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.
Despite his latest setback Neymar will still travel with the squad amid hopes that he may recover in time for the trip to Uruguay on 17 November.
Saudi Arabia removes key restrictions on migrant workers, but reforms aren't abolition of kafala system
Reforms will allow foreign workers the right to change jobs by transferring their sponsorship from one employer to another, leave and re-enter the country and secure final exit visas without the employers' consent
FIFA World Cup 2022 Qualifiers: Neymar hat-trick powers Brazil to victory over Peru; Argentina edge Bolivia
Peru twice took the lead through Andre Carrillo and a heavily deflected strike from Renato Tapia, but two controversial Neymar penalties, an injury time third and a close range strike from Richarlison maintained the Selecao's winning start to qualifying for Qatar 2022.
FIFA World Cup 2022 qualifiers: Two Peruvian players test positive for COVID-19 ahead of Brazil clash
The Peruvian football federation issued a statement on Monday saying strikers Raúl Ruidiaz and Alex Valera have not shown serious symptoms of the coronavirus and have remained in isolation since before the results were known.
FIFA World Cup 2022 qualifiers: Lionel Messi's first-half penalty fires Argentina to 1-0 win over Ecuador in opening game
The breakthrough came after a reckless challenge by Pervis Estupinan sent Lucas Ocampo sprawling in the box, with Messi stepping up to lash home his 71st international goal.
Qatar also has adopted a minimum monthly wage of 1,000 Qatari riyals (USD 275) for workers, the ILO said.
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: 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.
FIFA World Cup 2022 organisers fear fans won't be able to afford travelling to Qatar if coronavirus pandemic causes recession
Organisers of the FIFA World Cup 2022 in Qatar are concerned that many fans won't be able to afford travelling to the tournament if the coronavirus pandemic causes a global recession.
The novel coronavirus outbreak will likely mean the end of the Hex, the six-team World Cup qualifying format used by the CONCACAF region, said CONCACAF chief Victor Montagliani
The idea of a calendar-year season has been put forward before including by Karl-Heinz Rummenigge when he was chairman of the European Club Association (ECA).
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.
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.
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.
Indian football in 2019: Sunil Chhetri's legend grows, but team slips amid World Cup dreams going up in smoke
Goal-machine Sunil Chhetri remained a notch above the mediocrity that is Indian football, which endured a forgettable year thanks to early exits from the World Cup qualifiers and the Asian Cup besides an 11-rung drop in FIFA rankings.
FIFA Club World Cup 2019 exposes 'soulless' Qatar as Gulf nation gears up for mega tournament in 2022
The 2022 World Cup hosts, Qatar, live in a different and very bleak universe, one that few would care to inhabit, not even when the global game supersedes everything — during the World Cup.
FIFA World Cup 2022: Football is not exclusive to one part of the world, it is for all of us, says Qatar's organising body chief Hassan Al Thawadi
Al Thawadi, who studied law, has had to deal with plenty of criticism of the choice of Qatar since 2010 when the country was awarded the World Cup hosting rights.
FIFA World Cup 2022 Qualifiers: Lionel Messi-less Argentina to start qualifying campaign against Ecuador
The draw on Tuesday at CONMEBOL put Bolivia in Argentina's path in the second round of qualifying. Messi will be eligible to play that match after his red card in the Copa America.
FIFA World Cup 2022: Russia still a contender to play in Qatar but anthem ban could hurt their chances
Anthem ban could hurt Russia if they play at World Cup in Qatar. In a study after Euro 2016, researchers concluded that “teams that sang national anthems with greater passion went on to concede fewer goals.”