How Qatar won the rights to host the World Cup
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How Qatar won the rights to host the World Cup

With the 2022 World Cup underway, we explain why and how Qatar won the rights to host the World Cup. "How did I get here?!" The line from the Talking Heads' 1980 track "Once in a Lifetime" may just be something ringing through the minds of many of the players, coaches, fans and media members […]

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/ 6 days ago

How Qatar won the rights to host the World Cup

With the 2022 World Cup underway, we explain why and how Qatar won the rights to host the World Cup. "How did I get here?!" The line from the Talking Heads' 1980 track "Once in a Lifetime" may just be something ringing through the minds of many of the players, coaches, fans and media members […]

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/ 12 days ago

King of Beers gets stadium ban from World Cup hosts

Budweiser, the principal beer sponsor for FIFA over the last three decades, received a stadium ban on beers from Qatar at the World Cup. Kicking off in just days, there is now a ban on the sale of beer to the majority of guests. According to the Financial Times, alcohol is not banned for everybody, […]

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/ 15 days ago

FIFA President calls for Russia-Ukraine ceasefire at G20 meeting

FIFA President Gianni Infantino asked for a ceasefire between Russia and Ukraine throughout the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. The FIFA president made the plea during a G20 summit in Indonesia. An annual meeting involving 19 different countries and the European Union, the G20 gathering typically discusses global issues such as economy, climate change, and […]

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/ 17 days ago

World Cup to feature new advanced in-game stats on-screen

FIFA is set to introduce brand new insights, metrics, and performance data for the upcoming World Cup in Qatar. These remarkable statistics shown on-screen will help provide more information to the television audience. Beginning at the 2022 World Cup, FIFA will collect and broadcast this more modern analytical data. These player and team statistics include […]

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/ 22 days ago

Blatter says Qatar World Cup is a mistake

Former FIFA president Sepp Blatter claims awarding Qatar the 2022 World Cup was a mistake. The Swiss soccer official was at the helm when the Middle Eastern country won the bid for the upcoming tournament. Blatter, however, is still adamant that he personally did not vote for Qatar. In a recent interview with Swiss outlet […]

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/ 26 days ago

FIFA tells teams to focus on soccer, not protests, for World Cup

FIFA has sent an official letter to every team taking part in the upcoming World Cup in Qatar, particularly those engaging in peaceful protests. The sport's governing body set the letter to urge the 32 teams to “focus on the football.” The 2022 World Cup has received constant backlash for a multitude of problems. Corruption, […]

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/ 35 days ago

'FIFA Uncovered' docuseries coming to Netflix in November

Netflix is releasing a documentary series called FIFA Uncovered on Nov. 9. The show debuts just 11 days before the upcoming 2022 World Cup in Qatar begins. FIFA Uncovered takes a look into corruption, money laundering, racketeering, tax evasion, and wire fraud within the organization. The streaming service has just recently released a powerful trailer […]

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/ 41 days ago

US Soccer urges FIFA, Qatar to pay compensation to migrant workers

US Soccer Federation has come out in support of urging FIFA to compensate the families of migrant workers who have suffered in the building of the infrastructures for World Cup 2022 in Qatar. USSF added its name to a joint statement issued by Amnesty International. FIFA has reportedly not officially executed compensation packages for migrant […]

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/ 42 days ago

FIFA 23 to include Women's Champions League

Electronic Arts is adding the UEFA Women's Champions League competition to FIFA 23. The game released worldwide earlier this month. However, the American company will include the tournament to their latest installment in early 2023. EA is doing more than just adding the Women's Champions League to FIFA 23. The company committed to creating a […]

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/ 110 days ago

FIFA officially advances World Cup by a day for Qatar

Doha (AFP) – FIFA on Thursday officially brought forward the opening match of this year's World Cup by one day to November 20 in a rare schedule change so that hosts Qatar feature in the gala game. Football's ruling executive universally approved the decision, FIFA said in a statement while Qatar said it would give […]
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/ 139 days ago

FIFA's talk on inclusivity at the World Cup differ from its actions

Over the past two years, the western world pushed inclusivity and sensitivity to the various struggles of groups in society. Simply put, this is a sensible push considering the decades of stereotypes, misunderstandings and violence towards these groups. Many big-name brands have jumped on board to support, among many things, people of color and the […]