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Ukraine's hopes of reaching this year's World Cup end with defeat against Wales

Ukraine’s hopes of reaching this year’s World Cup end with defeat against Wales

Ukraine has failed to qualify for this year’s FIFA World Cup, football’s most prestigious tournament, after a 1-0 defeat to Wales, but when your country is at war it doesn’t really matter. The bloodshed continues, lives are still being lost. Yet, for 90 minutes on a rain-soaked evening in Wales, this match did matter, because …

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Scotland v Ukraine: World Cup 2022 qualifying playoff – live!

40 min: Zinchenko has the opportunity to send Yaremchuk clear down the middle, but doesn’t quite get enough juice on the pass and it’s intercepted by McTominay. On the touchline, Steve Clarke continues to exude calm, though he’s got a big half-time team-talk coming up. 38 min: Gilmour finds the full debutant Hickey in space …

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Qatar Airways CEO defends 160 extra daily flights at 'climate-neutral' World Cup

Qatar Airways CEO defends 160 extra daily flights at ‘climate-neutral’ World Cup

Qatar Airways announced on Thursday it had partnered with regional carriers to allow World Cup ticket holders to fly into Doha and back from neighboring countries just for the day. Climate advocates say the decision flies in the face of the tournament’s sustainability goals. “Please don’t believe people saying only negative [things],” Akbar Al Baker …

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