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We now know what Budweiser will do with the beer it can't sell at the World Cup

We now know what Budweiser will do with the beer it can’t sell at the World Cup

New York CNN Business — Qatar’s last-minute decision to ban alcohol at World Cup stadiums has left Budweiser with loads of beer left on its hands. The company has an innovative solution to offload it. Budweiser will ship the unsold Buds to the country that wins the tournament, the company said in a tweet. The …

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Saudi Arabia vs Argentina: Lionel Messi's team in one of the biggest upsets in World Cup history

Saudi Arabia vs Argentina: Lionel Messi’s team in one of the biggest upsets in World Cup history

Lusail, Qatar CNN — Saudi Arabia produced one of the biggest upsets in World Cup history Tuesday, beating Lionel Messi’s Argentina 2-1 in an astonishing Group C match. Many had expected the South American team, ranked third in the world, unbeaten for three years and among the favorites to win the tournament, to sweep aside …

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Iran players remain silent during national anthem at World Cup lin apparent protest at Iranian regime

Iran players remain silent during national anthem at World Cup lin apparent protest at Iranian regime

Doha, Qatar CNN — Before a ball was even kicked in Iran’s World Cup opener against England on Monday, Iran’s players made a powerful statement. In what seemed to be a show of solidarity with those protesting back home, the players stood silent as the Iranian national anthem played out around the Khalifa International Stadium …

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Cristiano Ronaldo defends timing of controversial interview, says it 'won't shake' Portugal team

Cristiano Ronaldo defends timing of controversial interview, says it ‘won’t shake’ Portugal team

CNN — Portugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo has defended the timing of his interview with Piers Morgan, telling reporters on Monday it “won’t shake the changing room’s concentration and focus” ahead of the World Cup. “In my life, the best timing is always my timing,” Ronaldo said at press conference. “I don’t have to think about …

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England's Harry Kane and several other European captains told not to wear 'OneLove' armband at World Cup

England’s Harry Kane and several other European captains told not to wear ‘OneLove’ armband at World Cup

CNN — The captains of several European teams will not to wear “OneLove” armbands at the World Cup in Qatar due to the danger of receiving yellow cards. England, the Netherlands, Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Switzerland and Wales were set to participate in the “OneLove” campaign to promote inclusion and oppose discrimination. But those countries’ associations …

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FIFA boss Gianni Infantino criticized for speech on Qatar's human rights ahead of World Cup

FIFA boss Gianni Infantino criticized for speech on Qatar’s human rights ahead of World Cup

CNN — FIFA President Gianni Infantino’s near hour-long speech on the eve of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar has been described as “crass” and an “insult” to migrant workers by human rights groups. In an explosive monologue at the start of a news conference in Doha, Infantino – the boss of world soccer’s governing …

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'It's not safe and it's not right.'  Qatar says all are welcome to the World Cup but some LGBTQ fans are staying away

‘It’s not safe and it’s not right.’ Qatar says all are welcome to the World Cup but some LGBTQ fans are staying away

Editor’s Note: A version of this article appears in Friday’s edition of CNN’s Meanwhile in the Middle East newsletter, a three-times-a-week look inside the region’s biggest stories. Sign up here. CNN — “I’m a man and I love men. I do – please don’t be shocked – have sex with other men. This is normal. …

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