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‘I’m glad light is being shone on human rights’: USA fans on the Qatar World Cup

American supporters at the tournament praise the infrastructure and welcome of the hosts although the lack of beer remains a universal gripeThe myriad controversies that have come to dwarf the Qatar World Cup have not kept American fans from turning out in droves, filling bustling public spaces like the Doha corniche and the Souq Wahif…
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FA Cup third-round draw – live

Updates as Premier League and Championship sides join the funRoundup: Chesterfield, Wrexham and Boreham Wood seal spotsEmail Will or tweet him with your thoughtsLoosely linked to the FA Cup … Crewe U18s have Pharrell Williams on the bench tonight.We should probably guess who will be drawing the balls … I will go with Kelly Smith…
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Spain can send Germany home but have no plans to offer Japan a biscuit

A draw could suit Spain and Japan but Luis Enrique and his players insist that a win and topping Group E is their only aimDani Carvajal was standing beneath the stand at Al Bayt Stadium, talking to journalists in the mixed zone when his Real Madrid clubmate Antonio Rüdiger appeared, sidled up to him and…
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Denmark face test of nerve as Australia plan for Eriksen’s quality | Emma Kemp

With distractions off the pitch, and a lack of goals on it, the Danes must overcome a bouncing Socceroos to qualifyLast week the Denmark head coach, Kasper Hjulmand, announced he had loose plans to duplicate Christian Eriksen. “I would like to clone him,” he said before the side’s group game against France. “I would like…
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Iran’s Queiroz hits back in flag row by highlighting school shootings in USA

Coach also alludes to problems with racism in AmericaGregg Berhalter apologises for tweet of doctored flagCarlos Queiroz has raised the temperature before Iran’s crucial Group B fixture with the USA, addressing criticism of the Iranian regime by drawing parallels with American school shootings.The Iran coach made his latest controversial intervention during this World Cup in…
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Louis van Gaal demands respect for the Netherlands before Qatar showdown

Dutch coach is on 17-game unbeaten run since taking chargeNetherlands guaranteed qualification with win over QatarLouis van Gaal has accepted criticism of the Netherlands after the draw with Ecuador on Friday but has demanded respect for the 17-game unbeaten sequence since he took charge.If the Netherlands beat Qatar, who are already eliminated, in their final…
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OneLove armband sends ‘very divisive message’, says Qatar official

Head of World Cup organising committee says he sees rainbow armband as protest against Islamic valuesThe head of Qatar’s World Cup organising committee has accused teams who wanted to wear the OneLove armband at the World Cup of sending a “very divisive message” to the Islamic and Arab world.Hassan al-Thawadi’s comments came as the UK…
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Mick Beale leaves QPR to make Rangers return as new head coach

42-year-old previously worked at club as assistantReplaces Giovanni van Bronckhorst in dugoutRangers have announced the appointment of Mick Beale as their new manager.The 42-year-old, who was previously assistant to Steven Gerrard at Ibrox, has left his role as QPR boss to take over from Giovanni van Bronckhorst, who was sacked last week.
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Choupo-Moting thwarts Serbia to cap Cameroon’s wild World Cup comeback

Chaos. Two teams historically wedded to chaos. A Serbia team in chaos because of injury. A Cameroon team plunged into chaos by the expulsion of the Internazionale goalkeeper André Onana. The result, inevitably, was a match of high chaos. But what chaos! It was chaos that yielded drama, remarkable goals, an implausible fightback, a truly…
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Portugal v Uruguay: World Cup 2022 – live

Minute-by-minute updates from the Group H encounterAny comments? Feel free to email DanielLest we forget. Email! “Pepe versus Nunez promises top-drawer forehead-to-forehead posturing, needling, and swearing,” pines Peter Oh, desperate for the aforementioned EVERYTHING that NO ONE wants to see action. We can but hope – though I remember buzzing for Pepe v Morelos when…
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