Favourites Brazil begin their bid to win a sixth World Cup on Thursday when they take on Serbia, while Cristiano Ronaldo will hope to put his acrimonious departure from Manchester United behind him as Portugal enter the fray against Ghana. The Brazilians have arrived in Qatar hoping for a repeat of what happened at the last World Cup held in Asia two decades ago, when they won their fifth title in Japan. “In my opinion these players will help Neymar because they can divide up the responsibility and create space for him,” said veteran Brazil skipper Thiago Silva. Portugal ‘absolutely focused’Switzerland and Cameroon kick off Thursday’s action in the same section at Al Janoub Stadium at 1:00 PM (1000 GMT). Ronaldo’s preparation for what is surely his last World Cup has been overshadowed by his bitter departure from Old Trafford.
Holders and four-time champions the United States will face the Netherlands in the group phase of next year’s FIFA Women’s World Cup in a repeat of the 2019 final. With 32 teams — divided into eight groups of four — it will be the largest FIFA Women’s World Cup since the tournament began in 1991. “The Dutch are very good, they have always been one of the top teams, they won the previous Euro and got into the final of the last World Cup. Beforehand, FIFA president Gianni Infantino criticised television broadcasters who have offered “100 times less” to screen the Women’s World Cup compared to the men’s. The Philippines, Morocco, Republic of Ireland, Vietnam and Zambia will all be competing at the Women’s World Cup for the first time.1 month ago Channels Television
The draw for next year’s FIFA Women’s World Cup takes place on Saturday in Auckland with the women’s game at an all-time high and the United States and England the teams to beat. With 32 teams it will be the largest FIFA Women’s World Cup since the tournament began in 1991. “I wouldn’t mind facing them in the (World Cup) final again,” he told reporters in London. The Philippines, Morocco, Republic of Ireland, Vietnam and Zambia will all be competing at the Women’s World Cup for the first time. “It brings us a step closer to hosting what will be the world’s largest women’s sporting event ever,” said Ardern.1 month ago Channels Television
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has reiterated its commitment to the transmission of results to the INEC Result Viewing Portal (IReV) in real-time for the 2023 elections. INEC Chairman, Mahmood Yakubu, gave the assurances on Wednesday during the Commission’s quarterly meeting with political parties for the year 2022 in Abuja. There is no going back on the transmission of results to the INEC Result Viewing Portal (IReV) in real-time on Election Day,” he noted. The INEC boss further said, “Accordingly, in the next few days, the Commission will print 9,352,228 pages of the register. “The display of the physical register will take place at the designated centers from Saturday 12th – Friday 25th November 2022.1 month ago Channels Television
North Korea fired four short-range ballistic missiles into the sea on Saturday, the South Korean military said, the latest in a blitz of weapons launches by Pyongyang this week. The launches came as the United States and South Korea conducted their largest-ever joint air force drills, which an infuriated North Korea described as “aggressive and provocative”. “The South Korean military detected four short-range ballistic missiles launched by North Korea from Tonrim, North Pyongan Province, to the West Sea at around 11:32 a.m. to 11:59 a.m. today,” South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff said in a statement. Such exercises have long infuriated North Korea, which sees them as rehearsals for an invasion. She assailed China and Russia during the emergency session, accusing them of having “enabled” North Korea.24 days ago Channels Television
Having warned correctly of the disastrous consequences of her debt-fuelled tax promises, former finance minister Sunak has emerged as an early favourite to succeed Truss. ‘Mandate’So far there are no formal contenders, but the contest was widely expected to be a three-horse race between Sunak, Johnson and senior cabinet member Penny Mordaunt. Demanding an immediate general election, more than two years ahead of schedule, Labour leader Keir Starmer said Britain “cannot have another experiment”. The Guardian backed an early general election, saying only this would “give the British people the fresh start that they need and deserve”. But former Tory minister Nicky Morgan told Times Radio that a general election was “the last thing that the country needs”.1 month ago Channels Television
South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa on Thursday regretted as “unfortunate” the US embassy’s issuing of a warning of a possible weekend “terrorist” attack in the country without consulting his government. “It is quite unfortunate the US issued that type of warning without having any type of discussion with us,” Ramaphosa said during a press conference. “Any form of alert will come from the government of the republic of South Africa and it is unfortunate that another government should issue such a threat as to send panic amongst our people,” said Ramaphosa. Several alerts have been issued about possible imminent attacks in South Africa in recent years, but none have materialised. The US embassy on Sunday also issued a security alert in Nigeria, urging US citizens there to limit their movements due to an “elevated risk of terror attacks in Nigeria, specifically in Abuja”.1 month ago Channels Television
That will give him control of the network on which the world debates, mobilizes, bickers and throws shade, Musk often first among them. It is the latest corporate conquest for Musk, after online publishing and payments, space travel and electric cars. After graduating from the Ivy League school, Musk abandoned plans to study at Stanford University in California. Instead, he dropped out and started Zip2, a company that made online publishing software for the media industry. Musk’s jokingly-named The Boring Company is touting an ultra-fast “Hyperloop” rail transport system that would transport people at near supersonic speeds.1 month ago Channels Television