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WADA bars Russia for four years. But what does the ban mean? More importantly, what does it not?
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WADA bars Russia for four years. But what does the ban mean? More importantly, what does it not?

The decision to bar Russia from international sports for four years raises more questions than it answers. We try to decode what the ban means, and what it doesn't.

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.

FIFA rankings: Belgium retain year-end No 1 spot with unbeaten streak helping them pip World Cup winners France
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FIFA rankings: Belgium retain year-end No 1 spot with unbeaten streak helping them pip World Cup winners France

Retaining their year-end No 1 spot, Belgium extended their lead over World Cup champion France going into a four-month break for the top national teams.

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.

AFC president Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa announces re-election bid, says he won't allow organization to lapse into 'chaos'
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AFC president Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa announces re-election bid, says he won't allow organization to lapse into 'chaos'

Asian Football Confederation president Sheikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa has announced a bid for re-election, stating that he's trying to prevent the organization from slipping into chaos.

Former FIFA president Sepp Blatter wishes investigation involving him and Michel Platini to end
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Former FIFA president Sepp Blatter wishes investigation involving him and Michel Platini to end

Sepp Blatter said "nothing" had happened since September 2015, the date of the opening of proceedings against him for "corrupt management"

Today's steaming pile: UAE, five other nations never wrote to FIFA to strip Qatar of 2022 World Cup
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Today's steaming pile: UAE, five other nations never wrote to FIFA to strip Qatar of 2022 World Cup

A story claiming that six Arab nations had written to FIFA demanding that Qatar be stripped of the World Cup in 2022 was published on what appeared to be a fake version of a Swiss news website, the site's co-founder has said.

FIFA World Cup 2022: Qatar preparations continue 'as normal' despite diplomatic crisis
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FIFA World Cup 2022: Qatar preparations continue 'as normal' despite diplomatic crisis

Despite the country being at the centre of a diplomatic crisis which has seen Qatar cut off politically — and economically — from neighbouring Gulf countries, organisers were unworried, said the source.

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 organisers ready to fight to keep 2022 bid alive
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Qatar World Cup organisers ready to fight to keep 2022 bid alive

Qatar beat Australia, Japan, the United States and South Korea to win the right to host the tournament, but the ballot has been dogged by allegations of corruption ever since.

2022 World Cup final to be played on December 18, says FIFA
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2022 World Cup final to be played on December 18, says FIFA

FIFA ended more than four years of uncertainty over the timing of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar by announcing on Thursday that it would be played in November and December with the final on Dec. 18.

Qatar 2022: Premier League chief unhappy with disruptive winter World Cup plans
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Qatar 2022: Premier League chief unhappy with disruptive winter World Cup plans

The decision to move the World Cup –- traditionally played in June and July –- has led to speculation that some European leagues would seek compensation.

FIFA task force to meet in Qatar over World Cup 2022 dates
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FIFA task force to meet in Qatar over World Cup 2022 dates

FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke said last month that the 2022 World Cup "will not be in June or July".

Guardiola could be Qatar coach at World Cup 2022
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Guardiola could be Qatar coach at World Cup 2022

Guardiola has voiced his belief earlier that hosting the World Cup in the Middle East would be a success.

The 2022 World Cup will happen in Qatar, says defiant FIFA chief Blatter
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The 2022 World Cup will happen in Qatar, says defiant FIFA chief Blatter

"The World Cup in 2022 will be played in Qatar," the 78-year-old Swiss told Asian Football Confederation members in Manila on Sunday.

Fifa informant says she is 'living in fear'
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Fifa informant says she is 'living in fear'

Phaedra Al-Majid, who accused Qatar of corruption in its successful bid to win the right to host the 2022 soccer World Cup, said she was living in fear

How football could accommodate 2022 WC dates moves
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How football could accommodate 2022 WC dates moves

Here's a look at how a November-December World Cup could work, and the tweaks needed in Europe to accommodate that