Qatar Emir Sheikh Tamim ibn Hamad Al Thani is likely to visit Dhaka after the FIFA World Cup Tournament at an invitation of Bangladesh President Md Abdul Hamid. This was revealed today while Qatar Ambassador to Bangladesh Seraya Ali Mahdi Saeed Al Qahtani paid a courtesy call on foreign minister Dr AK Abdul Momen at foreign ministry here today. During the meeting, the Qatar envoy handed over the official invitation acceptance letter of Qatar Emir to the Foreign Minister for onward transmission to the President, a foreign ministry press release said.
Josh Sargent is back on the U.S. roster for the first time in a year, picked at forward along with Ricardo Pepi and Jesús Ferreira for the Americans’ final two World Cup warmup matches. Defenders Sergiño Dest, Chris Richards and Sam Vines, and winger Gio Reyna also were among 26 players selected Wednesday by coach Gregg Berhalter after missing the four previous matches in May and June.
FIFA have been inundated with offers of sponsorship for next year’s women’s World Cup in the wake of the Euros after deciding to sell commercial rights to the tournament as a standalone event for the first time. For the previous World Cup in the United States in 2019, FIFA did not offer bespoke packages to sponsors, with all the branding provided by companies who are long-term commercial partners of the men’s World Cup such as Adidas, Coca-Cola and Visa.
Sophia Smith scored in the fifth and eighth minutes to give her eight goals in 18 international matches. A pair of early goals by Sophia Smith lifted the U.S. women’s national team to a 5-0 victory over Jamaica in the CONCACAF W Championship in Guadalupe, Mexico, on Thursday. The victory, coupled with Mexico’s 3-0 loss to Haiti later Thursday night, seals a berth in the 2023 Women’s World Cup in Australia and New Zealand for the two-time defending champion U.S. women.
Ukraine suffered World Cup heartbreak in Wales after they were beaten in the European playoffs at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff on Sunday evening. The Ukrainians have gone through a lot of troubles in recent months with the invasion of their cities from Russia and the World Cup 2022 playoffs was a welcomed distraction. However, they won’t be going to the tournament in Qatar after they lost out to Wales.
The Ukrainians finished second behind world champions in their qualifying group for the World Cup 2022 tournament from the European section thus making the playoffs. They were in the same playoff path as Wales, Scotland and Austria after the draw was held. Ukraine ended up in path A of the European playoffs with the aforementioned countries on the back of the draw. Continue reading UKRAINE SUFFER W/CUP HEARTBREAK IN WALES