Asian football boss defends Qatar
In response to a question from a journalist in Doha about criticism of Qatar since the start of the World Cup, Sheikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa, who has led the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) since 2013, replied: ” The caravan passes… and you can complete the rest (of the proverb). The organization of the World Cup is wonderful and the atmosphere is positive. There is no lack of infrastructure and stadiums at the Qatar”, added the Bahraini leader. Its confederation has 47 member countries out of the 211 affiliated to FIFA, including Qatar.
Brazil – Serbia in less than an hour
Marcus Thuram amazed by his teammate Kylian Mbappé
During the France team’s press conference, Marcus Thuram spoke about Kylian Mbappé, whom he has been seeing since a young age. The Borussia Mönchengladbach striker knew that at the time Mbappé had ” something special “.
Uruguay – South Korea, the stats of the opening match of Pool H
🔴 Kingsley Coman suffers from a “little muscle discomfort”
The French international left the training session before the first exercise with the ball, this Thursday, November 24. According The Channel The Teamhe would suffer from a “little muscular discomfort”.
Suffering a concussion against Argentina, the Saudi defender also fractured his jaw, suffered internal damage to his chest and abdomen and suffered internal bleeding. He underwent successful surgery in Germany, where the Crown Prince ordered his care. “I want to reassure you about my state of health, I’m better. Don’t forget to pray for me. Congratulations on the victory. Thanks “he reassured on his social networks.
European Parliament adopts vindictive resolution against Qatar and FIFA
The European Parliament adopted, on Thursday 24 November, a resolution on the human rights situation. The body denounces corruption within Fifa as “endemic, systemic and deeply rooted” and demands compensation for all the victims of the preparations for the World Cup.
A photo of Gianni Infantino with the “One Love” armband revives the controversy
FIFA has banned World Cup players in Qatar from wearing the “One Love” armband, but the organisation’s president has reignited the controversy. During the meeting between Germany and Japan (1-2), Gianni Infantino poses proudly alongside Nancy Faeser, German Minister of the Interior and seems to point to the famous armband. A contradiction that is widely criticized by the FIFA President.
Should we say Qataris or Qataris? We answer you
We read and hear both right now, as the FIFA World Cup is in full swing in Qatar. So should we favor Qataris or Qataris? Are both correct? Between Anglicism and the subtleties of the French language, we try to see clearly.
First match for the Uruguayan and South Korean teams
The first match of Group H (which also includes Portugal and Ghana) has started between Uruguay and South Korea.
England fans dressed as knights were turned down from a stadium
England fans have been refused entry to the stadium in their first match at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. In question, a knight’s costume, seen as offensive to the history of the Crusades in countries with a Muslim tradition.
England: Southgate confirms that Kane is suitable for the United States
England coach Gareth Southgate announced in an interview with ITV that Harry Kane, injured in an ankle against Iran, was fit to play against the United States on Friday in the second match of Group B of the World Cup. 2022.
“He’s fine. He worked a bit more individually today, but he’ll be back with the team tomorrow and everything is fine for the game”, explained Southgate. Victim of a tackle supported in the 50th minute of the big victory against Iran (6-2), Monday, Kane had played until the 75th minute before being replaced by Callum Wilson. Spared the following days, he had had a scanner on Wednesday but the results were reassuring.
“It wasn’t so much the ankle as the foot. It was a bad tackle, really, but it’s one we luckily got away with without too much damage.”, assured the coach. In the event of victory against the United States, held in check (1-1) by Wales, England would already be mathematically qualified for the round of 16.
What are the nicknames of the 32 national teams at the World Cup?
The Taegeuk Warriors, the Indomitable or Teranga Lions, the Socceroos… During each match of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, it is not uncommon to hear commentators using team nicknames or even abusing them. But what are they? And what meaning do they have?
Switzerland and Cameroon launch their World Cup
First match for Switzerland and Cameroon this morning. The two selections launch group G in which also appear Brazil and Serbia, opponents this evening (8 p.m.).
Mohammed Kudus publishes a denial on social networks
“My family and my culture have raised me to respect older people”, it is with these words that Mohammed Kudus began his denial on social networks, which he concluded with a “Fake News! “. The attacking midfielder of Ajax, who is playing the World Cup with Ghana, criticizes the newspaper The Guardian for an article in which he would have compared himself to Neymar. “Neymar is not better than me, he is just more publicized”can we read on the site of the British daily.
Less than 10 million viewers in Germany for the match against Japan
Only 9.23 million Germans followed yesterday afternoon Germany’s defeat against Japan (2-1) for the Mannschaft’s first match at the World Cup in Qatar, audiences down sharply from to 2018.
The match gathered less than 60% of viewers (59.7% market share) on the public television channel ARD, and less than 10 million people, according to the channel. Four and a half years ago, the Germans’ first game in Russia against Mexico (1-0 defeat), when they were reigning world champions, attracted nearly 26 million viewers and more than four Germans on five in front of their television (81.6% market share). Across the Rhine, where calls to boycott the World Cup in Qatar have been very numerous, audiences since the start of the World Cup have been in free fall.
Kevin De Bruyne doesn’t understand why he was voted man of the match
Man of the match last night, during Belgium’s victory against Canada (1-0), Kevin De Bruyne did not hide his incomprehension after receiving the trophy. “I don’t think I played a great game. I don’t know why I received this trophy. Maybe it’s because of my name. Credit goes to Canada”explained the Manchester City playmaker.
Switzerland – Cameroon, a special match for Monegasque Breel Embolo
Born in Cameroon, Breel Embolo has been wearing the jersey of the “Nati” (Swiss selection) since 2015. Before returning to his native country for Switzerland’s first match (in Doha, 11 a.m.), he talks about his choice.
Mexico and its supporters in the sights
A second disciplinary procedure due to insulting “songs” by supporters was opened by Fifa on Wednesday after the Mexico-Poland meeting (0-0), disputed Tuesday during the 2022 World Cup. This investigation targets the Mexican Federation whose supporters would have uttered homophobic chants according to the Hispanic press.
“They didn’t want me to enter the stadium because I was wearing a rainbow t-shirt”
Like Giroud, they can become top scorers of their selection
Double scorer against Australia (4-1), Olivier Giroud joined Thierry Henry at the top of the number of goals scored in the France team. During this World Cup, Harry Kane, Neymar, Memphis Depay, among others, can also become their nation’s top scorers. What go a little more in the history of their selection.
The puzzle of Didier Deschamps at the left-back position
Despite the victory against Australia (4-1) on Tuesday evening, the bad luck continues for the France team, which lost a seventh player to injury with the rupture of a ligament in the knee of Lucas Hernandez. If a glitch occurs during this World Cup for his brother Theo, Didier Deschamps will find himself very annoyed to find a left side. The risk had however been well identified, at the time of the announcement of the list…
The day yesterday
On Wednesday, the teams from group E and group F started their competition. It was Spain who made the best impression with a 7-0 win against Costa Rica. Belgium won without shining against Canada (1-0), thanks to a very good Thibaut Courtois. The biggest surprise came from Germany, beaten by Japan (1-2). Finally, Croatia, vice-world champion in title, was hooked by Morocco (0-0).
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