FIFA announces match schedule for 2022 World Cup in Qatar

first_imgFIFA Women’s world cup 2015 Football: Boycott nations demand FIFA strips Qatar of 2022 World Cup – report The tournament’s official logo for the 2022 Qatar World Cup is seen on the wall of an amphitheater, in Doha, Qatar, September 3, 2019. REUTERS/Naseem Zeitoun The tournament’s official logo for the 2022 Qatar World Cup is seen on the wall of an amphitheater, in Doha, Qatar. REUTERS/Naseem ZeitounFootball’s world governing body, FIFA, on Wednesday released the match schedule for the 2022 World Cup which will be hosted by Qatar.The tournament will begin November 21 at Al Bayt Stadium in the northern city of Al Khor with the hosts Qatar in action while the final will be played on December 18 at Lusail Stadium in Doha.“Exactly two years after that historic occasion on 15 July 2018, the unveiling of the match schedule for the next edition invites the football world to dream of a new beginning – one that, now, has a precise time and place to start,” FIFA said in a statement on its website.The group stage will be spread over the course of 12 days and will feature four matches a day to give all teams “optimal rest” between their matches and promise fans a “full and exciting schedule,” according to FIFA.FIFA said that the local kick-off times (GMT +3) for group matches had been set for 1pm, 4pm, 7pm and 10pm. Meanwhile, the concurrent kick-offs for the final round of group games and knockout-stage timings will be 6pm and 10pm.A graphic showing the match schedule for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar. COURTESY: FIFAGroup stage games for each matchday will only be assigned to a stadium and kick-off time after the final draw, which will be held after the March 2022 international match calendar qualifying window.“Once the pairings are known, the possibility will be discussed of providing a more beneficial kick-off time for audiences at home, or indeed for fans in Qatar with regard to the stadium allocation,” FIFA said.According to FIFA, due to the location of all of Qatar’s stadiums within a 40-mile radius, fans might be able to attend more than one match a day during the group stage.Relatedcenter_img Qatar to grow thousands of trees for the 2022 World Cuplast_img read more

Brentford hit back to beat Birmingham

first_img Ads by Revcontent Trending Articles Exclusive: People Are Becoming Rich Using This Profit System x Easy Way to Generate Extra Income x 20 Heartbreaking Selfies Taken Right Before Tragedy. # 10 is Insane x Last Nights Episode Left Viewers Speechless! x Remember Her? Take a Deep Breath Before You See What She Looks Like Now x Mom Has No Idea Why Vacation Photo Went Viral, then She Looks in the Background x Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook Embed from Getty Images Birmingham City 1 Brentford 3Scott Hogan scored again and also missed a penalty as Brentford came from behind to win comfortably at St. Andrew’s.The Bees trailed at the break to a goal midway through the first half from Lukas Jutkiewicz.AdChoices广告But Hogan equalised and shortly afterwards was given the chance to put his side in front, only to see his spot-kick saved by Tomasz Kuszczak.However, they got their reward for some enterprising play when Ryan Woods’ free-kick was flicked on by Andreas Bjelland, with Blues midfielder David Davis diverting it in, and Nico Yennaris wrapped it up by firing home from 25 yards.Brentford had started well, with Hogan denied by Kuszczak, but Blues also had good opportunities, wasted by David Cotterill and Che Adams.The home side, still awaiting their first win under former Chelsea striker Gianfranco Zola, went ahead on 23 minutes, Jutkiewicz latching on to Che Adams’ through ball, shrugging off Harlee Dean and clipping the ball over the advancing Bees keeper Daniel Bentley.At the other end, Yoann Barbet’s first-time effort from distance just cleared the crossbar and Lasse Vibe stabbed over.Barbet was involved in the equaliser nine minutes after the restart. His shot was blocked but Hogan made no mistake for his 14th goal of the season.After Bentley had saved Cotterill’s free-kick, Brentford were awarded a penalty when Ryan Shotton cleaned out Hogan just inside the box – but the Bees striker was denied by Kuszczak.Dean Smith’s side played some nice football at times and they went in front 16 minutes from time, a sliding Davis touching it into his own net, before Yennaris’ screamer left Kuszczak grasping at thin air.Brentford: Bentley; Egan, Dean, Bjelland; Colin, Woods, McEachran (Yennaris 67), Sawyers, Barbet; Vibe (Kerschbaumer 83), Hogan (Hofmann 90).Subs not used: Bonham, McCormack, Clarke, Saunders.last_img read more

Tony Kenny – William Hill – BOS Speaker – The importance of a broad sponsorship mix

first_img StumbleUpon Share William Hill accelerates transformation agenda to overcome COVID realities August 5, 2020 Submit Share SBC Magazine Issue 10: Kaizen Gaming rebrand and focus for William Hill CEO August 25, 2020 Related Articles Gamesys tops list for GambleAware Q1 donations July 10, 2020 Tony Kenny looks after the PR/Communication and activation of William Hill’s sponsorship portfolio, which includes the Scottish Cup, Premier League and World Darts Championship.Kenny will be on our ‘Different Ball Game’ panel at Betting on Sports 2016 (September 15-16), speaking about how betting companies can reach new audiences via sports partnerships.SBC: William Hill has always had a broad sponsorship portfolio; as an organisation, how do you think you’ve benefited from this?TK: I think we’ve moved with the times and used our sponsorship mix effectively across our business both internally and externally. The industry’s current situation with Horse Racing shows the importance of not having a reliance on one sport.SBC: In its current context, do you think betting is too entwined with football marketing? Does the industry require fresh thinking?TK: For us, football sponsorship and partnerships remains an important part of our mix. It’s a competitive marketplace and it’s important to be front of mind when it comes to football betting – however there are emerging crossover sports where you can indirectly engage with a similar audience.SBC: Do you think that the marketing and communications for sports partnerships within the industry have become too formulaic? How do industry stakeholders create fresh and appealing campaigns?TK: I think betting companies need to look at their overall business objectives and strategy before jumping into football sponsorship. Then generate their campaigns based on their target audiences rather than going for the global 3.6 billion audience. They also need to engage more with fans through interactive content and stop thinking about supporters as numbers on their PowerPoint presentations.SBC: How can smaller sports with a unique audience make themselves more appealing to sports betting operators?TK: I think it’s really making themselves more appealing to the wider world. The UFC, Boxing and Darts are sports have revamped their images and have now become aspirational events to watch and attend.SBC: You are speaking at BOS on extending the betting industry’s reach within wider sports; what do you want delegates to take away from your session?TK: I hope they will get an insight into the importance of having a broad sponsorship mix and our successes both inside and outside of football sponsorship.____________________________________Are you interested in how betting companies can reach new audiences via sports partnerships?Make sure you’re at the largest sports betting industry conference of the year, Betting on Sports!#bettingonsports #BIGnBOSlast_img read more

Construction Begins Soon On Americas Tallest TimberFramed Highrise

first_img Hydrogen-Powered Plane Can Fly 20 Passengers Up to 500 MilesEating Less Meat Can Fight Climate Change, According to UN Report Stay on target Over the past few years, engineers, architects, and builders have started to embrace the timber-framed highrise. Soon, crews will begin construction on the tallest one in the United States.Lever Architecture won a design competition in late 2015 and was awarded a cool $3 million to turn their concept into a reality. The 11-storey, 148-foot tall Framework Building will be erected on a site in Portland’s Pearl District.The Building will feature ground-floor retail spaces. Above those there will be five floors of office space reserved for certified B corporations, companies that “meet the highest standards of verified social and environmental performance, public transparency, and legal accountability, and aspire to use the power of markets to solve social and environmental problems.” The remaining floors will be made up of one- and two- bedroom apartments.Now that the appropriate permits have been issued, work can begin. If everything goes to plan, construction should be completed by the end of 2018. The Framework Building won’t be the first timber highrise in Portland. That distinction goes to Carbon12, an 8-storey condominium building designed by PATH Architecture.So how do you build something that’s nearly 150 feet tall out of timber? Not by using standard dimensional lumber like you would when building a house, that’s for sure. Lever Architecture’s design will utilize cross-laminated timber.Cross-laminated timber lets builders do some truly amazing things, things that aren’t otherwise possible with wood. The Framework Building will feature laminated floor panels that measure 50 feet long. CLT members are also resilient against fire and earthquakes — and that’s an important quality for a building in Portland, which has seen its fair share of seismic activity.Images: Lever Architecturelast_img read more