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WORLD CUP. From November 20, the World Cup in Qatar will punctuate the news; sports with a defending French team that is putting their title back into play.

The essentials

  • À From November 20 until December 18, the FIFA World Cup 2022 will be held in Qatar. Between ecology, migrant work, certain targeted communities, this World Cup in Qatar is particularly decried. According to our exclusive survey, one in two French people would like the Blues not to play this 2022 World Cup.
  • Defending champions, the French team will start their 2022 World Cup against France. Australia, as in 2018, on Tuesday, November 22. The list of Didier Deschamps' 23 players for this World Cup will be unveiled on November 9 on the TF1 8 p.m. news.
  • Follow all the latest news from the 2022 World Cup before the official start of the competition.

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Costa Rica's list with Keylor Navas

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November 4th at 2 p.m.. National coaches are starting to unveil the lists of players who will compete in the next World Cup which begins on November 20. After Japan, it's Costa Rica's turn to unveil its team for the competition. As a reminder, the men of Luis Fernando Suárez  Spain before facing Japan and then Germany in a very strong group.

Barred by Donnarumma at PSG, Keylor Navas is officially part of the list for this 2022 World Cup. also there in a group of 26 players as authorized by Fifa for this World Cup. The list:

  •  Goalkeepers: Keylor Navas (PSG, FRA), Esteban Alvarado (Herediano), Patrick Sequeira (Lugo, ESP).
  • Defenders : Keysher Fuller (Herediano), Óscar Duarte (Al Wehda, SAU), Juan Pablo Vargas (Millonarios, COL), Kendall Waston (Saprissa), Bryan Oviedo (Real Salt Lake, USA), Carlos Martínez ( San Carlos), Francisco Calvo (Konyaspor, TUR), Ronald Matarrita (Cincinnati, USA), Daniel Chacón (Colorado Rapids, USA).
  •  Midfielders: Celso Borges (Alajuelense), Yeltsin Tejeda (Herediano), Bryan Ruiz (Alajuelense), Anthony Hernández (Puntarenas), Brandon Aguilera (Nottingham Forest, ENG) Jewison Bennette (Sunderland, ENG), Youstin Salas (Saprissa) , Roan Wilson (Grecia), Douglas López (Herediano), Álvaro Zamora (Saprissa), Gerson Torres (Herediano).
  •  Attacks : Joel Campbell (León, MEX), Johan Venegas (Alajuelense), Anthony Contreras (Herediano)

FIFA asks the Federations to focus on football

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November 4th in 8am. Is Fifa annoyed by all the controversies? À a few days before the World Cup, we no longer talk about the ambient climate around Qatar, rather than about the sporting competition. An attitude that disturbs Fifa. Sky Sports reports Thursday, November 3 that FIFA, through its president Gianni Infantino, has sent a letter to the 32 countries participating in the the Football World Cup, to ask them to leave aside; "all the ideological or political battles that exist" in connection with the organization of this competition in Qatar.

“Please let's focus on football now,” wrote FIFA President Gianni Infantino and Secretary General Fatma Samoura in a letter addressed to FIFA. to the different federations. We know that football does not live in a vacuum and we are also aware that there are many challenges and difficulties of a political nature around the world. But please don't let football be dragged down. in all the ideological or political battles that exist. One of the great strengths of the world is indeed its diversity; even, and if inclusion means anything, it is to have respect for this diversity. No people, culture or nation is 'better' another, continues the letter. This principle is the very cornerstone of mutual respect and non-discrimination. And it is also one of the fundamental values ​​of football. So please let us all remember this and let football take center stage."

Lukaku, Son.. studies for multiple players

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November 3 in 2018 2 p.m.. In 17 days, the 2022 World Cup will officially start with the opening match between Qatar and Ecuador. In the meantime, all the selections will reveal their lists in the coming days, but who will be absent? At the Red Devils, concern is growing for striker Romelu Lukaku. According to several media including RTBF and Gazzetta dello Sport, Romelu Lukaku will return to Belgium in the coming days to carry out additional examinations after his relapse to thigh. The Red Devils striker could miss the first match of the World Cup against Canada.

From the side Korea, concern is also growing with Heug Min Son. The South Korean striker from Tottenham will need surgery to “consolidate a fracture around his left eye” suffered against Marseille in the Champions League on Tuesday, announced Wednesday the English club. “After the operation, Son will begin his recovery with our medical team”, add the Spurs without specifying whether his participation in the surgery. the World Cup in Qatar, in just over two weeks, is in jeopardy.

Qatar rejects idea of ​​fund to compensate foreign workers killed or injured

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November 3 at; 8:12 a.m.À a few days before the World Cup (November 20 – December 18), controversies continue to swirl around Qatar. If several foreign workers died or were injured on construction sites, Qatar refuses to compensate them. In an interview to Agence France-Presse Wednesday, November 2, Ali Ben Samikh Al-Marri, Qatari Minister of Labor, said that it’sa "communication stunt". "Every death is a tragedy, [but]”there are no criteria for establishing this fund, says the minister. Where? are the victims? Do you have the names? Justify the minister.

"If a person entitled to compensation did not receive her, let her come forward and we will help her" explained the minister in this interview.  Ali Bin Samikh Al-Marri denounces attempts to "discredit Qatar with deliberately misleading claims". According to him, some foreign politicians are making the Gulf country "an arena to solve their own political problems, motivated by racism" because, according to him "they do not want to allow a small country, an Arab country, a Muslim country, to organize the World Cup.

Why the 2022 World Cup is a disparaged World Cup

Japan's World Cup roster

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November 2 at 2:00 p.m. 2 p.m.First selection at reveal the entirety of the of his players for the World Cup, the coach of Japan has decided to to call 26 players for this World Cup in Qatar as authorized by Fifa. As a reminder,"Samouraïs Bleus" will be in a very strong group E with Germany, Spain and Costa Rica and therefore hope to achieve a real feat for this World Cup. Takefusa Kubo and Monaco's Takumi Minamino are notably in Hajime Moriyasu's list. The list:

  • Goalkeepers : Shuichi Gonda (Shimizu S-Pulse/JPN), Eiji Kawashima (Strasbourg/FRA), Daniel Schmidt (Sint- Truiden/BEL)
  • Defenders: Yuto Nagatomo (FC Tokyo/JPN), Maya Yoshida (Schalke/GER), Takehiro Tomiyasu (Arsenal/ENG), Hiroki Sakai (Urawa Reds/JPN), Yuta Nakayama (Huddersfield Town/ENG), Shogo Taniguchi (Kawasaki Frontale/JPN), Ko Itakura (Borussia Monchengladbach/GER), Miki Yamane (Kawasaki Frontale/JPN), Hiroki Ito (Stuttgart/GER)
  • Midfielders : Wataru Endo (Stuttgart/GER), Hidemasa Morita (Sporting/POR), Ao Tanaka (Fortuna Düsseldorf/GER), Daichi Kamada (Eintracht Frankfurt/GER), Junya Ito (Reims/FRA), Kaoru Mitoma ( Brighton/ENG), Takumi Minamino (Monaco/FRA), Yuki Soma (Nagoya Grampus/JPN), Gaku Shibasaki (Leganes/ESP), Takefusa Kubo (Real Sociedad/ESP), Ritsu Doan (Fribourg/GER)
  • Forwarders: Daizen Maeda (Celtic/SCO), Takuma Asano (Bochum/GER), Ayase Ueda (Cercle Bruges/BEL)

< h3 class="app_edito_title_2">The absence of Pogba, "a big lack" for Lloris

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November 2 in 9:21 a.m.After N'Golo Kanté, the French football team is registering a brand withdrawal for the next World Cup which begins on November 20. Paul Pogba, injured in the knee, but on the way back injured himself again. to the thigh and will not be able to make the trip to Qatar and will therefore not be on the list of Didier Deschamps unveiled on November 9 on the 8 p.m. news on TF1. Asked in Tottenham's win over Marseille Tuesday, November 1, Hugo Lloris, captain of the France team confessed; that his absence would be a very big loss.

"There was always a hope of seeing him again. It's a very important player, more than important for the team. He has been struggling with injuries for a few months, he hasn't played much. last season. Of course, çit will be a big miss. Now the coach will make his choices. When you start a competition, you have to have great confidence in all the players selected. Then çit will be at agrave; all the selected ones to create this synergy and make us strong together."

Towards an exclusion of Tunisia during the Football World Cup?

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October 30 at 2:26 p.m.Will France face Tunisia at the 2022 World Cup? Nothing is less certain… The Blues must face the Eagles of Carthage at; the occasion of the third pool match. This decisive meeting could however not take place. Indeed, Tunisia could be excluded due to political interference. A conflict between the Tunisian Football Federation and the Ministry of Sports.

FIFA, the supreme body of football, has therefore stepped up to the plate and addressed a letter to; the Tunisian Federation to which she explains in particular: "It was; carried to our attention that the state authorities would seem to want to interfere in the affairs of the FTF, in particular by considering the dissolution of the Federal Office of the FTF. À In this regard, we would like to remind you that the member associations of FIFA are statutorily obliged to conduct their affairs independently and without undue influence from third parties." Two scenarios of exclusion can set a precedent. Recently, Kenya and Zimbabwe had been excluded from the various continental and world competitions and from the qualifications allowing access to them…

“No country is perfect” justifies Qatar in response to Australia's video

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October 29th at 8am. After the publication of a long video of the players of Australia who will play the first match of the World Cup against the Blues, Qatar responded to the criticisms raised by the semester. Election of Socceroos at through its committee organizer of the World Cup, explaining at first “that no country is perfect”. "We realized “everything we can to make sure this World Cup is going to make people's lives better,” a committee spokesman said Thursday. organizer. “Protect health, safety; and dignity of each worker contributing to; this World Cup is our priority."

"New laws and reforms often take time to be implemented. settling in, and a strong employment law in place, is a global challenge, including for Australia,'s said the spokesperson. “No country is perfect and every country, whether or not it hosts a major event, has its own challenges.” The spokesperson also explained that "this World Cup has contributed to a legacy of progress" the community LGBT since let us remember that homosexuality is prohibited in the Emirate.

"No player injured" will not be brought in Qatar" clame Deschamps

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On October 28, 2022, at; 2 p.m.. With the overloaded calendar due to the World Cup in Qatar which begins on November 20, the fear of injury is felt in all national teams and particularly in Didier Deschamps. With the package already act&; of N'Golo Kanté, the uncertainties around Mike Maignan, Boubacar Kamara and Paul Pogba, the Blues are particularly impacted at a few days before their first match against Australia. In an interview with Brut Thursday October 27, Didier Deschamps is adamant, no player injured will be there. 

"It's clear and clean. Ça, I’s said it. I never embarked with an injured player for a great competition, even if there are some who can come up with examples from 2018 on our two full-backs who were Benjamin Mendy and Djibril Sidibé; They were healed. After that, it’s an athletic condition. And between the time when I made the list and what should have been happened that didn’t happen… here it is. But leaving for a big competition with players who are not already fit for it. çhas occupied far too much attention, and for those who have to; play, ça also monopolizes the medical staff. Personally, I consider that you have to leave with valid and capable players."

Australia’s very big position against Qatar

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October 28, 2022 , at 9:30 a.m.. À a few days before the start of the World Cup, we are talking more about the extra sporting aspect than the sporting aspect, but certainly at the same time. rightly. After Denmark's all-black shirt in protest, Australia's national team took a stand against human rights in Qatar. In a 3-minute video, sixteen members of the selection intervene in turn; turn to denounce the situation. "Over the past two years, we have dedicated ourselves to; understand and get to know the situation in Qatar better,” they explain. "We listened; organizations such as Amnesty International, the International Labor Organization, Fifa and, most importantly, foreign workers in Qatar. There are universal values ​​that should define football such as respect, dignity, trust and courage. When we represent our nation, we aspire to embody these values." "It's for these reasons that we need to talk about the situation in Qatar"

"While the reforms implemented in Qatar are an important and welcome step, their application remains inconsistent and requires improvement. We have learned that the decision to host the World Cup in Qatar led to hurt and injure countless numbers of our fellow workers. These migrant workers who have suffered are not just numbers. Like the migrants who shaped our country and our football, they had the same courage, and the same determination to build a better life."

Deschamps confirmed; in the event of a good course to; the World Cup?

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October 27th in 2:43 p.m.In a long interview granted to Le Parisien on Wednesday October 26 in order to defend himself against the accusations against him, Noël Le Graët replied to a few questions about the future World Cup which begins, it should be remembered, on November 20th. À the head of the Blues for 10 years, the future of Didier Deschamps is now suspended, but in the event of a good run, the president of the FFF supports the latter. Nothing has changed, assured; the boss of the FFF. We will see each other after the World Cup and we will talk. We have worked together for ten years. We know each other well enough. He wants to succeed in a great World Cup.

"If he fulfills his mission and wishes to continue after the World Cup, he will be a priority, assured" the French leader with the newspaper Le Parisien. I would not see myself saying to him then: Your time is over. He will have his hand. This position fits him like a glove. Who can take advantage of such a track record? Who?" Maybe Zinedine Zidane… The former legend of the France team spoke at the inauguration of his wax statute and was very mysterious. "Do I miss the coaching suit? No, I'm not far. We are waiting, we are waiting a little bit (…) Soon, soon".

The debate on the rights to the image of the French team revived ?

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October 26 at the 3:39 p.m.. This Wednesday, October 26, the question of the rights to the image of the France team has been officially relaunched. In a press release forwarded to; AFP, the players indicate that they have transmitted to the president of the FFF a modified project. agreement of rights to the image. Les Bleus, represented by their captain Hugo Lloris, "would like the new text to come into force in January 2023, after the World Cup in Qatar (November 20-December 18). cember). The proposed document reduces the duration of the convention " two years”, and also returns to “the clarification of the rights of the FFF on the collective image of the French team” but also on the “right of each player on his individual image”.

"The players of the French team, through their captain, today (Wednesday) submitted to the president of the FFF a modified project. of convention uniting each player to; his federation,” the statement said. As a reminder, a few months ago, Kylian Mbappé had refused to participate in; certain advertising campaigns. The controversy had been relaunched once again last September during the gathering for the League of Nations.

Kamara, Maignan, Varane.. Good news for the Blues?

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October 26 at the 9:40 a.m.Only a few days left before the official announcement of Didier Deschamps' list for the 2022 World Cup. form of all the players and brought good news during an interview granted; to Tuesday, October 25. According to the coach, "the door remains open" for the World Cup concerning the two players. The coach of the world champions nevertheless recalled that he would not call a player "not able to play the start of the competition".

Moreover, while he was announced officially withdrawn from the World Cup due to a knee injury, former OM player Boubacar Kamara could finally be fit for the World Cup kick-off. According to information from L'Equipe and RMC Sport, the player has resumed racing in England after a favorable evolution of his injury, and would like to play again on November 6 against Manchester United in the Premier League, before therefore the announcement of the list for Qatar.

The Emir of Qatar annoyed; by critics

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< strong>October 25 at; 2:30 p.m.. Mir Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani spoke at a few weeks from the start of the World Cup in Qatar and has publicly regretted it. that “since the awarding of the 2022 World Cup to Qatar, the country has been the target of unprecedented smear campaigns and criticism that no other host country has suffered. We first dealt with the question in good faith, and have even considered some reviews as positive and helpful,” he explains. "But it soon became clear that the campaign tends to to continue and to expand, that there is slander and double standards, reaching a level of relentlessness that has led to many people to wondering, unfortunately, about the real reasons and motivations behind this campaign."

"Hosting the World Cup incorporates several elements that form the components of credibility; and capacity to Influencing positively is manifested by accepting the challenge and integrating it into our national projects and development plans. In short, it's an opportunity to describe who we are, not only in terms of the strength of our economy and our institutions, but also in terms of who we are. civilization (…) Let us continue the work to raise the name of the nation high, and open our arms to welcome everyone so that the world can witness the hospitality of the people. warmth and generosity; of the Qataris" he arguedé in front of the assembly Qatar Advisory Council.

Zidane is fed up with the polemics

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October 25th in 9:25 a.m.. À less than a month from the kick-off of the World Cup in Qatar, criticism continues to surround the Emirate, but personalities are starting to complain. regain the upper hand, encouraging this World Cup, which remains a great sporting event. Last but not least, French legend Zinedine Zidane. On the sidelines of the presentation of his wax statue at the Gévin Museum on Monday, October 24, the former world champion, who has always supported Qatar's candidacy for at the time, took a stand against the boycott movements around this World Cup. 

"There must be room for play and the World Cup for all fans who just want to see football so that they can have a good time. Anyway, what we are going to say about anything, ç it will never be fair, never true and timely,” he added, in the presence of his parents, wife and children. But when asked on his presence in the stands of the World Cup next November, the former number 10 preferred kick into touch."I don't know yet if I'll go to Qatar", he replied without further enthusiasm or precision.


What are the World Cup groups?

The draw for the 2022 World Cup has determined all the groups of the group stage and a first sketch of the calendar of this World Cup with the poster of the opening match, Qatar – Ecuador. Here are all the groups resulting from this draw:

  • Group A: Qatar/Ecuador/Netherlands/Senegal
  • Group B: England/Iran/USA/Wales
  • Group C: Argentina/Mexico/Poland/Saudi Arabia
  • Group D: Australia/Denmark/France/Tunisia
  • Group E: Costa Rica/Germany/Japan/Spain
  • Group F: Belgium/Canada/Croatia/Morocco
  • Group G: Brazil/Cameroon/Serbia/Switzerland

When will the 2022 World Cup start? these climatic constraints, FIFA has decided to to organize this World Cup in winter, for the first time in its history. The date of the opening match, Qatar – Ecuador, has thus been set. set for November 20, 2022, while the grand finale will take place on December 18, 2022, the Qatar National Day.

What is the schedule for the 2022 World Cup? 

The group stage of the 2022 World Cup will take place from November 20 to December 2. The top two from each group will qualify for the round of 16, scheduled for December 3, 4, 5 and 6. It will then be time for the quarter-finals, scheduled for December 9 and 10, then the semi-finals, on December 13 and 14. The match for third place will take place on December 17 and the final on Sunday, December 18, at a week of Christmas. Here is the schedule for the group stage:

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Round of 16

  • December 3, 2022 to ; 4 p.m.: 1st in Group A-2nd in Group B (8th final)
  • 3 December 2022  to 8 p.m.: 1st of Group C-2nd of Group D (8th finals)
  • December 4, 2022 at 4 p.m.: 1st in Group B-2nd in Group A (8th finals)
  • December 4, 2022 at; 8 p.m.: 1st  Group D-2nd  Group C (8th final)
  • December 5 to 4 p.m.: 1st  Group E -2nd in Group F (8th finals)
  • 5 December at 8pm : 1st in Group G-2nd in Group H (8th finals)
  • 6 December   4 p.m.: 1st in Group F-2nd in Group E (8th finals)
  • December 6  8 p.m.: 1st  Group H-2nd  Group G (8th finals)


  • 9 December to 4pm: 1st in Group A or 2nd in Group B-1st in Group C or 2nd in Group D (quarter-finals)
  • December 9 to ; 8pm: 1st Group E or 2nd Group F-1st Group G or 2nd Group H (quarter-finals)
  • December 10 to; 4pm: 1st  Group B or 2nd  Group A-1st Group D or 2nd Group C (quarter-finals)
  • December 10 to ; 8 p.m.: 1st Group F or 2nd Group E-1st Group H or 2nd Group G (quarter-finals)


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  • December 13 to; 8 p.m.: Winner Q1-Winner Q2 (semi-final)
  • December 14 at 8 p.m.: Winner Q3-Winner Q4 (semi-final)
  • Final

    • December 17  4 p.m.: match for 3rd place
    • December 18  4 p.m.: 2022 World Cup final

    What is the TV broadcast for the World Cup?

    If beIN Sports will broadcast the full matches of the competition, TF1 unveiled in June the posters it will distribute for the next World Cup in Qatar. Here is the complete list of matches to be played. find on our dedicated paper; :

    Which is the host country of the 2022 World Cup?

    It was in December 2010 that Qatar was designated organizing country of this World Cup, being preferred to the four other candidates: Australia, Japan, South Korea and the United States. A controversial choice which has continued, over the years, to give rise to controversy against a backdrop of accusations of corruption at the time of appointment, of slavery on the construction sites of the stadiums, and on the climate of the country. Given the high heat recorded in summer, (the period when the competition is usually played), with sometimes spikes in the competition. 50°C, this 2022 World Cup has also to be shifted to unpublished dates, in winter.