Lineker hopes two homosexual PL stars come out throughout event

The World Cup begins on November 20. Because it’s laborious to maintain up with all of the information, we can have all of the World Cup newest right here – as each squad is introduced, each damage is suffered and each key quote is uttered.

You will get all of the World Cup squads info right here and that shall be up to date as we get nearer to the event.


October 14: Gary Lineker thinks it could be “superb” if two homosexual Premier League gamers he is aware of selected to return out throughout the World Cup, as it could ship out a robust message to host nation Qatar.

There was a whole lot of controversy within the build-up to the World Cup with homosexuality remaining against the law in Qatar and punishable by as much as seven years in jail.

Chatting with the Each day Mirror, former England worldwide Lineker stated: “It will be nice if one or two of them got here out throughout the World Cup. It will be superb.

“I do know for a undeniable fact that some have been very shut and contemplated it. There’s a pair I do know, however clearly it’s not for me to say who they’re.”

Qatar’s World Cup chief Nasser Al Khater not too long ago tried to reassure LGBTQ+ supporters that they’d be welcome on the World Cup.

Al Khater stated: “All we ask is for individuals to be respectful of the tradition.

“On the finish of the day, so long as you don’t do something that harms different individuals, in case you’re not destroying public property, so long as you’re behaving in a means that’s not dangerous, then all people’s welcome and you don’t have anything to fret about.”


October 13: The pinnacle of the Qatar World Cup event has warned towards it right into a “platform of political statements” as Harry Kane and different European captains plan to put on rainbow armbands as a part of an anti-discrimination initiative.

Kane is amongst those that are set to put on the multi-coloured ‘One Love’ armband in Qatar, the place same-sex relationships and the promotion of same-sex relationships are criminalised.

“From what I perceive, there are discussions going down in regards to the totally different political messages which can be going to be,” stated Qatar World Cup chief Nasser Al Khater.

“It is a sporting event that folks need to come and revel in. Turning it right into a platform of political statements I don’t suppose is true for the game.”


October 12: Man Utd captain Harry Maguire feels ‘assured’ that he’ll be match for the World Cup however he’s unlikely to play earlier than Gareth Southgate picks his squad. Extra on that right here.


October 12: Will England have any right-backs in Qatar? It would simply be Kieran Trippier at this price, although it looks like Trent Alexander-Arnold shall be obtainable.

On Tuesday night time Reece James got here off the pitch as Chelsea beat Milan with a leg damage and Blues boss Graham Potter stated: “Reece, we’re hoping he’s OK however it’s too early to say till 24-48 hours after.”

In the meantime, Kyle Walker has undergone groin surgical procedure and should or will not be again for the World Cup, whereas Trent Alexander-Arnold ought to at the very least be again in two weeks. Jurgen Klopp stated on Tuesday: “It’s all the time tough to say. Shorter than a month; two weeks I heard however we now have to see if that’s proper.

“That’s the info I acquired, I’m not positive if I’m allowed to say this, to be trustworthy! As a result of I assumed it’s longer once I noticed him after the sport. However I take the 2 weeks simply. We’ll see.”


October 11: FIFA will distribute greater than 200 million US {dollars} to golf equipment whose gamers take part within the World Cup in Qatar this winter.

The sport’s international governing physique confirmed particulars of its membership advantages programme on Tuesday, asserting 209 million {dollars} (round £189million) had been put aside.

FIFA anticipates that the scheme will imply a cost of 10,000 US {dollars} (simply over £9,000) per participant for every day he stays along with his nationwide staff on the World Cup itself and throughout the official preparation interval.

The extra contributors a membership have, and the way far every of these gamers progresses within the event, will decide the ultimate quantity a membership can declare. Any membership {that a} participant has been registered with within the two years previous to the World Cup shall be eligible for a share of the every day payout.

In line with this Premier League breakdown of stars more likely to be known as up, Manchester Metropolis, Chelsea and Manchester United shall be in line for the largest funds.


October 11: England are ready to put on an anti-discrimination armband on the World Cup in Qatar even when it ends in being punished by FIFA.

The sport’s international governing physique has but to present approval to the captains of 9 European nations, together with England and Wales, carrying the OneLove armbands in a rustic the place same-sex relationships are criminalised.

The Soccer Affiliation wrote to FIFA three weeks in the past requesting permission to put on the armband on the World Cup, however has not but acquired a response.

However we perceive the FA is ready to incur a wonderful or another sanction FIFA might impose and let England captain Harry Kane put on the armband.


October 11: Manchester United ahead Anthony Martial is more likely to be not noted of France’s World Cup squad amid considerations about his damage file, in accordance with stories in France. He has performed simply 133 minutes of soccer this season and has not performed for France in a yr.


October 11: Gabriel Martinelli has had an excellent season however former Arsenal man Emmanuel Petit says it’s too early for him to go to the World Cup with Brazil, saying: “Brazil performed towards Tunisia and Ghana and gained each video games and naturally Martinelli wasn’t within the squad. I believe it’s too early for him as there are gamers with extra expertise who’re extra environment friendly than him.

“We’re in the midst of October and the record shall be achieved in early November. He’s having an amazing season, however is it sufficient to go to the World Cup?

“That is Brazil. If he retains on going within the type he’s in, he shall be a part of it however I believe it’s too early.”


October 10: Gareth Southgate has been speaking about James Maddison, who has solely been capped as soon as by the England supervisor however who has claimed 5 Premier League targets and two assists this season.

“The door is open, there’s no query about that,” Southgate informed Sky Sports activities. “We’ve a whole lot of good gamers and whoever I choose there’s all the time going to be debate about who we don’t choose. Whoever we do choose, we’ve acquired to depart individuals out to have the ability to choose these ones, that’s the sophisticated factor.

“James is clearly scoring targets along with his membership and I do know what Brendan Rodgers thinks of him. It’s an space of the pitch the place there’s large competitors for locations and we’ve acquired to make the very best calls that we presumably can.”


October 10: Brazil playmaker Lucas Paqueta has one eye on the World Cup however insists serving to West Ham climb the desk comes first.

“There’s no problem. That is preparation, I’ve to do my greatest for the membership with the intention to get the call-up,” he added. “The precedence is right here, to work laborious, put together myself and do my greatest. The World Cup shall be a consequence of my work. Sure, I’m enthusiastic about it, however I’ve to consider what I’m doing right here first.”

Paqueta was within the Brazil squad for the newest spherical of friendlies in September.


October 9: Argentine ahead Paulo Dybala is more likely to be dominated out of the World Cup after choosing up a thigh damage throughout Roma’s 2-1 win over Lecce. “I say [Dybala is] dangerous, to not say very, very dangerous,” Roma supervisor Mourinho informed Dazn. “Sadly, it’s extra very dangerous than [just] dangerous.”

When requested whether or not the damage will maintain him out of the World Cup, Mourinho replied: “I’m not a physician and I haven’t spoken to 1, however from my expertise, from what I understood from speaking to Paulo, [it will be] tough.”

Dybala scored on his final look from the bench for Argentine v Italy.


October 9: Gareth Southgate is braced for the “lifelike” prospect of dropping extra of his England stars to damage within the month main as much as the World Cup in Qatar.

The mid-season event means the Three Lions boss faces an anxious wait to see what number of of his gamers are match to fly to the Center East on November 15 proper up till the weekend earlier than.

Manchester Metropolis full-back Kyle Walker is already a doubt after present process groin surgical procedure, and Southgate expects others may additionally miss out.

Certainly, a matter of hours after the England supervisor was talking, Trent Alexander-Arnold suffered a twisted ankle in Liverpool’s defeat at Arsenal and he faces a scan to find out the severity of the issue.

“It’s not one thing we are able to management,” Southgate stated after the Euro 2024 qualifying attract Frankfurt on Sunday paired his staff with Italy, Ukraine, North Macedonia and Malta.

“I’ve stated all alongside that I’ve by no means purchased into the speculation that it’s higher for us to be taking part in in the midst of the season than on the finish, as a result of we haven’t had an issue with taking part in on the finish. I all the time felt that was a little bit of a delusion.”


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