FIFA has released the schedule for the first world cup to be played in November and December 2022. The world cup will have four games every day in a 12-day group stage matches.
Host, Qatar, will open the middle east’s first world cup in the 60,000-capacity stadium in November 2022.
Eight venues, close to Doha, will be used at the tournament, which will be played in 28 days rather than the 32 days used at the last World Cup in Russia.
The 2022 world cup final will be played at the Lusail stadium in Doha in December 2022.
AFN Awaits World Athletics Decision After Appeal Court Ruling
World Athletics is expected to rule on whether Ibrahim Gusau remains the president of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria.
On Friday, the court had dismissed an appeal filed by the ministry of youth and sports development.
The AFN had been in crisis after the wing of the federation led by Gusau declared autonomy from the sports ministry last December.
Another faction led by Gusau’s vice president, Olamide George, suspended him as president.
Frank de Boer Replaces Ronald Koeman As Netherlands Coach
Frank de Boer has been given a two-year contract as Netherlands head coach to replace Ronald Koeman.
Frank de Boer won 112 caps and played at two world cups for the Netherlands.
Former defender de Boer, who also played for Barcelona and ajax, won a record four successive Dutch league titles as coach of ajax between 2011 and 2014.
Barcelona Agree To Sell Striker Luis Suárez To Atlético Madrid
Barcelona have agreed to let striker Luis Suarez join La Liga rivals Atletico Madrid.
The Uruguayan agreed terms on a reduced salary with atletico after a move to Juventus fell through because of passport issues.
Reports say Barcelona chairman Josep Maria Bartomeu blocked the deal because he did not wish to sell to a Spanish rival.
But, after meeting with Suarez’s representatives, the Catalan club backed down, with the striker threatening to air his grievances to the media.
Suarez will earn half of the 30m euros a year he earned at Barcelona
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