FIFA backs 48-team Soccer World Cup in 2022

2019-03-15 19:55

FIFA moved a step closer to expanding the 2022 World Cup in Qatar to 48 teams and hopes to confirm the plans in June if a co-host can be found.

Blatter says Sarkozy helped Qatar land 2022 World Cup

2019-03-11 21:21

Sepp Blatter has alleged that ex-French president Nicolas Sarkozy had played a crucial role in helping Qatar win the right to host the 2022 World Cup.

'If Trump, Kim can meet' then FIFA can have 48-team

2019-02-27 22:00

FIFA president Gianni Infantino said that world football's governing body is still pondering a 48-team 2022 Soccer World Cup in Qatar.

Time running out on Qatar labour reform, warns Amnesty

2019-02-05 08:15

Qatar is running out of time to stamp out widespread serious labour abuse for tens of thousands of migrant workers before hosting the 2022 World Cup.

SWC hosts Qatar to introduce 100% booze tax

2019-01-01 10:44

Soccer World Cup 2022 hosts Qatar are to introduce a 100 percent tax on alcohol from January 1, 2019, a government official confirmed.

Decision on 48-team 2022 SWC in March 2019

2018-12-10 06:41

Gianni Infantino reiterated that FIFA will decide in March 2019 whether the 2022 Soccer World Cup could be extended to include 48 teams.

4 matches a day at Qatar 2022 Soccer World Cup?

2018-12-05 09:59

Soccer World Cup matches in Qatar could kick-off as early as 13:00 local time if it holds four games a day during the 2022 tournament group stage.

Infantino tells Qatar it has to host best World Cup ever

2018-11-20 21:20

FIFA president Gianni Infantino has warned Qatar that the first World Cup in the Middle East has to be better than Russia.

Qatar Airways mulling Premier League sponsorship 'options'

2018-10-31 17:10

The boss of Qatar Airways said Wednesday his company was considering "several options" for a potential sponsorship deal in the English Premier League.

Qatar SWC worker dies at 2022 stadium

2018-08-14 18:16

A 23-year-old Nepalese World Cup labourer in Qatar died while working on one of the venues for the 2022 tournament, officials in Doha announced.


Final decision on 48-team 2022 SWC set for June

2019-03-14 20:34

FIFA chiefs will decide whether to back an expansion of the 2022 World Cup to 48 teams but a final decision will only be taken at a meeting.

FIFA urged to probe Qatar World Cup allegations

2019-03-10 19:20

FIFA has been urged to launch an investigation amid claims world football's governing body was offered a secret TV deal 3 weeks before the Gulf state was awarded the 2022 SWC.

FIFA president 'optimistic' about 48-team Qatar SWC

2019-02-15 20:51

FIFA President Gianni Infantino said he was "optimistic" about organising the 2022 World Cup in Qatar with 48 teams instead of 32.

FIFA discussing 48-team Qatar World Cup, confirms Infantino

2019-01-17 23:08

FIFA president Gianni Infantino said that they are discussing the feasibility of expanding the 2022 World Cup in Qatar to 48 teams.

'Majority' back 48-team Qatar SWC, says Infantino

2018-12-13 19:54

A "majority" of football federations support increasing the number of teams playing at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar from 32 to 48.

No talks to share SWC with other countries - Qatar

2018-12-05 19:43

Qatar has not held talks with any other countries to share football matches at the 2022 World Cup, a senior tournament organiser in Doha said.

Four years to go but little World Cup joy for Qatar workers

2018-11-21 07:03

Qatar prepares to host the 2022 FIFA World Cup in exactly four years' time ...

Infantino plays down hopes of expanded SWC in Qatar

2018-11-07 20:15

FIFA president Gianni Infantino all but wrote off the chances of an expanded 48-team competition at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

Qatar World Cup workers given 'cooling vests' to combat heat

2018-08-30 18:44

Thousands of World Cup stadium workers in Qatar have been handed "cooling vests" to help them cope with building in extreme temperatures.

Qatar's World Cup bid used 'black operations': UK report

2018-07-29 19:26

Qatar's controversy-plagued bid to host the 2022 World Cup has been hit by further allegations that they used a secret "black operations" propaganda campaign to win.

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