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The Court of Arbitration for Sport dismissed Russian appeals against sanctions from Fifa and Uefa

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The Russian football federation (FUR) and some of its clubs have been denied appeals against international and European football bans.

As a result of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the state’s clubs and national team were excluded from all tournaments by Fifa and Uefa in February. Six appeals were filed against the verdict, but the Court of Arbitration for Sport (Cas) rejected them all. The FUR asserts that it may now file an appeal with the Swiss Federal Supreme Court.

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On July 5 and 11, Cas video conferenced with the parties involved for hearings.

As per a statement released by Cas, the panel decided that the deepening of the war between Russia and Ukraine, as well as the global public and political responses, generated unanticipated circumstances to which Uefa and Fifa had to respond.

The report also mentioned that in determining that Russian clubs and teams should not participate in competitions under their auspices as long as such circumstances persisted, the panel decided that both parties functioned only within the scope of their discretion respective statutes and regulations.

In April, Russia withdrew its appeal against Fifa’s suspension of the nation from the 2022 World Cup. The FUR appealed against Fifa and Uefa, while Zenit St. Petersburg, Sochi, Dynamo Moscow, and CSKA Moscow appealed against Uefa.

The Cas statement discussed that the panel deemed it superfluous to characterize the nature of the threat involving Russia and Ukraine and instead focused on the repercussions of such a conflict on the affected competitions.”

The panel regrets that the existing military operations in Ukraine, in which Russian football teams, players, and clubs bear no responsibility, had such a negative impact on them and Russian football in general as a result of the decisions of Fifa and Uefa, but these effects were outweighed by the need for the safe and orderly conduct of football events for the rest in the panel’s opinion.

What’s to Come Next?

The FUR stated that it seriously disagrees with the Cas panel’s verdict and that a decision on additional proceedings will be taken after reviewing the Cas panel’s choices’ justifications.

In addition, the FUR may appeal to the Federal Supreme Court of Switzerland to file claims with Cas for reimbursement for financial losses sustained due to Uefa and Fifa’s activities.

As Egypt lost to Senegal, Mohamed Salah was subjected to racist remarks. He was also attacked with plastic bottles and stones.

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Egyptian footballer Mohamed Salah faced racial insults when Senegal beat Egypt in a penalty shootout at Abdoulaye Wade Stadium located in Senegal. The incident occurred following an exciting end-to-end contest on Tuesday, March 29, 2022, to qualify for the FIFA World Cup in Qatar.

After the Senegal vs. Egypt game ended 1-1, Mohamed Salah and his teammates were marked by laser lights as they prepared to take shots in penalty shootouts. Salah missed the goal while having green laser lights flashed on his face and torso, most likely by Senegalese supporters attempting to divert his attention.

Egypt failed to score three of its four penalties in Senegal. Meanwhile, the Senegal players also faced a similar issue during the first leg of the match last week in Cairo.

Furthermore, Senegal wasted its first two penalties. However, after the goals of Ismaila Sarr and Bamba Dieng, Sadio Mane scored the game-winning penalty to give Senegal a 3-1 lead in the penalty shootout and guarantee its spot at the FIFA World Cup in Qatar. In front of about 50,000 spectators, Mane simply looked at the referee, gave him the thumbs-up, and then scored the penalty by slamming the ball down the center.

Senegal has only qualified for the World Cup three times, and this will be the first time it has advanced for two consecutive editions after qualifying for Russia in 2018. Senegal only previously competed once, in 2002, when it made an unexpected run to the quarterfinals.

Senegal’s triumph resembled a rerun of the African Cup of Nations final from a month ago when Mane secured his nation’s first significant victory by nailing the decisive penalty in a shootout against Egypt in a similar manner.

Together with Senegal, Ghana, Morocco, Tunisia, and Cameroon will form the five African teams competing in the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

Before the FIFA World Cup, Qatar Airways made a record $1.5 billion profit

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Qatar Airways, the national flag carrier of the state of Qatar, which is renowned for its convenience, luxury, and elegance on board, announced that its fiscal year’s profits exceeded $1.5 billion, representing its highest-ever earnings. 

As it gets ready to handle a record-breaking influx of tourists for the upcoming FIFA World Cup football matches, Qatar Airways, one of the biggest airlines in the Middle East known for its safety and higher standards, marks the highest ever revenue collected by the state-owned carrier. Qatar Airways operates out of the capital city of Doha, on the eastern coast of the Arabian Peninsula. The Middle East will host the FIFA World Cup 2022 for the first time this year.

According to the airline, revenue increased by 78% from the previous year to $14.4 billion. During the fiscal year 2021–2022, it handled 18.5 million passengers, an increase of more than 200 percent from the prior year. It represents a significant turnabout for the airline, which in the previous fiscal cycle had a stunning net loss of $4.1 billion due to the coronavirus epidemic and the suspension of its Airbus A380 and A330 wide-body aircraft.

The airline’s financial performance also reflects that travel has resumed due to successful vaccination efforts in numerous countries. The Qatari government provided Qatar Airways with a $3 billion bailout during the pandemic’s most difficult months, which helped keep its activities afloat as it struggled with the virus’s impact on long-haul travel prohibitions.

During the coronavirus pandemic, the Dubai government made a few million-dollar payments to its main rival, Dubai’s national flag carrier Emirates Airlines. The two airlines play a crucial role in the economies of their respective nations, which mainly rely on travelers and transit users.

Nevertheless, the airline claims that this year’s record profits are the consequence of choices made during the epidemic to develop Qatar Airways’ passenger and freight networks, including a more precise prediction of the global market recovery and strict cost management.

The 25-year-old carrier travels to far more than 140 locations, including Hartsfield Foreign Airport in Atlanta, where it contends with Delta Airways for international passengers at the busiest airport in the world.

Qatar Airways also has affiliations with FC Bayern München and Paris Saint-Germain, the European football clubs. The name of Qatar Airways is already well-known to football supporters in Europe. It has a marketing collaboration with the Brooklyn Nets in the US.

The American attacking midfielder, Cristian Mate Pulisic in FIFA World Cup 2022

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American professional football player who plays for the American national team and Chelsea Premier League club as an attacking midfielder or winger. Fans and other players have given him the title “Captain America” due to his exceptional level of play and ethnicity.

Early Life of Cristian Mate

Pulisic was born in Hershey, Pennsylvania, on September 18, 1998. His parents, Mark and Kelley Pulisic, were college football players at George Mason University. Before becoming a youth and professional football coach, his father also played professional indoor football with the Harrisburg Heat in the 1990s. His mother was a Fulbright Teacher Exchange participant in England.

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Cristian Mate’s Career

In the beginning, Pulisic played for the U15 and U17 sides of the United States. The FIFA U-17 2015 World Cup was his country’s debut tournament as captain. Additionally, Pulisic was given a chance to represent Croatia, but he turned it down. On March 30, 2016, he made his senior national team debut for the United States against Guatemala. After that, Pulisic participated in the Copa América Centenario, which was held in the US. In that competition, he scored against Bolivia to become the youngest player in soccer history. On September 2, 2016, he scored his first goal in a FIFA World Cup qualifying match against Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. Then, in the FIFA World Cup qualifier, Pulisic scored back-to-back goals against Trinidad and Tobago and Panama. Despite his outstanding performance, the United States could not qualify for the FIFA World Cup. Then, on November 20, 2018, he led the USA soccer team for the first time in a friendly match against Italy.

Cristian Mate’s Achievements

The USA Soccer Male Athlete of the Year twice (in 2017 and 2019), UEFA Champions League Breakthrough XI 2016, Kopa Trophy runner-up 2018 CONCACAF Best XI 2017, and CONCACAF Gold Cup Best Young Player Award are among the honors given to Pulisic.

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Records held by Cristian Mate

In 34 games, while serving as the U-17 team’s captain at the 2015 FIFA U-17 World Cup, he scored 20 goals. He made his debut in that game as a replacement for Graham Zusi in the 81st minute to become the nation’s youngest player in a World Cup qualifier. On September 2, 2016, Pulisic contributed to a 6-0 victory against Saint Vincent and the Grenadines in a World Cup qualifying game by scoring two goals and providing an assist. The first-ever CONCACAF Nations League final between the United States and Mexico was played on June 6, 2021. Pulisic led the Americans to a 3-2 victory, netting the game-winning penalty in the 114th minute. In a win over Panama on March 27, 2022, during the United States men’s national team’s 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifying match, Pulisic recorded his first hat-trick in international competition.

Who has won the most FIFA World Cups in history?

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The FIFA World Cup 2022 in Qatar is drawing nearer.  The best international teams will face off against each other in November to win the World Cup. The competition is expected to intrigue everyone who supports their country. Let’s take a lesson and look at former World Cup champions returning to the first event in 1930.

  • Brazil (5 Wins)

With five championships, Brazil is the most successful World Cup-winning nation. Their first World Cup victory came in 1958. In 1962, they won consecutive tournaments. Their most recent championship was won in 2002. Brazil has a more manageable group this year with Serbia, Switzerland, and Cameroon, so that they might be an excellent choice. They are considered favorites to win all three games and finish first in their group.

  • Germany and Italy (4 Wins)

Italy and Germany. They each have four titles and are still strong candidates to represent Qatar.

Jurgen Klinsmann, Lothar Matthaus, and Miroslav Klose are just a few legendary players who have played for Germany’s stellar international teams. They last won the World Cup in 2014; in four of the previous five competitions, they placed in the top four.

Italy won its most recent title in 2006. Despite not having as many top-four finishes as Germany in recent years, they still have a fantastic team. Even though their squads aren’t as strong as in previous tournaments, this could be the year one of these teams matches Brazil’s record.

  • Argentina, Uruguay, and France (2 Wins)

Argentina, Uruguay, and France have all won the World Cup twice, but no side has ever won three trophies.

Aside from their two victories in 1930 and 1950, Uruguay has few more top-four finishes. They once possessed a formidable international side. However, most of the time, Argentina took center stage.

Argentina has always had a lot of talent and shown great promise. Despite having famous players, they have only won two World Cups in 1978 and 1986. They’ve finished in the top four five times.

France currently has the World Cup trophy after defeating Croatia in 2018. They also hosted the tournament in 1998, the year before their other victory. France hopes that Qatar will be the place where they can reclaim their international glory.

  • England and Spain (1 Win)

 England and Spain are two countries that have each won a single World Cup.

In a historic victory over West Germany in 1966, England won their only World Cup championship. They have since attempted to win the trophy but have eventually failed. 

Spain, like England, has also won a World Cup; their triumph came in 2010. They had possibly one of the best international teams in history at this moment, and their team was dominating the international football scene. It included legendary Spanish players like Casillas, Ramos, Busquets, Alonso, Xavi, and Iniesta.

Preparation for the FIFA World Cup in 2022 by media purchasers

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Due to the weather in the host nation of Qatar, the FIFA World Cup 2022 will be held in the winter this year. This has several concerns for media buyers who are also planning their Christmas promotions.

The FIFA World Cup has consistently attracted some of the most significant linear TV viewers, both in the UK media and everywhere else. The schedule alteration this year, however, presents a challenge for marketing companies who must now prepare for a FIFA World Cup that may be tactfully described as highly contested and tactlessly described as posing a threat to brand safety while also considering Christmas Black Friday, and back-to-school advertisements.

“A Euro or a World Cup for four weeks in the middle of the summer is like an island in the ocean. You can isolate it and wrap it around it.” Mark Trinder, director of sales at ITV, comments on the event’s unavailability in the summers as a professional presenter in an interview with The Drum for the TV Talks podcast.

In the UK, professional channels ITV and the BBC draw lots to determine who gets to broadcast what, each having different goals. “We’re going to schedule competitively. Against those games, we’ll be staging something for a larger audience,” says Trinder.

To reach millions of people simultaneously, advertisers will be able to purchase Tv commercials on the ITV hub across linear and live broadcasting, according to Yatin Patel, head of AV at Publicis Media Exchange (PMX). “We have never seen a TV opportunity on this scale before.” In contrast to the typical £30 to £50 million Trinder thought would result, he forecasts that the World Cup will only bring in an additional £15 to £30 million for broadcasters.

Some clients are engaging in typical winter activities, others are becoming more passionate about football, and a selected group is eager to reconsider their balance between linear TV and BVOD.

Patel said, “The unknown is whether supply chain issues and rising costs will hamper clients’ budgets between now and the time to commit to buying activity in the World Cup, but agencies will have a better idea by the beginning of September when the official ITV advanced booking deadline passes.”

However, he is “unaware of any companies that want to avoid promoting around the tournament” now. Since many people will be watching some of the world’s best football, he expects that the FIFA World Cup 2022 will reduce the price advertisers must pay for male-skewed TV viewers. Targeting is a further point. Christmas is a popular time for brands to interact with “decision makers” in households, who are often still women.” There’s quite a lot of demand for some of the programs that will be non-football at these times because, if the logic follows through, those programs could deliver quite a lot of female viewing.”

Everything you need to know about Sergio Ramos García| Ramos the great

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Sergio Ramos García is a professional footballer for Spain national team and Ligue 1 club Paris Saint-Germain. He plays as a center-back and is widely known for his aggressive gameplay. Ramos is globally acknowledged as the G.O.A.T (Greatest of All Time) defender due to his quick ability to retrieve the ball and prolific goal-scoring.

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Ramos’s Early Life 

Ramos was born in Camas, Seville, to José Maria Ramos and Paqui Ramos on March 30, 1986. The bullfighting tradition was quite popular in Seville. Like every other child, he wanted to become a bullfighter, but his love for football was exceptional, which was acknowledged by his parents, and they hired him as a private trainer. When he was 14, the local club “Seville FC” acquired him, and he joined the club’s youth program. Time passed, and he was included in the main squad. Afterward, a bright and successful career awaited him. 

Ramos’s Career Highlights

From 2004-2005, he played 41 games for “Seville FC.” He guided his team to qualify for UEFA Cup, in which he scored his very first goal against “CD Nacional” The performance earned him an entry into the major leagues. His name appeared in the leading international squad for his debut against China. At 55 years, Ramos became the youngest player to earn a place in Spain’s national team. Ramos has played 3 FIFA WORLD CUP in the 2006, 2010, and 2014 editions and participated in 3 Euro Cups for Spain in 2008, 2012, and 2016. He has scored 13 goals in 149 matches.

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Ramos’s Trophies

The Spanish ace player Ramos has a wide range of trophies in his cabinet. In 2010, he lifted the most precious trophy a footballer can claim, which was the “FIFA World Cup,” He has been the winner of the FIFA Club World Cup four times. He also twice claimed the European Champion trophy with the record number of UEFA Champions League four times, Spanish champion five times, French Champion, and European U-19 Champion once with Spain national team. 

Records held by Ramos’s

Ramos has been in the limelight from the start of his career. In the year 2005, He was named the young player of the year of the Spanish league La Liga. He has been the defender of the year a record number of six times, and Ramos was named the tournament player at the FIFA Club World Cup. Ramos received the FIFPRO Team of the Year 2007–08 title and was named to both FIFA and UEFA’s 2008 Team of the Year. Additionally, he came in at number 21 in the 2008 European Player of the Year nominations. The Ace defender has been part of the FIFA World Cup four times, along with Euro and confederation cup participation three times for Spain. 

Cristiano Ronaldo claims that Portugal’s victory over North Macedonia secured them a “rightful place” at the FIFA World Cup in Qatar.

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Portugal defeated the strong North Macedonia team on March 29, 2022, in a thrilling match to qualify for the FIFA World Cup in Qatar. Cristiano Ronaldo, who played as the captain of the Portugal team when they defeated North Macedonia by 2-0, said that the FIFA World Cup was Portugal’s “rightful place.”

In the 32nd minute of the game, after being set up by Ronaldo with a clever pass, Bruno Fernandes shattered North Macedonia’s defense with a goal. Later, in the 65th minute, the midfielder completed a quick counterattack by sliding the ball past North Macedonia’s goalkeeper, Stole Dimitrievski, to guarantee his team’s qualification for FIFA World Cup 2022.

His move made sure Portugal will attend the men’s FIFA World Cup for a sixth time in a row, preventing them from making the same mistake as Italy, the Euro 2020 champions who were shocked by the North Macedonian team in the playoff semifinals.

Ronaldo also praised the loyal Portuguese supporters for their devotion.

“We’ve reached the FIFA World Cup in Qatar. Hence the goal is accomplished,” he stated on Instagram. “We’re standing where we belong! Thank you to the entire Portuguese population for your steadfast dedication! Let’s go Portugal!”

Portugal, one of the highest-ranked qualifying teams, will be among the top-seeded teams in FIFA World Cup 2022. This Portuguese team defeated the Turkish team in the all-important semifinal to qualify for the game against North Macedonia. It finished second after Serbia in Group A of UEFA qualification.

However, despite being an all-time leading male goal scorer in international football, Ronaldo hasn’t scored a single goal after the group phase of a World Cup. If he plays this year’s FIFA world cup in Qatar, he will join Rafael Marquez, Lothar Matthaus, and Antonio Carbajal in participating in five World Cups for men.

Moreover, Ronaldo’s longtime competitor for solo awards, Lionel Messi, who plays for Argentina, is also certain to accomplish the milestone.

Some of the most one-sided matches in the history of the FIFA World Cup

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Football games with the maximum goals scored tend to be the most enjoyable. The biggest sporting event on earth, the FIFA World Cup, has featured several one-sided games

  • Yugoslavia vs. Zaire 9-0 (1974)

Yugoslavia’s only previous World Cup participation came against Zaire, renamed as the Democratic Republic of the Congo. After failing to score in their group phase opening match against Brazil, Yugoslavia immediately replied by scoring six goals against Zaire in the first half. Dusan Bajevic scored a hat trick.

  • Hungary vs. South Korea 9-0 (1954)

The Hungarian team led by Gusztav Sebes entered the tournament in Switzerland as a major contender to win the championship, and they dominated South Korea 9-0 in the opening round. The 1954 World Cup performance by Hungary is unmatched. They also hold the records for the highest goals per game rate, the highest total goal difference, and the most goals in one edition. 

  • Hungary vs. El Salvador 10-1 (1982)

László Kiss, the Hungarian substitute, was the star of the show. Kiss scored a hat-trick in the second half after coming off the bench. In addition to becoming the only World Cup hat-trick by a substitute, he completed his three goals in seven minutes, making it the fastest hat-trick in tournament history.

  • Sweden vs. Cuba 8-0 (1938)

In the Round of 16, which was Cuba’s lone participation in the World Cup to date, Henry Andersson, and Gustav Wetterstrom of Sweden, each scored hat tricks, contributing to the one-sided outcome.

  • Uruguay vs. Bolivia 8-0 (1950)

In 1950, Uruguay’s first encounter was with Bolivia. France was supposed to join the other two, but they withdrew. Four goals in each half gave Juan Lopez’s team an easy 8-0 victory against Bolivia. 

  • Germany vs. Saudi Arabia 8-0 (2002)

The Most significant World Cup victory of the twenty-first century belongs to Germany, who defeated Saudi Arabia 8-0 in 2002. Miroslav Klose gave runners-up Germany a commanding lead by scoring two goals in a row before completing the hat trick in the 70th minute.

  • Poland vs. Haiti 7-0 (1974)

Poland won all three of its games during the group stage. They defeated Haiti by 7-0. Andrzej Szarmach completed his hat trick in the 50th minute, and Grzegorz Lato closed the scoring with a brace in the 87th minute.

  • Portugal vs. North Korea 7-0 (2010)

Cristiano Ronaldo contributed to the goals in this group-stage 7-0 victory against North Korea. Portugal scored only one goal in the first half and six in the second half. After this match, they did not score a single goal in ire tournament and were eliminated by the Spanish team in the round of 16.

Everything you should know about Luca Modric, the captain of the Croatian team for FIFA World Cup 2022

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Luka Modric is a Croatian professional football player. He was born on 9 September 1985, currently at 36, Playing as a midfielder for Laliga club Real Madrid and captaining the Croatian national team of Croatia. He is regarded as one of the best midfielders and the Star of the Croatian football team. 

Luka Modric’s Early Life 

Modric was born in Zadar, Croatia, on September 9, 1985. Croatia was at war during his childhood, which led his family to displacement, which has been the ultimate challenge for him to play football. In 2002, at 16, Modric was signed by GNK Dinamo Zagreb. After the impeccable performances with his hometown club NK Zadar’s youth team, he continued his development journey in Dinamo Zagreb.

Career Highlights of Luka Modric

Modric made his international debut against mighty Argentina in March 2006. In a friendly match against Italy, he scored his first goal for his country. Modric has embedded Croatia’s “2nd Golden Generation” he has made sure to participate in every major tournament Croatia has qualified for, including the UEFA European Championship in 2008, 2012, 2016, and 2020, as well as the FIFA World Cup in 2006, 2014, and 2018. Following group stage eliminations in his first two FIFA World Cups, Modric made sure to lead his team to the 2018 World Cup Final. Check out our website if you are wondering how to watch FIFA World Cup 2022 online.

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Trophies

The Croatian giant Modric has bagged several trophies throughout his career. He has been the winner of the Club World cup “4” times, including the UEFA Champions League winner for a record of “5” times. He has also bagged the Spanish champion trophy thrice and made sure to have the Spanish Super Cup in his cabinet “3” times.  Modric has won the Croatian championship three times with Dinamo Zagreb. Along with that, he has also won 2 Croatian cup trophies with Dinamo Zagreb.  

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Records Held by Luka Modric

The climax of his FIFA tournaments was when he won the Golden Ball award for the competition’s best player. The following year, he also won the FIFA Ballon D’or. In March 2021, he became Croatia’s most capped player in history. Furthermore, he has been The Croatian Footballer of the Year, a record of ten times between 2007 and 2021. At Euro 2008, he was named in the Team of the Tournament, Modric became only the second Croatian to achieve this feat, but the best is yet to come in his career. He has also represented The Croatian team in the FIFA World cup three times. The highlights of his FIFA World cup career were being in the team of finalists, where he has left behind by the barest margin from lifting the FIFA World Cup 2018.

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