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Qatar World Cup games could start in the morning

Doha, Qatar | AFP |  World Cup matches in Qatar could kick-off as early as 1000 GMT if it holds four games a day during the 2022 tournament group stage, organisers confirmed Tuesday. The other three games would start at 1300, 1600 and 1900 GMT, Nasser al-Khater, assistant secretary general …

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Qatar World Cup 2022 will be carbon-free: minister

Doha, Qatar | AFP | Qatar’s football World Cup 2022 will be a “carbon-neutral” tournament with zero harmful emissions, the country’s environment minister told a sustainability conference on Wednesday. Mohammed bin Abdullah al-Rumaihi said strict standards in design and construction would offset the tournament’s carbon footprint, despite the huge number …

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Russia’s fairytale World Cup run ends in tears

Moscow, Russia | AFP | The impassioned shouts of “Ros-si-ya” died away on the streets and tears filled the stadium as Russia bowed out of their home World Cup in the cruellest fashion: on penalties. The men in red exceeded the wildest expectations by coming within a penalty kick and …

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England set up Croatia World Cup semi as Russia crash out

Samara, Russia | AFP | England reached their first World Cup semi-final since 1990 on Saturday, comfortably beating Sweden to set up a last-four clash against Croatia, who ended Russia’s fairytale run in a nailbiting penalty shootout. Gareth Southgate’s young team started their match in Samara as firm favourites and …

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