England manager Gareth Southgate and his players will know their opponents when the drawfor the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers takes place in the European section. The drawwill take place in Zurich, Switzerland at the start of next week.The drawfor World Cup 2022 qualifiers amongst the European nations is set for Monday, December 7, 2020. The World Cup 2022 tournament will hold from November 21 to December 18, 2022 in the Asian nation of Qatar.
The draw for World Cup 2022 would be different from the other editions due to the present Coronavirus-affected times. The draw at the FIFA headquarters in Zurich is set to be a virtual affair as no member nation would be present to witness the event scheduled for 6pm local time or 5pm GMT. (more…)
Xavi Hernandez, the legend from Barcelona has applauded the work that has been done by the Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy of Qatar after the completion of the stadium in Education City. It is the 3rd World Cup 2022 venue that has been completed and was inaugurated on time even amidst the pandemic.
The great Spanish player said that the completion of this stadium shows that better times are on its way. As per him, he has spoken a lot about Qatar’s progress regarding the World Cup even when they had been affected by the coronavirus pandemic. The midfielder has also shown his gratitude towards the frontline workers like the doctors and the nurses who are leading the fight against this pandemic.
The Swans have an opportunity to defeat a playoff rival Blackburn Rovers at Ewood. The Blackburn Rovers defender Darragh Lenihan was suspended for the hosts after getting his 10th yellow card of the season in his team’s 0-0 draw with Stoke City. Players Joe Rothwell and Sam Gallagher have returned from their injuries after the play with the Stokes. However, Blackburn Rovers have concerns about their fitness. Midfielders Lewis Holtby and Bradley Dack will not be playing in the match.
On the Swansea City’s side,
Midfielder Wayne Routledge will not be playing because of his knee injury,
defender Mike Van Der Hoorn because of a knee injury and midfielder George
Byers because of an ankle injury. Despite all these shortcomings, Swansea City
is hopeful that Bersant Celina may return to the game after being off-field
during the match with Fulham where they lost by 1-0 due to illness.
He accepts that he is frustrated because of his performance at the Swansea City and it would be good for me to move on. Kristoffer Nordfeldt the Swansea City goalkeeper accept that he could be moved on in the Window of January amid disappointment at the first-team opportunities.
This season he has not been seen in action, even for a single minute during the championship in this entire, despite many run-outs in the League Cup, with boss Steve Cooper making Freddie Woodman his number one. And, also talking about the efforts of Erwin Mulder the Dutch keeper in recent weeks, it seems that Nordfeldt has come down the pecking order at SA1.
AC Milanhave reportedly launched a transfer bid worth €40 million for Olympique Lyon ace Nabil Fekir. The midfielder impressed in the Ligue 1 two seasons and was part of the France World Cup winning squad in 2018.
There are reports that Fekir performances for Lyon has seen several clubs after the creative midfielder.
Former Barcelona midfielder Xavi Hernandez claims that the upcoming World Cup 2022 will be a historic occasion since it takes place in the Middle East for the first time. After several years in European football, the Spanish footballer left for the Middle East a few years ago. He has become a major brand ambassador for football in the Middle East. He is currently playing his football for Al SaddSc, who are based in Qatar. Qatar will be hosting the 2022 World Cup and it will be a winter tournament for the first time.
There has been a lot of improvement in the Middle East football over the last few years. One of the latest highlights came in the form of the AFC Asian Cup in which Qatar was able to defeat Japan under unexpected circumstances. As a result, a lot of focus has been put on Qatari football and Xavi says that quality has been growing a lot in recent times. This is a major boost for a player like Xavi, who is used to playing with a much greater quality of players during his time at Barcelona. However, his presence has led to a significant growth in terms of youth football in the nation.