Qatar reviews UK investments after advertising ban
03 December 2022 | 5:29 am
London's transport authority banned Qatar tourism ads due to the Gulf state's anti-LGBTQ laws. A spokesperson for Qatar accused London's city's mayor of "virtue signaling" for political points during the World Cup.
We look at reactions in the British papers and illustrated press as Jeremy Hunt prepares to unveil the most severe budget in decades. Also, criticism pours in ahead of the World Cup and Qatari authorities are forced to apologise after a video showed them trying to shut down a Danish reporter's liveshot.
This week, we're focusing on Qatar and asking what the economic impact of hosting the FIFA World Cup could be. Can this be a transformative event for the gas-dependent country? Or will it be a financial abyss worth an estimated $200 billion? We ask Alexis Antoniades, an economics professor at Georgetown University’s campus in Qatar.
The Gulf nation of Qatar is hosting the FIFA World Cup, even as human rights groups document the colossal loss of life among migrant labourers working on the country's massive construction programme. Moreover, Qatar's attitude to same-sex relationships has prompted calls for the Emirate to be shunned.
Sadio Mane will miss the World Cup after undergoing surgery for a knee injury he picked up while playing for Bayern Munich. Senegal's football association announced on Tuesday that Mane, 30, would miss their "first games" of Qatar 2022.
As the Qatar 2022 World Cup starts in a few hours, GuardianTV's HurriKane Andrew took to the street to find out who Nigerians think will win the 2022 Qatar World Cup. Argentina and Brazil are popular choices to triumph but Jude Bellingham could flourish in Qatar even if England falls short. But the biggest question on pundits' and fans' minds remains: Who will win the World Cup?
After years of scrutiny off the pitch, Qatar opened the most controversial World Cup ever with a listless performance on it. The hosts have tried a different way to build a team but were picked off by Ecuador on Sunday.
The opening game of the World Cup saw Ecuador beat Qatar 2-0 courtesy of two first-half goals from captain Enner Valencia. Ecuador's captain also saw a goal ruled out for offside. The result means Qatar become the first host nation ever to lose their opening game at a World Cup.
The mood in Germany in the run-up to a football World Cup has never been as subdued. In many pubs, the previously unimaginable is happening: There won't be any soccer matches shown during the World Cup.
German soccer boss Bernd Neuendorf said his team was prepared to be fined for wearing a multi-colored armband in Qatar. He also didn't rule out other protest actions by German players at the World Cup.
The host of the 2022 FIFA World Cup portrays itself as an open nation where media may work "freely without interference." But DW's fact check shows that this is not the case.
Qatar has spent more than $200 billion preparing for the World Cup by building roads, stadiums and hotels. Although much of the infrastructure spending has been part of a larger public investment project, this tournament will be the most expensive World Cup ever.
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