RUSSIA WORLD CUP OPPONENTS REVEALED

 

Russia were the hosts of the last edition of the FIFA World Cup tournament two years ago and they didn’t have to bother about qualification but things are different ahead of the World Cup 2022 qualifiers. The 2018 FIFA World Cup tournament was hosted in Russia and won by France. For the 2022 edition billed for Qatar in two years’ time, Russia will have to go through the rigours of the qualifiers to secure their place at the World Cup 2022 tournament. To this effect, the Russians have been drawn into Group H.


Russia were in Pot 3 at the start of the draw that took place earlier in the month for the qualifiers ahead of the World Cup 2022 tournament in Qatar. The other teams that were in Pot 3 with the Russians include the Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland, Iceland, Norway, Scotland, Iceland, Czech Republic, Hungary, Finland and Greece. At the end of the aforementioned draw, Russia were pitted with five other teams in Group H. The other teams in the group are top seed Croatia, Slovenia, Cyprus, Slovakia and Malta.
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MATCHDAY DATES REVEALED FOR UEFA SECTION

 

The matchday dates for the UEFA section of the World Cup 2022 qualifiers have been confirmed as the race to determine the 13 European representatives begins. The 55 teams in the UEFA section have already been divided into ten groups. matchday 1 of the World Cup 2022 qualifiers in the European section starts on March 24, 2001 and the final matchday (matchday 10) will end on November 16, 2021 according to the dates for the qualifiers.


Matchday 1, 2 and 3 games have been scheduled to take place between March 24 and March 31, 2021, while matchday 4, 5 and 6 matches will take place from September 1 to September 8, 2021.Matchday 7 and 8 games have been scheduled for October 2021. The matches would be from October 8 to 12, 2021. For Matchday 9 and 10 games, they would take place as from November 11 to November 16, 2020. Continue reading “MATCHDAY DATES REVEALED FOR UEFA SECTION”

FIFA 2022 WORLD CUP: STADIUMS TO BE USED

 

The 2022 FIFA world cup is still a few years away but that has not stopped talks about football’s most prestigious competition. For the first time, the world’s biggest football tournament will be taking place in the Middle East; Qatar to be precise.


Qatar’s successful bid to host the next edition of the world cup will surely attract a host of developments and advanced infrastructure in the country, as preparations have already started ahead of the first match kicking off in 2022.
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EPL CLUBS TO REJECT INTERNATIONAL MATCHES IN SEPTEMBER

 

According to reports, Premier League clubs are opposing the possible reintroduction of international football in September. This would come just a few weeks after the conclusion of the domestic 2019/20 season in July and outstanding UEFA competitions in August the Champions League and Europa League.


The 2020/21 Nations League was originally scheduled to begin from 3rd September. Though UEFA will discuss the situations of the international calendar this week as part of a meeting of its Executive Committee.
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The Covid 19 pandemic has affected the world in the worst way possible in every sector and country

During the past few weeks, all the major leagues and tournaments have been cancelled. As per now, The South American Football Confederation (CONMEBOL) has asked FIFA to postpone the 2022 world cup qualifiers. The confederation has requested to postpone the qualifiers to September 2020.

They also stated that by postponing the qualifiers the football federation will be able to contain the spread of coronavirus regionally and internationally. The decision shows the responsibility of the federation to the precautions taken by international health organizations.
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