Qatar World Cup

Former UEFA chief Michael Platini detained and questioned in Qatar World Cup probe

Platini’s lawyer William Bourdon was not immediately available for comment. The detention of the former soccer star was first reported by French investigative website Mediapart.

Jun 18, 2019, 15:49 PM IST

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

FIFA president Gianni Infantino says Qatar World Cup not under threat

Infantino said that FIFA was watching the situation and was in regular contact with the Qatari authorities.

Jun 11, 2017, 21:27 PM IST

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

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

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 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

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

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

Qatar to finish work on first World Cup venue by 2016

Controversial football World Cup host Qatar will complete work on the first venue for tournament matches by 2016, six years before the event takes place, officials announced on Tuesday.

Sep 01, 2015, 19:59 PM IST

Russia slash World Cup budget by 30 billion rubles

Russia have slashed their budget for the 2018 World Cup by almost 30 billion rubles (490 million euros, $560 million), the government said on Monday, without giving a reason.

Jun 22, 2015, 21:32 PM IST

FIFA World Cup insurers risk blizzard of claims, disputes over Russia, Qatar

World Cup insurers are likely to refuse to pay out on many cancellation contracts if Russia and Qatar lose the rights to hold the tournaments because of fraud, industry experts said.

Jun 18, 2015, 22:11 PM IST

Gulf states defend Qatar 2022 World Cup

Gulf Arab countries have offered support for Qatar as host of the 2022 World Cup as criticism grows over the choice of the desert nation as the venue for world soccer`s top event.

Jun 11, 2015, 16:18 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 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.

May 20, 2015, 15:54 PM IST

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.

May 05, 2015, 22:02 PM IST

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.

Mar 22, 2015, 23:48 PM IST

Qatar World Cup - let`s get on with it, FIFA official

A top FIFA executive member who has been a critic of the Qatar World Cup said Friday that everyone must get on with making the event work now the dates have been agreed.

Mar 20, 2015, 16:02 PM IST

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.

Mar 15, 2015, 20:58 PM IST

FIFA task force recommends shorter Nov-Dec World Cup for Qatar 2022

A FIFA task force examining dates for the Qatar World Cup has recommended the Gulf state hosts a shorter tournament, staged over the cooler months of November and December 2022.

Feb 24, 2015, 17:10 PM IST