Qatar looks to Premier League as next step for sportswashing
Leagues: EPL

Qatar looks to Premier League as next step for sportswashing

Qatar is coming off of a successful World Cup tournament (on the pitch). The competition produced many memorable moments and even had arguably the best final in the history of the tournament. Feeling a boost from the World Cup, the Middle Eastern nation is now looking to add a Premier League club to their portfolio. […]

Leagues: EPL

/ 22 days ago

Qatar looks to Premier League as next step for sportswashing

Qatar is coming off of a successful World Cup tournament (on the pitch). The competition produced many memorable moments and even had arguably the best final in the history of the tournament. Feeling a boost from the World Cup, the Middle Eastern nation is now looking to add a Premier League club to their portfolio. […]

Qatar

/ 43 days ago

World Cup diary: attending three group stage matches in one day

November 25th and I wake up in Qatar ahead of a frenetic day of World Cup action where I will be watching three games, in three stadiums. It’s a hot dry Doha morning, my tent is quickly heating up, but it’s tolerable. I open the tent flap for the air to flow and to get […]

Qatar

/ 61 days ago

Stadium 974 set for deconstruction and transfer

Stadium 974 is one of the more talked about World Cup venues. Now, it faces deconstruction and transplant to a new location. The stadium is the first temporary stadium in World Cup history, and it marks a new age in soccer architecture. Builders used 974 recyclable shipping containers to construct it. The number lends its […]

Germany

/ 65 days ago

Qatar TV mock Germany's team photo with mouths covered

It's one thing to criticize Germany for crashing out of the World Cup, but when Qatar TV mock Germany, it's a step too far for the Qataris. Hosts of a Qatari television show were seen mocking Germany's exit on Thursday. The presenters all covered their mouths and waved goodbye to the Germans following their 4-2 […]

Qatar

/ 68 days ago

Qatari official claims 400-500 World Cup worker deaths

A Qatar World Cup official has now claimed over 400 worker deaths in the country's preparation for the tournament. Hassan al-Thawadi, the secretary-general of Qatar’s Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy, made the statement during an interview with Piers Morgan. Morgan, who also recently made headlines from an interview with Cristiano Ronaldo, directly asked al-Thawadi: […]

Qatar

/ 72 days ago

Senegal beats Qatar 3-1, but not without some trouble

Senegal versus Qatar was a game of blunders. Sure, Senegal sent a couple of shots wide, and their keeper had to make a big save in the game's opening minutes. Qatar looked solid on defense and somewhat threatening on offense. But, that changed with the game's first serious mistake. Krepin Diatta sent a cross in […]

Qatar

/ 75 days ago

"World Cup shouldn't be here": Roy Keane attacks Qatar

Former Manchester United legend and current ITV analyst Roy Keane has made his opinion quite clear on the World Cup in Qatar. The 51-year-old former Republic of Ireland international lambasted FIFA for allowing the Middle Eastern country to host the tournament. "The World Cup shouldn't be here. It shouldn't be here," Keane said live on […]

Ecuador

/ 77 days ago

Qatar 0:2 Ecuador: Three things we learned

Enner Valencia’s brace gave Ecuador a comfortable 2-0 win over hosts Qatar in the opening game of the 2022 World Cup. The hosts rarely threatened to score and didn’t have a shot on target in the entire 90 minutes as the South Americans put on dominant display at the Al Bayt stadium. Here are the […]

FIFA

/ 79 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, […]

Qatar

/ 82 days ago

World Cup beer tents moved to inconspicuous stadium areas

Qatar is moving beer stands to less prominent areas inside World Cup stadiums. Tournament organizers have made the move just days before the start of the competition in Qatar. The decision has affected all eight stadiums hosting the World Cup. Alcohol sales at the upcoming World Cup have been a contentious issue for months. Under […]

ESPN

/ 96 days ago

ESPN E60 show details controversy surrounding World Cup in Qatar

ESPN explores the controversy of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar in new E60 show. Qatar's World Cup is set to debut on Sunday, Nov. 6 on ESPN and ESPN+. The show airs at 8:30 p.m. and then subsequently be available to stream on ESPN+ after the initial airing. E60 is ESPN's sports newsmagazine television […]