Stories with the Tag: World Cup 2022


How Lionel Messi became the GOAT

Argentina’s captain led his country to a third World Cup at Qatar 2022, emulating his compatriot Diego Maradona’s singular genius 36 years earlier. The Game columnist Andy Murray explores what Messi’s triumph means for his legacy.

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Opinion: Can we truly enjoy a World Cup in Qatar?

One Year to Qatar 2022: In the latest of our series of pieces looking ahead to the World Cup finals, The Game columnist Andy Murray wonders whether it’s possible to detach the tournament itself from the host country’s human rights’ abuses

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World Cup Icons off the Pitch – A Deep Dive into IMAGO’s Archive.

One Year to Qatar 2022: From deep within the IMAGO archives, a series of photographic gems from the historic players of past World Cups. From family photos to 1980’s bar culture and candid images that tell the stories of the players beyond their position on the pitch.