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FIFA World Cup 2022 organisers fear fans won't be able to afford travelling to Qatar if coronavirus pandemic causes recession
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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.

UAE football federation's appeal against Qatar for fielding ineligible players in 2019 Asian Cup semi-final to be heard at CAS
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UAE football federation's appeal against Qatar for fielding ineligible players in 2019 Asian Cup semi-final to be heard at CAS

The UAE filed a complaint with the Asian Football Confederation after a 4-0 loss to Qatar in the Asian Cup semi-finals in Abu Dhabi last January

FIFA 2022 World Cup: After IAAF World Championships, visitors wonder if Qatar can keep fans entertained at mega football event
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FIFA 2022 World Cup: After IAAF World Championships, visitors wonder if Qatar can keep fans entertained at mega football event

Qatar’s hosting of the world athletics championships brought criticism for poor attendances and hot conditions for road events but there was something else which struck many visitors about 2022 World Cup host nation — a lack of things to do.

Disgraced Michel Platini plans comeback, gears up for legal fight after four-year FIFA ban ends
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Disgraced Michel Platini plans comeback, gears up for legal fight after four-year FIFA ban ends

Michel Platini, whose FIFA ban expired today, said he is keeping all options open, but pointed out that the next elections for top roles at FIFA, UEFA and the French football association are "some years ahead."

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.

Qatar won't decide on 48-team World Cup in 2022 until organisers have seen FIFA report on feasibility
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Qatar won't decide on 48-team World Cup in 2022 until organisers have seen FIFA report on feasibility

Qatar will not take a decision on whether to expand its 2022 World Cup to 48 teams from 32 until it has seen the details of a feasibility study from FIFA, an official from the country’s World Cup organising committee said on Monday.

FIFA World Cup 2022: Qatar considering offers from Iran and other nations to host teams, reveals organiser
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FIFA World Cup 2022: Qatar considering offers from Iran and other nations to host teams, reveals organiser

Iran has recently offered to host teams who will play in tiny Qatar in the World Cup which starts in just over four years time

FIFA World Cup 2022: Qatar stadium designed by Zaha Hadid to be built 'by end of year'
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FIFA World Cup 2022: Qatar stadium designed by Zaha Hadid to be built 'by end of year'

Qatar has said it is spending almost $500 million a week on World Cup-related projects – will have built almost half of its proposed eight venues with four years still to go to the tournament.

Qatar 2022 chief says he has no regrets over hosting FIFA World Cup despite the constant 'abuse'
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Qatar 2022 chief says he has no regrets over hosting FIFA World Cup despite the constant 'abuse'

Qatar's most senior World Cup official said Monday there were no regrets in bidding for the 2022 tournament, despite the "abuse" he claims the country has received since being chosen as host.

Qatar World Cup organisers say FIFA's Garcia Report vindicated bid's integrity
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Qatar World Cup organisers say FIFA's Garcia Report vindicated bid's integrity

Qatar World Cup organisers said on Wednesday that the surprise publication of FIFA's Garcia Report "vindicated the integrity" of its successful bid to host the 2022 tournament.

Fifa, Qatar Airways confirm sponsorship deal ahead of major tournaments
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Fifa, Qatar Airways confirm sponsorship deal ahead of major tournaments

Fifa confirmed on Sunday that Qatar Airways will be its "official airline" for a host of major tournaments, including the 2018 and 2022 World Cups.

World Cup 2022: Qatar confirms host status despite corruption, human rights concerns
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World Cup 2022: Qatar confirms host status despite corruption, human rights concerns

Holding the 2022 World Cup in Qatar is a "done deal", a confident head of the Gulf state's tournament organising committee said Monday, shrugging off ongoing corruption and human rights concerns.

Qatar World Cup: Amnesty report alleges labour abuse; rights groups raise 'serious concerns'
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Qatar World Cup: Amnesty report alleges labour abuse; rights groups raise 'serious concerns'

Migrant laborers faced abuse that in some cases amounted to forced labor while working on a stadium that will host soccer matches for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, a new report released by Amnesty International alleged Thursday

Stay away, stags: Qatar mulls a 'bachelor ban,' wants family-only mall days
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Stay away, stags: Qatar mulls a 'bachelor ban,' wants family-only mall days

Qatar's only directly elected body is to vote on introducing family-only days at major shopping malls in a move dubbed a "bachelor ban" that is likely to restrict access for foreign labourers.

Australian football chief says Blatter's resignation is only the start of FIFA clean-up
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Australian football chief says Blatter's resignation is only the start of FIFA clean-up

Billionaire businessman Lowy, one of Australia's richest persons, was scathing in his criticism of both FIFA and the bid process for 2022.

FIFA corruption crisis: All you need to know about the Swiss, US investigations
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FIFA corruption crisis: All you need to know about the Swiss, US investigations

Breaking down the investigations of corruption in FIFA and how they might affect FIFA president Sepp Blatter and football's governing body.

FIFA task force recommends shorter November-December WC for Qatar 2022
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FIFA task force recommends shorter November-December WC for Qatar 2022

The FIFA task force looking into dates for the Qatar World Cup has recommended a shorter tournament to be staged in November and December 2022, the head of the Asian Football Confederation told reporters on Tuesday.

Qatar World Cup is a burden for all of football: German FA
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Qatar World Cup is a burden for all of football: German FA

World soccer's governing body FIFA has been under mounting international criticism since awarding the World Cup to the tiny yet cash-rich Gulf state in 2010 where summer temperatures can rise as high as 50 degrees Celsius.

EA extends licensing deal with FIFA till 2022
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EA extends licensing deal with FIFA till 2022

EA has signed an extension to its licensing deal with FIFA giving the prominent game developers the right to produce newer versions of FIFA games till 2022