What’s new at the 2022 World Cup?

What's new at the 2022 World Cup?

Doha, Qatar – The 2022 FIFA Men’s World Cup is fast approaching. The kick-off of the opening match takes place on November 20, almost 12 years to the day Qatar received the hosting rights to the tournament. The event will feature 32 teams and attract more than 1.2 million visitors to Qatar, which will become the first country in the Middle East to host the …

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What’s new at the 2022 World Cup?

What's new at the 2022 World Cup?

Doha, Qatar – The 2022 FIFA Men’s World Cup is fast approaching. The kick-off of the opening match takes place on November 20, almost 12 years to the day Qatar received the hosting rights to the tournament. The event will feature 32 teams and attract more than 1.2 million visitors to Qatar, which will become the first country in the Middle East to host the …

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How the most unlikely World Cup ever came to be

How the most unlikely World Cup ever came to be

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World Cup 2022 Team Guides Part 9: Argentina

World Cup 2022 Team Guides Part 9: Argentina

This article is part of the Guardians World Cup 2022 Experts’ Network, a collaboration between some of the top media organizations from the 32 countries that qualified. theguardian.com is running previews from two countries each day in the run-up to the tournament, which starts on November 20. The plan It is the first time Argentina has arrived at a World Cup in peace. Tense, yes, …

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FIFA tells World Cup hosts to ‘focus on football’

FIFA tells World Cup hosts to 'focus on football'

FIFA has written to the 32 teams competing at the World Cup telling them to “focus on football now” following a controversial development. Host Qatar has been criticized for its stance on same-sex relationships, its human rights record and its treatment of migrant workers. The tournament will start on November 20. The letter demands that football should not be “dragged” into “ideological or political battles” …

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Qatar police urge moderation during World Cup after FIFA talks

Qatar police urge moderation during World Cup after FIFA talks

According to secret agreements between Fifa and Qatari officials, police during the World Cup must be required to exercise restraint against behavior that is contrary to Qatari cultural norms but is common in Europe. Fans should be allowed to climb tables, hang flags over statues and sing loudly in public without police intervention, according to a summary of the agreements seen by the Guardian. Important …

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