Football politics

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From start to limp finish, the OneLove armband saga has been a disappointment | Anita Asante
Football federations should take a stand on moral issues, but in Qatar they folded when Fifa put them under pressure

Anita Asante

26, Nov, 2022 @6:00 PM

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Doha gets done up for a very different kind of World Cup fan experience
Most supporters are in Qatar for only a short while and official estimates of 1.2 million foreign visitors this month seem way off

Paul MacInnes in Doha

26, Nov, 2022 @7:30 AM

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David Beckham and a Manchester United bid – what could go wrong? | Marina Hyde
There is no more elegant pivot than moaning about the World Cup in Qatar to begging a Gulf state to come and buy your club

Marina Hyde

25, Nov, 2022 @3:47 PM

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England feared ‘unlimited liability’ on captains in dropping armband protest
England, Wales and five other nations dropped their pro-diversity armband protest at the World Cup because they feared ‘unlimited liability’ would be placed on their captains

Jacob Steinberg in Doha

24, Nov, 2022 @10:30 PM

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Who might have the money to buy Manchester United?
Oligarchs and fans are an unlikely bet but UK and overseas billionaires and sovereign wealth funds are in running to meet £3.7bn price tag

Rupert Neate Wealth correspondent

23, Nov, 2022 @7:00 PM

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Germany cover mouths and wear rainbows on kit in World Cup protest
Germany’s players placed hands over their mouths and wore rainbow stripes on their warm-up tops and boots in a powerful statement of defiance against Fifa

Sean Ingle and Jacob Steinberg at Khalifa International Stadium

23, Nov, 2022 @1:49 PM

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Timeline: Glazers and their turbulent reign at Manchester United
The Glazer family took control of Manchester United in 2005 with more than £500m debt, causing much fan unrest ever since

Guardian sport

23, Nov, 2022 @10:42 AM

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German football federation to take legal action over Fifa’s OneLove armband ban
Move comes after supermarket chain cuts commercial ties with DFB in protest over row at World Cup

Kate Connolly in Berlin

22, Nov, 2022 @6:07 PM

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Fifa’s rainbow armband ban is shameful | Brief letters
Brief letters: OneLove protest | Gary Lineker

21, Nov, 2022 @5:14 PM

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‘A promise delivered in spectacular fashion’ – Qatar press lauds opening ceremony
The media lavished praise on the organisers for the opening day of the World Cup. Less was said about the team’s showing

Martin Belam

21, Nov, 2022 @2:30 PM

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LGBTQ+ groups condemn Fifa over OneLove armband sanctions threat
Campaigners hit out after teams including England and Wales say players will not wear armband at World Cup in Qatar

Jamie Grierson

21, Nov, 2022 @1:11 PM

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‘Very frustrated’: England and Wales back down over OneLove armband
England, Wales and five other European nations have confirmed they will not wear the OneLove armband at the World Cup after a warning from Fifa

Sean Ingle and Nick Ames in Doha

21, Nov, 2022 @10:06 AM

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