2022 FIFA World Cup

Valencia steers Ecuador past Qatar

Qatar became the first home team to lose their opening World Cup match as Ecuador cruised to a 2-0 victory over the hosts, with Enner Valencia scoring twice in the tournament curtain-raiser on Sunday.

November 21, 2022
November 21, 2022

FIFA says 2.95 million World Cup tickets sold

Nearly three million World Cup tickets have been sold, FIFA said Sunday, as the governing body's president revealed the tournament had helped push revenues over the past four years to a record $7.5 billion.

November 21, 2022
November 21, 2022

The greatest show begins after rocky build-up

Football took centre stage on Sunday as a World Cup shrouded in controversy prepared to kick off with a glitzy opening ceremony and host Qatar playing Ecuador in the first match to push aside the criticism which has dogged the showcase event.

November 21, 2022
November 21, 2022

Valencia steers Ecuador past Qatar

Qatar became the first home team to lose their opening World Cup match as Ecuador cruised to a 2-0 victory over the hosts, with Enner Valencia scoring twice in the tournament curtain-raiser on Sunday.

November 20, 2022
November 20, 2022

Where to watch Qatar 2022 matches on giant screens

Football lovers in areas under Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) will get the chance to see the world’s greatest sporting festival, the FIFA World Cup 2022, on giant screens in open spaces. .The DNCC will screen all matches of the showpiece event set to begin this night with the match be

November 20, 2022
November 20, 2022

A riveting ride to Qatar

After winning the rights to host the 2022 FIFA World Cup in 2010, it quickly became clear that Qatar would have to pull a rabbit out of its hat to successfully stage football’s showpiece event. The largest concern at the time was whether players could even perform in the searing summer as the Mi

November 15, 2022
November 15, 2022

FIFA appeals for World Cup ceasefire in Ukraine

The president of the world football body called Tuesday for a one-month ceasefire in Ukraine to mark the World Cup, saying sport could bring people together.

October 25, 2022
October 25, 2022

Azpilicueta lambasts schedule ahead of World Cup

Chelsea defender Cesar Azpilicueta said the number of games being crammed into the schedule ahead of the World Cup next month is "crazy" and that player welfare is being jeopardised.

September 18, 2022
September 18, 2022

Reus risks missing out on World Cup again

Borussia Dortmund skipper Marco Reus faces missing the upcoming Qatar World Cup with Germany after being stretchered off in Saturday's derby match against Schalke.

September 6, 2022
September 6, 2022

Pogba risks missing out on World Cup

Paul Pogba underwent successful knee surgery on Monday night, Juventus said as the France midfielder's hopes of appearing at the World Cup hang in the balance.

June 8, 2022
June 8, 2022

FIFA WC trophy comes to Dhaka but will it ‘strengthen our football’?

The Bangladesh Football Federation (BFF) president Kazi Salahuddin once promised to see Bangladesh qualify for the 2022 World Cup. The promise did not age well, so to speak. However, the BFF boss would now probably be pleased to have ensured that the World Cup trophy gets to visit the country again as part of its global tour.