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The US hopes to put the World Cup demons behind them in Qatar

NEW YORK (Reuters) – The United States will silence critics after a difficult transitional period against Qatar when they return to the World Cup stage for the first time in eight years. Their failure to qualify for the finals four years ago prompted much soul-searching within the National Sports Authority, even as the women’s team …

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‘Captain America’ Pulisic faces high expectations at the World Cup

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Pressure is mounting for “Captain America” ​​Christian Pulisic to deliver a superhero performance on his debut at the World Cup in Qatar, building on years of high expectations from his fans in the United States. He was the youngest player to make a World Cup qualifier in the United States six …

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Portalos and Homeland Security: Qatar is preparing for the World Cup influx

DOHA (Reuters) – A gleaming white World Cup stadium looms at the end of the street in the quiet suburb of Al Thumama. In three weeks, tens of thousands of football fans will bypass the villas, mosques and elegant shops lining the road to the stadium due to host eight matches during the tournament. On …

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South Korea vows crackdown, moves to quell anger over Halloween crush

SEOUL (Reuters) – South Korea moved to quell public anger on Tuesday over a Halloween party crush that killed more than 150 people, mostly young adults, promising a swift and intense investigation and calling for tough new safety measures to prevent a similar occurrence. disasters. The death toll from the stampede at a crowded Halloween …

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A day after the Thai attack, traumatized relatives clung to toys of massacre children

A former policeman killed 34 in the center of the day with a knife and a pistol After the attack, he killed his wife and son, pointing the gun at himself The motive of the police investigation, I think it may be due to stress Thai flags flutter over buildings to mourn the attack UTAY …

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Long queues and water shortage hinder the Qatar World Cup stadium experience

Fans packing a masterpiece at Lusail Stadium face long delays at checkout More than 77,000 people make up the largest gathering in Qatar ever The water runs short in and out of the field Two months left before the start of the World Cup DOHA, Sept. 13 (Reuters) – “Stop! Can’t you see the metro …

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Qatar intensifies labor inspections during the World Cup – Al Ittihad

DOHA (Reuters) – The International Trade Union Confederation said on Wednesday that Qatar will step up labor inspections during the soccer World Cup, including additional health and safety checks, to protect workers in the Gulf state from exploitation. Rights groups and trade unions have warned that hospitality, transport and security workers are particularly at risk …

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Women’s rights group calls on FIFA to expel Iran from World Cup

HONG KONG (Reuters) – The open human rights stadiums called on FIFA to expel Iran from the World Cup finals in Qatar in November over the country’s treatment of women. In a letter sent to FIFA President Gianni Infantino on Thursday, the organization said the Iranian authorities continued to refuse to allow female fans into …

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Exclusive: Qatar plans World Cup fans to avoid prosecution for petty crimes – sources

Qatar tries to balance religious traditions with World Cup enthusiasm Embassies warn fans of strict Qatari laws Regulators look to show flexibility in handling minor infractions – source DOHA (Reuters) – World Cup fans in Qatar who were caught committing petty crimes such as drunkenness in public will escape prosecution under plans by authorities in …

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Informal workers at risk of exploitation in Qatar during the World Cup – US official

DOHA (Reuters) – Under Secretary of State Wazira Zia told Reuters that workers in Qatar’s informal economy are particularly at risk of exploitation during this year’s soccer World Cup, and that Doha must strive to hunt down human traffickers and identify their victims. The Gulf Arab state has come under intense scrutiny and criticism from …

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