FIFA World Cup 2022 hosts Qatar became the first country to be knocked out of the tournament. Qatar managed to score only 1 goal in 2 matches. They lost the opening match to Equador 2-0. In their second match, against Senegal, they were defeated again: 3-1. The match between Netherlands and Equador ended in a draw. Qatar was pushed to the bottom of Group A. Qatar's World Cup dream ends here, in just 9 days. Their journey to play a World Cup on home soil began 4,371 days ago — on Dec 2, 2010.
New Zealand defeated India by seven wickets in the first ODI on Friday (November 25) in Auckland to take a 1-0 lead in the three-match series. Chasing India's 307-run target, New Zealand (309/3) won the game in 47.1 overs. India made 306/7 in 50 overs with Shreyas Iyer scoring 80, Shikhar Dhawan 72 and Shubman Gill making 50. Tim Southee and Lockie Ferguson picked up 3 wickets each. For NZ, captain Kane Williamson made an unbeaten 94. Umran Malik, making his ODI debut, took 2 wickets
You will now be able to see Twitter checks in an entire array of colours, from gold to grey. Twitter boss Elon Musk is tentatively launching Verified on December 2. Governments will get a grey check, companies will get a gold one; and for individuals, celebrity or not, it'll be the good ol' blue. All verified accounts will be manually verified, said Musk, before they are allowed a check. The $8 Verified program will be launched on Dec 2 after several hiccups.
The Internet has found Ross Geller's (from Friends) look-alike at the 2022 FIFA World Cup, and he's not dusting a fossil, but playing referee.
Akshay Kumar has slammed fellow Bollywood actor Richa Chadha for her tweet mocking the Indian Army. Chadha is currently under fire for a tweet saying, "Galwan says hi" in response to General Upendra Dwivedi, General Officer-Commanding-in-Chief, Northern Command of the Indian Army. Chadha's tweet was a reaction to Gen Dwivedi's statement that the Indian Army was fully prepared to take PoK back from Pakistan.
A tourist who climbed an ancient Mayan pyramid in Mexico this week has been identified, and much to the surprise of people, is actually Mexican. Abigail Villalobos, 29, initially tried to pass off as a Spaniard after she was arrested for her stunt. She flouted a ban, climbed the 98-foot Mayan Temple of Kukulcan (that name will ring a bell if you've seen Wakanda Forever), danced on the steps, and recorded it all for TikTok. When she climbed back down, a furious mob decided they had had enough.
Football fans in Japan had quite a moment last night, when Japan defeated four-time World Cup champions Germany, 2-1, in Qatar. So, fans in Tokyo took to the streets to celebrate. Scenes from the famous Shibuya Scramble Crossing in Tokyo showed crowds celebrating the win... but ONLY when the traffic light turned red! So Japan.
Alessandro Michele, Creative Director, Gucci, is leaving the Italian high-end luxury brand after an 'extraordinary journey lasting more than 20 years'. "There are times when paths part ways because of the different perspectives each one of us may have," Michele wrote. His exit comes days after reports of tensions between Michele and the top management of Kering, Gucci's parent company. Alessandro Michele's time at Gucci is marked by soaring success, and flamboyant, gender fluid fashion.
Four US diplomats shared their story of leaving behind bulletproof cars and choosing to commute to work in auto rickshaws. Diplomat Ann Mason says she was curious about auto rickshaws when she saw them in Pakistan, where she was posted earlier. When she came to India, she took the opportunity to own one. US diplomats aren't the only ones to take a liking to Indian vehicles, former German envoy Walter J Lindner once drove a red Ambassador car to the Rashtrapati Bhavan.
After FIFA threatened seven European teams with sanctions if they wore the OneLove armband symbolising diversity and tolerance, Germany players placed their hands over their mouths during a team photo ahead of their game against Japan in a World Cup Group E match on Wednesday (November 23). "Denying us the armband is the same as denying us a voice. We stand by our position," tweeted the German football team.