Wed. Dec 7th, 2022

Gareth Southgate suggests Britain will ignore defense to avoid human rights debates

England are now gearing up for their first World Cup match against Iran on 21 November, but Gareth Southgate has an extra injury concern after James Maddison replaced Leicester at the weekend. There are still some squads to be confirmed, with Ghana, Mexico, Tunisia and Ecuador ready to round out their 26-man squads.

Other injuries to watch closely include Sadio Mane, whose Senegal has been desperate to acquit the Bayern Munich star. While La Seleccion Qatar accelerated its preparations, Luis Enrique preferred the youth, while Sergio Ramos and Thiago Alcantara were not included in Spain’s World Cup squad last week. The winners of 2010 have a wealth of experience such as Sergio Busquets, Dani Carvajal and Alvaro Morata.

Elsewhere the Netherlands picked an exciting roster and Xavi Simons was a standout choice; The PSV star has recently wreaked havoc as Dutch giants beat Arsenal, with Louis Van Gaal revealing his players’ plans to meet with migrant workers in Qatar. Follow the latest news and roster announcements from the 32 teams below

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‘A new age of football’: why the Qatar World Cup may see an erosion of national styles

In the last few months, Gareth Southgate has dived into more information than any England manager has ever attended a World Cup. The width is remarkable. Taken away, there are basically whole models and manuals distilling thousands of minutes of football to tell managers “how the World Cups are won”. When you zoom in, each team has all their individual analysis.

Some elements stand out among so much information. For one, almost every side in this World Cup is counter-pressing.

“This has become a common trend across all teams,” says Dr David Adams, Chief Football Officer of the Football Association of Wales. “Even low ranked teams no longer fall into the defensive block when they lose the ball. It’s an idea of ​​Pep Guardiola and Jurgen Klopp that permeates the entire football ecosystem.”

Jack Rathborn15 November 2022 10:31


France goalkeeper Hugo Lloris will not wear rainbow armbands at World Cup in Qatar

The defending champions are one of 13 European countries participating in the ‘OneLove’ campaign against discrimination in their host country, where same-sex relationships are illegal.

FIFA rules prohibit teams from bringing their own law enforcement designs to the World Cup and insist they must use equipment provided by the governing body, but many – including England – have hinted that they will challenge regulations in Qatar.

Jack Rathborn15 November 2022 10:05


Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and World Cup stars with one last chance for victory

First there was the Mexican goalkeeper Antonio Carbajal. Then, after a long wait, Lothar Matthaus joined him at a private club. A second Mexican, Rafael Marquez, became the third member. There’s a case for Gianluigi Buffon beating him, but an unused team member in 1998 actually fielded in just four World Cups.

However, after only three players played in five World Cups in the tournament’s first 90 years, it could be three players in three days. One is Andres Guardado, a reminder to never underestimate Mexico’s capacity to take hardy perennials to multiple World Cups. And with a certain inevitability, the other two who are forever twins in the imagination and always face off in this team sport’s most enduring individual rivalry are Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.

Each played for the first time at the 2006 World Cup and scored the first goal. And while they might return in 2026 – each of whom has made a career to be the exception to the norm – is not beyond the realms of possibility, Messi has said this will “definitely” be his last World Cup. He’s canceled his international retirement in the past, whereas Ronaldo will have to be dragged off the stage screaming, perhaps complaining that Piers Morgan has been betrayed. He expressed his desire to play in Euro 2024; even he may see the next World Cup, when he will be 41 years old, as a far away tournament.

Jack Rathborn15 November 2022 09:50


FIFA President Gianni Infantino urged to end silence over Qatari workers compensation scheme

Amnesty International urged FIFA president Gianni Infantino to break his silence on a compensation scheme for migrant workers in World Cup host country Qatar, adding that “it is still not too late for Fifa to do the right thing”.

Amnesty International and a coalition of other organizations have urged Fifa to set aside £375m, the equivalent of World Cup prize money funding, to establish a center to support migrant workers and compensate those injured or their families. He died in construction projects in Qatar.

Guard Labor rights advocate FairSquare Projects group reported that 6,750 South Asian immigrants have died in Qatar since 2010 last year, saying a “significant proportion” of these migrant workers were in the country solely because of the World Cup award.

Jack Rathborn15 November 2022 09:35


A political World Cup is nothing new

or Omar Larrosa, the Argentine striker who took the field in the 1978 World Cup final, a complex question has a simple answer. He is asked how the winner’s medal was exploited by the country’s brutal ruling junta. However, he’s one of the few to argue that.

“Nobody knew anything,” Larrosa says. Independent. We played for the people for the Argentina jersey.

“If the World Cup is approved by FIFA, if all federations are playing, I had to do my job. My job is football. Like a doctor or a journalist. you do your job FIFA ordered this World Cup, we played it.

Jack Rathborn15 November 2022 09:20


Ted Lasso sends motivational messages to US players ahead of World Cup

Giant yellow banners began hanging in the hometowns of Gregg Berhalter’s 26-man cast members this week, each featuring a personalized message from Jason Sudeikis’ popular character on his way to Qatar.

Ted Lasso follows the eponymous hero, a former field coach, as he takes over as coach of English football club AFC Richmond despite having no experience in the game.

Jack Rathborn15 November 2022 09:10


England squad numbers for the 2022 World Cup: Jude Bellingham gave the number 22 jersey

While most of the picks are as expected and the team numbers don’t always give much clue as to who will start, the notable and obvious picks show Jordan Pickford remaining Number 1 and wearing captain Harry Kane’s familiar Number 9 shirt. Kyle Walker, Declan Rice and Raheem Sterling are also among the names that retain their number in Euro 2020.

Jack Rathborn15 November 2022 09:00


2022 World Cup: Netherlands to auction match jerseys to support migrant workers

The Netherlands football team’s jerseys during the 2022 World Cup will be auctioned to support migrant workers in Qatar, the Dutch Football Association (KNVB) said on Monday.

The KNVB is one of the few football associations that criticizes human rights and working conditions in Qatar, where migrant workers and foreigners make up the majority of the population of 2.8 million.

After consulting with the players, the KNVB decided that the proceeds from the online auction should be used to improve the situation of migrant workers.

Jack Rathborn15 November 2022 08:50


World Cup: Moroccan Amine Harit and Polish goalkeeper Bartlomiej Dragowski injured

In a statement from Marseille, “Harit, who was injured in the match played against AS Monaco on Sunday, suffered a sprain in the cruciate ligament of his left knee.

The club did not give a date for how well the 25-year-old football player, who was carried on a stretcher in the match Marseille beat Monaco 3-2, will recover.

Jack Rathborn15 November 2022 08:40


Swansea midfielder Joe Allen confident Wales will be fit for World Cup opening

Joe Allen is confident that he will win the conditioning battle for Wales to take part in the opening game of the World Cup against the United States.

The Swansea midfielder has not played since 17 September due to a hamstring problem and is Wales’ biggest fitness concern as they prepare to play in their first World Cup since 1958.

“I hope to be suitable for the first game,” said Allen, who played in Euro 2016 and Euro 2020 and was selected for the former team of the tournament 72 times.

Jack Rathborn15 November 2022 08:30