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While most young players tend to languish under pressure or invest years in the training field before bursting onto the world stage, players like Pele and Lionel Messi stand out among the elite few who have achieved early success. Facing the pressure, some of them even became the youngest World Cup goal scorers and went on to carve out places for themselves. Michael Owen, England – 18 years and 190 days England trailed 1-0 to Romania at the 1998 World Cup , but striker Michael Owen scored an 83rd -minute equalizer for the 1966 World Cup winners. With goals at Euro 2000 , the 2002 World Cup and Euro 2004 , Michael Owen is the only player to represent England in four consecutive major…

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While most young players tend to languish under pressure or invest years in the training field before bursting onto the world stage, players like Pele and Lionel Messi stand out among the elite few who have achieved early success. Facing the pressure, some of them even became the youngest World Cup goal scorers and went on to carve out places for themselves. Pele, Brazil – 17 years, 239 days Pele is the youngest footballer to score in a men’s FIFA World Cup . The Brazilian striker scored his first World Cup goal in Sweden ‘s 1958 World Cup quarter-final against Wales at the age of 17 years and 239 days . Pele went on to…

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Mexican boxer Canelo Alvarez has apologized for publicly threatening Lionel Messi after expressing his displeasure over a dressing room video that appeared to show the Argentina striker nudging a Mexico jersey on the floor with his foot . Lionel Messi scored in Argentina’s 2-0 win over Mexico and Alvarez, who has 2.2 million followers on Twitter, said the striker ” should be praying to God I can’t find him ” as he commented on the video feel angry. On Wednesday, however, Alvarez took to Twitter to say he had gone too far and apologized to Messi and the Argentine people. ” In recent days I have been carried away by my passion and love for my country and I have made inappropriate…

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Defensive midfielder Thomas Delaney has been ruled out of the World Cup in Qatar after suffering a knee injury in a goalless draw with Tunisia in their Group D opener , Denmark said on Wednesday . Delaney will miss about four weeks. The 31 -year-old suffered a knee injury which not only limited his direct involvement but meant his game was over, a blow to Denmark ‘s hopes. ” We will miss him, both on and off the pitch. The rest of the players are ready and we have a strong squad for the next game, ” said head coach Casper Hulmand . 🚨 𝗢𝗙𝗙𝗜𝗖𝗜𝗔𝗟! Thomas Delaney has been ruled out of the World Cup with injury! 🇩🇰❌ pic.twitter.com/8fCrwX4tJ8…

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Cristiano Ronaldo believes his explosive TV interview, in which the Manchester United striker said he was betrayed by the club and forced out, did not distract from the Portugal World Cup dressing room. The Portugal captain said he was not concerned about how his actions would affect his team, adding that he was very happy with their chances of winning the World Cup. ” The best moments in my life are always my moments, ” Ronaldo told a news conference yesterday. ” I don’t have to think about what other people think. I talk when I want to. The players have known me so well over the…

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Manchester United striker Cristiano Ronaldo’s criticism of young players is understandable, says team – mate Anthony Erlanga . Earlier this week, Ronaldo told TalkTV that young players ” have easier things, everything is easy, they don’t suffer and they don’t care. ” Asked if the interview affected his relationship with Ronaldo, Erlanga told Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet , ” Not so much. He was still Cristiano Ronaldo to me when we met. ” The 20 -year-old added that Ronaldo has helped him on and off the pitch since returning to Old Trafford for the second time in 2021 . ” He inspired not only me but all the young players at Manchester United, ” said the Sweden international. ” I think he’s talking about young players in general. We’re a new…

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Eden Hazard believes he has a lot to offer Belgium at the World Cup and is confident of proving his critics wrong as the midfielder rules out an imminent departure from Real Madrid. Hazard, who is at the global championship for the third time, captained Belgium but has barely played for Real this season after falling out of favor under coach Carlo Ancelotti. However, the 31 -year-old compared the situation to the European Championships in 2020, when he also played games that lacked game time. ” I will keep smiling, ” he told reporters on Monday. ” I’ve had a tough few months and I can’t…

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The Netherlands included injured Barcelona forward Memphis Depay and unplayed teenager Harvey Simmons in their 26 -man World Cup squad but did not include veteran goalkeeper Jasper Cillesson. Depay has not played since limping off against Poland in the Nations League on September 22, and has played less than 150 minutes for Barcelona this season. From a medical point of view, he is fit to play, but Depay must be strengthened. ” He will not be able to start in our first game against Senegal ( November 21 ) , but he may come off the bench, ” he said, adding that Real Antwerp’s Vincent Janssen could be Depay’s choice Substitute. Van Gaal said 18 of the Netherlands’ 33 goals in qualifying were involved in Depay’s injury, which posed a serious…

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