World Cup

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Iran’s World Cup hopes fading amid botched sacking and squad acrimony
Iran was full of hope when the team qualified for Qatar but a few months down the line star players are at loggerheads over the future of coach Dragan Skocic

Ed Aarons

22, Jul, 2022 @6:04 PM

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Dani Alves: ‘Everyone says I’m old but I completely disagree’
Brazil full-back recently turned 39 and is without a club but remains determined to play for his country at the World Cup

Thiago Rabelo

11, Jul, 2022 @10:47 AM

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Put the planet before football, UN head of Cop15 nature summit tells leaders
December clash of biodiversity talks in Montreal and World Cup in Qatar will cause ‘embarrassment’ if ministers fail to act wisely

Patrick Greenfield

05, Jul, 2022 @5:15 AM

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AI-powered technology will be used to speed up VAR offside calls at World Cup
New AI-powered technology will be used at the Qatar World Cup, Fifa has confirmed, claiming it will halve the time taken to make VAR offside decisions

Paul MacInnes

01, Jul, 2022 @8:00 AM

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How Kansas City became the 2026 World Cup’s most unlikely host city
The city will be the smallest US metro area to host games at the tournament, but it has a long and proud soccer history to call on

Dave Caldwell in Kansas City

30, Jun, 2022 @9:00 AM

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Qatar fails to offer World Cup safety guarantees to LGBTQ+ fans
Qatar’s Supreme Committee in charge of organising the World Cup has failed to answer direct questions relating LGBTQ+ fans and their concerns

Paul MacInnes

29, Jun, 2022 @1:00 PM

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FA wants to deliver positive World Cup legacy for migrant workers, insists chair
The Football Association will be having talks on possible financial remedy for workers and a Qatar workers’ centre, its chair, Debbie Hewitt, has said

Paul MacInnes

21, Jun, 2022 @11:35 AM

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The Guardian view on Qatar’s migrant workers: football owes them
Editorial: The FA and the England team should back proposals to safeguard migrant workers’ rights after the World Cup in November


19, Jun, 2022 @5:30 PM

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World Cup 2026: Host city reveal lays bare sprawling, money-spinning affair
The host city announcement for 2026 was a World Cup in itself: a few no-hopers, underdogs who went deeper than expected with a couple of surprising flops and predictable triumphs

Tom Dart

17, Jun, 2022 @1:52 PM

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Canadian, US and Mexican host cities named for 2026 World Cup
Fifa has announced the host cities for the 2026 World Cup, which will be co-hosted by the US, Canada and Mexico

Guardian sport and agencies

16, Jun, 2022 @9:40 PM

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On the plane or sofa? How England’s World Cup squad is shaping up
With the tournament five months away, we look at the selection issues and who could be in, out or a wait and see

Nick Ames

16, Jun, 2022 @7:00 AM

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With the World Cup in sight, the USMNT still have doubts over keepers and strikers
A mixed bag of June fixtures wrapped up on Tuesday with a testy 1-1 draw away to El Salvador as Gregg Berhalter continued his Qatar preparations

Tom Dart

15, Jun, 2022 @11:14 AM

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