LUSAIL STADIUM TO BE COMPLETED THIS YEAR

The Lusail Stadium, one of the stadiums to be used at the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar, will be completed this year, according to the officials in the country. The stadium is currently under construction and the processes have been hastened so it would be ready in time before the commencement of the prestigious tournament next year.

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It is also set to be the biggest venue of tall the selected venues for the tournament, as it will contain as many as 80,000 people. The stadium will host 10 games, spanning across every single match of the tournament, including the final. According to the organizers, the installation of steel structures and concrete work has been sped up as they are trying to meet up with the deadline.
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FIFAREVEALS BAN FOR PLAYERS

World football’s governing body, FIFA, has revealed plans to ban players who join the European Super League from participating at the World Cup starting from the World Cup 2022 tournament in Qatar. The body said via a statement released last week that any player competing in the aforementioned European Super League won’t be eligible for World Cup tournaments like the World Cup 2022 edition in Qatar, the Champions League or the European Championships.


The statement released was on behalf of FIFA and the six continental federations. The warning to players is coming on the back of rumours that the biggest clubs in Europe are planning the European Super League and that the initiative is backed by funds. Read More

WORLD CUP 2022: FANS URGED TO KEEP CALM

 

As the 2022 FIFA World Cup draws nearer and keeps dawning on us, some people still ask questions about Qatar hosting the tournament. It is the first time the event will be hosted by a Middle East country, and a lot of people have weighed in on the matter since the announcement.


There are several fears regarding the security and safety of no just spectators or fans, but also of the players, coaching staff, and the general public that will be present there. Officials responsible for organizing the event for the host country have come out to several debunk and quench any rumors about the country not being capacitated enough to be made hosts. Read More

CHELSEA TURN STRIKER CHASE TO DRIES MERTENS

As the January transfer window winds down with only a couple of hours left on the clock for any team to actually do or seal any reasonable deal, Chelsea have turn their sites towards Dries Mertens the Napoli striker who will be out of contract by the need of the current season.

At the age of 32, chances of Mertens making it to the World Cup 2022 holding in Qatar is as slim as they come but that doesn’t mean he won’t try after all despite peaking late, he is currently the second highest goal scorer in Napoli’s history with only three goals behind the first position held by Marek Hamsik.

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YOUNG BACKS MARTIAL OVER DESCHAMPS

Anthony Martial did not go to last year’s World Cup because according to reports, France coach Didier Deschamps had deemed his involvement with Manchester United that season insufficient.

He didn’t feature enough and predictably Jose Mourinho go dragged into it for not once again, giving youth “a chance”.


With the World Cup 2022 around the corner plus the Euro 2020, Martial’s performance so far this season has made him and many comfortable that never again will he miss a top tournament.
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LIBERIA CALL UP SWEDEN-BORN HELLBERG FOR QUALIFIERS

The 2022 World Cup is less than three years away and qualifiers for the tournament are expected to begin this year. The Confederations of African Football begins their qualifiers in September and teams have begun to announce their squads.

Liberia is one of them and the West African nation has called up 13 foreign based players for their opening match with Sierra Leone. Manager Peter Butler released a list with the high profile inclusion that of IK Brage midfielder Seth KantehHellberg.
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