2022 will a huge year for sports and fans will pray that COVID-19 stays away. From top cricketing events, football action to big multi-sports events, the new year will be a veritable treat for India's sports fans.
FIFA, in its recent pitch for the biennial World Cups, has claimed that the financial revenue would jump by USD 4.4 billion to USD 11.4 billion over a period of four years and also diminish the window for other sports to dominate.
Diego Alonso’s first assignment will be against Paraguay on January 27 in a key 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifying encounter. Uruguay are currently placed 7th in the South American qualifiers. Paraguay are at ninth.
The two Norwegian journalists Halvor Ekeland and Lokman Ghorbani were detained by the security forces for 30 hours and the footage they gathered from the migrant labour camp was deleted.
Stadium 974 is the seventh tournament venue to be completed by the Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy for the FIFA World Cup 2022, which is scheduled to kick off on November 21.
England manager Gareth Southgate's prime focus at the moment is at next year's FIFA World Cup in Qatar. The Three Lions booked their spot following a 10-0 rout of San Marino in the qualifiers last week.
The Swedish national team has not yet qualified for the FIFA World Cup 2022, but it can still do so via the European playoffs.
Argentina defender Nicolas Otamendi hit Brazil forward Raphinha with his elbow during the FIFA World Cup 2022 Qualifiers match. The Brazilian needed five stitches at halftime and still continued to bleed in the second half.
FIFA World Cup 2022 host Qatar has faced criticism amid reports of discriminatory laws and conditions for the migrant workers in the country.
The 10 European qualifiers so far in the 32-team lineup are Belgium, France, England, Spain, Denmark, Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland, Croatia and Serbia.
Australia, seeking a fifth successive World Cup appearance, fell to third place with 11 points from six games in Group B, one point behind Japan. Saudi Arabia is the leader with 16 points and are on course to clinch their sixth berth.
FIFA will make the final tournament draw on April 1 in Doha. The 10 European qualifiers so far in the 32-team lineup are Belgium, France, England, Spain, Denmark, Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland, Croatia and Serbia.
US have 15 points going into their final six qualifiers. The top three nations qualify from North and Central America and the Caribbean, and the fourth goes to a playoff.
Algeria, Cameroon, Nigeria and Tunisia joined Mali, Egypt, Ghana, Senegal, Morocco and Congo, which had already advanced, although there are two appeals brewing that may still have a say on who actually plays in the two-leg playoff ties to decide the final five African teams to go to the FIFA World Cup 2022.
Brazil have already made it to Qatar 2022 but former FIFA World Cup champions Uruguay at risk.
The result meant little with both Kenya and Rwanda are already eliminated from contention for the FIFA World Cup 2022 in Qatar. Mali won Group E to progress to Africa's final World Cup playoffs in March.
Denmark had already topped the FIFA World Cup 2022 Qualifiers Group F but Scotland spoiled the European Championship semifinalist's perfect record as Denmark aimed to win 10 games out of 10.
FIFA will make the playoffs draw on November 26 in Zurich and teams will need to advance past two opponents to reach the FIFA World Cup 2022. Runners-up with the six best records will be drawn to play at home first in the semifinals.
A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.PTI Photo
Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.PTI Photo
A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.PTI Photo
Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
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