Sat. Dec 3rd, 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 is worried about an extra injury after James Maddison replaced Leicester at the weekend. There are some squads to be confirmed as Ghana, Mexico, Tunisia and Ecuador are ready to round out their 26-man squads.

Other injuries to watch closely include Sadio Mane, who Senegal is desperate to clear the Bayern Munich star. Drama took place last week when Sergio Ramos and Thiago Alcantara were not included in Spain’s World Cup squad, with Luis Enrique picking the youngsters as La Seleccion stepped up their preparations for Qatar. The 2010 winners have had a wealth of experience in the form of Sergio Busquets, Dani Carvajal and Alvaro Morata.

Elsewhere the Netherlands opted for an exciting roster with standout pick Xavi Simons, the PSV star has been wreaking havoc recently as they beat Dutch giants Arsenal behind, while Louis Van Gaal has revealed his players’ plans to meet migrant workers in Qatar. Follow all the latest news and squad announcements from the 32 teams below

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Marco Silva hopes Fulham players return from World Cup in ideal condition

Marco Silva hopes all Fulham players will return from the World Cup in ideal physical condition to meet the demands of the rest of the season.

In the Premier League final before the tournament hiatus in Qatar, Manchester United youngster Alejandro Garnacho scored a stoppage-winning goal to give the visitors a dramatic 2-1 win at Craven Cottage.

Christian Eriksen’s first goal for United put the guests ahead 14 minutes later, but Fulham earned a draw with former Red Devils winger Daniel James just after the clock signal, before Garnacho’s decisive goal.

It was another late heartbreak for Fulham after they suffered a loss in the final moments of their second Premier League match, which had previously been beaten by a stoppage penalty at Manchester City.

Michael Jones14 November 2022 12:50


Borussia Dortmund to meet Jude Bellingham after World Cup

Manchester City, Liverpool and Real Madrid now have a timeline for when they will be clarified. Jude Bellinghamfuture.

Hans-Joachim Watzke, CEO of Borussia Dortmund, told German Bild that the club will discuss the plans of the 19-year-old when he returns to the World Cup soon from his post in England.

The Birmingham-born midfielder has netted nine times for Dortmund this season, and City and Liverpool are among the parties interested in signing him in the summer.

Michael Jones14 November 2022 12:40


Paul Gascoigne advises England how they can emulate World Cup success

Paul Gascoigne hopes England players will qualify as a team at the World Cup rather than relying on one of them to make a difference in Qatar.

Gareth Southgate’s squad kicked off their campaign against Iran and will then take on the United States before facing Wales in the final fixture of Group B.

Gascoigne reflected on his World Cup experience 32 years ago. ‘Italia 90: four weeks that changed the world’It will air on Sky Documentaries starting November 13.

Tottenham midfielder Gascoigne had never entered international competition, so he was a controversial choice for Sir Bobby Robson’s squad.

Michael Jones14 November 2022 12:30


Terry Butcher claims England’s low expectations could help at World Cup

The Three Lions reached the semi-finals in Russia four years ago and continued this positive momentum by making the final of the postponed Euro 2020 tournament on their home ground but losing to Italy after the penalty shootout at Wembley.

Despite being at the top of their group without losing to Qatar, England failed to win six games, including a 4-0 loss to Hungary at Molineux in June as they were relegated to the second tier of the Nations League.

Michael Jones14 November 2022 12:20


Eric Dier feared never playing for England again before the World Cup was called

Eric Dier was thrilled to learn that he would be on the Qatar flight, but revealed that he feared not playing for England again, let alone building this year’s World Cup squad.

The Tottenham centre-back was included in Gareth Southgate’s 26-man squad on Thursday and only recalled the Three Lions in September.

Before starting against Italy and Germany in the last international camp, Dier had not represented his country since 2020 and then missed out on England’s chance to qualify for last year’s Euro final.

Spurs defender Dier was a mainstay of Southgate’s side at the last World Cup in Russia and is excited to have the chance to create another “amazing experience” over the next month.

Michael Jones14 November 2022 12:10


Ben Mee feels ‘fantastic’ Ivan Toney proves World Cup score against Man City

Ben Mee feels that Brentford teammate Ivan Toney has signed on to the World Cup by showing what the tournament might lack.

Bees forward Toney responded to the disappointment of England’s removal from Qatar’s squad by scoring both goals in Saturday’s spectacular 2-1 win over Premier League champions Manchester City.

He was the game’s best player, not only taking the guests ahead and taking the final win in the 16th minute, but also threatening City’s goal on many other occasions.

Michael Jones14 November 2022 12:00


Gareth Southgate acknowledges Qatar’s issues that will remain on the agenda of the World Cup

It has surrounded the Gulf state, which has hosted the finals since receiving the award in 2010, with the country’s treatment of migrant workers and the criminalization of same-sex relationships among issues of greatest concern.

Fifa president Gianni Infantino asked the association leaders of 32 rival countries last week not to “let football be dragged into every ideological or political war that exists”.

Michael Jones14 November 2022 11:50


Netherlands approves players’ plans to meet migrant workers at World Cup

The Dutch World Cup squad will meet with a group of migrant workers in Qatar as part of the Dutch football federation’s ongoing push to promote human rights at the tournament.

The Royal Netherlands Football Association announced the plan Thursday night, on the eve of coach Louis van Gaal’s announcement of his final squad on Friday.

“First of all, we go to Qatar to become world champions, but of course we look beyond football,” said Van Gaal.

As a team, “we find it important to meet relevant people. Therefore, we invite them to our training to leave a good memory.”

Michael Jones14 November 2022 11:40


David Beckham accused of ‘dashing hope’ for Qatar’s LGBT+ community

David Beckham has been accused of “breaking hope” for the LGBT+ community in Qatar over his controversial promotional efforts for the World Cup, which will begin in Qatar just a few weeks later.

Dr Mohamed wrote an open letter to the former England captain alleging, among other things, that the star was guilty of “taking money and looking away” for his PR efforts for Doha. He also asks the star to use his “voice” and “not be silent in the face of injustice”.

“You are giving up hope for the LGBT community in Qatar,” the doctor wrote in a letter to the former football player. Independent.

Michael Jones14 November 2022 11:30


World Cup injuries: 2022 Outside of Qatar, which players are there and who are competing to be in shape?

The staging of a Fifa World Cup during the local seasons of many major leagues has always been a problem for many reasons – not least, the tendency for players to lose due to injuries.

While a handful of tournament absences are nothing new, this time the problem has gotten worse as club matches will continue until a week before Qatar 2022 starts, with more matches clogged and less recovery time for players beforehand.

Sadly, a number of names have already been confirmed to be out of the roster – with more and more added to the roster of time-trials to reinvent fitness with each passing fixture.

Here’s a list of absolutely exhausted players, and a regularly updated list of those facing an uphill battle to get back in time.

Michael Jones14 November 2022 11:20