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FIFA World Cup 2022 Qualifiers: Portugal overcome Cristiano Ronaldo's absence to beat Azerbaijan 3-0
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FIFA World Cup 2022 Qualifiers: Portugal overcome Cristiano Ronaldo's absence to beat Azerbaijan 3-0

Bernardo Silva, André Silva and Diogo Jota scored a goal each for visiting Portugal, which moved three points ahead of Serbia in Group A.

LaLiga’s appeal against FIFA over extension of World Cup qualifiers rejected by Court of Arbitration for Sport
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LaLiga’s appeal against FIFA over extension of World Cup qualifiers rejected by Court of Arbitration for Sport

FIFA extended the international window next month to allow South American teams to play a third World Cup qualifier less than two days before domestic leagues are due to resume in Europe.

Qatar to require fans at FIFA World Cup 2022 to be vaccinated for coronavirus
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Qatar to require fans at FIFA World Cup 2022 to be vaccinated for coronavirus

Prime Minister Sheikh Khalid bin Khalifa bin Abdulaziz Al Thani told Qatar newspaper editors that the Gulf nation is trying to secure a million vaccine doses to immunise fans wanting to watch the tournament.

FIFA World Cup 2022 Qualifiers: AFC clarifies matches moved from China to Sharjah not Dubai
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FIFA World Cup 2022 Qualifiers: AFC clarifies matches moved from China to Sharjah not Dubai

Seven Asian qualifying Group A fixtures involving China, Syria, Maldives, the Philippines and Guam are affected, playing further havoc with the already heavily disrupted Qatar 2022 World Cup qualifiers.

FIFA World Cup 2022 Qualifiers: Matches scheduled to take place in China's Suzhou moved to Dubai due to COVID-19 cases
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FIFA World Cup 2022 Qualifiers: Matches scheduled to take place in China's Suzhou moved to Dubai due to COVID-19 cases

Seven Group A fixtures involving China, Syria, Maldives, the Philippines and Guam are affected, playing further havoc with the already heavily disrupted Qatar 2022 World Cup qualifiers.

FIFA World Cup Qualifiers 2022: Indian mid-fielders hoping Qatar's cooling technology will provide respite from heat during matches
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FIFA World Cup Qualifiers 2022: Indian mid-fielders hoping Qatar's cooling technology will provide respite from heat during matches

Though out of reckoning for the 2022 FIFA World Cup, India are still in with a chance to make the 2023 AFC Asian Cup in China.

AIFF awaiting Qatar's approval to send national team in advance for World Cup qualifiers
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AIFF awaiting Qatar's approval to send national team in advance for World Cup qualifiers

India are already out of reckoning for a 2022 FIFA World Cup berth but still in contention for a 2023 Asian Cup spot in the joint qualifiers.

Qatar defies raging coronavirus cases, presses on with major sporting events
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Qatar defies raging coronavirus cases, presses on with major sporting events

In the past 30 days, more than 25,000 people tested positive compared to just 7,501 in January, among a population of 2.75 million, although there is no evidence linking sporting events to the surge.

FIFA World Cup 2022: Hosts Qatar seeking virus jabs for all tournaments visitors
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FIFA World Cup 2022: Hosts Qatar seeking virus jabs for all tournaments visitors

FIFA boss Gianni Infantino has previously said that measures to contain the coronavirus will need to be taken during the 2022 tournament but did not given details.

India coach Igor Stimac aiming for double benefit of experience, team combination from Oman, UAE friendlies
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India coach Igor Stimac aiming for double benefit of experience, team combination from Oman, UAE friendlies

Apart from his team gaining invaluable experiences in the friendlies against Oman and UAE, coach Igor Stimac would be aiming to perfect his team combinations for the upcoming Asian Cup qualifiers.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic targets playing at 2022 FIFA World Cup after returning to Sweden national team
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Zlatan Ibrahimovic targets playing at 2022 FIFA World Cup after returning to Sweden national team

Ibrahimovic’s initial aim is to play for Sweden at the continent-wide European Championship starting in June but looming further in the distance is the World Cup in Qatar that takes place in November and December 2022 — when he will be 41.

Amnesty International calls on FIFA to put more pressure on 2022 World Cup hosts Qatar over workers' rights
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Amnesty International calls on FIFA to put more pressure on 2022 World Cup hosts Qatar over workers' rights

Doha has made a series of reforms to its employment regulations since being selected to host next year's tournament, which has required a vast programme of construction dependent on foreign workers.

FIFA World Cup 2022: Hosts Qatar to gain experience by playing friendlies in European qualifying event
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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
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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.

Qatar Olympic committee announces intention to host Games in 2032
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Qatar Olympic committee announces intention to host Games in 2032

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.

2022 World Cup to have four matches per day during 12-day group stage, says FIFA
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2022 World Cup to have four matches per day during 12-day group stage, says FIFA

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.

FIFA World Cup 2022 organisers in Qatar lay off employees after 'efficiency exercise'
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FIFA World Cup 2022 organisers in Qatar lay off employees after 'efficiency exercise'

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
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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.

Belgian Football Association extends national team manager Roberto Martinez's contract to 2022
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Belgian Football Association extends national team manager Roberto Martinez's contract to 2022

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
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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.