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The Guardian announces 2022 World Cup coverage

As the World Cup kicks off in Qatar, the Guardian’s sports team will be reporting on every game with coverage across audio, video, digital, print and events.

The Guardian announces 2022 World Cup coverage
Stephen McMillan: “The 2022 World Cup is going to be like no other.”

Alongside comprehensive sports coverage, the Guardian will also be reporting on sportswashing, human rights, the experience of LGBTQ+ people in Qatar and other critical issues surrounding the 2022 World Cup, in a dedicated series that goes beyond the football, say the publishers.

The Guardian’s website will have extensive daily coverage of events both on and off the pitch, including:

  • live minute-by-minute match reports of all 64 games in the tournament, and match reports, analysis and columns from Guardian journalists, including chief sports writer Barney Ronay, sports writer Jonathan Liew, chief sports reporter Sean Ingle, chief football correspondent David Hytner, and many more
  • an expert guide to all 32 teams, in a collaboration between some of the world's best media outlets
  • an interactive guide featuring profiles on all 831 players from the squads, including a breakdown of their skills and insight into their lives outside of football
  • a weekly column by Marina Hyde on the Qatar World Cup, and David Squires’ World Cup cartoon specials, as well as daily galleries featuring the best images from the games
  • Guest columns from ex-internationals Philipp Lahm (Germany), Juninho Pernambucano (Brazil), Anita Asante and Karen Carney (both England), and from broadcaster and comedian Elis James following Wales' journey

The Guardian’s 2022 World Cup coverage will also include:

  • Regular match day episodes of the Guardian’s podcast Football Weekly, with hosts Max Rushden, Barry Glendenning and guests offering their take and analysis of every game. Four special previews will also explore issues around the history of Qatar's bid, migrant workers, the experience of LGBTQ+ people and women in Qatar. The first three episodes are out now, while people can also watch video clips of the podcast on the Guardian Football YouTube channel.
  • Print readers can enjoy the Guardian’s 56-page World Cup supplement on Saturday (19 November) and a free World Cup wallchart in the Observer on Sunday (20 November).
  • Avid fans can sign up to the Guardian’s special edition Football Daily newsletter – a new name for the Guardian’s daily Fiver email – to quickly bring them up to speed on the games each day.
  • For Guardian US, reporter Bryan Armen Graham will be in Qatar following the US and Canadian teams for every game. US and Canadian coverage will include live blogs, team news, match reports and post-game analysis for every match, as well as special columns from USMNT legend Eric Wynalda, a veteran of three World Cups.
  • Guardian Australia's deputy sport editor Emma Kemp will also be in Qatar to cover the Australian team in what will be their fifth consecutive World Cup appearance.

Stephen McMillan, acting head of sport, Guardian News & Media, said: “The 2022 World Cup is going to be like no other, and as always the Guardian will offer comprehensive coverage and in-depth analysis of events, both on and off the pitch. However our global readership chooses to follow the tournament, we will be providing the best live reporting, expert analysis and a necessary dose of humour, through our round-the-clock digital coverage, podcasts, cartoons, newsletters, newspapers and print supplements.”

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