Category Archives: World Cup

World Cup 2018 qualifying – Ten big talking points

Football fans were well and truly spoilt this summer with the European Championships - the 24-team tournament eventually and surprisingly won by Portugal and watched by a global TV audience of millions. Fortunately, the international football calendar sees little downtime and the qualifying campaign for the 2018 World Cup is well underway. (more…)
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England’s semi-final record

As preparations continue for Euro 2016, Portugal’s visit to Wembley (Thursday 2 June) will inevitably revive memories of the Eusebio-inspired team that were beaten in the World Cup semi-final as England progressed to their greatest-ever triumph in 1966. 50 years on, the Three Lions squad will travel to France with the hope of earning similar legendary status as the Boys of ’66, although those compiling Bethut's 2016 predictions for the Euro's suggest that reaching the semi-finals would be a more…
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Will the 2022 Qatar World Cup be “built on the blood of innocents?”

As construction work begins on the first stadium for Qatar 2022 and ahead of a European Parliament hearing in Brussels on Thursday, the Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy of Qatar (SCDLQ) has issued a press release regarding another worker’s charter – this one called “Workers’ Welfare Standards.” The charter was immediately blasted by the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) as reinforcing the system of forced labour in place in the oil-rich fiefdom and doing nothing to prevent further avoidable…
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