“Eight players from Ecuador were bribed by Qatar”: Bahraini journalist drops bombshell, but how reliable is it?

© AP The entire football world is looking forward to Sunday, when the opening match between the host country Qatar and Ecuador is scheduled. But according to the Bahraini journalist and researcher, the result would be fixed for a long time. “Qatar bribed eight players to win 1-0,” he wrote on social media. However, his … Read more

Can Qatar actually play football? Billions, a talent show and Belgian aid must avoid shame | 2022 FIFA World Cup

Never has a host country been discussed as much outside of sports as Qatar. Just: what will they actually stand on the field? This story also revolves around money and ethical objections, but it even has a Belgian edge. Flashback to September 2010 – the whine of the vuvuzelas had just died down, the Red … Read more

The parade in Doha shows enthusiastic World Cup fans, but they seem to be mainly from one country

Argentina and Spain fans seem to have different nationalities. — © Reuters A parade was held in Doha last weekend with World Cup fans already present. Flags fluttered in the air, there was singing and dancing. The fans seem to love it. But didn’t the Argentinian supporters look suspiciously like the Belgians now? Gilles LiesenborghsBron: … Read more

The parade in Doha shows enthusiastic World Cup fans, but they seem to be mainly from one country

© REUTERS A parade was held in Doha last weekend with World Cup fans already present. Flags fluttered in the air, there was singing and dancing. The fans seem to love it. But didn’t the Argentinian supporters look suspiciously like the Belgians now? Gilles LiesenborghsBron: AFP Today at 15:23 It’s Sunday. After that, the World … Read more