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The depth of France's squad ahead of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar is frightening

The depth of France’s squad ahead of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar is frightening

The reigning champions will be among the favorites following last year’s Nations League victory against Spain in October. And with the likes of Kylian Mbappe and Karim Benzema in the shape of their lives, the Bleus certainly have a good chance of lifting the trophy once again. So how will they line up? Image Credit: …

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Group G preview - Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup: will Brazil shine again?

Group G preview – Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup: will Brazil shine again?

FOOTBALL NOW is a new show that brings to light some of the biggest problems, challenges and debates in the global game. It is almost impossible to imagine a World Cup without Brazil. They are the only country to have played in all tournaments since it started in 1930. And they are the most successful …

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The Italian media still clings to the unlikely hope of playing at the Qatar World Cup

The Italian media still clings to the unlikely hope of playing at the Qatar World Cup

Forget it guys The Italian media won’t let the embarrassment of missing the World Cup go away, will they? After failing to qualify for the second consecutive tournament after a late defeat to North Macedonia, thanks to a winner in the 92nd minute, the Azzurri have the prospect of looking at home as the greatest …

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Rainbow flags could be confiscated from fans at the Qatar 2022 World Cup "to protect them".

Rainbow flags could be confiscated from fans at the Qatar 2022 World Cup “to protect them”.

Fifa president Gianni Infantino said this week in Doha that “everyone will see that everyone is welcome here in Qatar, even if we talk about LGBTQ”. However, Qatar has repeatedly faced requests to improve measures to protect the safety of LGBT people. With same-sex relationships directly criminalized under Gulf state laws, an international group of …

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Group A preview - Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup: Can the hosts reach the round of 16?

Group A preview – Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup: Can the hosts reach the round of 16?

FOOTBALL NOW is a new show that brings to light some of the biggest problems, challenges and debates in the global game. The group draw for the 22nd edition of the largest sporting tournament took place recently in Doha. It’s starting to feel real just 227 days before the Qatar 2022 World Cup. Qatar is …

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Three Qatar hotels on FIFA-approved World Cup list "refuse to accept gay guests"

Three Qatar hotels on FIFA-approved World Cup list “refuse to accept gay guests”

According to an investigation, some of the hotels on FIFA’s official list for the World Cup in Qatar later this year said they would not accept gay guests and asked potential customers to change their behavior. Journalists working for media groups in Sweden and Denmark contacted 69 hotels, posing as a newly married gay couple, …

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Group F preview - Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup: Last chance for Belgium?

Group F preview – Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup: Last chance for Belgium?

FOOTBALL NOW is a new show that brings to light some of the biggest problems, challenges and debates in the global game. After four years at the top of the FIFA world rankings, Belgium is no longer the best footballing nation in the world. They are, however, firm favorites to reach the top of Group …

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Canada changes the narrative of football with qualification for Qatar 2022 |  World Cup News

Canada changes the narrative of football with qualification for Qatar 2022 | World Cup News

Montreal, Canada – “Why go to the national team? You will not go to the World Cup. “ This is what former Canadian forward Alex Bunbury says he was asked by his West Ham United coaches, Harry Redknapp and Billy Bonds, prior to qualifying for the 1994 FIFA World Cup. Bunbury, who immigrated to Canada …

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