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FIFA World Cup 2022: Hosts Qatar seeking virus jabs for all tournaments visitors
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FIFA World Cup 2022: Hosts Qatar seeking virus jabs for all tournaments visitors

FIFA boss Gianni Infantino has previously said that measures to contain the coronavirus will need to be taken during the 2022 tournament but did not given details.

Ajax's Daley Blind to miss rest of Eredivisie season due to ankle injury, but hopes to be fit for Euro 2021
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Ajax's Daley Blind to miss rest of Eredivisie season due to ankle injury, but hopes to be fit for Euro 2021

Blind was hurt during the second half of his country’s 7-0 win over Gibraltar in a World Cup qualifying match on Tuesday.

FIFA World Cup 2022: Germany's Toni Kroos slams hosts Qatar over treatment of migrant workers
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FIFA World Cup 2022: Germany's Toni Kroos slams hosts Qatar over treatment of migrant workers

Kroos' comments came after the Netherlands, Germany, Belgium and Norway all protested by wearing T-shirts with messages such as "Human Rights" or "Football supports change" before World Cup qualifiers over the last week.

FIFA World Cup qualifiers: Harry Kane ends England goal drought to sink Albania
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FIFA World Cup qualifiers: Harry Kane ends England goal drought to sink Albania

This was the England captain Kane's first international goal since he scored against Kosovo 500 days ago in November 2019.

FIFA World Cup qualifiers: Denmark players join protest against Qatar's treatment of migrant workers
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FIFA World Cup qualifiers: Denmark players join protest against Qatar's treatment of migrant workers

Players from Germany and the Netherlands have also protested in recent days as the European qualifying campaign begins for the 2022 tournament, the hosting of which was controversially awarded a decade ago to Qatar.

FIFA World Cup qualifiers: Coronavirus pandemic blamed for lack of VAR after Cristiano Ronaldo's complaints
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FIFA World Cup qualifiers: Coronavirus pandemic blamed for lack of VAR after Cristiano Ronaldo's complaints

Portugal's path to the 2022 World Cup has been complicated by Ronaldo being denied a stoppage-time winner against Serbia on Saturday

FIFA World Cup qualifiers: Ousmane Dembele scores, Kylian Mbappe misses penalty as France beat Kazakhstan
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FIFA World Cup qualifiers: Ousmane Dembele scores, Kylian Mbappe misses penalty as France beat Kazakhstan

It was a welcome result for reigning world champions France after they kicked off their campaign in qualifying Group D by drawing 1-1 at home to Ukraine last Wednesday.

FIFA World Cup qualifiers: Netherlands players aim rights protest at Qatar ahead of Latvia clash
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FIFA World Cup qualifiers: Netherlands players aim rights protest at Qatar ahead of Latvia clash

Germany lined up before the Iceland game in black T-shirts with white lettering to spell out "Human Rights", while Norway donned T-shirts with the message "Human rights, on and off the pitch" before their qualifier against Gibraltar.

FIFA World Cup qualifiers: Denmark team promise to protest against Qatar in Moldova clash
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FIFA World Cup qualifiers: Denmark team promise to protest against Qatar in Moldova clash

Both Norway's and Germany's teams have already made protest gestures at their respective qualifiers, in both case by wearing shirts with human rights messages.

World Cup qualifiers: Erling Haaland's Norway hint at pre-match protest over Qatar human rights abuses
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World Cup qualifiers: Erling Haaland's Norway hint at pre-match protest over Qatar human rights abuses

Norway players plan to use the fixture against Gibraltar as an opportunity to express their reservations about Qatar's human rights record.

Cristiano Ronaldo's spirits high despite Juventus setbacks, says Portugal coach Fernando Santos
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Cristiano Ronaldo's spirits high despite Juventus setbacks, says Portugal coach Fernando Santos

Ronaldo has been under fire in Italy after Juve's Champions League last-16 exit to Porto and the weekend defeat by Benevento which left them 10 points behind Serie A leaders Inter Milan.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic targets playing at 2022 FIFA World Cup after returning to Sweden national team
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Zlatan Ibrahimovic targets playing at 2022 FIFA World Cup after returning to Sweden national team

Ibrahimovic’s initial aim is to play for Sweden at the continent-wide European Championship starting in June but looming further in the distance is the World Cup in Qatar that takes place in November and December 2022 — when he will be 41.

‘An African team must win the World Cup in near future’, says newly-appointed CAF chief Patrice Motsepe
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‘An African team must win the World Cup in near future’, says newly-appointed CAF chief Patrice Motsepe

The mining magnate promised to quit after his four-year term if CAF "does not make real progress" under his leadership.

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp rules out replacing Joachim Loew as Germany boss
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Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp rules out replacing Joachim Loew as Germany boss

"I have three years left at Liverpool, that's a simple statement, a simple situation," said Liverpool's Jurgen Klopp, ruling himself out of contention to replace Joachim Loew as Germany manager.

British government backs potential UK and Ireland bid to host 2030 World Cup
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British government backs potential UK and Ireland bid to host 2030 World Cup

The 2022 World Cup will take place in Qatar, while the 2026 tournament is to be held in the United States, Canada and Mexico.

Franz Beckenbauer escapes prosecution in 2006 FIFA World Cup corruption case
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Franz Beckenbauer escapes prosecution in 2006 FIFA World Cup corruption case

FIFA's internal judiciary said it had determined that the statute of limitation had expired in 2012 for Beckenbauer and in 2015 for Zwanziger and Schmidt.

FIFA World Cup 2022: Hosts Qatar to gain experience by playing friendlies in European qualifying event
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FIFA World Cup 2022: Hosts Qatar to gain experience by playing friendlies in European qualifying event

The arrangement provides Asian champion Qatar with 10 friendlies in Europe ahead of the 2022 World Cup.

AIFF president Praful Patel says India women’s team can qualify for FIFA World Cup before men’s team does
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AIFF president Praful Patel says India women’s team can qualify for FIFA World Cup before men’s team does

Supporting Patel's view, the sports ministry asked the AIFF to prepare a "concrete and actionable" roadmap to work towards the women team's qualification in the 2027 World Cup.

'We're not machines': Injury-hit Brazil, Argentina resume FIFA World Cup 2020 qualifying campaign
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'We're not machines': Injury-hit Brazil, Argentina resume FIFA World Cup 2020 qualifying campaign

Despite his latest setback Neymar will still travel with the squad amid hopes that he may recover in time for the trip to Uruguay on 17 November.

Manchester United legend Sir Bobby Charlton diagnosed with dementia, claims report
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Manchester United legend Sir Bobby Charlton diagnosed with dementia, claims report

A survivor of the Munich Disaster in 1958 that killed several Manchester United players in a plane crash, Sir Bobby Charlton helped revive the team in the wake of the tragedy.