Ryan Reynolds watches Wrexham draw thrilling FA Cup encounter

CNN — As the saying goes, it’s hope that kills you as a football fan – just ask Ryan Reynolds. The Hollywood actor experienced the full gamut of emotions on Sunday watching Wrexham – the club Reynolds co-owns with Rob McElhenney – drew 3-3 against Sheffield United in a thrilling FA Cup encounter. Reynolds traveled … Read more

FA Cup: Hollywood stars Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney revel in the FA Cup enchantment

CNN — When Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney took control of the lower league football club WrexhamAFC in 2021, it was widely believed that it would be Hollywood stars who would bring the magic. Two years later, however, it’s not just a story about the stars liberally sprinkling stardust – it’s more about the Hollywood … Read more

Gianluca Vialli, great Italian footballer, died at the age of 58

CNN — Italian football great Gianluca Vialli has died aged 58 after what he described as his ‘trip’ with an ‘unwanted travel companion’ – pancreatic cancer. Vialli announced in December that he was move away of his role with the Italian national federation for health reasons after consultation with his oncologists. Vialli had publicly battled … Read more

Why this World Cup was culturally unique

CNN — It was never going to be a Traditional World Cup. Innovating in the Middle East and playing for the first time during the European winter, it was always going to look and feel different. Qatar has been described by some as the host of the most controversial World Cup tournament, with criticism ranging … Read more

5 things to know for December 19: January 6, Twitter, World Cup, Immigration, Turbulence

CNN — When you make a purchase at a coffee shop or casual restaurant, an employee typically circles around a touchscreen to show you suggested tip amounts, usually between 10% and 25%. Then there’s an awkward moment when the worker (right in front of you) waits to see how much you tip while customers behind … Read more

Lionel Messi cements his place among the greats after winning an epic duel against Kylian Mbappe

CNN — Now there can be no more arguments. Now there should be no debate. In the most dramatic and nervous way imaginable, Lionel Messi finally got his hands on world Cup and with him cemented his place in the pantheon of great footballers, alongside Diego Maradona and Skin. The final was as good as … Read more

5 things to know on December 18, 2022: Start your week smart: World Cup, Pope Francis, Kenny DeLand Jr., NFL, Kevin McCarthy

CNN — Welcome to the weird two-week period where nothing really gets done and everyone just rides on vacation. (Well, unless you work in the restaurant industry, delivery, retail, healthcare, janitorial services, or at a gas station, or an airport, or a place of worship, or as a musician, or that you don’t celebrate anything … Read more

Lionel Messi: How he won the hearts of all Argentina

CNN — When engaging in discussions or debates about the greatest players of all time, football fans and pundits often refer to tangible achievements: trophies, individual accolades or scoring records. What is often overlooked in these discussions, however, are the players’ intangible achievements – how they make fans feel and the emotions they evoke when … Read more

France and Argentina bring several storylines to the tantalizing World Cup final

CNN — And just like that, after 62 matches over nearly a month, the stage for the showpiece Qatar 2022 final was set. Two-time champions Argentina overcame Croatia in the first semi-final earlier in the week when they were defending champions. France put an end to the Moroccan dream of the 2022 World Cup with … Read more

Africa World Cup: How a usually underachieving continent finally made it

CNN — After the first round of matches at World Cup, an all-too-familiar scenario seemed to be playing out for African football fans. Five games played, three losses, two draws and only Ghana put the ball in the back of the net in a defeat against Portugal. Another disappointing tournament seemed to be looming for … Read more