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FIFA Club World Cup in Qatar rescheduled to February 2021 amid coronavirus crisis
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FIFA Club World Cup in Qatar rescheduled to February 2021 amid coronavirus crisis

European champions Bayern Munich and Qatari side Al-Duhail, who qualify through being hosts, are the only teams yet confirmed for the competition with other continental tournaments around the world delayed by the coronavirus.

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

At least 19 dead, 22 injured in attack on Afghanistan's Kabul University; not involved, says Taliban
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At least 19 dead, 22 injured in attack on Afghanistan's Kabul University; not involved, says Taliban

Afghan media reported that a book exhibition was being held at the university and was attended by a number of dignitaries at the time of the shooting. MOI spokesperson Tariq Arian said three attackers were killed during the gun fight

‘Grossly disturbing, offensive’: Australia’s foreign minister condemns internal examination of passengers at Doha airport
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‘Grossly disturbing, offensive’: Australia’s foreign minister condemns internal examination of passengers at Doha airport

The women, including 13 Australians, were examined after a newborn baby was found abandoned at Qatar’s Hamad International Airport

Qatar to host East Zone games for AFC Champions League
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Qatar to host East Zone games for AFC Champions League

The East Zone teams, which come from countries including Japan, China and Australia, will play their remaining matches in Doha from 18 November to 13 December, the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) said.

Afghanistan government airstrikes kill 24 civilians, injure 6 in northern province of Kunduz, say witnesses
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Afghanistan government airstrikes kill 24 civilians, injure 6 in northern province of Kunduz, say witnesses

The Afghan defence ministry claimed the airstrikes killed 30 Taliban fighters, but added an investigation was being held into claims that civilians were among the dead

Qatar has 'effectively dismantled' long-criticised kafala system of employment, says ILO
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Qatar has 'effectively dismantled' long-criticised kafala system of employment, says ILO

Qatar also has adopted a minimum monthly wage of 1,000 Qatari riyals (USD 275) for workers, the ILO said.

Qatar Football Association submits bid to host AFC Asian Cup in 2027, top bidder to be announced in 2021
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Qatar Football Association submits bid to host AFC Asian Cup in 2027, top bidder to be announced in 2021

Qatar, also hosts of the next World Cup in 2022, previously staged the Asian Cup, the continent's top national team competition, in 1988 and 2011

AIFF planning to hold camp for India seniors ahead of World Cup qualifier against Qatar
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AIFF planning to hold camp for India seniors ahead of World Cup qualifier against Qatar

The All India Football Federation is awaiting a final response from the Odisha government after their proposal of holding the national camp for the Indian senior team a month before the Qatar fixture.

Expat quota bill set to impact 8 lakh Indians in Kuwait; foreign workers in Gulf bear brunt of coronavirus pandemic
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Expat quota bill set to impact 8 lakh Indians in Kuwait; foreign workers in Gulf bear brunt of coronavirus pandemic

According to the draft expat quota bill, Indians, currently the largest expat community in Kuwait with a population of 1.45 million, should not exceed 15 percent of the population

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.

India bids for hosting rights of Asian Cup 2027; will compete with four other countries
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India bids for hosting rights of Asian Cup 2027; will compete with four other countries

The other bidders for Asia's premier football tournament are Iran, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Uzbekistan.

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.

India's postponed 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifier against Qatar rescheduled to 8 October as AFC unveils new dates
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India's postponed 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifier against Qatar rescheduled to 8 October as AFC unveils new dates

The Indian football team's postponed 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifying round game against Asian champions Qatar at home was on Friday rescheduled to 8 October as the continental body proposed new dates for the matches.

Coronavirus Outbreak: CONCACAF chief eyes World Cup qualifying overhaul
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Coronavirus Outbreak: CONCACAF chief eyes World Cup qualifying overhaul

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

Doha, Riyadh submit official bids for hosting 2030 Asian Games
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Doha, Riyadh submit official bids for hosting 2030 Asian Games

Qatari capital Doha hosted the 2006 Games but Saudi Arabia has never organised an OCA multi-sport event

Bundesliga: Amid coronavirus outbreak, fans continue to question Bayern Munich's silence on Qatar and human rights abuse
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Bundesliga: Amid coronavirus outbreak, fans continue to question Bayern Munich's silence on Qatar and human rights abuse

Bayern is sponsored by state-owned carrier Qatar Airways and has been holding mid-season training camps in the Persian Gulf country since 2011.

UAE's appeal to strip Qatar of AFC Asian Cup 2019 title reaches Court of Arbitration for Sport
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UAE's appeal to strip Qatar of AFC Asian Cup 2019 title reaches Court of Arbitration for Sport

The UAE has alleged Qatar star forward Almoez Ali and defender Bassam Al-Rawi were not born there and did not meet FIFA nationality requirements to represent the country

Coronavirus outbreak: IndiGo cancels flights to Doha till 17 March after Qatar bans entry of Indian nationals
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Coronavirus outbreak: IndiGo cancels flights to Doha till 17 March after Qatar bans entry of Indian nationals

Qatar has temporarily banned entry of people coming from India and 13 other countries in the wake of coronavirus outbreak, which has infected thousands of people

Indian men's football coach Igor Stimac says ISL and I-League should follow AFC policy of allowing four foreign players in a match
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Indian men's football coach Igor Stimac says ISL and I-League should follow AFC policy of allowing four foreign players in a match

Stimac said he did not have any information about cancellation of national camp in Bhubaneswar, ahead of their World Cup qualifier against Qatar on 26 March, due to the outbreak of coronavirus