English Premier League, EFL matches postponed

The top flight Premier League and the English Football League (EFL) have postponed their next round of fixtures as a mark of respect following the death of Queen Elizabeth, they said on Friday. The queen, Britain’s longest-reigning monarch, died peacefully at her home in Scotland on Thursday aged 96. “As a mark of respect to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, this weekend’s Premier League match round will be postponed,” it said in a statement. “At a meeting this morning, Premier League clubs paid tribute to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.…

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The World Cup is fast approaching with 64 games in the first EVER winter tournament… but the heat will still be stifling and fans must follow plenty of rules: All you need to know ahead of Qatar 2022

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The November 21 start date for the Qatar World Cup is quickly approaching Qatar won the bid to host the 2022 tournament nearly 12 years ago in 2010 The tournament has been moved to the winter to compensate for the heat The 2022-23 domestic campaign will take a brief pause during the tournament The fans attending will have to adhere to a number of strict rules throughout Sportsmail takes you through everything you need to know about the World Cup Click here for all the latest World Cup 2022 news…

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First female World Cup referee in Qatar 2022 is Yamashita from Japan | FIFA World Cup 2022 | Qatar

Yamashita ready to become Japan

  Yoshimi Yamashita alongside France’s Stephanie Frappart and Rwanda’s Salima Mukansanga will become the first women to referee at a men’s FIFA World Cup. Japanese Yoshimi Yamashita, one of a trio set to make history in Qatar as the first female referees to officiate at a men’s FIFA World Cup, feels both pressure and excitement at the prospect of being a pioneer. “We have to consistently see female referees [on the pitch] to normalise it. I feel pressure to earn everyone’s trust and make that happen,” the 36-year-old told reporters…

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Mbappe, PSG coach face backlash for inappropriate mockery

French football giants Paris Saint-Germain faced an angry backlash Tuesday after coach Christophe Galtier and star player Kylian Mbappe mocked a suggestion that they should take the train rather than private planes for short-haul travel. PSG notched up an easy 3-0 away victory against Nantes to stay top of Ligue 1 on their trip to the western French city, which is a modest 380 kilometres (240 miles) from Paris. The Qatar-owned side boasted on social media that they had made the return trip with shirt sponsors Qatar Airways but their…

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PSG criticised for opting journey by plane

French football giants Paris Saint-Germain made light work of their opponents Nantes in an away league game this weekend but then received a volley of criticism for making the relatively short journey to western France by plane. “From Paris to Nantes with @qatarairways!” the Qatar-owned side tweeted as it showed Kylian Mbappe and other PSG stars boarding a jet for Nantes, just 380 kilometres (240 miles) from Paris. The PSG side notched up an easy 0-3 victory to stay top of Ligue 1 and another video emerged on social media…

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FIFA World Cup 2022 Volunteers Kick-off Training Journey in Style at Lusail Stadium | FIFA World Cup 2022

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Over 16,000 volunteers, staff and guests come together at Lusail Stadium to celebrate and preview exciting road ahead. Official volunteer uniform reveals wins accolades from volunteers. New e-learning platform provides convenient training and information resource. An incredibly motivated group of over 16,000 volunteers, joined by thousands who followed online from around the world, gathered at the Lusail Stadium for the official orientation event – a festive ceremony featuring football legends and FIFA World Cup 2022™ top brass. The largest of the host venues for the upcoming FIFA World Cup™ served…

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A remarkable summer transfer window closed on Thursday with a number of new spending records

Transfer deadline day: Premier League spending reaches record £1.9bn for summer window A remarkable summer transfer window closed on Thursday with a number of new spending records set – including the most expensive ever deadline-day signing in Manchester United’s £82m purchase of Antony. That deal helped set a new Premier League spending record of about £1.9bn – smashing the previous record of £1.4bn in 2017 – and dwarfing the rest of Europe. Nine of the 20 top-flight clubs spent in excess of £100m as total expenditure bounced back after two…

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