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# Qatar 2022 News

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Fifa to investigate celebrity chef Salt Bae's 'undue access' to Argentina celebrations
Nusret Gokce, who has previously been pictured cooking for Fifa president Gianni Infantino, was central to the jubilant scenes for some reason.
David Beckham makes first statement on his Qatar World Cup deal
The former Manchester United and Real Madrid player had appeared very little in public during the tournament.
‘It’s closer to Game of Thrones’ - The story of football’s biggest administration scandal
Writer and producer Miles Coleman on the Netflix documentary series ‘Fifa Uncovered’.
US journalist Grant Wahl died of aortic aneurysm in Qatar, his wife confirms
Céline Gounder expressed her gratitude for the ‘outpouring of support, love, and sympathy from around the world’ following her husband’s death.
Security guard who suffered fall while working at World Cup quarter-final has died
John Njau Kibue passed away at hospital three days after the accident.
Raheem Sterling considering return to England's World Cup squad
The 27-year-old travelled back to the UK to check on his family’s well-being following a break-in.
Ex-Cameroon striker Eto’o sorry for fan 'altercation' but slams Algeria 'provocation'
A video widely shown on social media showed the four-time African player of the year breaking free from people seeking to restrain him.
Morocco players celebrate with Palestinian flag after Spain upset
Fifa regulations prohibit the display of banners, flags and fliers that are deemed to be ‘political, offensive and/or discriminatory nature.’
Liberia president George Weah criticised after watching son at World Cup
The former AC Milan star has not been seen in his homeland where people are battling soaring prices and shortages of basic goods.
The ex-Ireland international who refuses to watch the 2022 World Cup
Jackie McCarthy-O’Brien on a career spent battling prejudice.
Croatia fans punished for 'xenophobic behaviour'
Canada goalkeeper Milan Borjan was targeted for his ethnic Serb roots.
Qatar World Cup chief: Migrant worker death toll 'between 400 and 500'
Hassan Al-Thawadi gave the figures during an interview on TalkTV’s Piers Morgan Uncensored.
World Cup pitch invader with rainbow flag released and banned from future matches
Protester was on the field for about 30 seconds during the game between Portugal and Uruguay.
Man with rainbow flag invades pitch during World Cup game
The man was on the field for about 30 seconds during the second half.
US coach apologises for Iranian flag furore in tense press conference
Gregg Berhalter and captain Tyler Adams were peppered with questions unrelated to football by Iranian journalists.
Iran complain to Fifa over removal of Islamic Republic symbol in US social media posts
The US infuriated their opponents by posting altered images of Iran’s flag.
London transport network blocks Qatar ads over LGBTQ laws
Qatar is among 11 states listed as having ‘effective’ or ‘probable’ death penalty policies for same-sex sexual acts.
Iranian players sing national anthem ahead of Wales clash
Mehdi Taremi denied this week that he and his team-mates were coming under pressure from the Iranian government.
Fifa accused of 'sinister abuse of power' over OneLove armband
Fifa threatened sporting sanctions, starting at a yellow card for the captains, if the armbands were worn.
ITV pundit Nadia Nadim leaves World Cup broadcast after mother dies
The former Man City forward has revealed she was forced off air on Tuesday.
Maskless World Cup scenes spark anger in China
Driven by the fast-spreading Omicron variant, daily cases in the country hit 29,157 on Wednesday.
'Human rights are non-negotiable' - Germany players cover mouths for World Cup team photo
Germany’s players used the team photo before their game against Japan to protest Fifa’s refusal to allow rainbow-themed armbands.
Fifa open disciplinary case against Ecuador fans over alleged homophobic chanting
The disciplinary case follows days after Fifa outlawed the wearing of a rainbow-coloured One Love armband by players.
Germany examining legal action against Fifa armband stance
Belgium’s Jan Vertonghen says he feels ‘controlled’ and ‘afraid to even say something about this’.
Fifa cite commercial reasons and force Belgium to remove the word 'Love' from jersey
Belgium have been forced into a last-minute alteration ahead of their opening game with Canada.
Keane: 'To dismiss human rights flippantly for a football tournament, it's not right'
The former Republic of Ireland captain stressed on ITV that the World Cup should not be taking place in Qatar.
World Cup 2022: Fifa's clampdown on rainbow armbands conflicts with its own human rights guidelines
Sophie King-Hill of Birmingham University looks at the controversy at this tournament.
Van Dijk: I would have loved to play with One Love band, but not at the expense of a card
‘There are people who say we don’t have a backbone, but that’s not how it works,’ said the Netherlands captain.
Gay Australian footballer Cavallo 'lost respect' for Fifa
‘All the work my fellow allies and the LGBTQ+ community are doing to make football inclusive, you have shown that football isn’t a place for everyone.’
Allowing Iran keeper to play on after head injury an ‘utter disgrace’
Beiranvand collided with team-mate Majid Hosseini during Iran’s World Cup opener against England.
European nations scrap One Love armbands plan due to fear of Fifa sanctions
Seven teams have abandoned plans to wear a rainbow-themed armband in support of LGBTQ rights.
Southgate says England players will take knee at World Cup
The build-up to the tournament has been dominated by concerns over the Gulf state’s treatment of migrant workers, women and the LGBTQ community.
'A terrible face for football': How RTÉ, BBC and beIN opened World Cup coverage
Gary Neville, Alan Shearer and Richie Sadlier were among those to weigh in on the controversial tournament.
Comedian Joe Lycett appears to shred £10,000 over David Beckham’s Qatar deal
Lycett issued an ultimatum to Beckham over his controversial £10 million deal with the Fifa World Cup hosts.
Messi and Ronaldo's silent World Cup swansong is a sad end for two icons
No matter what either of the game’s greats achieve in Qatar, their football will no longer do the talking.
Preview: A World Cup in Qatar is not an aberration - It is football's logical end
The Qatar World Cup distills the essence of what the sport has become.
Harry Kane still set to wear OneLove armband despite Fifa’s late intervention
Fifa has launched a new captain’s armband on the eve of the World Cup in Qatar.
Fifa President Gianni Infantino accuses World Cup critics of 'hypocrisy'
The Swiss also expressed support for the LGBTQ community and migrant workers, and said that World Cup fans ‘can survive’ without beer.
Qatar 2022: The carbon-neutral World Cup that never was
A report by
Lauren Boland
Qatar and FIFA promised a carbon-neutral World Cup, but experts argue it is far from that.
Opinion: 'Football fans - it's time to make some noise on human rights ahead of this World Cup'
Joe Lycett urges David Beckham to abandon Qatar football deal due to country's LGBTQ laws
Alcohol u-turn as Fifa ban beer in stadiums two days before Qatar World Cup begins
The move follows ‘discussions’ with the host nation.