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FIFA seeks ban for Qatar, Asian FC officials for refusing to cooperate with inquiry

FIFA seeks ban for Qatar, Asian FC officials for refusing to cooperate with inquiry

He is also head of the organising committee for the 2019 Asian Cup in the United Arab Emirates.

11 dead in Qatar labour camp fire

A vast number of migrant labourers work in Qatar on numerous infrastructure projects.

FIFA chief sees no problems in holding 2022 World Cup in Qatar in winter

FIFA chief sees no problems in holding 2022 World Cup in Qatar in winter

An initiative of switching the 2022 World Cup in Qatar from summer to November-December period was initially proposed two years ago by former FIFA president Sepp Blatter.

FIFA scandal: You cannot buy a World Cup, says Sepp Blatter

FIFA scandal: You cannot buy a World Cup, says Sepp Blatter

The Swiss football administrator has once again claimed that he is innocent as he awaits the judgement of a corruption appeal against his eight-year ban from the sport.

FIFA Ethics Committee sanctions German great Franz Beckenbauer

FIFA Ethics Committee sanctions German great Franz Beckenbauer

FIFA is investigating the awarding of World Cups as soccer`s governing body faces the biggest graft scandal in its history.

'Whistleblower' helps Swiss investigation against FIFA's Sepp Blatter

'Whistleblower' helps Swiss investigation against FIFA's Sepp Blatter

Swiss prosecutors last year opened a criminal investigation of individuals on suspicion of mismanagement and money laundering related to allocation of the 2018 and 2022 World Cups to Russia and Qatar.
 

Labour abuse still 'rampant' in Qatar five years after world cup bid: Rights group

Labour abuse still 'rampant' in Qatar five years after world cup bid: Rights group

Qatar denies exploiting workers and says it has implemented labour reforms.

2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar will be beautiful: Xavi Hernandez

2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar will be beautiful: Xavi Hernandez

Spanish football icon Xavi Hernandez, ex-Barcelona star and currently at Qatari club Al Sadd, believes that the 2022 World Cup in Qatar will be "comfortable, beautiful and attractive for both the fans and players".

FIFA team targets match-fixing, 'many' cases of corruption: Source

FIFA team targets match-fixing, 'many' cases of corruption: Source

FIFA`s independent ethics committee is probing "many" cases of suspected corruption, is accelerating its investigations and expects life bans for all but minor offences, according to a source familiar with the matter.

FIFA scandal: Arab League slams `hateful campaign` against Qatar

FIFA scandal: Arab League slams `hateful campaign` against Qatar

The Arab League on Sunday condemned what it called the "hateful campaign" against Qatar`s controversial hosting of the 2022 World Cup, amid a corruption scandal rocking football`s governing body FIFA.

Gulf states attack `hateful campaign` against Qatar

Gulf states attack `hateful campaign` against Qatar

Foreign ministers from the Gulf states on Thursday hit out at the "hateful campaign" directed against Qatar`s controversial hosting of the 2022 World Cup.

Qatar reveals design for fifth 2022 World Cup stadium

Qatar reveals design for fifth 2022 World Cup stadium

Officials in Qatar on Wednesday unveiled the design for the fifth stadium to host matches during the football World Cup in 2022.

Barcelona legend Xavi Hernandez to join Qatari outfit Al Sadd

Barcelona legend Xavi Hernandez to join Qatari outfit Al Sadd

Midfield maestro Xavi Hernandez will leave his childhood club Barcelona at the of end of the current season, according to AS.com. The report said that the 35-year-old has signed a three-year contract with Qatari club Al Sadd.

2022 FIFA World Cup final no later than December 18, says Sepp Blatter

2022 FIFA World Cup final no later than December 18, says Sepp Blatter

The World Cup final in Qatar in 2022 should be played no later than Dec. 18, FIFA president Sepp Blatter said on Friday.

2022 FIFA World Cup in winter, says AFC boss

2022 FIFA World Cup in winter, says AFC boss

The 2022 World Cup in Qatar looks increasingly likely to be played in November and December to avoid the region`s blazing summer heat, Asia`s football supremo said.

FIFA will not reopen 2018 and 2022 World Cup votes

FIFA will not reopen 2018 and 2022 World Cup votes

FIFA will not reopen the vote for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups, and will publish at least some of the confidential report into the bidding process, President Sepp Blatter said today.

Michel Platini backs new Qatar 2022 vote if corruption proved

Michel Platini backs new Qatar 2022 vote if corruption proved

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.

Qatar releases Brit-Nepalese researchers investigating World Cup labour conditions

Qatar releases Brit-Nepalese researchers investigating World Cup labour conditions

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.

Asian football chief backs Qatar to clear doubts

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.

Mistake to award World Cup to Qatar, says Blatter

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.