Amnesty report says Qatar still failing migrant workers

Qatar, host of soccer`s 2022 World Cup, is doing little to improve conditions for its 1.5 million migrant workers despite promising reforms last year, Amnesty International said on Thursday.

Amnesty report says Qatar is still failing migrant workers
Amnesty report says Qatar is still failing migrant workers

Qatar, host nation of the 2022 World Cup, is still doing little to improve conditions for migrant workers despite promising reform last year, Amnesty International said on Wednesday.

Qatar World Cup "on schedule" despite controversies
Qatar World Cup "on schedule" despite controversies

The controversies surrounding Qatar`s hosting of the football 2022 World Cup may continue unabated but so too do the country`s preparations for the tournament itself.

Arrested German TV crew had no permits, say Qataris
Arrested German TV crew had no permits, say Qataris

Qatari authorities say they arrested a German television crew for filming a documentary without permission, not because of corruption allegations or the building conditions for the 2022 World Cup it exposed.

Qatar part ways with coach Djamel ​Belmadi
Qatar part ways with coach Djamel ​Belmadi

Qatar have sacked coach Djamel Belmadi just over a month before the start of their joint 2018 World Cup and Asian Cup qualifying campaign.

Winter World Cup in 2022 is `best solution`: Joachim Loew
Winter World Cup in 2022 is `best solution`: Joachim Loew

Germany coach Joachim Loew believes playing the 2022 World Cup in November and December is the "best solution" for the players, but lamented the probable absence of public viewing areas in Europe.

European leagues threaten legal action over Qatar World Cup
European leagues threaten legal action over Qatar World Cup

Europe`s top leagues could launch legal action against FIFA for the sporting and economic damage caused by moving the 2022 World Cup to Qatar, according to the French league president Frederic Thiriez.

Spanish League president criticises 2022 World Cup dates
Spanish League president criticises 2022 World Cup dates

Spanish Football League president Javier Tebas has strongly criticised the decision announced by FIFA this week to play the final of the 2022 World Cup on December 18.

2022 Qatar World Cup final on December 18, says FIFA
2022 Qatar World Cup final on December 18, says FIFA

FIFA`s executive committee on Thursday decided that the final of the controversial 2022 World Cup in Qatar will be held on December 18, a top official said.

FIFA meets to decide 2022 World Cup dates
FIFA meets to decide 2022 World Cup dates

FIFA`s executive committee started a two-day meeting on Thursday to decide the dates of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, which will be the first held in winter.

Heat stays on Qatar despite winter World Cup
Heat stays on Qatar despite winter World Cup

FIFA`s decision to hold the 2022 World Cup in winter takes some heat off Qatar but the Gulf state still faces major challenges in the next seven years.

Sepp Blatter says Qatar needs to do more to protect workers
Sepp Blatter says Qatar needs to do more to protect workers

FIFA president Sepp Blatter visited Qatar`s emir on Sunday and said that while progress has been made in improving workers` rights in the 2022 World Cup host nation, more still needed to be done.

Strong league to fuel Qatar's Asia ambition, says chief
Strong league to fuel Qatar's Asia ambition, says chief

Qatar`s soccer league chief hopes a close alliance with the national team can help the country improve its international performance following a disappointing Asian Cup this year.

IOC welcomes Qatar date move
IOC welcomes Qatar date move

The head of the International Olympic Committee on Saturday welcomed FIFA plans to move the 2022 World Cup in Qatar to November and December, avoiding any clash with that year`s Winter Olympics.

FIFA seeks accord on 2022 World Cup dates
FIFA seeks accord on 2022 World Cup dates

A FIFA task force meets in Qatar this week to try to set dates for the 2022 World Cup -- with a groundbreaking but highly controversial winter tournament likely.

Qatar to introduce pay reform for migrant workers

Qatar said Thursday it will introduce a major labour law reform to ensure thousands of workers building venues for the 2022 World Cup are paid on time, after complaints by rights groups.

'Guardiola could coach Qatar for 2022 World Cup'
'Guardiola could coach Qatar for 2022 World Cup'

German club Bayern Munich's coach Pep Guardiola could take over as Qatar’s football coach for the 2022 World Cup, reports in Germany suggested Wednesday.

50 football leagues disrupted by winter 2022 World Cup warns official
50 football leagues disrupted by winter 2022 World Cup warns official

At least 50 football leagues around the world would be adversely affected if the 2022 World Cup in Qatar was held in November and December, the official who originally warned against holding the World Cup there has told Reuters.

FIFA executive meets amid corruption report storm
FIFA executive meets amid corruption report storm

FIFA president Sepp Blatter opened a meeting of his 25-member executive committee on Thursday amid a storm of controversy over an inquiry into the bids by Russia and Qatar for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups.

FIFA ethics investigator Michael Garcia resigns in protest
FIFA ethics investigator Michael Garcia resigns in protest

FIFA ethics investigator Michael Garcia resigned on Wednesday in protest at the way his report into allegations of corruption in awarding the 2018 and 2022 World Cup tournaments to Russia and Qatar was handled by the soccer governing body`s ethics judge.