The FIFA World Cup (Men’s Edition) is already highly anticipated as it will kick off in Qatar next year, but it’s not the only major FIFA tournament that is currently demanding preparations. The female footballers are also gearing up to represent their respective countries at their World Cup which will take place in 2023, a year after the Men’s Edition has been scheduled to kick off. The draw for the qualifying fixtures for the tournament has been made already and has also been officially announced.
The draw will see Northern Ireland and England face off in the group stages of the qualifiers, while current holders, the USA have already sealed automatic qualification for the tournament. England and Northern Ireland are both in Group D and both countries will start making preparations to lock horns against one another in the competition that is set to hold in New Zealand and Australia. Continue reading FULL DRAW FOR WOMEN’S 2023 WORLD CUP QUALIFIERS→
South Africa’s men’s national team Bafana Bafana is yet to have a new manager, as the country’s football federation continue to delay the announcement of the new manager to oversee the national team side. The announcement of the new manager was originally set to be made on Saturday, but it has now been postponed following fears of the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, as confirmed by the South African Football Association.
Following the dismissal of their former manager, the search for a new candidate for the job began immediately. However, reports claim that the country’s football association has already identified the right man for the job but are still waiting for the most appropriate time to make the appointment and the official announcement. Continue reading NEW SOUTH AFRICA MANAGER SET TO BE ANNOUNCED→
With the 2022 FIFA World Cup approaching thick and fast, national teams have been working tediously and tenaciously to source for and call up players to link up with the side as they gear up preparations ahead of the tournament starting next year. Club teams also have a tough task to do as they intend to toughen their stance on keeping hold of their star players and stop them from leaving to link up with their respective national teams.
The recently concluded FIFA Club World Cup tournament in Qatar proved to be hugely successfuland this is a good development as the tournament was seen as a dress rehearsal for the main tournament,World Cup 2022 tournament in Qatar. Stringent health and safety protocols were successfulimplemented at the 17th edition of the FIFA Club World Cup tournament earlier this month to suggest that Qatar is ready to host World Cup 2022.
At the end of the FIFA Club World Cup tournament in Qatar last week, Bayern Munich had won a sixth title in less than nine months. Bayern Munich won the tournament by beating Tigres UNAL of Mexico in the final. Bayern Munich scored just one goal but it was enough to hand them the Club World Cup title at the expense of their Mexican opponents. French defender Benjamin Pavard scored the only goal of the game to give the Bavarian giants their sixth title. Continue reading QATAR SUCCESSFULLY HOSTS CLUB WORLD CUP→
The United States were left stunned after they failed to qualify for the last FIFA World Cup tournament in Russia and they have the chance to atone for that major failure ahead of the World Cup 2022 qualifiers in the CONCACAF section. The United States failed to qualify for Russia 2018 after finishing in fifth spot at the end of proceedings in the fifth and final round of qualifiers from the CONCACAF section. The United States team finished above the Trinidad and Tobago only on the six-team table. Mexico, Costa Rica and Panama finished in the first, second and third positions respectively to secure automatic promotion to the tournament in Russia, while Honduras in fourth place qualified for the inter-confederation playoffs.
FIFA World Cup 2022 hosts Qatar have been scheduled to join the European section of the qualifiers as they prepare for the tournament billed to take place at the end of 2022. World Cup 2022 in Qatar is edition number 22 in the history of the tournament dating back to the first edition in Uruguay. World Cup 2022 will start on November 21, 2022 and end on December 18, 2022.
It was revealed earlier this month that Qatar would be joining the European section of the qualifiers on the invitation of UEFA. To this effect, Qatar will join the Republic of Ireland and European champions Portugal in Group A. The other teams in the group are Luxembourg, Serbia and Azerbaijan. The 2022 FIFA World Cup hosts will play ten friendlies in this group to further prepare the Asians for the tournament on home soil. Qatar will face the Republic of Ireland on March 30 and October 12. Continue reading QATAR TO PLAY WORLD CUP QUALIFIERS→