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    The ‘Beautiful Game?’: Racism And Misogyny In Football

    Football has long been the breeding ground of racism and misogyny, and the 2022 World Cup is no exception. Anna Boyne discusses....
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    Looking Back On Our World Cup Predictions

    Now that Qatar 2022 has come to its dramatic conclusion, with Argentina lifting the trophy for the third time, it's time to see if there were any champions amongst our prediction-makers. We may claim to know sports and have passion for writing about all the action, but unfortunately it...
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    Argentina Face France: World Cup Final Preview 

    A titanic clash awaits on Sunday, as Copa America winners Argentina face reigning world champions France in a mouth-watering World Cup final encounter. Can Argentina deliver a first World Cup since 1986? Or will France record historic back-to-back successes? Can Messi go one step further and achieve the fairy-tale...
  • Taking A Stand At The World Cup

    After months of waiting, the World Cup is here. As I am sure many of you were as well, I was in the pub for about midday for England’s opening game win against Iran. What an amazing feeling: it’s coming home! There is nothing like the World Cup. It...
  • Advocating For LGBTQ+ Rights in Qatar: We Need to Change the Narrative

    Lorenzo Capito With millions expected to attend the 2022 FIFA World Cup, Qatari authorities have ramped up efforts to prepare for the global sporting event. However, recent reports have shown many arrests of Qatar’s LGBTQ+ nationals, with the most recent being just weeks before the sporting event is set...
  • Why The Alcohol Ban At The Qatar World Cup Matters

    In December 2010, amid allegations of corruption and bribery, Qatar was awarded the 2022 World Cup by FIFA. In the twelve years that followed, debate has been hot and heavy. Fans, pundits, and officials on both sides have celebrated and condemned the tournament’s hosts, with discussion about migrant worker...
  • Impact Sport Predicts The 2022 World Cup

    On the eve of the Qatar World Cup, we asked our Impact sportswriters and some friends for their World Cup predictions. From the GOAT winning the Golden Ball to shock exits, here are our incredibly valuable tournament insights. Hopefully they don’t look stupid by Christmas. ...