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World Cup 2022 host Qatar hired former CIA officer to spy on FIFA officials
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World Cup 2022 host Qatar hired former CIA officer to spy on FIFA officials

Qatar sought an edge in securing hosting rights from rivals like the United States and Australia by hiring former CIA officer turned private contractor Kevin Chalker

Gareth Southgate rewarded for England progress with two-year contract extension till 2024
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Gareth Southgate rewarded for England progress with two-year contract extension till 2024

Southgate, who also masterminded a run to the semi-finals at the 2018 World Cup in Russia, has transformed his team into serious contenders after years of underachievement

Qatar World Cup 'unfairly treated' on human rights, says CEO Nasser al-Khater
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Qatar World Cup 'unfairly treated' on human rights, says CEO Nasser al-Khater

CEO Nasser al-Khater said Qatar has not been given enough credit for its labour reforms aimed at improving conditions for migrant workers, mostly from South Asia.

2022 FIFA World Cup: FIFA changes playoff format for last two places at mega event
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2022 FIFA World Cup: FIFA changes playoff format for last two places at mega event

FIFA changed the World Cup qualifying format for the intercontinental playoffs on Friday to be single-leg games at a neutral venue.

2022 FIFA World Cup: One year from the tournament, clock ticks ever louder for Qatar
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2022 FIFA World Cup: One year from the tournament, clock ticks ever louder for Qatar

Qatar has faced constant criticism of the working conditions of its hundreds of thousands of migrant labourers, including those who built the World Cup stadiums.

Kenya arrests head of disbanded national football body Nick Mwendwa
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Kenya arrests head of disbanded national football body Nick Mwendwa

Football Kenya Federation (FKF) boss Nick Mwendwa was picked up by police at a Nairobi hotel the day after the government set up a caretaker committee to run the body and further investigate alleged financial irregularities during his tenure.

Premier League clubs unanimously oppose FIFA proposal to have biennial World Cups
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Premier League clubs unanimously oppose FIFA proposal to have biennial World Cups

The 20 teams also all opposed a FIFA proposal to reduce the five windows for international men's matches to just two in a year.

Kenya disbands national football federation due to allegations of corruption, puts caretaker committee in charge
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Kenya disbands national football federation due to allegations of corruption, puts caretaker committee in charge

Kenya Sports Minister Amina Mohamed said the action was taken after a government investigation into the finances of the Football Kenya Federation (FKF) revealed it had failed to account for all funds received from the government and other sponsors.

FIFA World Cup 2022 Qualifiers: Injured Giorgio Chiellini out of Italy's final decider
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FIFA World Cup 2022 Qualifiers: Injured Giorgio Chiellini out of Italy's final decider

Chiellini's absence is a big blow heading into Friday's clash in Rome against the Swiss, who trail Group C leaders Italy on goal difference with two games remaining for both teams

FIFA World Cup 2022 Qualifiers: Spain and Italy face crucial games to reach Qatar
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FIFA World Cup 2022 Qualifiers: Spain and Italy face crucial games to reach Qatar

The 10 group winners will secure qualification for football's global showpiece which kicks off on 21 November, 2022. The 10 runners-up will get another chance to qualify in play-offs next March

In a first, Indian women's football team to play against Brazil in international tournament
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In a first, Indian women's football team to play against Brazil in international tournament

Chile, ranked 37th in FIFA chart, and Venezuela (56th) are the other teams that the 57th-ranked Indians will face in the 25 November to 1 December tournament to be held in Manaus, Brazil

Sepp Blatter, Michel Platini indicted for fraud in Switzerland after six-year investigation
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Sepp Blatter, Michel Platini indicted for fraud in Switzerland after six-year investigation

The 85-year-old Blatter and 66-year-old Platini now face a trial within months at federal criminal court in Bellinzona. They could be jailed for several years if found guilty.

'Dead in its tracks': FIFPro chief convinced of biennial FIFA World Cups not happening
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'Dead in its tracks': FIFPro chief convinced of biennial FIFA World Cups not happening

FIFA will hold a summit in December with president Gianni Infantino still hoping to find consensus on plans to stage the men's tournament more often than the current four-year cycle.

FIFPro, European Leagues call for reform in wake of Super League threat
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FIFPro, European Leagues call for reform in wake of Super League threat

FIFPro, European Leagues announced a joint manifesto calling for greater influence over decisions affecting the future of the sport

FIFA World Cup 2022: Qatar hopes to attract 1.2 million visitors for showpiece event
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FIFA World Cup 2022: Qatar hopes to attract 1.2 million visitors for showpiece event

Qatar, with a population of approximately 2.75 million, will be the first ever Middle East World Cup host nation between 21 November and 18 December next year.

FIFA president Gianni Infantino hopes biennial World Cup consensus by 20 December
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FIFA president Gianni Infantino hopes biennial World Cup consensus by 20 December

FIFA has been actively pushing the idea of a biennial World Cup, rather than staging the competition every four years.

United Arab Emirates to host Club World Cup in 2022, says FIFA president Gianni Infantino
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United Arab Emirates to host Club World Cup in 2022, says FIFA president Gianni Infantino

The latest edition of the tournament – which features the champions of the six continental confederations along with the top team in the host nation – was due to be played at the end of this year in Japan before it pulled out as host because of the pandemic.

UEFA estimate shortfall of upto $3.5 billion if FIFA adopt biennial World Cup plan
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UEFA estimate shortfall of upto $3.5 billion if FIFA adopt biennial World Cup plan

European football's governing body presented the findings of the study to the leaders of its 55 member federations on Tuesday.

European football nations mull quitting FIFA to fight biennial World Cups
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European football nations mull quitting FIFA to fight biennial World Cups

Infantino, who is working with former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger to gain support for World Cups every two years, claims the plans would help more nations qualify to play on the biggest stage.

India coach Igor Stimac backs plans for biennial World Cup but wary of FIFA's motives
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India coach Igor Stimac backs plans for biennial World Cup but wary of FIFA's motives

FIFA revealed its detailed plan last month, after meeting with retired players, to redraft the calendar of international football competitions with biennial World Cups for men and women at the heart. The proposal was strongly backed by FIFA president Gianni Infantino.