Why there is so much stoppage time at the 2022 World Cup

CNN – In the past, there have been rumblings of football matches being shortened from their traditional 90-minute length to appeal to a younger generation, one used to digesting content quickly. But, at the 2022 World Cup, audiences are experiencing games which have just gotten longer – a lot longer. We’ve seen fourth officials raising … Read more

Germany vs. Japan: German players cover mouths in protest against FIFA clampdown on free speech in ‘OneLove’ armband row

CNN – It was a moment so brief that the thousands of fans inside the Khalifa International Stadium on Wednesday could easily have missed it. But a moment, the time it took for the photographers gathered in front of Germany’s World Cup team to snap a picture, was all it needed for the four-time winners … Read more

Cristiano Ronaldo begins World Cup campaign with Portugal after Manchester United departure

CNN – Two days after his turbulent departure from Manchester United, Cristiano Ronaldo will begin his World Cup campaign with Portugal and look to put events from the last week-and-a-half behind him. Portugal faces Ghana at Stadium 974 on Thursday, kicking off what will likely be the 37-year-old Ronaldo’s final World Cup – a trophy … Read more

How Qatar ended up hosting the World Cup

CNN – With the World Cup now underway in Qatar, many are wondering how this moment arrived – that a tiny Gulf nation with little footballing history ended up hosting the biggest event the sport has to offer. Qatar had never previously appeared at a World Cup tournament – ​​let alone staged one – and … Read more

Iran Football Team Protest: Courage & conviction – Iran’s footballers do what European superstars & FIFA couldn’t – stand up for what they believe in | Football News

It’s not easy living in Iran. That’s not a loose statement, it’s a fact. There are multiple restrictions on citizens and everything is monitored very carefully and often violently. The country is in fact currently in the middle of a series of protests and overall civil unrest. It all started on September 16 this year … Read more

World Cup 2022: What fans can’t do in Qatar

CNN – After years of anticipation – and controversy – since Qatar was awarded the World Cup, the tournament finally got under way on Sunday in Doha. Even before a ball was kicked, some sore spots arose. Despite years of planning, just two days before the tournament kicked off, Qatar announced a ban of alcoholic … Read more

5 things to know for Nov. 22: Colorado shooting, Rail strike, Twitter, Voting, Iran

CNN – Disney is saying goodbye to Bob and hello to, well… a different Bob. The company ousted CEO Bob Chapek, and is bringing former CEO Bob Iger back to the helm. It’s quite the media shakeup. Here’s what else you need to know Get Up to Speed ​​and On with Your Day. (You can … Read more

Iranian players remain silent during the national anthem at the World Cup in apparent protest at the Iranian regime

Doha, Qatar CNN – Before a ball was even kicked in Iran’s World Cup opener against England on Monday, Iran’s players made a powerful statement. In what seemed to be a show of solidarity with those protesting back home, the players stood silent as the Iranian national anthem was played around the Khalifa International Stadium … Read more

World Cup teams nix armbands that were seen as a snub to Qatar

DOHA, Qatar — FIFA’s threat of on-field punishment for players pushed World Cup teams to back down Monday and abandon a plan for their captains to wear armbands that were seen as a rebuke to the host nation Qatar’s human rights record. Just hours before the first players wearing the armbands in support of the … Read more

5 things to know for Nov. 21: Colorado shooting, World Cup, Twitter, Congress, Climate

CNN – It’s almost time for the unhappiest part of the holidays: Getting there. Holiday travel is going to be more expensive than ever, and in some places, snowier too. We hope all your season’s obligatory journeys are safe and reasonably priced. Now, let’s Get Up to Speed ​​and On with Your Day. (You can … Read more