2022 Football World Cup

Qatar won't be distracted from final by eligibility row, says coach Felix Sanchez

On the eve of the Asian Cup final between Qatar and Japan, the United Arab Emirates had formally questioned the eligibility of Almoez Ali 22, and Iraqi-born defender Bassam Al Rawi, 21.

Jan 31, 2019, 16:55 PM IST

Gulf tensions boil over at Asian Cup as Qatar oust UAE

The crowd of 38,646 at the Mohammed Bin Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the UAE, was hostile to the Qatar side. 

Jan 30, 2019, 09:51 AM IST

AFC backs Qatar as host of 2022 football World Cup

The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) on Thursday supported Qatar's right to host the 2022 World Cup despite the ongoing corruption scandal that has engulfed world football's governing body FIFA, amid calls for scrapping the Gulf country's right to host due to an alleged bribe-filled bidding process.

Jun 04, 2015, 23:53 PM IST

Qatar hits back at Amnesty labour claims

Qatar insisted Thursday it was "committed" to improving conditions for its huge number of migrant labourers following an Amnesty report accusing Doha of failing to deliver on promised reforms.

May 22, 2015, 00:02 AM IST

Qatar arrests BBC journalist on government press trip

A BBC journalist invited to Qatar to examine the living conditions of workers building infrastructure for the 2022 football World Cup was detained for more than 24 hours, the broadcaster reported Monday.

May 18, 2015, 13:39 PM IST

Qatar vows to change `kafala` labour law

Qatar, host of the 2022 football World Cup, pledged Sunday to introduce new legislation to replace the controversial "kafala" sponsorship system and improve conditions for migrant workers by early 2015.

Nov 16, 2014, 16:25 PM IST

Qatar `detains` Britons probing World Cup labour conditions

Britain said it was investigating on Thursday after two British researchers were reported detained in Qatar while probing the working conditions of migrants building infrastructure for the 2022 football World Cup.

Sep 04, 2014, 14:56 PM IST

Qatar to end sponsorship system for foreign workers

Qatar, which will host the 2022 football World Cup, said Wednesday it will abolish its controversial sponsorship system for foreign workers as international criticism mounts over their treatment.

May 15, 2014, 00:37 AM IST

Qatar to end sponsorship system for foreign workers

Qatar which will host the 2022 football World Cup, said Wednesday it will abolish its controversial sponsorship system for foreign workers as international criticism mounts over their treatment.

May 14, 2014, 22:15 PM IST

Qatar approves record $62 bn budget

Gas-rich Qatar, pushing ahead with a massive infrastructure drive in preparation for hosting the 2022 football World Cup, unveiled a record budget Sunday of almost $62 billion.

Mar 31, 2014, 00:44 AM IST

India can qualify for 2022 football World Cup, says Sachin Tendulkar

Indian cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar found himself in a slightly different territory on Sunday as he pitched for football, saying that with the 2017 Under-17 World Cup coming to the country, qualifying for the 2022 senior main event is a realistic target.

Dec 22, 2013, 16:58 PM IST

Blatter suggests 2022 Qatar WC could also take place in Iran

After revealing that several countries had offered to co-host the 2022 World Cup with Qatar, Sepp Blatter has admitted that he is open to the possibility of staging the event in more than one Gulf nation.

Nov 09, 2013, 11:35 AM IST

Blatter rules out January World Cup in Qatar

FIFA president Sepp Blatter ruled out a January World Cup in Qatar in 2022 and said on Friday November/December was the only alternative to a summer tournament.

Nov 09, 2013, 08:26 AM IST

Osama bin Laden`s son eyes 2022 World Cup deals

In a bid to win contracts ahead of the 2022 football World Cup, which Qatar will host, a Qatari construction firm, founded by a son of Osama bin Laden, has formed a joint venture with Spain`s Coprosa.

Jun 14, 2012, 09:33 AM IST

Zidane named Qatar’s World Cup bid ambassador

Former France midfielder Zinedine Zidane has been appointed ambassador for Qatar’s attempt to host the 2022 World Cup, said the Gulf Arab state’s bid committee.

Sep 17, 2010, 20:14 PM IST

Zidane named Qatar’s World Cup bid ambassador

Former France midfielder Zinedine Zidane has been appointed ambassador for Qatar’s attempt to host the 2022 World Cup, said the Gulf Arab state’s bid committee.

Sep 17, 2010, 20:14 PM IST