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  • World Cup 2022: Qatar won
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    World Cup 2022: Qatar won

    This is an edition of The Great Game, a newsletter about the 2022 World Cup and how football explains the world. Sign here. “The thing with the royal family is that most of the time it’s just a slightly tasteless soap opera,” my friend thought when we met a few days after Queen Elizabeth’s funeral […] More

  • Messi: Lionel Messi whispers these emotional words to his late grandmother shortly before the 2022 World Cup final penalty
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    Messi: Lionel Messi whispers these emotional words to his late grandmother shortly before the 2022 World Cup final penalty

    Lionel Messi was in the spotlight during the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar. Argentina and PSG striker scored the goal in the World Cup final against France, Kylian Mbappé, on December 18. Taking the penalty, Messi looked up to the sky and muttered softly. These words were spoken to his late grandmother. Messi’s emotional […] More

  • Christophe Galtier impressed by PSG superstar Lionel Messi
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    “He seems calm and easy”

    Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) manager Christophe Galtier spoke about the physical condition of Lionel Messi after the 2022 FIFA World Cup. The Argentine superstar returned to club football in style when he scored against Angers on Wednesday 11 January. . Thanks to the win over Angers, Christophe Galtier’s side are now six points clear of second-placed […] More