In a spectacular synchronised show around the world, the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 logo has been unveiled. The logo was projected and displayed in 24 iconic locations around the world. The emblem has curves which represent sand dunes, since the tournament will be held in Qatar. Floral and geometric patterns on the logo resembles the number eight or the infinite symbol. According to FIFA, the emblem symbolises the eight stadiums where the matches will take place as well as the interconnection of the world. The design also integrates a tradition Arab shawl which is worn during winters, which is symbolic since this will be the first World Cup to be held in the winter.The thoughtfully designed emblem was projected onto the Burj Doha, Katara Cultural Village Amphitheatre, Ministry of Interior, Souq Waqif and Msheireb, and Al Zubarah Fort in Qatar. From around the world, Al Jazeera shared pictures of the logo being unveiled in Moscow (Russia), Rabat (Morocco), Bagdad (Afghanistan), Madrid … [Read more...] about FIFA World Cup 2022 logo revealed
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Europe is dominating the upcoming quarter-finals in the FIFA Women's World Cup. There are just eight games left to play with seven European nations competing for the top prize. Euronews takes a look at what we can expect from the matches, which end with a final on July 7 in Lyon. Norway vs. England: Thursday, 27 June England have won four straight games in the Women's World Cup, beating Scotland, Argentina, Japan, and Cameroon. The lionesses reached the semi-finals of their last two major tournaments but despite the scorelines, they still don't quite look the full picture and some dominating displays have been marred by poor touches. Norway lost to group winners France but beat Nigeria and South Korea to qualify for the round of 16, where they went through against Australia on penalties. They have reached two finals in the past and won the tournament in 1995. The bookies have England down as marginal favourites at around 11/10 with Norway largely represented at 5/2. France vs. … [Read more...] about Women’s World Cup: What can we expect in the quarter-finals?
The Women's World Cup kicks off Friday in Paris. Twenty-four teams will traverse France for the next month in pursuit of soccer's most prestigious trophy. Here are five players to watch during the tournament: ALEX MORGAN, United States: Morgan was named the U.S. national team's Player of the Year after she closed out 2018 with 18 goals in 19 games. She had seven goals during the CONCACAF World Cup qualifying tournament alone. Morgan is a proven scorer: She also earned Player of the Year honors in 2012 when she had 28 goals and 21 assists, and helped the national team win an Olympic gold medal. Mia Hamm is the only other player to have 20-plus goals and assists during a single season. The 29-year-old forward, who will have a birthday during the tournament in France, is playing in her third World Cup. She was the youngest player on the 2011 World Cup team, scoring a goal in the final match against Japan. Melania Trump's Style During UK State Visit Chris Jackson/Getty Images She … [Read more...] about 5 Players to Watch at the Women’s World Cup
FIFA's Council has unanimously approved expanding the Women's World Cup from 24 teams to 32 for 2023 and has reopened bidding to host the tournament but made no mention of changing prize money. FIFA said Wednesday the decision was made remotely. Nine national associations had expressed interest in hosting and were due to submit their formal bids by Oct. 4: Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Bolivia, Colombia, Japan, New Zealand, South Africa and South Korea, which could bid jointly with North Korea Under the new timetable, any national association has until December to make a bid. FIFA expects a bid evaluation report next April and a decision the following month. Women's national team coach Jill Ellis is stepping down after leading the U.S. to back-to-back FIFA Women's World Cup titles (Published Tuesday, July 30, 2019) FIFA's statement made no mention of prize money. The U.S. received $4 million of a $30 million prize pool for winning the World Cup on July 7, a small percentage of the … [Read more...] about FIFA Expands Women’s World Cup From 24 Teams to 32 for 2023
Australia managed to beat Brazil 3-2 in the women’s World Cup on Thursday despite Marta’s watershed goal. Marta, 33, became the first player to score at five different World Cups as she put Brazil ahead with a record-extending 16th World Cup goal before Cristiane doubled the lead for the South American country. However, Australia were able to make a comeback when Caitlin Foord scored at the stroke of halftime before Chloe Logarzo equalised and Monica then headed past her own keeper, with the goal given after a VAR review, to hand Australia all three points. Brazil and Australia have three points each in Group C as do Italy, who take on Jamaica on Friday after beating the Matildas in their opening match. … [Read more...] about Australia beat Brazil 3-2 despite incredible goal from Marta