Fans say Iran vs USA game an opportunity for ‘stronger bonds’ | Qatar World Cup 2022 News

doha, qatar – Political tensions have been high between the United States and Iran for more than half a century, but to some football fans gearing up to watch the two nations face off at the World Cup, the beautiful game rises above politics. American-Iranian Shervin Sharifi, 31, is a die-hard football fan who collects … Read more

World Cup 2022: England v Wales match preview | Football

Who: England vs Wales, Group B Onde: Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium When: Tuesday, November 29, 10pm local (19:00 GMT) FIFA rankings: England (5), Wales (19) If you think the USA vs Iran game will be politically charged, you just wait for this one — which kicks off at the same time as the match between … Read more

World Cup recap, Day 9: Brazil, Portugal advance to group of 16 | Qatar World Cup 2022

Day nine of the World Cup in Qatar has witnessed some of the most dramatic matches so far, with Cameroon making a stunning comeback in a battle with Serbia where six goals were scored and still neither side emerged victorious, the teams having to settle for a 3-3 draw. A heartbroken South Korean team left … Read more

Fernandes brace against Uruguay puts Portugal through to last 16 | Football News

Portugal’s 2-0 victory makes them the third team after France and Brazil to qualify for the World Cup knockout stage. Bruno Fernandes scored a brace as Portugal beat Uruguay 2-0 to secure a place in the last 16 of the World Cup with a group game to spare. After a goalless first half on Monday … Read more

Ongoing protests cast shadow over World Cup for Iranian Americans | Qatar World Cup 2022 News

Los Angeles, California, United States — For years, cheering on the Iranian national football team was a way for some Iranian Americans to celebrate their home country without endorsing the clerical government that has ruled Iran since the 1979 revolution. But this year, as Iran competes in the 2022 World Cup, politics are on the … Read more

Photos: Cameroon fans celebrate stunning 3-3 draw with Serbia | Qatar World Cup 2022

Al Wakrah, Qatar – At the Al Janoub Stadium on Monday, Cameroon’s Vincent Aboubakar fought back magnificently to keep his team’s chances at the World Cup alive as they went from near defeat to secure a stunning 3-3 draw with Serbia. Throughout the Group G game, Cameroon’s team was cheered on by their colorfully-dressed supporters … Read more

The massive hypocrisy of the West’s World Cup ‘concerns’ | Qatar World Cup 2022

United States Secretary of State Anthony Blinken recently came out against a ban on rainbow armbands at the World Cup tournament in Qatar, which various European team captains had intended to sport in support of LGBTQ rights and against discrimination. Blinken flagged the ban as “concerning” and a restriction on “freedom of expression”. The secretary’s … Read more

The beauty shop catering to Qatar’s African community | Qatar World Cup 2022

doha, qatar – In the heart of the lively Doha neighborhood of Al Mansoura is a beauty and fashion shop which has gained a strong following among Africans living in the Qatari capital ever since the store opened about two years ago. Butterfly Beauty Shop is located along Al Mansoura’s crowded main street and is … Read more

World Cup 2022: Portugal v Uruguay match preview | Qatar World Cup 2022 News

Who: Portugal vs Uruguay Onde: Lusail Stadium When: Monday, November 28, 10pm (19:00 GMT) FIFA ranking: Portugal (9), Uruguay (14) Uruguay midfielder Rodrigo Bentancur said on Sunday that the two-time former champions are relishing their status as underdogs as they prepare to face Cristiano Ronaldo’s Portugal at the World Cup on Monday. If that comment … Read more

‘Very proud’: Indonesia makes mark in Qatar with official ball | Qatar World Cup 2022 News

Medan, Indonesia – Indonesia’s boys in red may not have qualified for the World Cup, but one Java-based company is leaving its mark as the maker of the tournament’s official match ball. Al Rihla, the official football for Qatar 2022, is being manufactured in Madiun Regency, East Java province, by PT Global Way. The local … Read more