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France is predicted to win the World Cup semi-final

France is predicted to win the World Cup semi-final

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Londoners believe that Mbappé is the best player of France and that he will play an important role during the next match. https://youtu.be/OGNNO1oo2Kc France reached World Cup semi-finals. Londoners comment about the performance of France. Video credits: Hera Kruja. France made it to the World Cup 2022 semi-final in Qatar and it will face their former colony Morocco. The match between the two countries will start at 19:00 on 14th December 2022. Pubs in central London have been packed by football supporters to watch the matches. French fans were celebrating in pubs, as well as the streets, joyfully jumping, dancing and singing. While comparing the two teams that will play during the next semi-final, Londoners seem to believe that France will win. Barr Kroter, 25,
Camel Flu warning for England fans returning from the World Cup

Camel Flu warning for England fans returning from the World Cup

Animals, Breaking News, Explainers, Health, Medical, Sport, Sports, Travel, UK news, Worldnews
Picture credit: Unplash Football fans returning from Qatar are being told by WHO and UKSHA to look out for the symptoms of camel flu which is 10 times deadlier than covid and has the potential to spread and cause a pandemic in the future. Camel flu is MERS-CoV, usually referred to as MERS, and is a rare but serious respiratory disease. It can be diagnosed with similar symptoms to covid 19 but it can cause more risk to health symptoms are fever and cough, and it can progress to pneumonia and cause breathing problems. Picture Credits: Neha Tekawade and Rishab Shaju Camel flu is a zoonotic virus and can be spread from humans to animals. There is proof that the virus is mostly spread by camels in the Middle East. Droplets from a cough can also transmit MERS from one person to anot...
American Journalist Passes Away at The Qatar World Cup

American Journalist Passes Away at The Qatar World Cup

Breaking News, Explainers, Sports
While covering an Argentina-Netherlands World Cup game, American writer Grant Wahl, who contributed to the growth of soccer in the U.S. and covered some of the sport's major storylines, passes away. Grant Wahl, an American journalist who covered some of the biggest stories in soccer and contributed to the sport's growth in the U.S., passed away on Saturday while covering an Argentina vs. Netherlands World Cup game. He was 48. During extra time of the game, Wahl slumped in his seat in a section of Lusail Stadium designated for media, and reporters next to him asked for help. Source: Twitter “Emergency personnel arrived very quickly, treated him on the scene for 20 to 30 minutes, and then carried him away on a stretcher” told by Ishan Tharoor, a sports affairs columnist at the W
Morocco creates history by becoming the first African country to qualify for the semi-finals

Morocco creates history by becoming the first African country to qualify for the semi-finals

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Londoners supporting Morocco for semi-final in World Cup 2022 https://youtu.be/uspbt6o-Q5s People's reaction to Morocco's win in World Cup.Video credit: Kedar Wadje African trailblazers Morocco will endeavour to continue their magical World Cup 2022 journey when they face a monumental test of their mettle against current holders France in Wednesday's semi-final at the Al Bayt Stadium. France will undoubtedly be the favourite, but Morocco hopes for another massive massacre. After the win over Portugal, the streets of London erupted in joy as supporters celebrated the Atlas Lions' historic victory. Women wearing hijabs yelled with delight, as did men and many more supporters. They flung their arms in the air, red and green Moroccan flags flying behind them like sails in ce...
Qatar 2022 World Cup sparks outrage amongst the public

Qatar 2022 World Cup sparks outrage amongst the public

Politics, Sports
Photo by Rhett Lewis on Unsplash The World Cup is being hosted in Qatar this November and December. However, this has been met with controversy due to Qatar’s stance on LGBTQ+ rights and women’s rights. This is because it is illegal to be homosexual in Qatar, and women cannot go out without being accompanied by their father, husband or brother. Celebrities and sports stars have been outspoken about this, condemning the decision. However, what do the general public think? Westminster World went out in Wembley Park to find out. “I think the slimy behaviour that [Qatar] had to do to even convince FIFA to perform there represents how much dissuasion there is in this country,” Kayla, 23, says. She is referring to the controversy that Qatar had supposedly paid their way to host the Wor

Figure Skating: Explore Pair Skating and Ice Dance

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Figure skating is the oldest sport in the Winter Olympics. Pair skating and ice dance are its two disciplines that appear similar: Pairs of men and women skating in sync with each other. It can be hard to distinguish them at first glance. So, what's the difference between pair skating and ice dance? https://olympics.com/en/news/olympic-games-2022-figure-skating-updated-schedule Pair Skating Pair skating is a figure skating discipline defined by the International Skating Union (ISU) as "the skating of two persons in unison who perform their movements in harmony with each other to give the impression of genuine Pair Skating as compared with independent Single Skating". The ISU also states that a pairs team must consist of "one Lady and one Man". Since figure skating, the oldest...
Gyms closing open new ways of training

Gyms closing open new ways of training

Covid-19, Environment, Explainers, Fitness, Health, Sports
Have you always been a gym addict? Have you started to work out and all of a sudden you felt thrown out of the door? If yes, then you are amongst those whom coronavirus has shifted all of their plans. And sometimes, the most valuable ones. In this quiet room where the Prime Minister and his scientific advisers unfold the new objectives to fight the coronavirus, gyms have been closed since the 5th of November as announced. New ways of staying healthy during this four-week lockdown have immediately been released on social media. Do these training sessions really work ? Are staying at home and being healthy mutually exclusive? Would you need some tips? Keep on reading, Westminster World have got exclusive interviews and…. a fitness expert is here to advise you! Ummar is a gym
How running can help you beat anxiety during lockdown 2.0

How running can help you beat anxiety during lockdown 2.0

Covid-19, Fitness, Health, LifeStyle, London, NHS, Sport, Sports
Photo: Rahul Bamane Looking after mental health and well-being seems more challenging than ever, as the country transit lockdown 2.0 and what seems to be an uncertain winter. Athletes and new scientific research advocate for performing outdoor exercises to ease anxiety and depression. Clive Castillo, Basketball Team Coach of the University of Westminster Dragons Team, referred to sports as a major escape during lockdown. “Mental health is directly proportional to physical health and being outdoors can help one get better. It imbibes positivity and keeps you happy. It is really important that we find ways to be active even in these difficult times and make a difference to your well-being”, he said.   https://youtu.be/ndX60oHbv2A Clive Castillo talked to our reporter Rahul
Why the Old Firm is the world’s fiercest football rivalry?

Why the Old Firm is the world’s fiercest football rivalry?

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Image: Ava Forbes With the football season cut short due to coronavirus, Scottish football remains full of as much drama as ever. Celtic stand 13 points clear of rivals Rangers who are at the forefront of a calls to investigate the SPFL's decision to end the Scottish Premiership. What is it that makes the rivalry between the two Glasgow teams? Watch the Old Firm explained below. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M2eb97wQ2io&t=3s
Russia handed four-year ban for doping by Wada

Russia handed four-year ban for doping by Wada

Breaking News, International, Sports
The unanimous decision will exclude the country from the 2020 Olympics and 2022 World Cup. Russia’s anthem and flag will not be permitted at sporting competitions such as the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics and the 2022 World Cup held in Qatar. Sir Craig Reedie, President of the World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada), stated: “Russia was afforded every opportunity to get its house in order and re-join the global anti-doping community, but it chose instead to continue in its stance of deception and denial.” However, athletes can participate under a neutral flag if cleared by anti-doping authorities. The decision follows after the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (Rusada) was confirmed in breach of tampering with laboratory data. They were forced to hand over the investigation to Wada