Scotland national football team manager Steve Clarke has expressed his delight at a favourable draw for the World Cup 2022 qualifiers in the European section. The World Cup 2022 draw was held earlier this month and Steve Clarke is happy with the outcome of that draw. According to him, his team could have been drawn with tougher teams though he was quick to warn that the group is still dangerous. Steve Clarke spoke to Sky Sports about the draw which has placed Scotland in Group F.

Scotland will fight for a place at the World Cup 2022 in Qatar alongside five other teams in Group F. Denmark, Austria, Israel, Faroe Islands and Moldova are the other teams in the group. Steve Clarke has warned that they can’t take the group lightly despite avoiding the big guns in their group as he said that Denmark and Austria are good teams before adding that they were in Pot 1 and Pot 2 respectively for a reason. Continue reading SCOTLAND BOSS DELIGHTED WITH W/CUP DRAW

Qatar Hopes to Attract the Indian Eyes


Former FIFA president Shape Blatter commented that India is the sleeping giant of the football world. Indians are fond of football. During the World Cup events, the whole country gets divided as different people support different teams. The roads of the country get covered with flags of the Football giants like Brazil, Argentina, Germany, Spain, and so on. The football fanatics stay awake in the nights to witness the clashes of their favorite teams. This is why Qatar is hoping that most of the matches will be seen by Indian football lovers.

The channels will gain TRP during the tournament. The football federation of Qatar is thinking to keep the timing of the matches as per the convenience of the Indian people who love to watch football matches. The CEO of the organizing authorities has confirmed that the matches will be played in such slots when the Indian audiences will be able to see them on the television.
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UAE forwardMabkhout reveals World Cup qualification dreams


UAE are one of the teams with a shouting chance of making it to the World Cup 2022 in Qatar. Due to the proximity of the World Cup competition, UAE are very keen on qualification even if it would mean that they break their embargo with Qatar in order to participate in the actual event. Back in the 2018 qualification campaign, UAE were unable to reach the finals after finishing only fourth in the final rounds of the qualifiers for Asian teams.

Their only appearance in a World Cup for UAE came in 1990. Time is running out for many of the older players in the UAE squad and Mabkhout is one among them. The 29-year-old is keen to make it to the World Cup 2022 for this reason. He is the top scorer for the nation with 60 goals in 83 appearances since his debut in 2012. The forward has been very effective even during the qualifiers, as he has already scored six goals so far. After having appeared in the Under 20 World Cup and Club World Cup,Mabkhout is keen on completing the package. Apart from the win over Yemen in the Gulf cup of Nations, UAE have been disappointing in decent form. The national team’s next match is against Malaysia in October.
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Qatar progressing well in constructing stadiums for World Cup 2022


Qatar is preparing for the FIFA World Cup 2022 and has completed the construction of three stadiums. They have informed that many more will be completed by the end of 2020. Qatar now has graced their presence in the news as they were alleged for not paying the workers seven-month salary as reported by the human rights organisation Amnesty International.

Many workers of the Qatar Meta Coats have not received their salary and some of the workers have been paid partially after the protests of the rights group. They have reported this to authorities in Qatar and the football governing body of FIFA. There are people who are from Ghana, Nepal, Kenya and Philippines who were contracted for working in Al Bayat stadium.
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Mauritian national team sets target of World Cup qualification


Corentin Martins has been the coach of Mauritian national team from 2014. After the departure from Brest, the first job he got offered was to coach the Mauritian team. He has watched them play and was surprised by their talent and skill. The team has changed a lot from their previous squad. In the initial stage, there were only a few players who played overseas. But now the situation has reversed and the team now consist of many overseas players rather than local players.

Another problem he has to deal with is that the team lacked self-confidence. Martins brought it through a systematic and gradual approach. He made them be more confident and they were able to secure wins in many of the matches which helped in boosting the self-confidence. He has been working six years for the team and had revolutionized the team in a good manner.
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