Michel Platini on Wednesday backed a fresh vote on the 2022 World Cup if proof ever emerged of corruption in the awarding of Qatar as the venue.
Two British-Nepalese human rights researchers, who were apprehended by Qatari authorities for investigating the working conditions of Nepalese labourers in Qatar have been released.
Asia`s football chief Shaikh Salman Ebrahim Al Khalifa said today he is convinced Qatar would try to clear the air over fresh claims it paid millions in bribes to secure the 2022 World Cup.
Awarding the 2022 soccer World Cup to Qatar was a `mistake` and the tournament will probably have to be held in the winter because of the heat, FIFA president Sepp Blatter has said.
The organising committee of the 2022 Qatar World Cup has reportedly reduced the number of stadiums it is planning to build for the tournament due to rising costs and delays.
FIFA boss Sepp Blatter condemned European media for "attacking" 2022 World Cup hosts Qatar Tuesday, days after slamming European countries and companies over the controversial tournament.
Qatar on Thursday described as "exaggerated" foreign allegations of the abuse of migrants working on football World Cup construction projects in the Gulf state, while vowing to take them seriously.
The 2022 Football World Cup is set to be switched to November and December in winters, as the Premier League was close to an agreement for it, according to FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke.
Two German broadcasters have alleged that they were imprisoned by Qatari Police while investigating the migrant labourers working connditions in the preparations for the 2022 FIFA WC.
FIFA members need more time to decide whether the 2022 World Cup should be staged outside the traditional June-July period.
Top European politicians pressured world soccer`s governing body (FIFA) to award the 2022 soccer World Cup to Qatar, FIFA president Sepp Blatter said on Wednesday.
Awarding the 2022 World Cup to Qatar may well have been "a mistake", FIFA president Sepp Blatter said for the first time on Monday.
FIFA should consider a re-bidding process for the 2022 World Cup rather than move the competition to winter, according to former English Football Association chairman David Bernstein.
Awarding the 2022 soccer World Cup to Qatar`s desert state was a "blatant mistake" FIFA executive committee member Theo Zwanziger said on Wednesday.
FIFA president Sepp Blatter will push for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar to be moved to the winter after getting a personal taste of the Middle East`s blast furnace climate.
FIFA has suggested for the first time that the 2022 World Cup in Qatar could be moved to winter if medical evidence showed that playing in the intense summer heat would be dangerous.
Qatar is still considering whether to allow alcohol in stadiums when it hosts the 2022 World Cup, though a senior official on Wednesday said he did not see a need for it.
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