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Richard Keys opens up on Sky Sports axe to Piers Morgan

Richard Keys has opened up on being sacked by Sky Sports and the furore that followed sexist comments he and colleague Andy Gray made about assistant referee Sian Massey-Ellis. Keys and Gray have not discussed the matter on UK TV for 10 years since the incident. The long-time broadcast duo questioned whether Massey-Ellis knew the […]

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FIFA think Qatar ‘the best World Cup’ despite issues in

Captains of seven European nations had planned to wear ‘OneLove’ armbands that featured the rainbow in the shape of a heart. But on the eve of England’s opening game against Iran, FIFA warned that skipper Harry Kane ran the risk of ‘sporting sanctions’ if he took to the pitch sporting the accessory.  Kane instead wore […]

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World Cup migrant workers detail Qatar conditions – ‘like prison’

The pay is paltry. Another worker says: “We receive 1000 Qatari riyals (£227) per month, as well as a food allowance of 300 rials (£68) per month.” Questioning authority is not allowed. A Kenyan worker says he fears his job if complaints are made. He simply cannot afford to lose work.  “There is nothing I […]

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England fans in violent World Cup clashes with Wales in Tenerife

The brawls came on the day of an underwhelming England performance against the USA. Wales’ chances of reaching the knockout rounds took a major blow several hours earlier.  Gareth Southgate’s Three Lions staggered to a goalless draw with the Americans but remain top of Group B thanks to their 6-2 rout of Iran last week. […]

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Qatar ‘pays cheerleaders £124 a match’ and cover expenses as fan de…

Qatar is paying fans £124 per match to clap and cheer its football team during the World Cup, according to reports. ‘Cheerleaders’ were recruited by Qatar’s leading sports academy and are having all their expenses covered for the first two weeks of the tournament.  Young fans in deprived Arabian countries have jumped at the chance […]

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Argentina press slate Lionel Messi in damning reaction to Saudi loss

However, he seemed far from the ultra-fit player he promised fans would see in Qatar. The 35-year-old insisted he felt the fittest he has been for a while after an improved half-season in Ligue 1.  Messi told journalists ahead of the tournament: “I am feeling very well, I am very well. I think that I […]

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Ronaldo and five others can boost Man Utd transfer kitty at World Cup

A World Cup final involving England and Portugal would earn Manchester United a lucrative pay-off. FIFA are compensating clubs for every day that their players remain absent due to the winter tournament. Teams are granted £8,415 per day, per player by FIFA for the duration that their nation is involved in the competition regardless if […]

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Neville takes pop at Prince William as he launches defence of Qatar

Gary Neville has insisted he does not feel conflicted over his role working for Qatari-funded broadcaster BeIN Sports and took aim at Prince William and Members of Parliament over perceived hypocrisy in their views on the country. The former Manchester United captain came under fire for accepting Qatari money to appear on the channel during […]

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Southgate ‘fed up’ despite England hammering Iran in World Cup

England boss Gareth Southgate admitted he was ‘fed up’ with the way his Three Lions finished their 6-2 World Cup thumping of Iran on Monday. Iran were gifted two soft goals in the second half, which soured a superb attacking performance.  Jude Bellingham, Bukayo Saka (twice), Raheem Sterling and Marcus Rashford all scored in a […]

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Maguire injury scare as England defender withdrawn against Iran

Harry Maguire was forced off with a suspected concussion during England’s World Cup clash with Iran. The Manchester United star appeared slightly unstable as he trudged off with the scoreline 4-1 to the Three Lions in their tournament opener.  Maguire sat on the Khalifa International Stadium turf just after the hour and was immediately tended […]