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Did Qatar spend 229 billion USD on the 2022 FIFA World Cup?

Read the actual Reuters claim more carefully. They are saying that the infrastructure spending of the entire nation of Qatar over the last eleven years was $229 billion. They make no claim of how much ...
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Did Qatar spend 229 billion USD on the 2022 FIFA World Cup?

I've obtained a rough breakdown of costs from BBC Radio's More or Less podcast: Construction of stadiums: $8 billion Construction of 140 new hotels with 55,000 rooms in total: $...
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Did NFL players used to remain in the locker room during the pre-game national anthem, prior to sponsorship by the Department of Defense?

Not true, at least not as a rule ("they always were in the locker room during the anthem"). There are plenty of pre-2009 videos available showing NFL players attending the anthem. https://www....
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Did NFL players used to remain in the locker room during the pre-game national anthem, prior to sponsorship by the Department of Defense?

According to the 1987 book American Football: Every football game is preceded by a playing of the American National anthem. Rivalries are temporarily forgotten as fans and players stand to pay ...
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Did Brazilian football fans take their own lives inside the stadium after the loss to Uruguay in 1950?

This is probably false. The event, known as the "Maracanazo", happened on July 16, 1950. Some of the Brazilian main newspapers at time are still active and keep their archives available ...
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Did Oliver Kahn deny children's penalty goals and thus, charity money?

There might be some truth to it, but its unclear. In an interview in 2015, Kahn had this to say: Q: Stimmt es, dass Sie einmal bei einem Benefizturnier keine Bälle reinließen, obwohl jedes Tor ...
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Was the Super Bowl originally the Super Ball?

This is false. The NFL's Super Bowl History page has the first Super Bowl logo, which calls the game the First World Championship Game AFL vs NFL. The following games are then called "Super Bowl II" ...
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Did Mike Webster pull out and glue in his own teeth?

According to League of Denial: The NFL's concussion crisis: Pam Webster: His teeth were falling out. His body—he had cellulitis. He had a heart—his heart, you know, was getting enlarged. Colin ...
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