Lise Klaveness interview: ‘England can be agents of change in Qatar’

Lise Klaveness’s “other life” as a criminal lawyer and judge helped make up her mind to take to the stage in Doha a fortnight ago. “In everything I do, I fear not talking about real things,” said the 40-year-old of her blistering... Read more

Qatar World Cup workers forced into working three years without a day off, says Amnesty International

Migrant security guards in Qatar have gone up to three years without a day off, according to a damning new Amnesty International report which casts doubt on World Cup human rights progress. Days after Doha political leaders claimed worker rights... Read more

Football at the Design Museum: from George Best’s boots to the secret of a winning kit

The football referee’s whistle was first designed by the Acme company in Birmingham in 1884. And, apart from the fact it is louder now to enable it to rise above the roaring brouhaha of the modern game, in scale, size... Read more

Rainbow flags could be confiscated from fans at Qatar 2022 World Cup ‘to protect’ them

Fifa president Gianni Infantino said this week in Doha that “everyone will see that everyone is welcome here in Qatar, even if we speak about LGBTQ.” However, Qatar has repeatedly faced calls to improve measures to protect the safety of... Read more

Jermaine Jenas is a bastion of bland TV – so his role at World Cup draw should be no surprise

Who else could possibly marshal the strange Fifa universe rainbow of footballing talent that spanned from the seemingly overjoyed Cafu, through the slightly subdued Tim Cahill, to the no-me-neither Adel Ahmed Malalla? It is frankly impossible to imagine anyone in... Read more

World Cup 2022 group stage verdict: England to cruise into last 16 – and here’s who will join them

Group E – Spain, Costa Rica/New Zealand, Germany, Japan Spain vs Germany is the game of the round, even if the Germans were dire – and thus very watchable – in Russia four years ago. Both countries were World Cup... Read more

England World Cup 2022 dossier: our team-by-team guide to group stage opponents

England could face a first-ever ‘Battle of Britain’ at a World Cup finals, after they were drawn against either Scotland, Wales or Ukraine in the group stage of this year’s tournament in Qatar. Gareth Southgate’s side will kick off Group... Read more

England should have no reason to fear this World Cup group – but the politics could be explosive

For England there is no Group of Death. Instead it is a Group of Diplomacy. The United States, Iran -it sounds like a rewind to the 1980s. As, indeed, does a meeting with Scotland or Wales, although Ukraine could yet... Read more

How does the Qatar World Cup draw work?

The draw for the 2022 World Cup will take place in Doha on April 1, and will determine which teams will face each other at the tournament later this year. Here, Telegraph Sport explains how the remaining places in the... Read more

Who could England play at Qatar World Cup 2022 and how does the draw work?

The draw for the 2022 World Cup will take place in Doha on April 1, and will determine which teams will face each other at the tournament later this year. Here, Telegraph Sport explains how the remaining places in the... Read more

Qatar 2022 World Cup draw: England could face Germany in group stage

England could Germany in a major tournament once more after seedings for the World Cup draw in Qatar next week were announced by Fifa.  After friendlies against Switzerland and Ivory Coast over the next week, Southgate will travel to the... Read more

Gianni Infantino claims biennial World Cup could stop African migrants crossing the Mediterranean

Condemning Infantino’s comments, Ronan Evain, executive director of Football Supporters Europe, posted on Twitter: “How low can Infantino go? Instrumentalising death in the Mediterranean to sell his megalomaniac plan is beyond words.” His speech also failed to win over those... Read more

The sporting moments we cannot wait to see in 2022

First of all, fitness permitting England will have had another 10 Test matches by that point with Marcus Smith running the attack at No 10 and with England building their game around the talented Harlequins fly-half, following the Six Nations,... Read more