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Qatar’s Akram Afif appears dejected. (REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach)

Qatar vs Senegal: Will the hosts be the first to leave the party?

Showcase recreation
Qatar vs Senegal (Group A)
6.30 pm, Al Thumama Stadium

Twelve years and $220 billion within the making, Qatar’s World Cup might finish within the first week itself.

The small nation-state has incurred an exorbitant price, as reported by Forbes,to host the primary World Cup within the Arab world. However they might be on their method out – turning into simply the second hosts, after South Africa, to be eradicated within the group stage – in the event that they fail to get a consequence towards Senegal on Friday.

After a build-up – together with behind closed-doors friendlies that weren’t allowed to be recorded – shrouded in secrecy and intrigue, Felix Sanchez’s facet have been an unpredictable power coming into the match. Their gamers, nonetheless, failed to point out up for the event of their underwhelming efficiency within the match opener towards Ecuador. [Read More]

FIFA World Cup 2022: Learnings from the primary spherical of matches

The excessive press

Maybe one of the crucial placing features of the World Cup has been the willingness of the so-called weaker groups to advance additional up the pitch to win the ball in opposition territory. Arsene Wenger, FIFA’s chief of world soccer growth, had stated urgent has change into “completely common” the world over earlier than the beginning of the World Cup. And it has been a method that has confirmed helpful for groups which have modified their method to power the problem off the ball when they don’t have the person expertise to compete on the ball.

The emphasis is on profitable the ball again in areas of the pitch the place groups can threaten offensively, and make use of the little possession they get, versus profitable the ball again in defensive areas, solely to face fixed assaults later. (Read More)



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