ALL POSTS TAGGED "qatar"

Germany

/ 6 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

/ 9 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

/ 13 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 […]

FIFA

/ 14 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 […]

Costa Rica

/ 14 days ago

Spain lay down a marker with Costa Rica victory

It was clear prior to the 2022 World Cup that Luis Enrique had his Spain team organized. They had been progressing well since Euro 2020 and expected to reach the semi-finals in Qatar. Whilst it’s not always wise to draw conclusions from one match, the 7-0 dismantling of Costa Rica was eye-opening. So dominant was […]

FOX Sports

/ 15 days ago

Good and bad from FOX and Telemundo's World Cup coverage

The first several days of Group Stage action at the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar has been engulfed in controversy off-the-pitch but has also delivered some incredibly compelling action on-the-pitch. When it comes to FOX and Telemundo's World Cup coverage, it's been a mix of good and bad so far. US rights-holders FOX Sports […]

Qatar

/ 16 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

/ 18 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 […]

BBC

/ 18 days ago

BBC Qatar World Cup opening in stark contrast to FOX

If you missed the BBC opening to the Qatar World Cup that aired in the United Kingdom, it's important to watch it. Whether you're a soccer fan or not, it shows what happens when you don't have a nation state sponsoring a TV network's coverage. As you may know, the backdrop of the 2022 World […]

Telemundo

/ 18 days ago

Give Telemundo credit for speaking out about World Cup in Qatar

Telemundo Deportes deserve credit for taking the moral high ground and speaking the truth about World Cup 2022.. To be specific, Telemundo Deportes President Ray Warren has said, on the record, that the network is not going to shy away from discussing off the field matters during its coverage of Qatar 2022. And his network […]

Spain

/ 19 days ago

What is success for Spain at the 2022 World Cup?

Spain head to the 2022 World Cup in Qatar with a settled squad and coaching setup. After the catastrophic bereavement process Luis Enrique had to go through in his personal life, the Spanish coach returned to lead La Roja into Euro 2020. It was a tournament that didn’t start especially well. The former Barcelona coach […]