Worker’s rights, the Qatar World Cup’s enduring stigma

By Javier Picazo Feliu  Doha, Dec 28 (EFE).- Although football’s greatest competition has wrapped up for another four years, Qatar, the host of the 2022 World Cup, has yet to address the enduring controversy of its treatment of the thousands of migrant workers who built its grandiose stadiums amid allegations of unpaid salaries, abusive contracts … Read more

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

Japan surprise Spain 2-1 to win group, both teams advance

Al Rayyan, Qatar, Dec 1 (EFE).- Spain, who began their World Cup 2022 campaign with a 7-0 drubbing of Costa Rica, ended up needing help from Germany on Thursday to secure their spot in the knockout stage. For three minutes, Costa Rica led the Germans 2-1 as La Roja trailed eventual group winners Japan by … 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

Casemiro scores late to lift Brazil over Switzerland, into knockout stage

Casimiro lifting his right hand in a celebration gesture

Doha, Nov 28 (EFE).- Brazil struggled to break down Switzerland’s well-organized defense for most of their World Cup Group G contest on Monday, but a goal by Casemiro with time winding down in the second half gave his side a 1-0 victory and a berth in the tournament’s knockout stage. With star forward Neymar Jr. … Read more

Kudus winner hands Ghana vital World Cup victory over South Korea

Ghana players clapping

Doha, Nov 28 (EFE).- Ghana clinched a 3-2 World Cup victory over South Korea in one of the tournament’s most thrilling games after Mohammed Kudus scored a brace, including a 68th-minute winner on Monday. Mohammed Salisu scored the opener for Ghana in the 24th minute before teammate Mohammed Kudus scored the second goal 10 minutes … Read more