2022 FIFA World Cup

India next big market in football, want to capture it: Hassan Al Thawadi

India next big market in football, want to capture it: Hassan Al Thawadi

Qatar will be the first Gulf nation to host football's showpiece. The first World Cup in Asia was jointly hosted by Japan and South Korea in 2002.

Nov 08, 2017, 22:14 PM IST
Arab nations cut ties with Qatar in new Mideast crisis

Arab nations cut ties with Qatar in new Mideast crisis

Saudi Arabia and other Arab powers severed diplomatic ties on Monday with Qatar and moved to isolate the energy-rich nation that is home to a major US military base, accusing it of supporting terrorist groups and backing Iran.

Jun 06, 2017, 00:10 AM IST
Gulf diplomatic crisis could hit 2022 Qatar World Cup

Gulf diplomatic crisis could hit 2022 Qatar World Cup

Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Egypt and Yemen were among those to cut diplomatic ties with Qatar on the grounds that Doha supported extremist groups "that aim to destabilise the region".

Jun 05, 2017, 20:07 PM IST
2022 FIFA World Cup: Qatar to officially unveil air-conditioned stadium on Friday

2022 FIFA World Cup: Qatar to officially unveil air-conditioned stadium on Friday

The Khalifa International Stadium -- complete with the much-talked-about cooling technology that was central to Qatar's controversial bid for the World Cup -- will host the country's biggest domestic cup competition, The Emir Cup final.

May 18, 2017, 23:02 PM IST
India extend support to Qatar for hosting 2022 FIFA World Cup

India extend support to Qatar for hosting 2022 FIFA World Cup

With India hosting the U-17 World Cup later this year, Patel said the country will look to work with Qatar to make Asia a force to reckon with in world football.

May 11, 2017, 20:32 PM IST
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.

Aug 26, 2016, 20:12 PM IST

11 dead in Qatar labour camp fire

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

Jun 03, 2016, 03:41 AM IST
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.

Apr 20, 2016, 19:09 PM IST
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.

Feb 20, 2016, 17:25 PM IST
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.

Feb 17, 2016, 23:20 PM IST
'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.
 

Jan 29, 2016, 00:30 AM IST
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.

Dec 01, 2015, 11:11 AM IST
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".

Oct 08, 2015, 14:20 PM IST
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.

Aug 21, 2015, 21:31 PM IST
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.

Jun 21, 2015, 20:04 PM IST
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.

Jun 11, 2015, 23:28 PM IST
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.

Apr 23, 2015, 11:50 AM IST
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.

Mar 26, 2015, 23:56 PM IST
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.

Feb 27, 2015, 21:22 PM IST
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.

Jan 25, 2015, 15:44 PM IST