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Felix Sanchez extends contract as Qatar football coach till World Cup 2022

Sanchez, 43, has spent much of his coaching career in Qatar, working at the Aspire Academy before leading the nation to the Asian Under-19 title in 2014.

May 06, 2019, 19:31 PM IST

Qatar will not grant visas to its 'enemies': Tourism official

Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt cut diplomatic and trade ties with Qatar in 2017, accusing it of supporting terrorism.

May 05, 2019, 15:23 PM IST

AIFF appoint Romanian Isac as new technical director

Isac, who has nearly three decades of experience in various coaching roles in several countries, last worked as the sporting director of three-times J-league Champions Yokohama Marinos FC.

Apr 29, 2019, 15:53 PM IST

India's Gurpreet Singh settles for silver at Asian Wrestling Championships

Gurpreet had to be satisfied with a second spot finish after being handed a 0-8 defeat by Hyeonwoo Kim of Korea in the final. 

Apr 27, 2019, 18:39 PM IST

Format Factory homegrown format gets commissioned in Qatar

With Culinary Camera under production, a documentary series, based on the FIFA World Cup to be held in Qatar, called Mission 2022, has also been commissioned.

Apr 17, 2019, 15:47 PM IST

Working to see if we can get 48 teams in the 2022 World Cup: Gianni Infantino

Infantino, who is in Brazil for a meeting of the South American Football Confederation, told delegates he was working to ensure the increase for the Qatar tournament, which would mean a guaranteed two extra places for South American sides.

Apr 10, 2019, 21:19 PM IST

CAS delays decision on Caster Semenya's appeal hearing against IAAF

South African 800-metres double Olympic champion Semenya is seeking to overturn a new set of IAAF regulations that are aimed at lowering the testosterone levels of hyperandrogenic athletes.

Mar 22, 2019, 07:50 AM IST

48-team Qatar World Cup will be too long: Spanish legend Xavi Hernandez

Former Barcelona great Xavi, who won the World Cup with Spain in 2010, said 48 teams would not be the right option for 2022 tournament in Qatar. 

Mar 19, 2019, 12:40 PM IST

India Under-23 go down 0-1 to Qatar ahead of AFC Championship Qualifiers

This preparatory game was India's first one under the tutelage of new coach Derrick Pereira.

Mar 12, 2019, 11:42 AM IST

FIFA considering Oman, Kuwait as potential hosts for 2022 World Cup games: Reports

The World Cup will be expanded from 32 to 48 teams in 2026, but FIFA president Gianni Infantino has proposed bringing forward the enlarged format to 2022.

Mar 07, 2019, 14:07 PM IST

Terrorism continues to pose serious risk to peace, security: PM Modi

Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani called on PM Modi on Saturday.

Mar 02, 2019, 22:59 PM IST

Taliban co-founder in Qatar for talks with US

The Taliban have refused to meet the Afghan government but President Ashraf Ghani has insisted that the peace talks will not go anywhere unless the insurgents formally sit with his administration.

Feb 25, 2019, 13:59 PM IST

FIFA, Qatar set up joint venture to deliver 2022 World Cup

FIFA, in a statement, said that it would hold a 51 percent share of the venture while the Qatar organising committee would hold 49 percent.

Feb 06, 2019, 12:42 PM IST

Japan have no time to feel sorry for themselves, says skipper Maya Yoshida

Japan is also building towards the Tokyo 2020 Olympics with coach Hajime Moriyasu saying in the past that he was aiming to match or better Japan`s bronze medal achieved in 1968.

Feb 02, 2019, 15:53 PM IST

5th Asian Cup title would be a major step for Japan, says captain Maya Yoshida

Yoshida believes that, the success of the campaign in Russia combined with a victory over Qatar at Zayed Sports City would give the team a major profile boost back home.

Jan 31, 2019, 17:30 PM IST

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

Asian Cup: Qatar's Bassam Al Rawi certain he will get a final chance to shine

The 21-year-old scored Qatar`s first goal of the tournament by curling the ball over the Lebanon wall in their opening group match and secured their place in the quarter-finals with another beauty against former champions Iraq.

Jan 26, 2019, 16:54 PM IST

Most football associations support 48-team World Cup in Qatar, says FIFA chief

Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt launched a diplomatic and trade boycott of Qatar in June 2017 that has complicated the prospect of sharing the tournament.

Jan 18, 2019, 13:04 PM IST

Qatar, Kuwait reach semi-finals of ICC World Cup Asia Division 2 qualifier

Kuwait finished top of Group B and will face Qatar in the semi-finals, while Hong Kong claimed second place in Group B as they beat Maldives by 10 wickets 

Dec 15, 2018, 08:51 AM IST