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# World Cup

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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.
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.’
USA v Wales, World Cup
Al Rayyan Stadium hosted tonight’s Group B clash, which finished 1-1.
Saka and Bellingham sparkle as England crush Iran
Gareth Southgate’s side have been touted as one of the pre-tournament favourites.
Joe Lycett reveals the £10,000 he appeared to shred in David Beckham-Qatar protest was fake
The comedian previously threatened to destroy the money unless David Beckham reneged on his deal with Qatar 2022.
Iran team do not sing national anthem before first World Cup game
Iranian players did not sing the anthem in support of anti-government protesters in their country.
'It's about winning trophies' - Six Nations and World Cup in view for Ireland
Andy Farrell believes he and his squad learned plenty from their autumn clean sweep.
'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.
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.
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
Final four? Surprise package? Biggest flop? Our writers' World Cup predictions
The42′s journalists look ahead to Qatar 2022.
Poll: Who is going to be top scorer at the World Cup?
Harry Kane won the Golden Boot in 2018.
Sadio Mane ruled out of World Cup - Senegal
Team officials announced the news on Thursday, and Bayern Munich later provided more details on Mane’s injury.
The Explainer: What’s happening with the 2022 FIFA World Cup?
Listen in to hear reporter Gavin Cooney, who’s heading to Qatar, explain.
Lionel Messi scores 91st goal as Argentina go 36 games unbeaten
The South American side were too good for the United Arab Emirates.
Missing XI: The best players not at the 2022 World Cup
Erling Haaland and some of the other stars you won’t see in Qatar.
World Cup organisers apologise after staff threaten to 'smash' Danish TV crew's camera
They claimed security staff mistakenly interrupted a live broadcast.
Fifa appeals for ceasefire in Ukraine during World Cup
Fifa suspended Russia days after its invasion of Ukraine, booting the team from World Cup qualifying matches
Joe Lycett urges David Beckham to abandon Qatar football deal due to country's LGBTQ laws
The comedian encouraged former footballer Beckham to turn his back on a £10 million ambassadorship deal.
Ranking the 10 teams most likely to win the World Cup
Brazil and other sides who are in strong contention to lift the trophy.
Poll: Will you watch the World Cup?
The country has an abysmal record on human rights.
Ben Stokes fires England as they win T20 World Cup with victory over Pakistan
Stokes was once again the man for the big occasion
Reus misses out and Goetze recalled for Germany, injured Lukaku named in Belgium squad
World Cup squads: Ronaldo and Lewandowski lead Portugal and Poland respectively.
Fifa forbid Danish World Cup squad from wearing pro-human rights shirts
Qatar has faced criticism for its treatment of foreign workers.
LGBTQ+ community 'so disappointed' with David Beckham
The former Manchester United player has been criticised for his role as a Qatar ambassador.
Brilliant England rout India to set up Pakistan T20 World Cup final
England will play Pakistan in the final.
‘Devastated’ England defender Reece James confirms he will miss World Cup
The Chelsea full-back sustained a knee injury in the Champions League match against AC Milan on 11 October.
Senegal suffer serious World Cup blow after Sadio Mane picks up injury
Ex-Liverpool striker’s availability for the tournament in serious doubt after he was injured in last night’s victory for Bayern over Werder Bremen.
Ex-Arsenal winger hits hat-trick but Bayern win comes at a cost
Sadio Mane went directly down the tunnel for further treatment after picking up an injury.
Katie McCabe won't be watching the World Cup and would have turned down trip to Qatar
The tournament kicks off on 20 November.
Germany striker Werner ruled out of World Cup with ankle injury
Flick will name his 26-man squad for the tournament on 16 November.
World Cup worry for Chilwell as he suffers hamstring injury in Chelsea win
Chilwell was forced off in the Blues’ Champions League victory.
Japan name former Barcelona prodigy in World Cup squad
Hajime Moriyasu has named Takefusa Kubo in his 26-man squad for the World Cup.
Ukraine calls for Iran to be banned from World Cup
Anti-government protests have engulfed the Middle East country since the death in custody of a 22-year-old woman, Mahsa Amini.
England and Canada advance to Women's Rugby World Cup final four
Pair to face off next Saturday while New Zealand and France will contest the other semi-final.
Taoiseach: There 'can't be any inhibition' for LGBT people to attend World Cup in Qatar
It comes after UK foreign secretary James Cleverly said LGBT football fans should be “respectful of the host nation” if they attend the tournament.
Farrell wants Ireland to embrace number one ranking as a 'weapon'
With the Springboks coming to town, the Ireland head coach wants his team to go to another level.
Campaigner Peter Tatchell ‘arrested in Doha while protesting Qatar's LGBT rights record’
The Peter Tatchell Foundation said the campaigner was detained as he demonstrated against ‘one of the most homophobic regimes on Earth’.
Italy women's Rugby World Cup forward banned 12 weeks for biting
Tounesi will miss Italy’s quarter-final against France on 29 October.
Good news for Irish fans as World Cup kick-off times and TV coverage confirmed
The Girls In Green will play at their first-ever major tournament in Australia next summer.