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It’s not a game as tensions rise in Qatar’s feud with Saudi Arabia

Most soccer fans will still be reflecting on France’s win, Germany’s failure, Messi’s frustrations, Harry Kane’s goals and the rest. Yet many of us who followed the off-field games just as closely will have found the World Cup a largely uneventful tournament. This was despite pre-tournament hyperbole that portrayed Russian President Vladimir Putin as the […]