Watford Cancels Friendly Against Qatar Over Human Rights; Qatar Says It Didn’t Want Them Anyway

Watford has canceled a friendly match against the Qatar national team, the English club said on Monday after two supporters' groups voiced concerns about the country's human rights record.

The two groups — Women of Watford (WOW) and Proud Hornets — had urged the club to display its support for "all human rights, the LGBT+ community and women's rights" at the game but the fixture will no longer take place.

10 Players Who Desperately Need Transfers Ahead Of The World Cup

Ahead of the World Cup, there is always an influx of transfers featuring players who are on the fringes of their national teams and want to secure a roster spot for the tournament. Many players who sit on the bench for bigger clubs and get limited minutes desperately need quality playing time to be noticed by their national team managers. With so many rumors and confirmed deals happening every day, let's take a look at 10 players who need a transfer ahead of the 2022 Fifa World Cup in Qatar.

México Le Hizo Una Manita A Trinidad Y Tobago En Medio De Un Barrial

Pese al barrial en que quedó convertido el campo del Estadio Francisco Morazan de Honduras, la selección mexicana arrolló a Trinidad y Tobago en el premundial de la Concacaf. 

La victoria por 5-0 fue inapelable y – a falta de un partido en la fase de grupos ante Haití – metió al Tri en la segunda ronda de un torneo que da cuatro boletos al Mundial de Indonesia 2023 y dos a los Juegos Olimpicos de París 2024.

Qatar Announces Sex Ban Ahead Of World Cup

Qatar has been in the headlines recently as another of its rules for visiting fans ahead of the World Cup in late November has caught the public’s attention. After the recent reminders about Qatar’s ban on homosexuality, any single individuals who still wish to watch their team play in person have been warned to not have sex during their stay.

Away From Home Woes Continue For USMNT

Those who tuned in to the USMNT match against El Salvador last night expecting to see a soccer game may not have been able to recognize the final product on the pitch. U.S. Coach Gregg Berhalter previously stated his intention to use the game to evaluate players on the fringes of making the World Cup roster, but the conditions made that task a virtually impossible one.

The Evolution Of Official FIFA World Cup Posters Through The Years

Dating back to the inaugural FIFA World Cup held in Uruguay in 1930, each rendition of the tournament has been accompanied by an official poster from FIFA. Artists who’ve worked on these gorgeous designs include Guillermo Laborde (1930), Joan Miro (1982) and Annie Leibovitz (1986), to name just a few. Today, FIFA unveiled the official poster for the 2022 event in Qatar.

It's created by Qatari artist Bouthayna Al Muftah and depicts traditional headwear being thrown in the air — a symbol of celebration and fandom across Qatar and the Arab world.

Así No Se Llega Ni Al Cuarto Partido – Uruguay Golea A Un México Sin Pies Ni Cabeza

Con gente abandonando el estadio 15 minutos antes del pitazo final y con los aficionados que se quedaron gritando "Fuera Tata", México sufrió una durísima goleada a manos de Uruguay.

El marcador acabó 3-0 en favor de La Celeste, pero desde un punto de vista moral pareció una derrota mucho más holgada y demoledora. El Tri defendió mal, no generó mucho fútbol en el centro del campo y cuando se aventuró en el área rival falló de manera grotesca, al punto que la pregunta "¿a qué juega México?" se hace cada vez más frecuente.

Cachorro Con Gafete: César Montes Debutó Como Capitán De La Selección Mexicana

César Montes recibió un tremendo voto de confianza camino a Catar 2022, luego de que Gerardo Martino lo nombrara capitán de la selección mexicana en el duelo amistoso ante Uruguay, en Phoenix, Estados Unidos.

La decisión es especial para el Cachorro, porque es primera vez en su carrera que recibe tal honor.

Qatar Says World Cup Will Be Carbon Neutral; Climate Advocates Disagree

DOHA — Climate advocates have cast doubt on Qatar's efforts to host soccer's first carbon-neutral FIFA World Cup by offseting or eliminating emissions that contribute to global warming, according to a report released Tuesday.

Organisers in the Gulf Arab state are omitting some greenhouse gas emissions from their calculations and will rely on flimsy carbon offsets to reach carbon neutrality, said the report, complied by Carbon Market Watch, an advocacy group.