The race to qualify for the World Cup 2022 tournament in Qatar has already started in the UEFA section with three of the ten matchdays already played during the March international break. Armenia have been the surprise team of the qualifiers after they made a perfect start to the qualifiers in Group J. Armenia are on course to qualify for the World Cup 2022 tournament after three wins from their first three games.
The Armenians are Group J leaders ahead of four-time world champions Germany who are outside the top two spots that would be good for World Cup 2022 qualification. The top team in each of the ten groups in the UEFA section will qualify for the tournament, while the second-placed teams will have to secure a World Cup 2022 spot via the playoffs. The Germans are third on the group standings behind North Macedonia and Armenia. Germany will have to qualify for the playoffs as one of the two teams from the UEFA Nations League if things stay the way they are in Group J. (more…)
Liverpool attacker Mohamed Salah, who also plays for the Egypt national team, has been named as the permanent captain of his country’s football team. The Reds star is currently on 45 goals for his country and surpassed (late) Hassan El-Shazli, who played club football for Tersana and scored as many as 44 goals for his nation.
The decision was made this week by the country’s national team head coach Hossam El-Badry who said he had already asked for the opinion of the rest of the players before deciding who was the best choice for the role. (more…)
World football governing body FIFA has confirmed that two of the selected venues for the FIFA World Cup Qatar holding in 2022 will be used for the FIFA Club World Cup games next month. While football fans around the world are still patiently waiting for the prestigious tournament to take place, they have decided to first partake in another international tournament that will involve clubs this time around.
The 2020 FIFA Club World Cup Qatar is set to take place from the 4th day of February to the 11th day of the same month this year in Doha. And the Qatar News Agency (QNA) has also moved swiftly to confirm the reports of the two Stadiums that will be used. (more…)
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. (more…)
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.