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Why Qatar FIFA World Cup 2022 Will Be A Winter Tournament

Written by 04 April, 2022
The FIFA World Cup 2022 will be held in the Middle East for the first time, with Qatar serving as the first Gulf nation to host the mega event. The decision to host the FIFA World Cup 2022 was made as part of FIFA's pledge to hold at least one major international tournament in the region before 2030. Despite widespread opposition to the Qatar 2022 tournament, FIFA decided to proceed with the event in the Middle Eastern country. During the final vote in 2010, FIFA chose Qatar over rival bids from Australia, Japan, South Korea, and the United States. While the FIFA World Cup is usually held in the summer, the event in Qatar in 2022 will be held in the winter. The decision was primarily motivated by the country's scorching summer temperatures. According to Sportingnews.com, Qatar is experiencing excessive heat, with even average temperatures at the end of April…

Black Stars coach Otto Addo claims have what it takes to beat Nigeria

Written by 21 March, 2022
Interim Ghana coach Otto Addo believes his team has what it takes to beat Nigeria in the 2022 World Cup playoffs when the two West African rivals will face off in a two-legged tie for a spot in the World Cup in Qatar. Although the Black Stars squad has not yet been announced, Addo, who also works as a scout trainer for Borussia Dortmund, is optimistic about Ghana's chances. “The players, the technical team and the Ghana Football Association are committed to this task. We really want to make ourselves and the nation proud by qualifying for this upcoming World Cup,” he said in a video shared on the GFA’s YouTube Page. “Matches between Ghana and Nigeria are always difficult but we believe in our players, strategies and the unflinching support of all Ghanaians. We are Ghana and have what it takes to come out victorious. The first leg is…

David Beckham Hands Over IG Account To Ukrainian Doctor

Written by 21 March, 2022
David Beckham announced on Sunday that he would hand over his official Instagram handle to a Ukrainian doctor in order to highlight the "amazing work" that health workers in the country are doing in the midst of the ongoing conflict with Russia. Beckham announced his decision to hand over the account to Iryna, the Director of Kharkiv's Regional Perinatal Centre, on Instagram. Beckham also encouraged his fans to help people like Iryna by donating whatever they could. "Today I’m handing over my social channels to Iryna, the Head of the Regional Perinatal Centre in Kharkiv, Ukraine where she is helping mothers give birth. Head over to my stories to learn more about the amazing work Iryna and health workers like her are doing to save lives in Ukraine. Please give what you can to support @UNICEF and people like Iryna using the donation link in my bio," Beckham said in…

Carlo Ancelotti Takes Blame After 4-0 Defeat In El Clasico

Written by 21 March, 2022
Carlo Ancelotti accepted responsibility after Real Madrid was thrashed 4-0 at home by archrivals Barcelona in 'El Clasico' on Sunday as Barcelona avoided a sixth straight defeat in 'El Clasico' with goals from Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Ronald Araujo, and Ferran Torres. "My strategy has not been good. It didn't get a very good result. I don't know, that's all. I have not made a good strategy in trying to defeat Barca. Barca have played better than we have played and they deserved the victory. It's not a problem to take on the responsibility, because I didn't prepare for the game correctly. Sometimes you do it correctly, sometimes you don't. I failed in this game, but I'm not making a drama out of it. It's a defeat, yes. We know how important it is to win a game against Barca, especially for the supporters. We are very sorry, but we have to…

2022 WCQ Nigeria vs Ghana: FIFA makes changes to match officials

Written by 15 March, 2022
The world football governing body, FIFA, has made some changes to the list of match officials ahead of the crucial 2022 World Cup Qualifier, WCQ, between Nigeria and Ghana. Nigeria's Super Eagles face their Ghanaian counterparts, the Black Stars, in an all-important double-header that will determine which team will represent Africa at the FIFA World Cup later this year in Qatar. The first leg of that tie is scheduled for Friday, March 25, in Cape Coast, with the second leg set for four days later, on Tuesday, March 29, in Nigeria's capital, Abuja. Moroccans Rédouane Jiyed (referee), Lahsen Azgaou (assistant referee 1), Mostafa Akarkad (assistant referee 2), and Samir Guezzaz (fourth official) are retained for the first leg match in Cape Coast, according to a new appointment sheet made available via the Nigeria Football Federation. Mandu Humphrey of Uganda, on the other hand, will now replace South African David Junse…

Cristiano Ronaldo breaks all-time FIFA Goals record

Written by 14 March, 2022
Cristiano Ronaldo's hat-trick against Tottenham moved him past Josef Bican as FIFA's all-time leading goalscorer in competitive matches. In 2020, FIFA recognized Prague-born Bican's total of 805 goals as the most in world football, and Ronaldo's unstoppable long-range strike brought him level. It was Ronaldo's 59th hat trick of his career and his first for United since his return in 2008. Ronaldo had become only the third player aged 37 or over to score more than once in a Premier League game the other two were Graham Alexander and Teddy Sheringham. This term, Ronaldo has now scored 18 goals in all competitions, and the last time the striker didn’t get into double figures for goals was the 2004/05 season, when he accumulated nine. On 81 minutes, he scored the game-winning header as United scored from a corner kick for the second time this season. Lionel Messi, 34, is the highest…

Chelsea Feel Effects Of Sanctions On Abramovich

Written by 11 March, 2022
Chelsea fans received an unwelcome present on the Premier English League team's 117th birthday Thursday: British government sanctions against Russian owner Roman Abramovich, which only served to exacerbate the team's growing pariah status in the soccer world. The aluminum magnate is one of seven wealthy Russians whose assets were frozen by British sanctions on Thursday in response to Russia's invasion of Ukraine. Under the unprecedented government action, Chelsea will play the rest of the season with a special "Russia Regulations" license that, among other things, prohibits the team from selling new tickets or merchandise or signing new players. The club's future was already in doubt: Abramovich, whose $2 billion investment in Chelsea over 19 years transformed the team into a force in European football, had put the squad up for sale last week amid growing calls for sanctions to be imposed on a man the government has labeled a "pro-Kremlin…

UEFA Opens Disciplinary Case Against PSG Chief Al-Khelaifi After UCL Loss

Written by 11 March, 2022
UEFA has initiated disciplinary proceedings against Paris Saint-Germain President Nasser Al-Khelaifi following heated incidents following the team's Champions League loss to Real Madrid. The Qatari is also a member of UEFA's executive committee, the chairman of the influential European Club Association, and the CEO of Doha-based broadcaster beIN Media Group, which holds key Champions League television rights. The disciplinary case, which also includes sporting director Leonardo, was initiated in response to reports that Al-Khelaifi went in search of match officials on Wednesday night to protest refereeing decisions. PSG was defeated 3-1 in Madrid, sending them out of the round of 16 with a 3-2 aggregate loss. The French side had led 1-0 after the first leg, and Kylian Mbappe scored again in Madrid to give PSG a 2-0 aggregate lead, which was erased by Karim Benzema's hat trick. UEFA confirmed the disciplinary cases had been opened but did not provide…