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Saudi Arabia vs Argentina: Lionel Messi’s team in one of the biggest upsets in World Cup history

Lusail, Qatar CNN  —  Saudi Arabia produced one of the biggest upsets in World Cup history Tuesday, beating Lionel Messi’s Argentina 2-1 in an astonishing Group C match. Many had expected the South American team, ranked third in the world, unbeaten for three years and among the favorites to win the tournament, to sweep aside […]

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Iran players remain silent during national anthem at World Cup lin apparent protest at Iranian regime

Doha, Qatar CNN  —  Before a ball was even kicked in Iran’s World Cup opener against England on Monday, Iran’s players made a powerful statement. In what seemed to be a show of solidarity with those protesting back home, the players stood silent as the Iranian national anthem played out around the Khalifa International Stadium […]

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Qatar makes World Cup debut in a controversial tournament of firsts

Doha, Qatar CNN  —  There have been 21 editions of the men’s World Cup since its inauguration in 1930 but Qatar 2022 is set to be a tournament like no other. Since it was announced as the host city almost 12 years ago, it was always destined to be a World Cup of firsts. From […]

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ENTERTAINMENT

Nicki Minaj, Maluma, Myriam Fares reveal tournament’s anthem

Nicki Minaj, Colombian singer-songwriter Maluma and Lebanese artist Myriam Fares released their new song just in time for the World Cup. Titled “Tukoh Taka,” the trilingual song features English, Spanish and Arabic lyrics relating to the event which will take place in Qatar. “Tukoh Taka” reached the No. 3 spot on iTunes charts, behind Sam […]

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Every World Cup 2022 squad announced: Sadio Mané selected for Senegal after injury scare

CNN  —  ‘Tis the season for wall charts and fans gathering around to pick their starting teams for the 2022 Qatar World Cup. And with countries announcing their squads for international football’s premier competition, the debate has ramped up to the maximum. Here’s a full list of the squads for the World Cup, which runs […]

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Every World Cup 2022 squad announced: USMNT, Germany, Belgium and more

CNN  —  ‘Tis the season for wall charts and fans gathering around to pick their starting teams for the 2022 Qatar World Cup. And with countries announcing their squads for international football’s premier competition, the debate has ramped up to the maximum. On Wednesday, the US Men’s National Team (USMNT) announced their 26-player squad which […]

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Sepp Blatter: Qatar World Cup ‘is a mistake,’ says former FIFA President

Reuters  —  Sepp Blatter, the former president of FIFA when Qatar was awarded the 2022 World Cup hosting rights in 2010, told Swiss newspaper Tages Anzeiger “Qatar is a mistake,” adding that “the choice was bad.” The Qatar decision has been marred by controversy, including allegations of corruption and human rights violations, since it was […]

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ENTERTAINMENT

I’m A Celebrity …Get Me Out Of Here! will ‘return in TWO weeks’ as it returns to Australia

ITV’s hit show I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! will reportedly return to our screens in just two weeks. According to The Sun the show will air Sunday November 6, after being brought forward so as not to clash with the 2022 FIFA World Cup. The series is set to broadcast from Australia for […]

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ENTERTAINMENT

Robbie Williams faces backlash over ‘Qatar World Cup gig’ amid human rights row

Robbie Williams has come under fire after it was announced he will be performing in Qatar during the World Cup. The decision by FIFA to hold the World Cup in Qatar has been surrounded by controversy – particularly in relation to migrant workers and the LGBTQ+ community. The singer, 48, who previously performed at the opening ceremony […]

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