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FIFA confirms no alcohol to be sold at Qatar World Cup stadiums

Doha, Qatar CNN  —  Just two days before the World Cup kicks off in Qatar, soccer’s world governing body FIFA confirmed that no alcohol will be sold at the eight stadiums which will host the tournament’s 64 matches. “Following discussions between host country authorities and FIFA, a decision has been …

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Qatar World Cup: ‘Our dreams never came true.’ These men helped build Qatar’s tournament, now they are struggling to survive.

CNN  —  Kamal was standing outside a shop with other migrant workers, having finished yet another grueling working day, when he and – he says – a few others were arrested this August. Without explanation, the 24-year-old says he was put into a vehicle and, for the next week, kept …

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Qatar 2022: ‘Sport should not be politicized,’ France’s Macron says ahead of World Cup

CNN  —  “Sport should not be politicized,” French President Emmanuel Macron said on Thursday, three days before the start of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. “These questions must be asked whenever the events are awarded,” Macron said. “It should be when hosting the event is decided, whether it is …

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‘I believe movement is life,’ says Didier Drogba, the winner of inaugural CNN ‘Off the Pitch’ prize at Dubai Globe Soccer Awards

CNN  —  There’s a biblical saying that no one is a prophet in their own land; but Didier Drogba likely hasn’t read that verse. Welcomed by hordes of adoring fans wherever he goes in his native Ivory Coast, Drogba is no stranger to glory nights. Champions League final success in …

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World Cup 2022: David Beckham’s ‘status as a gay icon will be shredded’ if he continues as Qatar ambassador says British comedian

CNN  —  David Beckham’s “status as a gay icon will be shredded” if the former England captain and Manchester United star continues in his role as a Qatar World Cup ambassador said British comedian Joe Lycett on Sunday. In a video posted on Twitter, Lycett, a British comedian who describes …

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Tim Sparv: Staying silent is ‘not an option’ with soccer heading in ‘dangerous’ direction after Qatar 2022

CNN  —  Former Finland captain Tim Sparv says he hopes this month’s World Cup in Qatar will be a turning point for a sport that he believes is heading in a “dangerous” direction. The star, who has turned to activism since retiring, has been a vocal critic of soccer’s governing …

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Iran should not be allowed to play at World Cup, says former FIFA President Sepp Blatter

CNN  —  Former FIFA President Sepp Blatter thinks Iran should be barred from the upcoming World Cup in Qatar, a Swiss paper and online news website quoted him as saying Friday. The comments come amid nationwide protests that have gripped Iran for weeks, following the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini …

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FIFA forbids Danish men’s soccer team from wearing pro-human rights shirts at Qatar World Cup

CNN  —  The men’s Danish soccer team has been forbidden from wearing training shirts showing human rights messaging at this month’s World Cup in Qatar. The Danish Football Federation’s (DBU) CEO, Jakob Jensen, revealed the ban in an interview with Danish publication DR Sporten, released on Thursday. The DBU planned …

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FIFA announces shared flights for Israeli and Palestinian football fans for 2022 World Cup in Qatar

CNN  —  FIFA announced on Thursday that shared flights have been organized to permit Israeli and Palestinian fans into Qatar to watch the 2022 FIFA World Cup. The temporary direct charter flights between Ben Gurion Airport in Tel Aviv and Hamad International Airport in Doha, Qatar, represent the only official …

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Every World Cup 2022 squad announced: USMNT, Germany, Belgium and more

CNN  —  ‘Tis the season for wall charts and fans gathering around to pick their starting teams for the 2022 Qatar World Cup. And with countries announcing their squads for international football’s premier competition, the debate has ramped up to the maximum. On Wednesday, the US Men’s National Team (USMNT) …

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