World Cup fans choose party city Dubai over buttoned-up Qatar

World Cup fans choose party city Dubai over buttoned-up Qatar

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In brief World Cup 2022: will the 20-year cycle work for Brazil?

In brief World Cup 2022: will the 20-year cycle work for Brazil?

The main event Pelé, Rivelino, Jairzinho and Carlos Alberto, Brazil’s legendary 1970 squad, are still regarded as the best World Cup squad in history and despite being favorites again this time around, the 2022 iteration is unlikely to reach those glorious heights. will reach. But Brazil is certainly in for a big tournament, as it hasn’t lifted the trophy since 2002, when Ronaldo (the real …

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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 …

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Qatar v Ecuador: World Cup 2022 kicks off with opening ceremony live

Qatar v Ecuador: World Cup 2022 kicks off with opening ceremony live

Key events Show only key events Please enable JavaScript to use this feature Show only key events Please enable JavaScript to use this feature Please enable JavaScript to use this feature I’m not sure any World Cup has produced as many great goals – or legendary commentary – as Mexico 86. This is soul-breathing beauty. “Hi Rob,” writes Beth. “Everyone rightly points out the deaths …

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World Cup 2022 predictions: Chris Sutton predicts opening round of group games in Qatar

World Cup 2022 predictions: Chris Sutton predicts opening round of group games in Qatar

BBC Sport football expert Chris Sutton predicts the outcome of the 64 matches at the 2022 FIFA World Cup. It kicks off with the opening games for each group, in which France face Australia, as well as England against Iran and Wales against the USA. Sutton also picks his two teams from each group to advance to the playoffs. He’s rooting for France to win …

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World Cup 2022: Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar among stars preparing for one last shot at glory

World Cup 2022: Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar among stars preparing for one last shot at glory

Sky Sports picks eight themes that could define the World Cup, from the stars likely to grace their final tournament to a replay of one of the most infamous games in the competition’s history. Who could be playing their final World Cup? Ronaldo and Messi are not the only famous faces ready to say goodbye to the World Cup. At the age of 39, Brazilian …

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