Soccer World Cup: One year before Qatar: Between pomp and criticism

The former President of the World Football Association (FIFA), Joseph Blatter, struggled to smile briefly eleven years ago when he pulled the white card out of the envelope that would plunge world football into heated, controversial discussions and scandals for years. “Qatar,” the then FIFA President shouted into the Zurich hall in 2010. For millions … Read more

“The 2022 World Cup in Qatar is a little bit of sport, a lot of money, and massive human rights violations”

Tribune. From the “shame balls” of 1998, made in Pakistan by underpaid and abused children, to the Russia of 2018, champion of repression, the recent history of the FIFA World Cup is marked by scandals. A little bit of sport, a lot of money and cynicism, and massive human rights violations: that could be the … Read more

From Brazil to the Netherlands: these teams have already qualified for Qatar in 2022

Netherlands In the end there was still what I had hoped for Happy End for “Orange“Thanks to a win against Norway, the Netherlands secured victory in Group G with a two-point lead over Turkey, prevented the total write-off and booked their ticket to the World Cup. Before that, they had a 2-2 win in Montenegro … Read more

Qatar GP in Formula 1: Verstappen chooses private jet before the World Cup fight

Formula 1 leaves Brazil to fly across the Atlantic and Red Sea to the Persian Gulf. This weekend is the premiere of the Qatar GP in Formula 1. World Cup leader Max Verstappen makes the trip in his new private plan. Verstappen in his own plan (Instagram) Red Bull’s drivers recently bought their own private … Read more

The apocalypse will not be repeated. We will advance to Qatar and win there, Mancini assures frustrated Italy

Disappointed Italian representative Giovanni di Lorenzo after a draw in Northern Ireland. Peter Morrison, CTK / AP Of course, the frustration of the unsuccessful conclusion of the qualification also affected Mancini. Too much has accumulated … On Friday, a home draw 1: 1 with Switzerland, on Monday a tie in Northern Ireland and a direct … Read more

LIVE TMW – Immobile: “Yes, I want to be Italy’s center forward in Qatar in the next World Cup” –

live 13.05 – There is Ciro Immobile at a press conference on the second day of the retreat in Coverciano. The national team center forward is back at the disposal of the coach after the absence due to injury in the Nations League final four. Barring unforeseen events on Friday night at the Olimpico, in … Read more

Two new kids and a ghost: Roberto Martinez innovates to take the last step to the World Cup in Qatar

A victory against Estonia or even a draw against Wales will be enough for the Devils to win their ticket for the World Cup which will be contested in a year, in Qatar. Validating this fifth consecutive participation in a major tournament should therefore only be a formality. As usual, Roberto Martinez shuffled wide by … Read more