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Thief steals Qatar consul general’s car, crashes in NYC

A vehicle registered to the consul general of Qatar was stolen in Manhattan Wednesday by a thief who then crashed into several vehicles and an outdoor eatery before he was arrested, police said. The vehicle was parked with the keys inside when it was stolen from East 51st Street and...
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Jorginho to stay at Chelsea amid interest from ‘major European teams’

Jorginho’s having perhaps the greatest moment of his career. Fresh off of Chelsea’s rousing Champions League triumph — not to mention matching his career high with 8 goals in all competitions, all from the penalty spot — the 29-year-old has been anchoring Italy’s dominant and eye-catching midfield (so far) at the European Championships, which has made them one of the tournament standouts and early favorites.
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SoccerWorld Soccer Talk

Former Everton star Li Tie has China dreaming of World Cup again

Shanghai (AFP) – China are still a long way from the football superpower they crave to be, but under Li Tie they have offered a glimmer of hope to fans scarred by years of disappointment. China have won four matches in a row with the former Everton midfielder as coach...
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AFC rule change opens door for Bangladesh

A change of rule by the Asian Football Confederation opened the door for Bangladesh to compete in the final round of the 2023 AFC Asian Cup qualifiers as one of the three best fifth-placed sides of the FIFA-AFC joint qualifiers. According to AFC’s previous qualification system, Bangladesh were supposed to...
Vermilion Standard

VAN DIEST: Qualifying for CONCACAF Octagon a start, not finish for Canada

Canada may have earned a seat at the main table for the first time in nearly a quarter-century, but the Concacaf eight-team qualifying group for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar is a starting line, not a finish. Now the real work begins for Canada and head coach John...
Brookings Institution

A quiet governance revolution in Qatar?

In a region where the governance news is seldom good, on May 6 something very unusual happened in Qatar. The Minister of Finance, Ali Sharif al-Emadi, was taken in for questioning over a variety of alleged crimes, including misuse of public funds and abuse of power. Al-Emadi had held his position since 2013 and was widely perceived to be one of the most effective finance ministers in the Gulf. Within a day, he was stripped of all governmental duties, as well as his roles in other publicly owned companies and financial institutions. Moreover, the anti-corruption probe is reportedly widening, with scores of businessmen and government officials being questioned by law enforcement authorities and financial regulators.

Football team returns home from Qatar

Bangladesh football team returned home from Qatar on Wednesday night following their three 2022 FIFA World Cup and 2023 AFC Asian Cup qualifiers matches. The team is now undergoing a three-day quarantine. Jamie Day's charges left home for Qatar on May 28 and finished their five-team Group E campaign with...

Mexico will start against Jamaica its way to Qatar 2022 | Excelsior

Mexico will start its way to the Qatar World Cup 2022 facing Jamaica at the Azteca Stadium on September 2, CONCACAF revealed on Wednesday, announcing the full schedule for the tie. The team led by Argentine Gerardo Martino will close its first round of matches with a visit to Costa...

Qatar, Britain and offers for radars and EW systems

Qatari Minister of State for Defense Affairs Khaled Al-Attiyah and Chief of Staff of the Qatari Armed Forces Lt-General Ghanim Bin Shaheen Al-Ghanim met separately last Monday (14/6/21) with Defense Senior Adviser to the Middle East at the British Ministry of Defense Air Marshal Martin Sampson, who was on a visit to Qatar.

Thief steals Qatar consul common’s automobile, crashes in NYC

A car registered to the consul common of Qatar was stolen in Manhattan Wednesday by a thief who then crashed into a number of autos and an out of doors eatery earlier than he was arrested, police mentioned. The car was parked with the keys inside when it was stolen...

Inspired by her high school teacher, a student graduates from VCUarts Qatar

In 2014, when Ghadeer Abunada – who had just graduated with a BFA in Interior Design from Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts in Qatar (VCUarts Qatar) – joined Al Iman Secondary School in Mamoura as an art and design teacher, little did she know that she would inspire one of the students there to attend the same university where she herself had studied.

USMNT's road to 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar begins at El Salvador in September on Paramount+

Concacaf qualifying for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar rolls on as the second round of action is in the books and we learned which three teams will join the big boys (United States, Mexico among others) in the third and final round of qualifying. El Salvador eliminated Saint Kitts and Nevis, Canada knocked off Haiti (thanks to a disastrous own goal), and Panama edged Curaçao for the final spots.
The Independent

Cristiano Ronaldo adds new chapter to epic as Portugal superstar’s perfection endures

All it took was five minutes. The tensed arms, red rum face and bloodshot eyes. Cristiano Ronaldo had arrived, and he wanted it. Specifically, a pass from Diogo Jota. The winger had broken the Hungarian backline, miscontrolled but recalibrated his bearings to take the match’s first shot on target. Peter Gulacsi had to spring to keep it out. But Cristiano was there, free and desperate. He’s always there. And seemingly always here. A fifth appearance in the European Championships, a ninth major tournament, he is now clear as the leading men’s goalscorer at this tournament with 11, not to...

USMNT's Compressed Road to the 2022 World Cup Is Set

While most of the U.S. men's national team’s first-choice players enjoy the afterglow of a wild win over Mexico and start their summer breaks, their road to next year’s World Cup has been mapped out. Elsewhere in Concacaf, 29 lower-ranked countries have been competing this month for three available spots...