The surprising victory of Saudi Arabia against Argentina at the World Cup brought a moment of unity among Arab countries.
Turkish professional football club Fenerbahce's attacker Enner Valencia netted two goals in Ecuador's victory against Qatar, who became the first hosts in the history of the World Cup to lose the opening match.
Featuring 32 teams fighting for victory, the first edition of the FIFA World Cup to be played in the Arab world will take place from 20 November to 18 December.
Well-known street artist Martin Ron was behind the world's largest mural, inspired by a photograph of the then-Argentina captain that captures his expression shortly before he sang the national anthem at the 1990 World Cup final.
Pogba hasn't played for Juventus since re-signing for them from Manchester United in the summer, hurting the meniscus in his right knee in July.
The Paris Saint-Germain forward is facing charges of business corruption and could face two years in jail and a $9.7 million fine if convicted.
Southeast Asia's largest country will remain the host of next year's U-20 World Cup even after the deadly stadium crush, which killed 131 people.
The Polish striker was unhappy with the salary offered by Bayern and had clashed with the Bavarian club's coach Julian Nagelsmann over tactical choices.
The 32-year-old Bale will join LAFC as a free agent with his contract due to end this summer as the signing is expected to be announced "within a few days."
Mane won every major honour with Liverpool — the Champions League and Club World Cup in 2019, the Premier League in 2020 and both the FA Cup and League Cup in 2022.
The German football team won all of the 13 matches they competed in, claiming their first European title since 1980.
The deal stipulates that players from both teams "pool and share" the otherwise unequal prize money paid by FIFA for participation in their respective World Cups.
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