The AFC 2022 World Cup qualifiers have been going on with the third round of fixtures played during the international break. On Tuesday Asian giants Iran lost to Bahrain in their qualifier in the filled Bahrain National stadium.
The ongoing tensions in the Middle East were seen from the start of the game with Bahrain fans jeering the Iran national anthem while their players were smiling to the anthem. This act infuriated the Iranians in what proved to be a testy game.
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Igor Stimac claims that he is extremely happy with the 1-1 draw with Syria in the group stages of the Intercontinental Cup. After defeats against Tajikistan and North Korea, India were able to pick up a point in this final group match. Even though India finished at the bottom of the group after having taken just one point from the three matches,Stimac claimed that he is happy with the outcome.
The former Croatia national team boss claims that the Indian players are starting to respond to his tactics and ideas. Hence, he thinks that it may not be long before India start to produce a strong set of results and qualify for the upcoming World Cup 2022. India have been grouped alongside teams like Qatar, Afghanistan, Oman, and Bangladesh in the Asian qualifiers second round.
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According to Riyad Mahrez, the football star of Algeria “The 2022 World Cup will be the finest one would have ever seen and we are hoping to play best matches here.” We are all looking forward to it”, said star player Riyad Mahrez. The start coach and star player of Algeria both have praised the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (SC) for its preparations and plans for 2022 Qatar, along with Riyad Mahrez who said, that this tournament is going to be the most excellent FIFA World Cup.
Algeria is Now Busy in Africa Cup of Nations Preparation
The winder of Manchester City as well as the winner of the Premier League in 2016 and 2019 went to SC’s Legacy Pavilion and he was accompanied by coach of Algeria and former national team boss Qatar Djamel Belmadi at the time when his team was preparing for Africa Cup of Nations which is going to start soon.
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The 2022 World Cup is over three years away and there appears to be a little confusion on the number of teams that would participate in the tournament. Initially awarded as a 32 team World Cup to Qatar there have been news that it could be expanded to accommodate teams.
FIFA president Gianni Infantino has always been vocal about his support for a 48 team World Cup in the Gulf region but political issues pose the greatest threat. Qatar is currently embroiled in a diplomatic standoff with neighbouring countries UAE, Egypt, Lebanon and Saudi Arabia. These countries could easily share games as they have large capacity stadiums but it looks highly unlikely. Continue reading OMAN FACING RACE TO HOST WORLD CUP
Qatar has got all the rights to host the World Cup of 2022 World Cup. This is the first time ever that a nation from the Middle East is hosting FIFA, back in 2010.
The key committee for Delivery and Legacy spokes person, who is taking care of whole infrastructure and planning of the 2022 event, recently said, “Qatar has opened all the possibilities to have an open discussion regarding the expansion of things since last year. The country by its efforts wanted to make sure that this tournament belongs “to the entire the Middle East and Arab World”
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Long-serving Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has revealed his hopes for a more competitive FIFA World Cup in Qatar than the one we witnessed in Russia last year.
Wenger feels that the World Cup will be more interesting and unique if the North American, Asian and African countries provide a much sterner challenge to their European and South American counterparts for glory.
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