World Cup 2022 briefing: The bigwigs join the party on day two

World Cup 2022 briefing: The bigwigs join the party on day two

The main event After that curious opening game between Qatar and Ecuador, with its empty seats, curiously euphoric home fans and the feeling that the South Americans have slowed down, England should be involved in the first genuine World Cup duel. Carlos Queiroz is remembered on English soil as the coach who taught Sir Alex Ferguson’s Manchester United to defend. His Iran team is now …

Continue

Ukraine will bid for the 2030 Men’s World Cup with Spain and Portugal

Ukraine will bid for the 2030 Men's World Cup with Spain and Portugal

Ukraine will join Spain and Portugal’s bid to co-host the 2030 World Cup in a move sanctioned by the country’s president, Volodymyr Zelenskiy. Confirmation of the partnership is expected at a press conference on Wednesday afternoon. It is understood that Ukraine, which has been under full-scale invasion by Russia since February 24, will host one of the tournament’s groups if the bid is successful. Spain …

Continue