World Cup

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Fifa’s Infantino signals willingness to abandon biennial World Cup plan
The president of Fifa, Gianni Infantino, has signalled he is willing to step away from the divisive plan to launch a men’s World Cup every two years

Paul MacInnes

20, Oct, 2021 @4:21 PM

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A World Cup every two years would finally kill football’s golden goose | Philipp Lahm
Major sporting events need patience and time. Shortening the cycle would confirm that the game really is all about money

Philipp Lahm

19, Oct, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Arsène Wenger invites national team managers to meeting over World Cup
Arsène Wenger will meet this week with men’s national team managers to discuss reform to the international calendar from 2024

David Hytner

18, Oct, 2021 @9:26 AM

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IOC adds to fierce criticism of Fifa over impact of biennial World Cup plan
The IOC has called for discussions over Fifa’s controversial plans to hold the World Cup every two years instead of every four.

Observer Sport and Reuters

16, Oct, 2021 @8:03 PM

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Metropolitan police defend tactics used against Hungary fans at Wembley
The Metropolitan police have rejected criticism of the tactics used during a violent confrontation with Hungary fans in England’s World Cup qualifier at Wembley

Paul MacInnes

13, Oct, 2021 @7:23 PM

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Jack Grealish must play the system to be an England regular for Southgate | David Hytner
There is a feeling that Manchester City’s recent signing has to produce a lot for his country to justify his selection

David Hytner

13, Oct, 2021 @7:00 PM

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Southgate must not ditch newfound attacking intent. Fail again. Fail better the same way | Barney Ronay
The England manager picked a brave starting XI against Hungary – their failure to win the game should not tempt him to revert to his more risk-averse nature

Barney Ronay

13, Oct, 2021 @3:00 PM

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Nothing to see: how pro-government Hungarian media reported Wembley violence
Several media outlets in Hungary did not mention – or made very little – of the fans’ clash with police during the game on Tuesday

Tomasz Mortimer

13, Oct, 2021 @2:23 PM

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Gareth Southgate stands by Harry Kane after night to forget against Hungary
Harry Kane, who had scored in 15 consecutive qualifiers, was taken off after 76 minutes against Hungary and Gareth Southgate said: ‘I don’t think singling out players is fair’

Jacob Steinberg at Wembley

12, Oct, 2021 @10:17 PM

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Hungary fans provide Wembley with another dark and bruising night | Barney Ronay
‘Order was restored,’ said the police, but only because they were forced to retreat during England’s World Cup qualifier

Barney Ronay at Wembley

12, Oct, 2021 @10:16 PM

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Stones saves England against Hungary on a night of violence at Wembley
Crowd violence marred England’s 1-1 draw with Hungary in a World Cup qualifier at Wembley

David Hytner at Wembley

12, Oct, 2021 @9:14 PM

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World Cup roundup: Northern Ireland hopes end, Denmark book spot in Qatar
Northern Ireland’s slim hopes of qualifying for the World Cup in Qatar were ended by Bulgaria, while Denmark beat Austria to qualify for Qatar 2022

Guardian sport and agencies

12, Oct, 2021 @9:09 PM

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