England vs. Senegal: Euro 2020 finalist to face African champions for place in World Cup quarter-finals

CNN — Sunday’s round of 16 matches will see the winner of the 2018 World Cup, the current African champion and one of the Euro 2020 finalists. First up is reigning World Cup champions France to face Poland at Al Thumama Stadium in the early game, before perhaps the highlight of the day when England … Read more

Germany vs. Japan: German players cover their mouths in protest against FIFA crackdown on freedom of expression in ‘OneLove’ bracelet series

CNN — It was a moment so brief that the thousands of fans at Khalifa International Stadium on Wednesday could easily have missed it. But a moment, the time it took the photographers to get a shot for Germany’s World Cup team, was all it took for the four-time winners to send a message to … Read more

We now know what Budweiser will do with the beer it cannot sell at the World Cup

New York CNN affairs — Qatar’s last-minute decision to ban alcohol from World Cup stadiums has left Budweiser with a lot of beer. The company has an innovative solution to relieve it. Budweiser ships the unsold Buds to the country that wins the tournament, the The company reports this in a tweet. The company confirmed … Read more

Enner Valencia leads Ecuador to World Cup victory over debutant host country Qatar

Qatar suffered a historic loss as a rampant Enner Valencia scored two goals and one disallowed to inspire Ecuador to a 2-0 win at Al Khor. In losing, Qatar – which was already in turmoil over claims that the country was not fit to host the event due to a host of issues – became … Read more

Gianni Infantino launches explosive diatribe against Western critics on the eve of the World Cup

Doha, Qatar CNN — On the eve of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, FIFA President Gianni Infantino launched into a tirade against Western critics of the controversial tournament in an explosive hour-long monologue. Infantino, the boss of world football’s governing body, looked glum as he addressed hundreds of journalists in Doha, Qatar, on Saturday. … Read more

‘Utterly unjust:’ Gianni Infantino launches explosive diatribe against Western critics on eve of World Cup

Doha, Qatar CNN — On the eve of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, FIFA President Gianni Infantino launched into a tirade against Western critics of the controversial tournament in an explosive hour-long monologue. Infantino, the boss of world football’s governing body, looked glum as he addressed hundreds of journalists in Doha, Qatar, on Saturday. … Read more

FIFA confirms that no alcohol can be sold in Qatar’s World Cup stadiums

Doha, Qatar CNN — Just two days before the World Cup kicks off in Qatar, FIFA confirmed that no alcohol will be sold in the eight stadiums hosting the tournament’s 64 matches. “Following discussions between the host country authorities and FIFA, it has been decided to concentrate the sale of alcoholic beverages on the FIFA … Read more