FIFA crackdown conflicts with guidelines

The host nation of the 2022 men’s World Cup, Qatar, is known for its human rights abuses related to women, migrant workers and members of the LGBTQ+ community. Same-sex relationships in Qatar are illegal and punishable by up to seven years in prison. With Qatar hosting one of the world’s most popular sporting events, these … Read more

Openly gay footballer Collin Martin urges FIFA to make the World Cup ‘inclusive for everyone’ as the former MLS star questions whether closed-off stars will feel comfortable in Qatar after revealing his own experiences of homophobia at the sport.

San Diego Loyal star Collin Martin has questioned whether a closeted footballer will be comfortable playing in the World Cup in Qatar.. The 27-year-old bravely stepped out in 2018 and has been fighting for years to make sport more inclusive. AFP Fans of the LGBTQIA+ community have raised concerns for their safety in Qatar Martin’s … Read more

New twist in the Pogba extortion investigation, with videos of his brother

PARIS (AP) — A police investigation into allegations that French soccer star Paul Pogba was extorted took a strange new turn on Friday with the publication by one of the suspects, his older brother Mathias, of a long series of videos targeting the 2018 World Cup winner, his entourage and his wealthy lifestyle. . More … Read more

Brazilian star Neymar looks back on his prime before the World Cup

PARIS (AP) — Was that really Neymar? You had to blink and look again, but yes, it was him, running down the left touchline into stoppage time desperately trying to keep the ball in play last weekend during a 1-1 home draw with Monaco. in the Parc des Princes. Neymar, the self-indulgent prince of PSG … Read more