Infantino hails Qatar World Cup as ‘best ever’

Doha, Dec 16 (EFE).- The 2022 World Cup in Qatar was the “best ever,” Fifa president Gianni Infantino told a press conference Friday ahead of the competition’s third place playoff and final this weekend. “Thanks to everyone involved, Qatar, all the volunteers to make this the best World Cup ever,” the Swiss Fifa chief said … Read more

Argentina’s World Cup delirium, a welcome distraction from the country’s woes

By Rodrigo García Buenos Aires, Dec 15 (EFE).- The opulent streets of Doha are abuzz with crowds of Argentina fans and so too is Buenos Aires, which has been gripped by delirious celebrations after Lionel Messi and company secured a place in the World Cup final, offering some emotional respite in a country blighted for … Read more

Greece freezes assets of EU parliament VP over Qatar scandal

Athens, Dec 12 (EFE) – Greek authorities on Monday froze the assets of European Parliament vice president Eva Kaili, as well as those of her closest relatives, anti-money laundering authority chief Haralambos Vourliotis said in a statement.  Kaili was arrested on Sunday on corruption charges for allegedly receiving hefty bribes from Qatar to influence EP … Read more

England down Wales 3-0 to win group

Doha, Nov 29 (EFE).- After an uninspired performance against the United States, England put up three goals – two from Marcus Rashford – against Wales here Tuesday to advance to the knockout stage of World Cup 2022 as Group B winners. The Three Lions, who finished fourth at World Cup 2018, will face Group A … Read more

China censors footage of maskless fans in world cup broadcasts

Beijing, Nov 29 (EFE).- China’s state television has edited footage of Qatar 2022 World Cup matches to remove shots of maskless fans, after broadcasts of packed stadiums with crowds enjoying the games amid no Covid measures fuelled protests across the Asian nation. This measure, which has not been officially confirmed by China Central Television, but … Read more