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Four years since the last World Cup and 12 years since Qatar won the bid to host the 2022 edition of the tournament, the first winter world championship kicks off on Sunday, November 20. Traditionally, the host nation will kick off the World Cup and Qatar will face Ecuador at 20:00 GMT.

In Group A, Qatar and Ecuador will face the Netherlands and Senegal on Monday, 21 November at noon. Before Qatar meets Ecuador, the opening ceremony will be held at Al Bayt Stadium, where the match will be played. Originally, the World Cup would actually start with the Senegal v Netherlands match on Sunday, followed by three matches on Monday, which would conclude with the Qatar v Ecuador match and the opening ceremony.

But in a late comeback, World Cup organizers are getting ready to announce in a big last-minute U-turn that no alcohol will be sold on the stadium grounds at the tournament. Major World Cup sponsor Budweiser would sell spirits within the ticketed perimeter surrounding each of the eight stadiums three hours before and one hour after each game.

As England prepares for their World Cup opening match against Iran on Monday, they began training in Qatar after encountering migrant workers in a country where thousands were reported to have died during the tournament’s preparations. The FA organized for migrant workers to meet England’s roster and coaching team, but James Maddison was absent as his participation in England’s debut was in the air.

In other news, Senegal suffered a severe injury as Liverpool forward Sadio Mane was officially excluded from the World Cup and some teams from the winter tournament took part in the friendly matches on Thursday night. Spain’s 2-1 win over Jordan and Portugal’s 4-0 defeat to Nigeria without Cristiano Ronaldo were particularly notable.

Follow the latest news and roster announcements from the 32 teams below:

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Senegalese star Sadio Mane has been removed from the World Cup after undergoing surgery for a leg injury, Bayern Munich and the Senegalese Football Federation said on Thursday.

Bayern said Mane, 30, underwent surgery late Thursday in Innsbruck, Austria, to reattach a tendon to the head of his right fibula, which treated an injury he sustained while playing for Bayern in the Bundesliga game against Werder Bremen on November 8. .

“The FC Bayern forward will therefore no longer be available for Senegal in the World Cup and will begin his rehabilitation in Munich in the next few days,” Bayern said.

Senegal team doctor Manuel Afonso had previously announced that Mane’s hopes of playing at least a part in the World Cup were over.

“Unfortunately, today’s MRI shows us that the progress is not as positive as we hoped,” Afonso said. “The result is unfortunately we are pulling Sadio out of the World Cup.”

Sadio Mane, who had surgery on Thursday, will not qualify for the World Cup

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Alex Pattle18 November 2022 10:36

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The moments that define a World Cup are not always determined entirely by what happens on the pitch. Words used to describe big goals can often stay in the minds of fans and further strengthen the memory. Consider Siphiwe Tshabalala’s iconic hit for South Africa, which hosted Mexico in 2010. “Goal Bafana Bafana, goal for South Africa, goal for all Africa,” exclaimed Peter Drury.

Not just momentary words or silence surrounding the targets, but familiarity with those in the booth. Chemistry, anecdotes, and jokes at the right time can all be crucial to enjoying a game, or getting it wrong risks ruining the game.

During the Qatar World Cup, the ITV and BBC networks will compete with a number of England, Wales and international legends ready to give insight into the World Cup to ensure the best coverage of the tournament.

Here’s everything you need to know about the BBC and ITV’s Qatar World Cup commentators and experts:

Alex Pattle18 November 2022 10:25

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Breaking news: Qatar World Cup organizers are preparing to announce that alcohol will not be sold on stadium grounds at the tournament in a big last-minute U-turn.

The anticipated announcement comes two days before the start of the Qatar World Cup, which will be held for the first time in a Middle Eastern country.

Major World Cup sponsor Budweiser would sell spirits within the ticketed perimeter surrounding each of the eight stadiums three hours before and one hour after each game.

Alex Pattle18 November 2022 10:15

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The Republic of Ireland and Norway were among the international friendly matches last night, and Norway won 2-1 away.

After the match, Irish midfielder Alan Browne warned his side that they must remember how not to lose if they want to be successful in the Euro 2024 qualifiers, which started with their game against France in March.

“We were on top, it’s about not losing the game,” Browne said. “We could probably beat him, but judging by his halftime performance, a draw would probably be fair. We have to learn from that and if we don’t win, we won’t compromise on the other side.”

While some teams that competed last night will qualify for the World Cup this month, Ireland and Norway will perish and neither side has qualified.

As a result, Norway’s star striker Erling Haaland will have to wait for his first appearance at a world championship.

Alex Pattle18 November 2022 10:05

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The World Cup is here in Europe with a flashy event stuck in the middle of the local season.

World champions France retain their title after suffering multiple major injuries including N’Golo Kante, Paul Pogba and Christopher Nkunku.

Brazil is the favourite, but Argentina’s undefeated streak and victory over Selecao in the Copa America final built confidence for Lionel Messi for a crowning moment on the international stage.

While Gareth Southgate hopes England’s time has come after their heartache at Wembley against Italy in the Euro 2020 final, Gareth Bale leads a Wales team determined to tap into the memories of Euro 2016 for the first time since 1958.

From top scorer and players who will emerge as stars for the winning teamHere are Indy Sport’s predictions for the show in Qatar:

Alex Pattle18 November 2022 09:54

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Four years since the last World Cup and 12 years since Qatar won the bid to host the 2022 edition of the tournament, the first winter world championship kicks off on Sunday.

Traditionally, the host nation will kick off the World Cup and Qatar will face off against Ecuador at 20:00 GMT on Sunday, November 20.

In Group A, Qatar and Ecuador will face the Netherlands and Senegal on Monday, 21 November at noon.

Before Qatar meets Ecuador, the opening ceremony will be held at Al Bayt Stadium, where the match will be played.

Originally, the World Cup would actually start with the Senegal v Netherlands match on Sunday, followed by three matches on Monday, which would conclude with the Qatar v Ecuador match and the opening ceremony.

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Alex Pattle18 November 2022 09:44

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Conor Coady insists that he is not a World Cup “tourist” and will do whatever is asked of him in Qatar, although his role in the European Championships still remains.

The Everton defender, currently on loan from the Wolves, was unofficially crowned England’s player of the tournament last summer, despite not appearing in a single game, losing on penalties to Italy in the final. Assistant Director Steve Holland awarded Coady this award for the spirit he displayed in and around the group.

But while the 29-year-old won’t be a hit if he goes to another major international tournament without kicking the ball, he doesn’t just intend to go for a ride.

When asked what a good tourist would look like at the World Cup, Coady replied, “He just called me a tourist! To be honest, I don’t think so, I see myself as a player who comes to impress, help as much as I can and challenge everyone.

“I’ve said it many times before: What will you do if you’re not going to play for a team?”

Alex Pattle18 November 2022 09:32

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“The jersey Pele wore in Wales’ last game at the World Cup was used by a Sunday league pub team in Swansea. It may have cost defender Mel Charles a small fortune in recent years, when such memories would be valuable; As it happens, Charles, playing during a £20-per-week maximum wage, was unable to afford a new jersey for the amateur side he was managing, so he reached out to his stash of old international jerseys.

“If Joe Rodon or Chris Mepham, for example, top Lionel Messi in a potential quarter-final in December, they are unlikely to meet a similar fate. But this is an example of how times have changed since Wales last graced the global stage. In 1958, 25 percent of the teams were Home Nations; there was an English pot in the draw. And if that ensured they couldn’t face off in the group stage, now, as at Euro 2016, Wales are in the pool with England.

“They reached the top of that pool on the way to the semi-finals and a small country showed that they can go a long way.”

Request Richard Jolly On why Wales are ready to once again prove that the auxiliaries can play on their own:

Alex Pattle18 November 2022 09:23

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“As England flew to Doha this week, the ‘buzzed’ players were immediately back in the old bands, but not in the cliques. This squad was not “built like that”. There’s a real team spirit, and sources inside and outside the camp candidly say you’ll have a hard time finding a more united group this World Cup. This may be the UK’s best advantage over others.

“However, it can also indicate a growing weakness.

“The cohesion of the group comes from a core of the team being together for so long and their bonds strengthened by the joy of an exhilarating journey. This World Cup squad only has five names for Euro 2020, different from the original 26, before the two mandatory changes.

“It raises two important questions that will frame England’s entire World Cup…”

Request miguel delaney On whether this Three Lions group has already missed their chance to triumph on the biggest stage:

Alex Pattle18 November 2022 09:14

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Last night, a series of international friendly matches were played, with Spain and Portugal between the countries taking the field before the World Cup kicks off next week.

Spain, which will start their match against Costa Rica on Wednesday, defeated Jordan 3-1 comfortably thanks to goals from Ansu Fati, Gavi and Nico Williams. Jordan withdrew one in the final minutes of the game, but Luis Enrique will be pleased with his team’s performance in Group E as they prepare to tackle Costa Rica, Germany and Japan.

Elsewhere, Portugal won 4-0 at home when they faced Nigeria. Manchester United midfielder Bruno Fernandes scored twice as Cristiano Ronaldo missed the fixture entirely, while Goncalo Ramos and Joao Mario also scored. Portugal, which is in World Cup Group H, will face Ghana on Wednesday, followed by Uruguay and South Korea.

Ansu Fati celebrated the opening of Spain’s goal against Jordan.

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Alex Pattle18 November 2022 09:01