WC 2022: Why is so much break time being added?

WC 2022: Why is so much break time being added?

We’re only a few games into this World Cup and already we’re seeing a theme develop: The five games so far have had around 85 minutes added between them, with England’s match against Iran lasting an incredible 117 minutes and 16 seconds. This was partly due to injury – Iranian goalkeeper Alireza Beiranvand suffered a concussion after a nasty early clash of heads. But it …

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2022 World Cup guide for each group

2022 World Cup guide for each group

A whistle-stop tour of each team at the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar. GROUP A Qatar | Ecuador | Senegal | Netherlands This will be the first tournament for host country Qatar, whose first game against Ecuador will be their World Cup bow. Although a run to the final stages may be beyond the Asian Cup holders, they are in a group that should offer …

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Eight teams that missed out on this year’s FIFA World Cup

Eight teams that missed out on this year's FIFA World Cup

Even before the first kicks at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, fans who haven’t followed the qualifiers will be in for a shock: current European champions and four-time World Cup winners Italy will not be among the participants. While the failure to qualify has left the squad with some embarrassment, it’s not the only big name missing from Qatar’s 2022 roster. Several other major …

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World Cup: Brazil to become the top-ranked team at the 2022 tournament

World Cup: Brazil to become the top-ranked team at the 2022 tournament

Brazil will go into the World Cup as the top-ranked team after extending their lead over second-placed Belgium in the latest FIFA rankings released on Thursday. They are the only nation to have competed in every World Cup final and will go into next month’s tournament in Qatar in search of a record-extending sixth crown. – Streaming on ESPN+: LaLiga, Bundesliga, MLS, more (U.S.) Brazil …

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