Iran government supporters confront protesters at World Cup

AL RAYYAN, Qatar (AP) — Tensions ran high at Iran’s second match at the World Cup on Friday as fans supporting the Iranian government harassed those protesting against it and stadium security seized flags, T-shirts and other items expressing support for the protest movement. that has gripped the Islamic Republic. Some fans were stopped by … Read more

Israeli-Palestinian conflict catches up with Qatar World Cup

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — It was uncharted territory for the Israeli journalist. Wandering through the rustic outdoor marketplace in Doha before the start of the World Cup, he zeroed in on a Qatari man in his traditional headdress and white flowing robe and asked for an interview. “Which channel?” the Qatari asked. The journalist replied … Read more

Prince Abdulaziz bin Turki Al-Faisal: ‘I’m waiting for someone to wake me up,’ says Saudi sports minister after remarkable win over Argentina

CNN — A day after Saudi Arabia’s historic win against Argentina at the Qatar World Cup, the Kingdom’s sports minister Prince Abdulaziz bin Turki Al-Faisal says he’s “waiting for someone to wake me up.” “It’s been an unbelievable result. The team played really well, they prepared for three years for this day, the coach (Hervé … Read more

Remote desert camps house World Cup fans on a budget

AL KHOR, Qatar (AP) — For scores of foreign soccer fans, the road to the World Cup in Doha starts every morning at a barren campsite in the middle of the desert. Visitors who found hotels in central Doha booked up or far beyond their budget have settled for the faraway, dust-blown tent village in … Read more

5 Embarrassing Moments For The Qatar World Cup In Its First 24 Hours

The 2022 World Cup in Qatar has been mired in controversy from the moment it was announced the tiny Persian Gulf country would be hosting the tournament 12 years ago. But while the football has now started, the negative headlines have yet to subside. In the build-up, thousands of migrant workers died in the nation’s … Read more

EXPLAINER: Islam’s ban on alcohol and how it’s applied

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Just two days before the World Cup opener, host nation Qatar banned the sale of beer at stadiums in a sudden U-turn that was criticized by some and welcomed by others. Qatari officials have long said they were eager to welcome soccer fans from around the world to the tournament but … Read more

5 things to know for Nov. 21: Colorado shooting, World Cup, Twitter, Congress, Climate

CNN — It’s almost time for the unhappiest part of the holidays: Getting there. Holiday travel is going to be more expensive than ever, and in some places, snowier too. We hope all your season’s obligatory journeys are safe and reasonably priced. Now, let’s Get Up to Speed ​​and On with Your Day. (You can … Read more

FIFA chief Gianni Infantino delivers a bizarre tirade on the eve of the World Cup

Gianni Infantino said he feels gay. That he feels like a woman. That he feels like a migrant worker. He lectured Europeans for criticizing Qatar’s human rights record and defended the host country’s last-minute decision to ban beer from World Cup stadiums. The FIFA president delivered a one-hour tirade on the eve of the World … Read more

Qatar has waited 12 years for the World Cup – but day one did not go to plan

Fans being a little slow to return from their half-time libations is nothing new, and with the Al Bayt Stadium’s brand-new fridges packed with Bud Zero, who could blame them? But as the clock ticked towards the hour mark, it became clear a good 10,000 Qatari fans in the crowd of 67,372 — the stadium’s … Read more

Qatar has waited 12 years for the World Cup – but day one did not go to plan

Fans being a little slow to return from their half-time libations is nothing new, and with the Al Bayt Stadium’s brand-new fridges packed with Bud Zero, who could blame them? But as the clock ticked towards the hour mark, it became clear a good 10,000 Qatari fans in the crowd of 67,372 — the stadium’s … Read more