World Cup 2022 FIFA World Cup (Qualifiers)

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Some desperate defending by Wales got them through. Ben Davies and Hennessy were very good. Possibly the best game I have seen Neco Williams play.
 

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Are wales public enemy No 1 now that everyone’s second country Ukraine are bundled out?
 

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Qatar is aiming to put a controversial statue of Zinedine Zidane's notorious 2006 World Cup final headbutt on display for this year's tournament, authorities said recently.

The 5m (16 feet) high bronze showing the French legend in confrontation with Italian defender Marco Materazzi was put up for less than four weeks on the Doha seafront in 2013 when protests that it breached Islamic rules on idolisation led to it being taken down.


The statue will now be at the centre of an exhibit at Doha's new international sports museum on the impact of high level sport on "mental health and dealing with stress", said Sheikha Al-Mayassa bint Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, the head of Qatar Museums.

"It was nothing against public art, it was more that it felt that was not the right location and it's going be reinstalled," Al Thani told a press conference.


"We're actually planning to reinstall it at the 3-2-1 museum. Zidane is a great friend of Qatar and he's a great role model for the Arab world.

"One of the things we're trying to teach and empower people through art is facts about life. So with the Zinedine Zidane sculpture, we'll be talking a lot about the stress on athletes under big tournaments and the importance of dealing with issues of mental health."

Museum officials said they hoped to have the statue on display again by the start of the 2022 World Cup on Nov 21.

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England supporters are probably going to spend the entire 2 weeks they are at the tournament being inspired by the statue and going around headbutting people. 😂
 

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I'm not sure how that statue teaches and empowers people through art. It glorifies a petulant, violent act that let down his teammates and possibly cost his country the world cup.
 

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Tottenham have made the CL 6 times (including next season) since 1998 in the same time period that Arsenal have made it 19 times. Perhaps don’t make jokes like these. 😂
You follow United or Liverpool? Certainly have the same love of history like a scouser.

19 times... None in the last 5 seasons, soon to be 6. Still have no major European trophies yet act like Europa League (which they've never won) is beneath them as they are gargantuan and should be in UCL perpetually.
 

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You follow United or Liverpool? Certainly have the same love of history like a scouser.

19 times... None in the last 5 seasons, soon to be 6. Still have no major European trophies yet act like Europa League (which they've never won) is beneath them as they are gargantuan and should be in UCL perpetually.

Bloody hell you can be so cruel at times.
 

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Interesting development... Italy still with a sniff of making it through those chances are very slim, most likely the results of the matches where Ecuador had the illegal player play will be overturned which will place Chile in 4th spot and relegate Ecuador down to ninth.


 
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Nah, give it to Ukraine.

Give us the underdog story that makes Denmark '92 look small by comparison.
 

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Anyone have confirmation which channel/s will have the NZ vs Costa Rica game on Wednesday morning?

Cheers
 

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Redmayne will have a nervous next 3-4 minutes (after all those crumps).
 

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Penalties.

Feels like a victory for Australia after being massive underdogs. They would have so much confidence.
 

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