COULISSES MONDIAL – Lequotidien – General information newspaper

No more Covid tests to enter Qatar
Covid tests to enter Qatar will no longer be compulsory before travel for visitors from November 1, 20 days before the start of the FIFA World Cup, the public health ministry announced on Wednesday.
Qatar had already announced that vaccination was not compulsory to enter the country, but visitors over the age of 6 had until then had to present a negative result at the airport less than 48 hours before their departure for a Pcr test, and less than 24 hours for an antigen test.
For citizens and residents of Qatar, getting tested within 24 hours of arrival will also no longer be mandatory from 1 November.

From this date, only visitors with a Hayya card are authorized to enter the Emirate. To obtain this visa, you must either have a match ticket, or be invited by a spectator, or be part of the organization of the World Cup.

These decisions follow “the continued decline in the number of Covid-19 cases worldwide and in Qatar, and the ongoing deployment of the National Covid-19 Vaccination Program in Qatar”, says the ministry. Wearing a mask is only required in health establishments.

Ghana: money pollutes the atmosphere before the World Cup
According to sportnewsafrica, Ghana is on the wrong track towards the 2022 World Cup. At a time when African selections need more serenity to stay focused on their goal. But in Ghana, a history of underpollution downright pollutes the football environment. The bomb dropped by the independent journalist, Collins Atta Poku, created an earthquake in this country. The media professional revealed that the Ghana Football Federation allegedly received $800 thousand from the Ministry of Finance. A sum which was to be used to cover the two friendly matches played against Brazil (3-0 defeat) and Nicaragua (1-0 victory) last September.

Collins Atta Poku maintains that three majority MPs informed him of the money given to the Federation. “I contacted 3 majority MPs who told me they were appalled to learn that the Minister of Finance had paid nearly $800,000. The money was to cover their expenses in the matches of Brazil and Nicaragua”, supports the journalist. The information caused an explosion in a country that is practically bankrupt.

Ghana’s football body was quick to reject the allegations completely “false” according to her. “The news is not just false, but a lie calculated to harm the Federation and the public. Drag the association in the mud and defame”, defended the Federation of Ghana. “We would like to state categorically that the Bank of Ghana has not transferred any amount in relation to our friendly matches against Brazil and Nicaragua to the account of the Ghana Football Association.

Controversy: The Indomitable Lions accused of using witchcraft
“Most Cameroonian footballers rush to remote villages deep in the equatorial forest, in search of and to meet traditional healers,” reads an article by Radio France Internationale (Rfi), published on its website. web on October 6, 2022 and taken over by Le360. The article continues: “Within the Indomitable Lions, we do not trifle with witchcraft, even when it requires certain practices which could shock the general public. According to a certain custom, to achieve a good course during an international competition, you have to surround yourself with the best marabouts, traditional healers and private healers.

Comments that many Cameroonians reject, arguing in the first degree that Rfi is in the logic of undermining the morale of the Indomitable Lions on the eve of the Football World Cup. Statements that border on the ridiculous, according to Samuel Eto’o, the president of Fécafoot, and the majority of supporters of the Indomitable Lions.

Some do not hesitate to draw a parallel between the eviction of the French firm, Le Coq Sportif, replaced by the American One All Sport as equipment supplier of the Indomitable Lions, and the controversial article.

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