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A History of Political World Cups

We’re now just days away from the much-discussed [and maligned] Qatar World Cup, with the usual on-field anticipation largely overshadowed by the political, social & human rights issues within the host country. It is not the first time a World Cup has...

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17.45 16 Nov 2022


A History of Political World Cups


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17.45 16 Nov 2022


We’re now just days away from the much-discussed [and maligned] Qatar World Cup, with the usual on-field anticipation largely overshadowed by the political, social & human rights issues within the host country. It is not the first time a World Cup has been used as a political device.

The Independent’s Chief Football Writer Miguel Delaney has charted the competition’s history in that regard and he joined Kieran to discuss...


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