FIFA World Cup 2022: Hosts Qatar to gain experience by playing friendlies in European qualifying event
The arrangement provides Asian champion Qatar with 10 friendlies in Europe ahead of the 2022 World Cup.
India’s qualifying matches for 2022 FIFA World Cup, 2023 Asian Cup to take place in March, June 2021
The Asian Football Confederation's Competition Committee, however, did not reveal the exact dates of the matches.
The Olympics have never been hosted in the Middle East, and Qatar will be the first nation in the region to host football's biggest showpiece.
Host Qatar will open the Middle East’s first World Cup in the 60,000-capacity Al Bayt Stadium at 1 pm on 21 November. The final start at 6 pm on 18 December at the 80,000-capacity Lusail Stadium.
Qatar has opened three of the eight stadiums that will be used in the tournament across November and December 2022 which means fewer staff overseeing building infrastructure are required.
FIFA World Cup 2022: Around 100 stadium workers in Qatar went seven months without pay, says Amnesty International
Around 100 employees of a Qatari subcontractor, Qatar Meta Coats (QMC), working on the Al Bayt stadium went up to seven months without pay and continue to be owed unpaid salaries, Amnesty said in a report.
Martinez will stay until the end of the 2022 World Cup and will also act as the technical director of the Belgian Football Association, it said in a statement
China include three foreign-born players in national squad for first time as team gets ready for 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers
China has included three naturalised players in the national squad for the first time as coach Li Tie has gathered the side in Shanghai for training.
Postponement of World Cup qualifier match at Kolkata left us heartbroken, says Afghanistan's Zohib Islam Amiri
The Afghanistan team is heartbroken after the coronavirus-forced lockdown deprived it of an opportunity to soak in Kolkata's football atmosphere during its scheduled return-leg FIFA World Cup Qualifier, says the country's former captain Zohib Islam Amiri.
Roberto Martinez to stay Belgium coach till 2022 FIFA World Cup after reports of contract extension emerge
Belgium coach Roberto Martinez has extended his contract through to the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, ending weeks of speculation about a new deal, Belgian media reported on Saturday.
Top Swiss court rejects Attorney General Michael Lauber’s attempt to rejoin investigation into FIFA corruption
In a verdict released on Thursday, the Federal Court upheld the Federal Criminal Court’s order in June that Lauber recuse himself from the federal prosecutors’ probe.
According to the prosecutors, representatives working for Russia and Qatar bribed FIFA executive committee officials to swing votes in the crucial decision of world football’s governing body.
The US investigation into corruption in the world of football, including FIFA executives, became public in 2015 with the announcement of criminal charges against a slew of officials and others.
FIFA World Cup qualifiers: Neymar back in Brazil squad after missing games last year due to thigh injury
Neymar is back in Brazil's squad after a left thigh injury that sidelined him from the national team at the end of last year. Forwards Vinicius Jr and Rodrygo were, however, left out.
Russia barred from competing in 2022 FIFA World Cup under own flag, confirms World Anti-Doping Agency
WADA earlier on Monday banned Russia from the world’s top sporting events for four years, a period that includes the next summer and winter Olympics and the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, for tampering with doping-related laboratory data.
FIFA World Cup 2022 qualifiers: Coach Igor Stimac says Pronay Halder's injury 'killed' India's chances against Oman
The lack of goals and defensive mid-fielder Pronay Halder's substitution due to a shoulder injury "killed" India in their FIFA World Cup qualifier against Oman, feels coach Igor Stimac.
FIFA World Cup 2022 qualifiers: Defensive chaos, misfiring forward line — Oman exposes India's oblivious approach
India host Qatar in March before playing Afghanistan and Bangladesh in June. Another draw against Qatar followed by victories against the two minnows would be enough to take them to the Asian Cup qualifying third round.
FIFA World Cup 2022: Qatar to expand Hamad International Airport to handle 60 million passengers annually
Qatar has been under a land, air and sea embargo since June 2017 by Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain, as well as Egypt, over its alleged support of radical groups.
FIFA World Cup 2022 qualifiers: Sunil Chhetri says India's performance was no match to atmosphere at Salt Lake Stadium
India captain Sunil Chhetri on Wednesday said the team's underwhelming draw in the FIFA World Cup Qualifier against Bangladesh was no match to the electrifying atmosphere at the Salt Lake Stadium in Kolkata.
FIFA World Cup 2022 qualifiers: Sluggish India escape with a point in disappointing draw against Bangladesh
Instead of building upon their morale-boosting performances against Oman and Qatar, India faltered against a side ranked 85 spots below them thereby seriously jeopardising their World Cup qualifying hopes.