The World Cup draw concludes when champion France meets the winner of the playoffs

Hosts Qatar were drawn on Friday to open the 2022 World Cup against Ecuador on November 21, while France will begin their World Cup title defense against a playoff winner. The draw in Doha will also possibly pit England against Wales or Scotland, who are in another delayed play-off alongside Ukraine, and the group stage … Read more

All eyes on Doha as World Cup destinations revealed

The world of football gathered this Friday in the Qatari capital in anticipation of the draw for the final phase of the World Cup that will begin at 1600 GMT. National team coaches, World Cup-winning players, Qatari dignitaries and football officials from around the world will discover the group stage clashes during a ceremony hosted … Read more

Activists call for expulsion from Iran World Cup for banning women’s stadiums

Human rights activists called on Friday for FIFA to sanction Iran and even expel it from the 2022 World Cup over the country’s decision to ban women from attending an international soccer match. Iranian news agencies confirmed this week that 2,000 women who had bought tickets for Tuesday’s World Cup qualifier against Lebanon in the … Read more

World Cup Qatar 2022 sells more than 800,000 tickets in the first phase

The Qatar 2022 World Cup, the first to be held in the Middle East, has already sold some 804,186 tickets in the first sales phase, confirmed this Wednesday the governing body of world soccer and organizer of the tournament, FIFA. FIFA said interest in tickets came mainly from Qatar, the United States, England, Mexico, the … Read more

Veterans Ronaldo and Messi wait for the last dance partner of the World Cup

Veteran soccer superstars Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi will meet their opponents at the Qatar 2022 World Cup on Friday, which will almost certainly be their last. The two biggest names in the game have amassed a host of club and individual honors as well as continental trophies with their countries, but neither have managed … Read more

The United States will travel to Qatar as Mexico advances to its eighth consecutive World Cup

Mexico beat El Salvador 2-0 to head to an eighth straight World Cup, while the United States stuck with it despite a 2-0 loss to Costa Rica in the final round of CONCACAF qualifying on Wednesday. On the final day, the USA, who missed out on the 2018 tournament, knew that a win, draw or … Read more