FIFA scandal deepens, Blatter denies crisis talk

FIFA president Sepp Blatter denied there was a crisis and described problems as local difficulties.

Artificial cloud to cool venues at 2022 World Cup

A Qatar-based engineering teacher has unveiled a design of an artificial cloud to shade and cool the open playgrounds to be used during the 2022 World Cup in Doha.

Qatar to host 2022 Cup alone in summer: Blatter

The 2022 World Cup in Qatar will be played in the summer as originally planned and will not be co-hosted with neighbouring countries, FIFA president Sepp Blatter said.

Bin Hammam rules out World Cup date change

Asian football chief Mohamed Bin Hammam on Friday ruled out shifting the 2022 World Cup in Qatar to
winter or staging tournament matches around the Gulf region.

2022 World Cup could be co-hosted, says Platini

UEFA president Michel Platini has said that he believes the 2022 World Cup could be shared by Qatar with other countries in the region.

Capello supports winter World Cup in Qatar

Fabio Capello has backed calls to play the 2022 World Cup during the winter.

Qatar to use cruise ship for World Cup accommodation

Qatar plans to use a cruise ship for accommodation when it hosts the soccer World Cup in 2022 but will need more short-term alternatives to avoid adding to an already oversupplied hotel market.

No Alcohol, kissing at FIFA Club WC in Abu Dhabi

Fans at the FIFA Club World Cup in Abu Dhabi on December 8-18 will have to abstain from drinking alcohol and kissing in public, in keeping with Muslim sensitivities, a newspaper said on Monday.

Triple despair in Asia as World Cup goes to Qatar

: FIFA`s shock decision to hand the 2022 World Cup to Qatar was met with despair in Seoul, Sydney and Tokyo today as months of campaigning ended in heartbreak and accusations of financial skullduggery.

China says still interested in World Cup bid

China`s football boss says his country is still interested in hosting a future World Cup. Chinese Football Association chief Wei Di said that Qatar`s winning bid for the 2022 WC had not shaken his determination.

FIFA evaluates US ability to host 2022 World Cup

FIFA says the United States bid needs stronger guarantees of federal government support and Qatar`s desert heat could put players` health at risk at a 2022 World Cup.

FIFA begins hearing into vote-selling allegations

FIFA has begun a three-day investigation into corruption allegations which have cast a shadow over the contest for the right to stage the 2018 and 2022 World Cups.

Suspended FIFA official Adamu denies wrongdoing

FIFA executive committee member Amos Adamu has denied wrongdoing and said investigations would show him to be a credible person.

FIFA inspects Japan’s bid to host 2022 World Cup

Japan on Tuesday tried to impress a visiting FIFA delegation with cutting-edge technology and an environmentally friendly stadium to strengthen its bid to host the 2022 football World Cup.

FIFA begins inspection for 2018-2022 World Cups

A FIFA inspection committee has started a visit to the 12 countries vying to host the World Cup in 2018 and 2022.

Japan to bid only for 2022 World Cup

The Japan Football Association says it will focus on winning the right to host the 2022 World Cup instead of bidding for both the 2018 and 2022 tournaments.

Houghton wants India take cue from US, bid for 2022 World Cup

National coach Bob Houghton said time has come for India to start building world class football stadia and then bid for 2022 World Cup if the country wants to lift the profile of the game, just like United States did after 1994.

Peace is the word for Asian 2022 World Cup hosting bids

Qatar and South Korea`s bids to host the 2022 World Cup are good campaigns based on bringing peace to their regions, Asian Football Confederation (AFC) President Mohamed Bin Hammam has said.