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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
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
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'
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.
Sepp Blatter said "nothing" had happened since September 2015, the date of the opening of proceedings against him for "corrupt management"
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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 secretary general Jerome Valcke said last month that the 2022 World Cup "will not be in June or July".
"The World Cup in 2022 will be played in Qatar," the 78-year-old Swiss told Asian Football Confederation members in Manila on Sunday.
Here's a look at how a November-December World Cup could work, and the tweaks needed in Europe to accommodate that