (by 2030) will use this (Club World Cup) against China and say they already have some who have rewarded FIFA for their financial support. , So give someone else a World Cup. " When asked about questions about China's human rights record as a result of the FIFA Club World Cup decision, Infantino went ahead. He was also asked whether the players coming to China should watch themselves, after the NBA. A Chinese reaction was influenced by comments from a Houston Rockets executive who expressed support for Hong Kong protesters who resist Chinese control. "Everyone can say what they want," he said. "As far as we are concerned, we are trying to use football as an incentive for positive, not negative." Read More: Graeme Smith elected MCC Honorary Life Member

Amit Panghal is World No.1 in IOC's Boxing Task Force rankings for Olympic Qualifiers

Amit Panghal is World No.1 in IOC's Boxing Task Force rankings for Olympic Qualifiers

  • Feb 13, 2020
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The global silver medal Amit Panghal (52 kg) was ranked first by the International Olympic Committee's boxing staff before the Olympic qualifiers next month, which made him the first Indian boxer in more than a decade to reach first place in its class.In 2009, Olympic bronze medalist Vijender Singh did it for the first time after opening India's World Championship account in bronze at 75 kg.Panghal, 24 years old, is ranked first with 420 points, according to the list published by the International Olympic Committee's Boxing Task Force (IOC), which is responsible for running sport at this time."It feels great and that means a lot to me because it will help me to be first in the playoffs," Panghal told PTI. "Being No. 1 in the world also gives you a renewed sense of confidence.""I hope I can win an Olympic place in the first qualifiers," the little boxer told Rohtak.The IOC Olympic Qualifying Team and Main Event will be held later this year in Tokyo, where the International Boxing Association (AIBA) is currently suspended due to poor financial and administrative management.Taking into account the ranking, two past world championships for men and women, continental championships and matches will be held in 2019. The Asia Olympic qualifiers will be held in Amman, Jordan, next month.Panghal has had a massive career since 2017, winning gold medals at the Commonwealth Games and Asia 2018.Last year, he became the first Indian to win a silver medal at the World Championships after beating gold in the Asian meeting.In the women's ranking, MC Mary Kom six-time world champion ranked fifth in the 51 kg category. Mary Kom, who won an unprecedented world medal from the eighth, one bronze, last year, got 225 points. His opponent, Nikhat Zareen is 22nd with 75 points.However, the best Indian player among the boxers is Lovlina Borgohain, who is third in the 69 kg category. Borgohain, 22, has twice won the bronze medal in the world.Among other Indians, Asian silver medalist Kavinder Singh Bisht (57kg) finished seventh with 190 points, followed by Gaurav Bidhuri, former bronze medalist, in 32nd.In the men's 63-kilogram division, the world's bronze medalist, Manish Kaushik, won 12th in second place, followed by Shiva Thapa, who won the Asian medal four times, in 36th.Veteran Manoj Kumar, three-time winner of the Commonwealth Games platform, ranked 71st in the 69kg category, with Ashish occupying the 22nd place in India.World number two Sonia Chahal and Asian Silver are ranked 10th in the 57 kg women's category.The continental Olympic Qualifiers in Dakar (Africa), Oman (Asia), London (Europe), Buenos Aires (America) and the World Final Qualifiers in Paris awarded more points to ensure that the winners of these events are guaranteed to seed. Olympic Games.Read More:  Schedule of Hockey Test Event in the Olympic

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DC vs SRH 2020, Delhi Capitals Beat Sunrisers Hyderabad to Reach Maiden IPL Final

  • Nov 09, 2020
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Shikhar Dhawan's fierce half-century and the full spectacle of Marcus Stoinis led the Delhi Capitals to the first Indian Premier League final, surviving some moments of anxiety before winning 17 times in the second qualifiers in Abu Dhabi on Sunday. . Impressive counterpunches from Ken Williamson (67) and Abdul Samad (33) threatened to destroy the hopes of the Delhi Capitals, but the timely firing of Stoinis for the Kiwi hitter put him in his favor. The Capitals will now challenge the Indians in Mumbai for the title on Tuesday, having lost to them in their first qualifiers.Shikhar Dhawan in his form broke 78 out of 49 balls to help the Capitals score 189 challenges out of three after choosing to hit. Promoted to open roles, Stoinis added 86 rides with Dhawan and then took three wickets for 26 rounds in the SRH race chase. Each step succeeded in the capitals on Sunday as Shimron Hitmire, who was appointed, also helped the team win a 42-time race unbeaten. Rapada eliminated dangerous player David Warner - 2 - with his first balls to give the capital the start he wanted.Manish Pandey - 21 - and Priyam Garg - 17 - hit the ball beautifully and confidently in their small 31-round position, but Stoinis shot them in the space of three balls. All three windows were within five behind the SRH. The Delhi spinning duo of Aksar Patel and Praveen Dube also played well while maintaining control of the actions.Williamson and Jason Holder kept one or two strokes and odd strokes. The Kiwi hitter began hitting with remarkable ease and his tough game against spinners kept SRH in the chase. However, Holder came out while attempting a superb shot against Patel.Williamson wrapped up his 50s with Patel's song. He got good support from Abdul Samad, who crushed Norte by two quarters and six.SRH needed 61 of the last five more times and asked Williamson to do the job. Stoinis turned him back, knocking him off a wide ball that hit Rapada directly in order to take cover. Rapada - 29/4 - Then run down the SRH standings to settle the capitals match.Previously, Captain Shreyas Iyer, 21, wasn't doing much. Dhawan, in his fast-paced innings, hit sixty-four. He added 52 runs to the third wicket with Hetmyer before his nearest Sandeep Sharma fired it - 1/30.SRH's dirty way also helped in the capitals, as they dropped Stoinis early in turns and gave them some free kicks. SRH also wiped out Dhawan in the end, though it didn't cost them much.Once again, the Afghani Rashid Khan Roundabout (26/1) was the most effective marksman, although T. Natarajan played well in the big hurdles.Stoinis, after being defeated by Jason Holder against Sandeep in midfield, punished the SRH players with a series of restraints.Stoinis, with three at the time, was well organized by Sandeep, but he didn't take the opportunity. Holder, who was later reprimanded by Stoinis, who had 18 West Indies field three, four, and six.Sandeep was initially flawless with his long balls, but then he veered off and was punished by Dhawan.Spinner Shabaz Nadeem came out to launch the latest version of Powerplay and ended up losing 14 times as DC hit 65 without losing.Warner moved the bowlers around the ball and handed the ball to Rashid and Natrajan. The Afghan spinner gave them the breakthrough with the eighth ball as he threw a Stoinis ball. Dhawan increased his fifty-six from Nadim.Iyer ran into trouble with the ball's timing and Holder quickly sent him off.  Also Read: Virat Kohli: Superb looking tattoos and their meaning

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Brazil beats Uruguay 2-0 to stay top of qualifying group

  • Nov 18, 2020
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First-half goals from Arthur and Richarlison gave Brazil a 2--0 victory in Uruguay on Tuesday and maintained their 100% record in the South American qualifiers for the 2022 World Cup.Brazil has missed a large number of players due to the Coronavirus and injuries, including incantation striker Neymar, but he was too strong for his opponent who had not defeated him since 2001.Arthur opened the scoring in the 34th minute when his shot hit from outside the box cruelly against Uruguay goalkeeper Martin Campana and then Richarlison scored from a short corner kick seconds before halftime.Uruguay is unluckyLuis Suarez missed after testing positive for COVID-19, Uruguay hit the wood twice in the first half, but his unfortunate night was confirmed when the assistant video referee convinced the referees to fire Edinson Cavani for inappropriate interference. Over Richarlison in the 71st minute.Uruguay continued to fight, and Martin Caceres saw his close shot hit the net a quarter of an hour before the match was over, before the Chilean referee canceled it.The win in Montevideo was Brazil's fourth successive victory in the qualifying round and ensures they are the only team in the South American group of 10 teams to win all of their first matches.Qualifiers will resume again in March 2021.The top four teams in the group automatically qualify for the 2022 Qatar Championship, and the fifth-placed team enters the tiebreak between the regions.Venezuela defeats ChileIn Caracas, Venezuela scored their first points thanks to the late winner Salomon Rondon against Chile.Guillermo Maripán put the hosts ahead in the eighth minute and although Arturo Vidal scored his third goal in two games moments later, Rondon's goal in the 81st minute gave Venezuela a much-needed win.Also Read: ISL ( Indian Super League ) 20-21 Updates

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Australian Open 2021 delayed,will be playing in Melbourne from February 8 to 21

  • Dec 28, 2020
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The ATP confirmed on Thursday the updated schedule for the start of the new tennis season, which includes the postponement of the Australian Open, which will now start 3 weeks later than planned. The ATP has published the first seven weeks' matches during which the annual ATP 250 event in Maharashtra will not be held as scheduled.The Australian Open was due to start on January 18, but a 3-week delay will allow players to arrive in Melbourne and self-quarantine and prepare for the ATP 250 and ATP Cup events in the lead up to the start scheduled for January 8. February.The ATP season 2021 will begin with the Delray Beach Open, ATP 250 event and another hard court event licensed for one year in Antalya, Turkey from January 5-13. The event will then move to Doha, where the Australian Open qualifiers will be held. It was held from January 10 to 13 before players headed to Melbourne for quarantine.“The Australian Open Men's Qualifiers will be held from January 10-13 in Doha, and specific dates from January 15 to 31 will allow travel and a 14-day quarantine period for all players and support personnel to travel to Melbourne as per the requirements of Australian immigration and public health authorities.The ATP said: “The controlled quarantine period will allow players to prepare before the 12-team ATP Cup in Melbourne, which is being played alongside the international moved Adelaide, as well as the additional ATP 250 tournament, which is all being held. In Melbourne." Also Read: World TeamTennis to Allow up to 500 Fans at MatchesNovak Djokovic will start her title retention in Melbourne, while Sofia Kenin will also strive to defend her title. It's a big boost for Roger Federer, as the great Swiss expected a delay, considering he was racing against time to recover from knee problems.Australian Open authorities expect 25 to 30 percent of the usual crowds to attend the first major tournament of the season in Melbourne, but with the Covid-19 situation in the country under control, chances are it will be. Allow more viewers.Meanwhile, it has been confirmed that as many as 3 ATP 250 events did not occur in 2021 due to the pandemic. They include the ASB Classic (Auckland) and the New York Open, while the Tata Maharashtra Open (Pune) cannot be shown in its scheduled week in February.Updated ATP 2021 calendar - first 7 weeksDatesLocationTournament5-13 Jan.Delray BeachDelray Beach Open5-13 Jan.AntalyaAntalya Open10-13 Jan.DohaAustralian Open Qualifying31 Jan.- 6 FebMelbourneMelbourne 1 (Adelaide Relocation)31 Jan- 6 FebMelbourneMelbourne 21-5 Feb.MelbourneATP Cup8-21 Feb.MelbourneAustralian Open Also Read: Check out five significant types of swimming styles!

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The 47th FIH Statutory Congress will happen in Delhi

  • Dec 29, 2020
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Across the international community, the past few months have been challenging for individuals, families, institutions, and companies. Emotionally, socially and economically, these are unprecedented times, with an uncertain future.This is why it is important that, as an international federation, we now plan a strong and safe return for the entire global hockey community - players, coaches, officials, partners, and fans alike, when it's safe to do so. We know that only a few things are under our control, but with so many uncertainties, the best way to feel that we can move forward as a global hockey family is to look at where we are, think about where we came from, and strive To build on our plans to build a structure. Sustainable fit for all.If we are to research the positives of the current situation, working from home has given us the opportunity to step back from day-to-day operations and take a long and targeted look at our strategies and how you can adapt and innovate. Even hockey is a sport that has a sustainable future around the world.One of the many things we have worked on is our exciting schedule of events, adapting it to the changes imposed by the Coronavirus, and the rescheduling of the 2021 Tokyo Olympics. Future prospects for the FIH Indoor Hockey World Cup in Belgium in February next year is an event that fills the hearts of all hockey fans with joy. The fast-paced action and the opportunity to see some of the world's best indoor players in action is something that will brighten the sports calendar and put hockey in the spotlight.We communicate regularly with the National Federations and Confederations to discuss organizational issues around the FIH 2021 Junior Hockey World Cup along with hosts South Africa (women) and India (men), the host nation of the Women's Hockey World Cup 2022 Netherlands / Spain Hockey World Cup 2023 Men, India.Qualifying for the FIH 2022/23 Hockey World Cup was the focus of a major debate between FIFA officials and the confederations. Final details will be released in June once the format has been approved by the Executive Board.Future FIH Hockey Pro seasons have also been the subject of much discussion between FIH and 11 participating countries. As reported on the FIH website, the Executive Board approved the proposal, agreed upon between the participating National Federations and the FIH Team, to extend the current season until June 2021, ensuring that all competing countries can complete your calendar.In addition to planning future events, FIH also works with partners and stakeholders to develop and implement innovative strategies and new technologies to raise awareness of hockey and increase participation, but at the same time while considering the challenges of post-Covid19. In this sense, one of the interesting initiatives that sprung from the FIH Academy team was the launch of online courses. At a time when it is difficult for athletes, coaches, and referees to gain practical experience and practical learning opportunities, this is an exceptionally useful development tool. Most training sessions are booked on the spot, which proves their relevance to our hockey workforce. Also Read: Did You Know About Underwater HockeyThe courses proved to be an immediate success with 22 workshops and training courses held throughout April and attracted more than 200 participants from 35 countries.We've also launched a new membership plan: FIH World Hockey Membership. This is part of the Hockey Invites initiative and aims to attract more people to join our sport and take an active role. This paid membership system has several different classes: coaches, referees, and members, and each category has personal benefits, including discounts on FIH Hockey Academy courses.With the Olympics moving into 2021, the next 18 months promise to be very busy. We are in constant discussions with our stakeholders to ensure that plans are in place to ensure all events run as smoothly as possible. We are also working hard with both the International Olympic Committee and the Tokyo Olympic Organizing Committee to support them in the rescheduling.Of course, athletes and their well-being are central to everything we do, so the participation of the Athletes Committee in any decision-making process was of the utmost importance.Although live hockey was not possible, it was great to see athletes from around the world sharing their training advice on social media using the hashtag #StayHomeStayStrong After removing geoblock restrictions on our FIH.live OTT platform, we also produced All-new programs that are now available for the world hockey family to enjoy. At the same time, our broadcast partners have made sure that hockey stays on our screens by allowing some images to be played back.Play hockey games on TV and online in more than 200 countries. To both of our broadcast partners and our other business partners, we are very grateful for the support they have shown at this difficult time.“These are tough times for everyone, and our primary concern at FIFA is for everyone in the global hockey community to remain safe and healthy at this time,” says International Hockey Federation Executive Director Thierry Weil.“When we finally come out on the other side of this colossal challenge to humanity, the work of FIH staff, combined with the support of our partners and stakeholders, will ensure that we are all in the strongest position possible and ready to restart hockey. When it is safe to do so.”The 47th FIH Statutory Congress is taking place from 19 May to 23 May 2021 at the Lalit Hotel in Delhi, India. More information coming soon.Also Read: International Hockey Federation unveils new match-based world ranking system for 2020

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Ten Man India Lose 0-1 To Qatar In FIFA World Cup Qualifying Round Match

  • Jun 04, 2021
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India made up of 10 players, defended credibly as they lost 1-0 to Asian champions Qatar in the World Cup qualifying round match here on Thursday.Abdel Aziz scored in the 33rd minute in a match completely dominated by the Qataris. The two teams played a goalless draw in the first leg here in September 2019.Group leaders Qatar, who has not lost a match so far, has seen waves of attacks with eight to nine players in the Indian half most of the time. Goalkeeper Gurpreet Singh Sandhu had to save a series of balls to keep the margin of loss small.But India played with ten men from the 17th minute onwards after defender Rahul Pique was sent off after a second booking. He had previously received a yellow card in the ninth minute.India had two good matches in their counterattack match with Manveer Singh in the midst of everything both times.India captain Sunil Chhetri, who returned to the team after recovering from the COVID-19 infection, was replaced by Udanta Singh at the start of the second half.India, which has not achieved any victory, remained in fourth place in Group E with three points from six matches.Igor Stimak's men are two points behind Afghanistan (third by five), who drew 1-1 with Bangladesh earlier in the day.India will play Bangladesh on June 7 in their next match.Also Read: World Test Championship Will Be Played On "Equal Terms": Virat Kohli

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Cristiano Ronaldo becomes all-time highest goalscorer in international football with brace against Ireland

  • Sep 02, 2021
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Cristiano Ronaldo missed a penalty but nevertheless broke the men's international scoring record before scoring the second goal as Portugal's 2-1 World Cup qualifying win over Ireland on Wednesday. Ronaldo scored his 110th goal in the 89th minute to move ahead of former Iran striker Ali Daei. Six minutes into stoppage time, Ronaldo scored the 111th goal in 180 games to break the hearts of the Irish after defender John Egan gave his nation the lead in the 45th minute. "I'm very happy, not only because I beat the record but for the special moments that we had," Ronaldo said. "Two goals at the end of the game is so tough, but I have to appreciate what the team did. We believed until the end." But Ronaldo, who has rejoined Manchester United, is still 76 goals behind the most productive international scorer in the game. Christine Sinclair 38 years old, scored her 187th goal for Canada last month at the Tokyo Olympics. Ronaldo's night was frustrating until the late heroics. His 15th-minute spot kick was well saved by goalkeeper Gavin Bazunu, who was just two years old when Ronaldo scored his first goal for Portugal as a skinny winger at European championship in 2004. Ronaldo's only title came with Portugal at Euro 2016. Although he was the top scorer at this year's Euro Cup with five goals in four games, his team's title defense ended in the round of 16. On that note, here are the best Twitter reactions after Ronaldo's historic goalscoring feat. He's done it! @Cristiano (110) Ali Daei (109) A phenomenal run of 49 goals in his last 47 Portugal appearances makes the monster from Madeira the outright leading scorer in men's international history. Take a bow, legend ‍ pic.twitter.com/WFO7XbuKr8— FIFA World Cup (@FIFAWorldCup) September 1, 2021BREAKING: @cristiano scores twice for Portugal and becomes the greatest goalscorer in international football history. He is, indisputably, the pic.twitter.com/tLXXVHwApx— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) September 1, 2021Congratulations @Cristiano https://t.co/MYMvPPJiqO— Guinness World Records (@GWR) September 1, 2021Man Utd's @Cristiano Ronaldo makes history!He nets twice for Portugal to break the men's international goalscoring record pic.twitter.com/ZSqfptGXWJ— Premier League (@premierleague) September 1, 2021Also Read- Taliban will never change, they treat women like zeroes: Former Afghanistan footballer Fanoos Basir

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FIFA World Cup 2022 qualifier: Euro champions Italy equal WORLD RECORD for most unbeaten games

  • Sep 06, 2021
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Jorginho missed a penalty when Italy draw 0-0 with Switzerland in a World Cup qualifier on Sunday September 5, a result that meant Roberto Mancini's side equaled the world record for consecutive undefeated international matches in a row. Italy is now undefeated in 36 consecutive games, equaling Brazil's record set between 1993 and 1996. The result could have been more positive if Jorginho had converted from the penalty spot in the 52nd minute after a foul by Domenico Berardi, but the Chelsea midfielder was thwarted by goalkeeper Yan Sommer. Italy had other opportunities to snatch the victory from them, but had to settle for a draw, which means they remain top of qualification Group C on 11 points from five games, four ahead of the second-placed Swiss, who have two matches in hand on the Azzurri.Also Read- Cristiano Ronaldo becomes all-time highest goalscorer in international football with brace against Ireland Mancini's team entered the game after a disappointing 1-1 draw with Bulgaria on Thursday, in their first match becoming European champions two months ago. But the visiting team did much better in the first half in Basel and should have taken the lead through good chances for Berardi and Lorenzo Insigne, both of whom were denied by Sommer. The best chance of the night came seven minutes of the second half after Ricardo Rodriguez trying to atone for being caught in possession, lunged in on Berardi to award a penalty. Jorginho, who missed his spot kick in in Italy's penalty shootout victory over England in the Euro 2020 final, stepped up but put his effort far to close to Sommer, who made an easy save. European champions Italy set a new world record of 36 international matches unbeaten with their draw in Switzerland Congratulations @Azzurri_En pic.twitter.com/VxL9CERn8D— FIFA World Cup (@FIFAWorldCup) September 6, 2021Sommer proved impossible to breach as he denied Insigne again to leave Italy heading home having been frustrated for the second successive qualifier.Also Read- Tokyo Paralympics: Avani Lekhara becomes first Indian woman to win 2 medals at single Games edition

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Lionel Messi surpasses Pele's goalscoring record, leads Argentina to win in World Cup qualifiers

  • Sep 10, 2021
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Lionel Messi broke Brazil great Pele's South American goal scoring record with a hat-trick that helped Argentina beat Bolivia 3-0 in the World Cup qualifiers on Thursday. Messi became the best scorer in South American football history The 34-year-old scored 79 goals for Argentina, overtaking Pele's tally of 77. The Argentine captain opened the way for his team at the Monumental Stadium in Buenos Aires in front of 20,000 lucky fans in the 14th minute. He moved the ball between the legs of a Bolivian defender and shot from outside the penalty area to the right of the goalkeeper Carlos Lampe. Once again he showed his technique to score the second in the 64th minute. Messi and forward Lautaro Martinez exchanged four quick passes to put the six-time Ballon D'Or winner in a magnificent position. He still had time to dribble past one defender before scoring. Messi completed his hat-trick in the 88th minute from close range after getting a rebound from Lampe. Also Read- LaLiga will not be weakened by Lionel Messi's exit, says ex-Real Madrid player Fernando MorientesArgentina now have 18 points in second place. Bolivia remains in ninth place with six. Brazil and Argentina will have one less competitive match after this international window since the Super Classic was suspended on Sunday. FIFA has yet to decide what will happen will the match, as it was stopped in a shocking way after Brazilian health officials tried to remove four Argentinian players for allegedly providing false information to authorities. The top four teams from the South American qualifiers earn direct spots in the World Cup finals in Qatar next year, and the fifth-place team will go into an intercontinental playoff. Previously, Uruguay beat Ecuador by 1-0 to move to third place in the table. Uruguay managed to get a last-minute home win against Ecuador, which was key to their hopes of qualifying for the World Cup. The header by Gaston Pereiro in stoppage time allowed Uruguay to add 15 points and take Ecuador third on the table. The Ecuadorians still with 13 points, are in fourth place and they are also well positioned to go to Qatar next year. Colombia also clinched an important 3-1 home win over Chile in a magnificent performance from forward Miguel Borja. He scored the first from the spot in the 19th minute and added another one minute later. Chile reduced the gap in the 56th minute with Jean Menezes, but Luis Diaz added Colombia's last goal in the 74th minute. Also on Thursday, Paraguay beat Venezuela 2-1. The hosts scored with David Martínez and Alejandro Romero in the 7th and 46th minutes. The visitors scored their only goal in the 90th minute with John Chancellor. He posted on social media after the game: "I dreamed a lot about this day and thank God it came. "I have no words to thank you for all the love received. What a beautiful night, I really enjoyed it. Unforgettable."View this post on InstagramA post shared by Leo Messi (@leomessi)Also Read- Lionel Messi signs two-year contract with Paris Saint-Germain after leaving BarcelonaAlso Read- Cristiano Ronaldo becomes all-time highest goalscorer in international football with brace against Ireland

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Lionel Messi Makes First PSG Start But Club Brugge Hold On For A Draw

  • Sep 16, 2021
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Lionel Messi failed to provide Paris St Germain with any sparkle as the Ligue 1 team's potent attacking trio lacked inspiration in a disappointing 1-1 draw at Club Brugge in their Champions League opener on Wednesday.In his debut with the French team, the Argentine forward managed to surpass him, but he was far from his brilliant best next to the disappointing Neymar and Kylian Mbappe, who set up Ander Herrera for PSG's first-half opener before being replaced injured after the break.Brugge, who levelled before halftime through Hans Vanaken, were more powerful and had the best chances against a PSG that lacks quality and defensive focus.The result left Paris Saint-Germain and Bruges two points behind Group A leaders Manchester City after the Premier League champions crushed RB Leipzig 6-3."We didn't play a fantastic game but to be fair we did enough to win, we deserved to win," said Herrera."Maybe they had opportunities at the beginning of the second half but I think we controlled the match, we had a lot of chances."Also Read- Lionel Messi surpasses Pele's goalscoring record, leads Argentina to win in World Cup qualifiersBrugge keeper Simon Mignolet disagreed."I didn't have a lot of work, I just pulled a couple of saves. We played as a compact side, it was the right approach," the Belgian said.With Messi, Neymar and Mbappe together on the pitch for the first time, PSG made a confident start but Brugge responded well.FULL-TIME: Club Brugge 1-1 @PSG_English The points are shared on Matchday 1 of the @ChampionsLeague. #UCL | #CLUPSG pic.twitter.com/P3EVbjqQxP— Paris Saint-Germain (@PSG_English) September 15, 2021Mbappe broke the left flank and his low cross was met by Herrera, and opened the scoring in the 15th minute with a low shot to score his fourth goal this season-his third goal in the last two games.Messi set up Mbappe, who went close in the 23rd minute with an angled shot that was deflected by Mignolet but PSG were lulled into a false sense of security.Also Read- LaLiga will not be weakened by Lionel Messi's exit, says ex-Real Madrid player Fernando Morientes