The Guardian announces coverage of the 2022 World Cup | press releases

As the World Cup kicks off in Qatar this Sunday (November 20), the Guardian’s award-winning sports team will cover every match, in audio, video, digital and print.

In addition to comprehensive sports coverage, The Guardian will also cover sports laundry, 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 football.

The Guardian website gives full daily coverage of events on and off the pitch, including:

  • Up-to-the-minute live match coverage of all 64 games in the tournament, as well as match reports, analysis and columns from Guardian favourites, including the chief sports writer Barney Ronaysports journalist Jonathan Liewchief sports reporter Sean IngelChief Football Correspondent David Hytnerand many more.

  • An expert guide for all 32 teams in a unique collaboration between some of the world’s best media companies.

  • An interactive guide with Profiles of all 831 players from the teams, including a breakdown of their skills and insights into their lives outside of football.

  • A weekly column by Marina Hyde about the World Cup in Qatar and David Squires’ visually stunning World Cup cartoon specials, as well as daily galleries featuring the best of the matches.

  • Guest columns by ex-national players Philipp Lahm (Germany), Juninho Pernambucano (Brazil), Anita Asante and Karen Carney (both England) and from the broadcaster and comedian Elis James to Wales’ trip.

The Guardian’s coverage of the 2022 World Cup also includes:

  • Regular matchday episodes of the Guardian hit podcast Football Weeklywith hosts Max Rushden, Barry Glendenning and guests offering their unique take and analysis of each game. Four special previews will also examine topics related to the history of Qatar’s bid, migrant workers, the experiences of LGBTQ+ people and women in Qatar. The first three episodes are available now, while people can also watch video clips of the podcast on Guardian Football’s YouTube channel.

  • Print readers can enjoy the Guardian’s 56-page World Cup supplement on Saturday (November 19) and a free World Cup blackboard in the Observer on Sunday (November 20).

  • Devoted fans can sign up for the special edition of the Guardian Football newspaper newsletter – a new name for the Guardian’s long-standing and popular daily newspaper fiver Email – to quickly update them on the games every day.

  • For Guardian US, reporters Bryan Armen Graham will be in Qatar following the US and Canadian teams at every game. Coverage from the US and Canada includes live blogs, team news, game reports and post-game analysis for each game, as well as special columns from the USMNT legend Eric Wynaldaa veteran of three world championships.

  • Deputy Sports Editor of Guardian Australia Emma Kemp will also be in Qatar to cover the Australian team in their fifth consecutive World Cup appearance.

Stephen McMillan, acting chief sporting officer of Guardian News & Media, said:
“The 2022 World Cup will be like no other and, as always, The Guardian will provide comprehensive coverage and in-depth analysis of events on and off the pitch. However our global readership chooses to follow the tournament, we will provide the best in live coverage, expert analysis and the needed dose of humor through our 24/7 digital coverage, podcasts, cartoons, newsletters, newspapers and printed supplements. “

For more information on the Guardian’s coverage of the 2022 World Cup, please contact [email protected]


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