World Cup 2022: Hugo Lloris reveals the winning secret of French teams

France’s Hugo Lloris is bidding to become the first man to captain two World Cup winning teams. In 1934 and 1938, the Italian captains were first Gianpiero Combi and then Giuseppe Meazza. In 1958 and 1962, the Brazilian captains were Hilderaldo Bellini and then Mauro Ramos. Lloris has been speaking about the Doha flu in the French camp. … Continue reading World Cup 2022: Hugo Lloris reveals the winning secret of French teams

Will Saudi Arabia host the 2030 World Cup?

Saudi Arabia has an ambition to host the 2030 World Cup. The 2030 World Cup could be co-hosted in Saudi Arabia and Italy, with the Middle Eastern country eyeing a European co-host for its bid. The idea to host Euro 2020 across the whole of Europe wasn't exactly a popular one, even before Covid-19 meant … Continue reading Will Saudi Arabia host the 2030 World Cup?

10 World Cup highlights you can’t miss

Here are ten World Cup highlights as chosen by their team of reporters at the tournament. Saudi Arabia stun ArgentinaArgentina were cruising in their opening Group C game after Lionel Messi scored a first-half penalty. But the Green Falcons swooped after half time with Saleh Al-Shehri squeezing in a low shot to equalise and five minutes later … Continue reading 10 World Cup highlights you can’t miss

Portugal international footballer says Morocco deserve semi-final spot

Portuguese footballer Bruno Fernandes reacted positively to Morocco's triumph at the global football tournament in Qatar. Fernandes acknowledged Morocco as deserving FIFA World Cup™ semi-finalists after seeing Portugal's campaign cut short by the Atlas Lions in Saturday's quarter-final. Youssef En-Nesyri headed home the game's only goal just before half-time as Morocco caused another upset at … Continue reading Portugal international footballer says Morocco deserve semi-final spot

Piers Morgan: What Ronaldo wants from his next club

Veteran British journalist Piers Morgan has revealed that the former Manchester United forward, Cristiano Ronaldo, wants to join a Champions League club amid reports linking him with a move to Saudi Arabian side Al-Nassr. Ronaldo became a free agent after his second spell at Man United was cut short. The five-time Ballon d’Or winner was … Continue reading Piers Morgan: What Ronaldo wants from his next club

Qatar 2022: Gay lovers free to kiss and hold hands during the World Cup

Gay couples will be able to openly hold hands, cuddle and kiss at the Qatar World Cup, despite public displays of affection being outlawed by the Arab state, it has been revealed. Despite the new development, it's feared that once the World Cup is over, LGBTQ+ people in the country who enjoy the temporary freedom will … Continue reading Qatar 2022: Gay lovers free to kiss and hold hands during the World Cup

Messi to consider his Argentina future after 2022 World Cup in Qatar

Lionel Messi says he will have to consider "many things" after the World Cup in Watar this year and couldn't confirm he will carry on representing Argentina beyond the tournament in Qatar. "I've been happy with the national team for a while," he said after scoring in the 3-0 win over Ecuador at La Bombonera … Continue reading Messi to consider his Argentina future after 2022 World Cup in Qatar

Are China and Saudi Arabia using sports to conceal human rights abuse?

What do China, Saudi Arabia and Qatar have in common? The answer might not be as obvious as you think. But all three countries are accused of human rights violations, and all three are also playing host to some of the largest and most lucrative sporting events in the world. Photo by Sora Shimazaki on … Continue reading Are China and Saudi Arabia using sports to conceal human rights abuse?

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Should teams boycott Qatar 2022 World Cup?

Citing human rights abuses, campaigns to stop Germany, Denmark and Norway from participating in the contest are gaining steam. But is Qatar being unfairly singled out? Campaigners are pressuring Germany, Denmark and Norway to boycott the 2022 FIFA World Cup in protest against human rights conditions in the host country, Qatar. They amount to the … Continue reading Should teams boycott Qatar 2022 World Cup?

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Qatar and Egypt agree to resume diplomatic relations

Egypt has agreed to resume diplomatic relations with Qatar, the Egyptian foreign ministry said. “The Arab Republic of Egypt and the state of Qatar has exchanged two official notes today, January 20, according to which the two countries agreed to resume diplomatic relations,” the statement on Wednesday said. On Monday, the first direct flight between … Continue reading Qatar and Egypt agree to resume diplomatic relations

2022 World Cup: Should FIFA cancel Qatar’s hosting rights?

Last week, the United States won the 2019 Women’s World Cup championship. The tournament, Franklin Foer wrote, was “an exhibition of excellence, a noble step in the struggle for gender equity.” In contrast, he argued, the 2022 Men’s World Cup, set to take place in Qatar, “will be an authoritarian regime’s vulgar vanity project, allegedly made … Continue reading 2022 World Cup: Should FIFA cancel Qatar’s hosting rights?

How Qatar sponsored Extremism in Catalonia

In the aftermath of Barcelona terror attack, a Spanish newspaper has alleged that Qatar has strong links to a large number of extremists in Spain, and is believed to have sponsored the bloody massacre. The gulf state stands accused for financing Islamic worship centers and mosques in Spain, particularly in the province of Catalonia, where … Continue reading How Qatar sponsored Extremism in Catalonia

Qatar vows not to surrender its Foreign Policy to Pressures from neighboring Gulf States

Qatar has sworn that it will not sacrifice its foreign policy to pressures from Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Yemen, the UAE, Maldives, and Bahrain. The tiny emirate state received a 24-hour ultimatum to accept 10 conditions listed by Saudi Arabia and its allies on Monday. A clear threat of invasion for an alleged links with the … Continue reading Qatar vows not to surrender its Foreign Policy to Pressures from neighboring Gulf States

How Saudi Arabia plans to invade Qatar; US President Donald Trump suspected

The ongoing rift between Qatar and its neighboring gulf states -- the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, the Maldives, Egypt and Bahrain -- was blamed on a possible hack from Vladimir Putin's government but while Russia denied those allegations, Donald Trump takes center stage for inciting a campaign against the tiny landlocked emirate. Image shows Donald … Continue reading How Saudi Arabia plans to invade Qatar; US President Donald Trump suspected

Recep Tayyip Erdogan not happy with the Gulf States over rift With Qatar

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has expressed dissatisfaction on the economic and political sanctions against Qatar, saying his country will grant every necessary support to the gulf state. Saudi Arabia, UAE, Bahrain and Egypt announced on Monday that they have severed ties with Qatar. Image: Recep Tayyip Erdogan The Maldives, Libya and Yemen later joined … Continue reading Recep Tayyip Erdogan not happy with the Gulf States over rift With Qatar