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From women’s team to grassroots game: questions linger in Qatar | Nick Ames
In the week that marked 100 days since the World Cup final we look at five areas with unanswered questions

Nick Ames in Doha

30, Mar, 2023 @7:00 AM

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Marooned after World Cup misery, Qatar turn to canny Carlos Queiroz
Their group-stage exit was bad, but what came next was worse. Can one of the game’s smartest coaches change things?

John Duerden

12, Mar, 2023 @8:00 AM

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Qatar 2022: Shifting sands where the real and almost-real collide
Fifa have rolled out the ersatz green carpet for the parody World Cup featuring goal actualisations and constant posing

Barney Ronay | Photographs by Tom Jenkins

18, Dec, 2022 @7:30 AM

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Cats, pop stars and dressing-room showdowns: Qatar World Cup highlights
Sure there were sporting zeniths, but what about Chesney Hawkes, maltreated felines and a surfeit of dancing …

Luke McLaughlin and David Hills

17, Dec, 2022 @5:00 PM

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Netherlands breeze into last 16 but Van Gaal bristles at ‘boring’ label
The Netherlands manager saw his team beat the hosts 2-0 and told reporters: ‘If you think it’s boring, why don’t you go home’

Jamie Jackson at Al Bayt Stadium

29, Nov, 2022 @7:29 PM

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Netherlands 2-0 Qatar: World Cup 2022 – as it happened
Minute-by-minute report: Cody Gakpo and Frenkie de Jong scored the goals that ensured Louis van Gaal’s side topped Group A and sent the host nation packing in ignominy

Barry Glendenning

29, Nov, 2022 @5:14 PM

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Senegal keep World Cup dream alive before Qatar’s hopes are ended
Goals from Boulaye Dia, Famara Diédhiou and Bamba Dieng earned Senegal a 3-1 win over Qatar, who were then eliminated when Ecuador drew with the Netherlands

Paul MacInnes at Al-Thumama Stadium

25, Nov, 2022 @5:58 PM

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Qatar 1-3 Senegal: World Cup 2022 – as it happened
The hosts were left facing elimination from their own World Cup after a second defeat in which they failed to ignite

Tom Davies

25, Nov, 2022 @3:45 PM

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Morgan Freeman and soldiers on camels but Qatar team lets the side down
Saudi Arabia’s ruler sat with Qatar’s emir in a show of unity but fans left the opening match early with their team soundly beaten

Sean Ingle at Al Bayt Stadium, Al Khor

20, Nov, 2022 @9:13 PM

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Chaos and anger at Fifa’s fan festival on Qatar’s ‘extraordinary day’
Disturbing scenes at Al Bidda Park as the hosts faced Ecuador only added to the controversies at this World Cup

Andy Hunter in Doha

20, Nov, 2022 @9:05 PM

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Frazzled Qatar team fluff their lines on World Cup’s surreal opening night | Barney Ronay
Before the opening match we saw the World Cup mascot, a ghost, and Ecuador went through their Qatari hosts with just as much ease

Barney Ronay at Al Bayt Stadium, Al Khor

20, Nov, 2022 @8:47 PM

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Qatar 0-2 Ecuador: World Cup 2022 kicks off after opening ceremony – as it happened
Ecuador captain Enner Valencia scored twice as a dismal Qatar became the first host team to lose their opening World Cup game

Rob Smyth

20, Nov, 2022 @6:24 PM

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