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Telegraph announces its World Cup line-up

The Telegraph has unveiled its editorial line-up and initiatives ahead of this winter’s Qatar World Cup 2022 tournament (November 20 to December 18).

Telegraph announces its World Cup line-up
Gary Payne: “We will bring you the real stories behind the most controversial World Cup ever held.”

Former Chelsea and England midfielder Joe Cole has joined The Telegraph’s Qatar World Cup team, and will write exclusive columns throughout the course of the tournament, alongside columnist and former Liverpool and England defender Jamie Carragher.

Among the team of 14 journalists reporting from Qatar will be: Chief Football Correspondent, Jason Burt; Football News Correspondent Matt Law; Chief Football Writer, Sam Wallace; Chief Sports Writer, Oliver Brown; Sports News Correspondent, Tom Morgan and Chief Sports Reporter, Jeremy Wilson.

According to the publishers, quality in-depth preview and tournament coverage, live reporting, expert analysis and insight from the Telegraph’s team will give subscribers 24/7 access to the tournament on, via the Telegraph app, in print, on social media and via dedicated daily newsletters. Preview coverage included a 24 page supplement in The Daily Telegraph with team by team guides and predictions of who will win.

Live blogs of all fixtures from the group stages to the final in Qatar will feature on the World Cup digital hub on There will be a dedicated Telegraph reporter debating all the action with readers via the comments section throughout each England and Wales game, as well as insight from reporters on the ground. The blogs for the key matches will feature pre-match predictions, half-time and full-time verdicts and analysis from the Telegraph team.

The World Cup Briefing newsletter will be sent daily from Wednesday 16 November at 9am. The Breaking News newsletter will also notify subscribers of any key breaking stories.

Gary Payne, Head of Sport, The Telegraph said: “For football fans seeking intelligent, quality World Cup journalism, The Telegraph offers the best coverage across all platforms. Our team provides unrivalled expertise and insight into the teams, the tactics and the inevitable off-pitch dramas. Plus we will bring you the real stories behind the most controversial World Cup ever held.”

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