Tag Archives: football (soccer)

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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Cristiano Ronaldo: Has Portuguese star ruined his legacy after TV interview slamming Manchester United?

CNN  —  “You either die a hero, or you live long enough to see yourself become the villain,” Harvey Dent says in Batman’s “The Dark Knight,” foreshadowing his descent from a hero to a villain. Could the same be said about Cristiano Ronaldo? It is no secret that the Portuguese …

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World Cup: Iranian men’s soccer manager Carlos Queiroz says players can protest at Qatar 2022 within FIFA regulations

CNN  —  The manager of the Iranian men’s soccer team said his players are allowed to protest while they participate at the World Cup in Qatar, as long as those protests do not break FIFA rules. Carlos Queiroz made the comments at a press conference in Doha, Qatar, on Tuesday. …

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Ali Daei: Iranian football legend refuses to attend World Cup in solidarity with protesters

CNN  —  Iran’s record international goalscorer Ali Daei said on Monday that he refused an invitation to attend the World Cup in Qatar next week to stand in solidarity with Iranian protesters. “I rejected the official invitation of FIFA and Qatar Football Federation to attend the World Cup with my …

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Diego Maradona: How the ‘world’s most famous football’ became a ‘gift from God’ for former referee Ali Bin Nasser

CNN  —  The two goals are perhaps as famous as each other – the first fabled for its audacity and guile, the second for its brilliant, breathtaking skill. Just four minutes separate Diego Maradona’s two memorable contributions at Mexico City’s Estadio Azteca 36 years ago, and together they typify Argentina’s …

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Cristiano Ronaldo says Manchester United owners ‘don’t care about the club’

CNN  —  No one seems safe from Cristiano Ronaldo’s wrath at the moment. The superstar has been on a war-path against his current club and is clearly uninspired by Manchester United’s owners, the Glazer family. In an explosive interview with Piers Morgan for TalkTV, Ronaldo says the owners “don’t care …

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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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