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Rainbow flags will supposedly be taken away from fans at the World Cup in Qatar 'to protect them' from attacks in the conservative Gulf nation.
Schietekat, who fled the country, was charged with sex outside wedlock — a crime in Qatar — after reporting an assault against her.
FIFA World Cup 2022: Rainbow flags could be taken from fans ‘to protect them’, says tournament official
Major General Abdulaziz Abdullah Al Ansari, a senior leader overseeing security for the tournament, is against the overt promotion of LGBTQ freedoms as symbolised by the rainbow flag that FIFA and World Cup organisers had previously said would be welcome across Qatar’s eight stadiums.
FIFA World Cup 2022: England boss Gareth Southgate wary of little preparation time for finals despite kind draw
However, Southgate's men are now considered one of the favourites for the tournament after reaching the semi-finals of the World Cup four years ago and then the final of Euro 2020.
The ball made by Adidas is called Al Rihla, which means "the journey" in Arabic, and its design "is inspired by the culture, architecture, iconic boats and flag of Qatar", FIFA said in a statement.
The biennial World Cup has been left off the agenda, with only changes to the women's football calendar scheduled for a vote by the 211 member associations.
FIFA World Cup 2022: Hosts Qatar hit back at 'ridiculous' attack by Netherlands coach Louis Van Gaal
Van Gaal said this week that it was "ridiculous" for the World Cup to be held in Qatar and that FIFA had only been motivated by money.
The International Olympic Committee on Monday called on sports organisers to ban Russian and Belarusian athletes and officials from international events "in order to protect the integrity of global sports competitions and for the safety of all the participants".
FIFA ordered Russia to play home internationals at neutral venues where their national flag and anthem would be banned.
Igor Stimac says qualifying regularly and doing well in Asian Cup must for India to achieve bigger target
India must work towards qualifying for the AFC Asian Cup and "doing well there" on a regular basis in order to achieve bigger goals, says men's national football team head coach Stimac.
Football fan President Xi Jinping has said he wants China to stage and even win the men's World Cup one day, and the country has been building and renovating stadiums in apparent anticipation
2022 FIFA World Cup will be a ‘benchmark for future sporting events of this scale’, says Gianni Infantino
The same message was given by World Health Organisation director general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, who highlighted the "unique challenges" faced by organisers because of the pandemic.
IOC President Thomas Bach chided FIFA counterpart Gianni Infantino, an IOC member for the past two years, for not being in Beijing to hear the criticism.
AFC Women's Asian Cup 2022: Ji So-yun's late strike stuns Australia, sends South Korea into semi-finals and World Cup
Riding Ji So-yun's late long-range stunner, South Korea halted the Australian juggernaut with a 1-0 win to enter the semifinals and book a 2023 FIFA World Cup spot on Sunday.
Alejandro Dominguez, the president of CONMEBOL, told The Associated Press on Thursday that it's a “waste of time” for FIFA President Gianni Infantino to continue pushing his desire to stage a World Cup every two years.
The idea of a World Cup every two years, rather than every four as it has been since 1930, has faced a hostile reception from the European and South American federations as well as the big clubs. But it enjoys the unanimous support among the 54 African federations.
AFC Women's Asian Cup 2022: Team mentally strong, there's belief we can do well, says India goalkeeper Aditi Chauhan
Despite being held to a goal-less draw in their opening game against Iran, the Indian team have a lot of "belief" that they can do well in the tournament, said Aditi on Saturday.
Indian women's football path-breaker N Bala Devi feels the team has enough quality to do well in the ongoing AFC Asian Cup and secure a maiden qualification to next FIFA World Cup.
AFC Asian Cup: 'Anything can happen if we reach knockouts', says Thomas Dennerby on Indian team's chances
Dennerby has served as coach of Sweden and taken Nigeria to the World Cup after winning the African Championships. Now he dreams of achieving the feat with the Indian team
Mbappe said it was important not to wear players out, but that maintaining the competition's beauty was his key motive.