Qatar fans at the opening match of the 2022 World Cup

On Monday, November 21, the first favorites of the tournament, England and the Netherlands, will start at the World Cup. What happens at the World Cup – in the online game day “RBC Sport”

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Qatar fans at the opening match of the 2022 World Cup

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Main at 11:30

  • Football players face disqualification for armbands in support of LGBT people.
  • For the first time in history, the hostess of the World Cup lost the opening match.

November 21 matches:

Game day announcement.

  • England – Iran, 16:00 Moscow time;
  • Senegal – the Netherlands, 19:00;
  • USA – Wales, 22:00.

11:30. Qatar has once again faced accusations of human rights violations. More than 200 Indian migrants working as cashiers at the World Cup were left without food or water for six hours before the tournament’s opening ceremony. About it informs Daily Mail citing workers.

They were brought to the Al-Bayt stadium by 10:00 local time, but they were not allowed into the territory until 16:00, until the arrival of the leadership. In a similar situation were 20 female sellers from the Philippines.

RBC Sport previously wrote about the appalling working conditions at the 2022 World Cup facilities faced by migrants.

11:20. Dominique Metzger, a journalist from the Argentine TV channel TN, was robbed during a live broadcast from the World Cup in Qatar.

“My wallet was stolen while we were doing a live broadcast,” quotes journalist for the Marca edition. “At the police station where they sent me, they said that everything is recorded on cameras, and they are going to find a wallet that contained my documents, money, cards.”

“It was a robbery, but without any violence,” she added. “I didn’t even realize when I was robbed. At some point we were dancing with some people, and maybe it was there.”

10:50. The captain of the Iranian national team, Ehsan Haysafi, spoke out in support of those who suffered during the anti-government protests in the country.

“We must admit that the conditions in our country are wrong and our people are unhappy.” quotes BBC footballer.

Human rights activists estimate that more than 400 people were killed and another 16,800 arrested in the crackdown on protests by security forces.

10:40. Seven players of the Spanish national team caught a cold in Qatar two days before the opening match in the group stage of the 2022 World Cup against Costa Rica (November 23, start – 19:00).

10:20. The International Football Federation (FIFA) has banned rainbow-colored One Love captaincy armbands in support of LGBT people at the World Cup.

Earlier, eight teams announced plans for the captains of the teams to go out with a rainbow armband: England, Wales, the Netherlands, Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Portugal, Sweden and Switzerland.

The national teams are concerned that due to the lack of precedents, the captain with the rainbow armband may be punished with a yellow card or disqualified before the start of the game.

France striker Karim Benzema will miss the 2022 FIFA World Cup due to injury. This is the third world championship that the Frenchman will not be able to play. Because of what Benzema missed past tournaments – in the material “RBC Sport”

10.00. Supercomputers have revealed the champion. Who is the favorite for the 2022 World Cup.

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