Relaxed Messi determined to savor ‘potential’ World Cup finals

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Maybe it’s his age. Perhaps this is his great form with PSG. Perhaps it was the Copa America title that ended last year’s drought. But there is something different about Lionel Messi at the World Cup – a fact that he himself admits. He’s relieved, he’s happy, he never stopped smiling … Read more

World Cup Guide: Teams and Players to Watch

CNN – In just over 24 hours, Qatar 2022 will come to life as they take on host nation Ecuador in the opening match of the World Cup. It’s a tournament that has sparked controversy since it was awarded to the Gulf state in 2010, but after years of waiting, players are putting the finishing … Read more

Lionel Messi, Argentina, Will they win, Qatar, human rights, homosexuality laws, Iran, protests, Carlos Queiroz

France’s hopes of defending their World Cup title have been dealt another blow, with Christopher Nkunku reportedly out of the tournament due to injury. Didier Deschamps’ squad is already missing a host of superstars including Paul Pogba, N’Golo Kanté and Presnel Kempembe. But Nkunku is the latest French casualty, with the RB Leipzig star walking … Read more

Kerala Electricity Minister warns World Cup fans to stay away from power lines

Kerala Electricity Minister K. Krishnankote has warned football fans to keep the World Cup madness under control. The minister drew attention to the dangerous activity of football fans in Chuvva, Kannur district. Krishnankote posted photos showing the flags of Argentina and Portugal, two of the 32 countries competing in the FIFA World Cup starting November … Read more

Why hosting the World Cup might be a bad idea for some countries

Hosting the World Cup brings significant exposure to the host country in terms of tourism, foreign trade, jobs and new development possibilities. But this can come at a huge cost. For the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, which runs from November 20 to December 18, the government is spending nearly $229 billion, making it the … Read more