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Qatar puts up 'for sale' sign with new property visas, offers permanent residency with $1mn purchase
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Qatar puts up 'for sale' sign with new property visas, offers permanent residency with $1mn purchase

Foreigners can now house hunt in 25 areas of Qatar — mostly in and around the capital Doha — nine on a freehold basis and the rest with 99-year leaseholds

Lionel Messi to put Barcelona drama behind him as Argentina begin 2022 World Cup qualifiers
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Lionel Messi to put Barcelona drama behind him as Argentina begin 2022 World Cup qualifiers

Messi, a record six-time winner of the Ballon d'Or, has won everything in the club game with Barcelona several times over but his international trophy cabinet looks bare in comparison.

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.

Qatar launches 3rd venue for 2022 World Cup, in talks with European leagues to learn about coronavirus precautions
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Qatar launches 3rd venue for 2022 World Cup, in talks with European leagues to learn about coronavirus precautions

Qatar organisers' comments underscore how sports are taking into account the potential for ongoing health precautions at events, if there is no vaccine for COVID-19.

Ecuador football federation hire former Barcelona, Manchester United midfielder Jordi Cruyff as national team coach
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Ecuador football federation hire former Barcelona, Manchester United midfielder Jordi Cruyff as national team coach

Jordi Cruyff, the son of coaching legend Johan Cruyff, has signed a three-year contract, the Ecuador football federation said

Club World Cup 2019: Liverpool runaway favourites as tournament provides major test for Qatar ahead of 2022 World Cup
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Club World Cup 2019: Liverpool runaway favourites as tournament provides major test for Qatar ahead of 2022 World Cup

FIFA’s Club World Cup gets underway on Wednesday with hosts Qatar facing a major test of the country’s ability to deal with an influx of foreign fans.

FIFA World Cup 2022: UEFA announces revamped playoff system for qualifiers to showpiece event in Qatar
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FIFA World Cup 2022: UEFA announces revamped playoff system for qualifiers to showpiece event in Qatar

UEFA is to introduce a new-look playoff system for its 2022 World Cup qualifying competition which will avoid the need to compare results of teams in different groups.

Mexico tries to kick homophobic chant out of football with FIFA World Cup 2022 qualification under threat
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Mexico tries to kick homophobic chant out of football with FIFA World Cup 2022 qualification under threat

Mexico is far from alone in struggling to deal with racist or homophobic insults shouted from the stands. But now, as a repeat offender, the country risks being banned from the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

Former UEFA president Michel Platini free to return to football after 4-year ban but investigation continues
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Former UEFA president Michel Platini free to return to football after 4-year ban but investigation continues

Former UEFA president Michel Platini is finally free to return to football next week when his four-year ban for ethics violations ends.

FIFA 2022 World Cup: Transgender and gay fans 'welcome' but they need to respect our customs, says Qatar
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FIFA 2022 World Cup: Transgender and gay fans 'welcome' but they need to respect our customs, says Qatar

A top Qatari World Cup official has said that transgender and gay fans would be welcomed to the 2022 tournament, but stressed that visitors would have to respect Qatari customs.

FIFA World Cup 2022: Gianni Infantino suffers major set-back as plans for 48-team tournament crash and burn
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FIFA World Cup 2022: Gianni Infantino suffers major set-back as plans for 48-team tournament crash and burn

The economic boycott of Qatar since 2017 by Saudi, the UAE and their allies, who accuse Doha of supporting Iran and Islamist movements, left FIFA in an impossible position, without countries to share the burden of the increased number of matches

FIFA World Cup 2022: Qatar officials say that 48-team tournament will not be 'imposed', final decision to be taken in June
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FIFA World Cup 2022: Qatar officials say that 48-team tournament will not be 'imposed', final decision to be taken in June

The organisers of the 2022 Qatar World Cup said on Saturday that there will be no decision imposed on the country to extend the tournament to 48 teams.

FIFA president Gianni Infantino urges Kuwait to host World Cup 2022 matches in event of expansion to 48 teams
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FIFA president Gianni Infantino urges Kuwait to host World Cup 2022 matches in event of expansion to 48 teams

While no details of the visit were made public, local media has reported that Infantino's hope is to convince Kuwait to host some matches if the 2022 Qatar World Cup is expanded

FIFA president Gianni Infantino's ambitious push to expand 2022 Qatar World Cup to 48 teams faces resistance in Qatar
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FIFA president Gianni Infantino's ambitious push to expand 2022 Qatar World Cup to 48 teams faces resistance in Qatar

Concerned by political and logistical impediments, FIFA will face resistance in Qatar to attempts to expand the 2022 World Cup to 48 teams and spread games across the Persian Gulf.

Bundesliga: Werder Bremen refuse Japan's request to include Yuya Osako in Copa America squad
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Bundesliga: Werder Bremen refuse Japan's request to include Yuya Osako in Copa America squad

It is unclear whether Osako, who scored four goals at the Asian Cup, will be able to play for Bremen again this season with his club currently mid-table in the Bundesliga

Qatar's stunning AFC Asian Cup victory may end up deepening tensions between Gulf nations, say analysts
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Qatar's stunning AFC Asian Cup victory may end up deepening tensions between Gulf nations, say analysts

Qatar's remarkable Asian Cup victory may have been a sporting triumph but it is almost certain to come at a political price, analysts say.

FIFA announces joint venture with hosts Qatar for planning and delivery of 2022 World Cup
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FIFA announces joint venture with hosts Qatar for planning and delivery of 2022 World Cup

2022 World Cup hosts Qatar and global football chiefs FIFA announced a joint venture for planning and delivery in the run-up to the tournament.

Qatar open to idea of hosting 48-team World Cup in 2022, confirms FIFA president Gianni Infantino
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Qatar open to idea of hosting 48-team World Cup in 2022, confirms FIFA president Gianni Infantino

FIFA president Gianni Infantino said on Thursday that world football's governing body is discussing the feasibility of expanding the 2022 World Cup in Qatar to 48 teams.

AFC Asian Cup 2019: Qatar coach Felix Sanchez vows to 'isolate' his players from political situation in UAE
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AFC Asian Cup 2019: Qatar coach Felix Sanchez vows to 'isolate' his players from political situation in UAE

Qatar coach Felix Sanchez has vowed to "isolate" his players from politics at the Asian Cup, which is taking place in the United Arab Emirates during a diplomatic crisis between the countries.

Widespread support for increasing number of teams at 2022 World Cup to 48, says FIFA president Gianni Infantino
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Widespread support for increasing number of teams at 2022 World Cup to 48, says FIFA president Gianni Infantino

FIFA has said it will make its final decision in March after the completion of a feasibility study. Infantino said that it is open to the idea of a 48-team World Cup.