Australia and Argentina criticize Fifa for World Cup scheduling

Australia and Argentina criticize Fifa for World Cup scheduling

Australia and Argentina have criticized Fifa for scheduling their last 16 match three days after their final World Cup group matches, saying the short round treats players like ” robot”. The Socceroos defeated Denmark on Wednesday night and face a high-profile elimination game with Lionel Messi and Argentina on Saturday at 10pm local time. Argentina have even less time to recover, having played their 2-0 …

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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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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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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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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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