Dubai to host final 2023 World Cup qualification tournament

PUBLISHED: Thu, 28 Jul 2022 14:51:04 GMT
Aadi Nair
Reuters
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DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – APRIL 28: A general view of the Dubai Skyline on April 28, 2022 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Muslim men and women across the world observe Ramadan, a month long celebration of self-purification and restraint. (Photo by Francois Nel/Getty Images)

July 25 (Reuters) – The qualification tournament for the final place at next year’s men’s Rugby World Cup in France will be held at the Sevens Stadium in Dubai from Nov. 6-18, World Rugby said on Monday.

Hong Kong, Kenya, the United States and Portugal will clash in a round-robin format, and the winners will go into Pool C at the World Cup, alongside Wales, Australia, Fiji and Georgia.

The World Cup will be played in France for the second time from Sept. 8 next year. The country also hosted the tournament in 2007.

(Reporting by Aadi Nair in Bengaluru, editing by Ed Osmond)

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