Clive Tyldesley writes for F365 on a Disney World Cup that leaves him anaesthetised not hynotised

Clive Tyldesley is working for ITV in Qatar and finds himself at a World Cup flawlessly designed to appear normal. He is not fooled. Today I feel Ex-Pat. I’m not sure what guise Gianni Infantino is currently adopting in his ‘Stars in their Eyes’ world but I watched the England game on Friday night with … Read more

Ronaldo FINALLY breaks his Man Utd silence and Kane’s £535k message creates confusion

Cristiano Ronaldo has FINALLY spoken out about his situation with Man Utd, while there is debate over the message Harry Kane has sent to FIFA. Silence treatmentEven in the intense grip of a mid-season World Cup, the Man Utd click is king. So when Cristiano Ronaldo scored for Portugal against Ghanathe usual Content Creators would … Read more

This World Cup needed Brazil and Brazil might just need Richarlison more than Neymar

They took a while to get going, but Brazil and Richarlison turned on the style to see off a determined and stubborn Serbian team. This was the reason they bid to host the tournament in the first place. The sunshine yellow shirts. The hands on hearts for the national anthem. The smiling, face-painted supporters waving … Read more

One Love? One kick in the teeth after another at this World Cup for queer football fans

The One Love armband was already a sanitized symbol but now it’s just a symbol for bottling it; and then bucket hats and t-shirts were targeted… On Saturday night, five people were killed and 17 others were injured in a mass shooting at a gay club in the US state of Colorado. Club Q has … Read more

The BBC talks about Qatar while the advertisers want you to forget the World Cup hosts

World Cup advertising is everywhere. The likes of Nike, McDonalds, Adidas (whose ad features Lionel Messi, Karim Benzema, Achraf Hakimi, Son Heung-Min, Jude Bellingham, Pedro ‘Pedri’ González López, Serge Gnabry, Stormzy and inevitably, Lionel Messi), Müller Rice ( with Declan Rice dancing and ‘singing’ “Rice, Rice, baby”), Beats by Dre (starring Bukayo Saka), Lucozade Sport, … Read more