ARTICLES RELATING TO WORLD CUP 2022

What Bafana need to do to qualify for Qatar 2022

2020-01-22 14:05

After being drawn in Group G for the 2022 World Cup qualifiers, here is what Bafana Bafana need to do to clinch qualification to the showpiece in Qatar.

Iraqis aim to rekindle protests with Iran football match

2019-11-13 07:29

For Iraqis opposed to the Baghdad government and its sponsor Tehran, there is even more than football at stake when Iraq faces Iran in a World Cup qualifier.

Delight, chaotic scenes as Qatar held by India in World Cup qualifier

2019-09-11 13:01

Hundreds of Indian fans launched celebrations after their team held World Cup 2022 hosts Qatar to a goalless draw in Doha in a preliminary qualifying match.

African qualifying draw for 2022 Soccer World Cup

2019-07-29 14:25

The African preliminary qualifying round draw for the 2022 Soccer World Cup was made in Cairo Monday.

Platini arrested over awarding SWC 2022 to Qatar

2019-06-18 10:23

Former UEFA president Michel Platini has been arrested over the awarding of the 2022 Soccer World Cup to Qatar.

Qatar officials say 48-team World Cup will not be 'imposed'

2019-05-19 13:10

The organisers of the 2022 Qatar World Cup say that "there will be no decision imposed" on the country to extend the tournament to 48 teams.

Qatar prepares for 2018 and 2022 World Cups

2016-09-01 12:17

Qatar officials are concerned with qualification for the 2018 World Cup, but preparations continue apace for their controversial 2022 hosting.

Qatar SWC, let's get on with it

2015-03-20 14:01

A FIFA executive member who has been a critic of the Qatar SWC said Friday that everyone must get on with making the event work.

FIFA fails ethical litmus test

2014-11-15 12:27

FIFA is shaken by a fratricidal war over its own corruption probe into the way the 2018 and 2022 World Cups were awarded.

 

Qatar tests boozy fan zones as Liverpool begin Club World Cup bid

2019-12-18 18:16

"We've got the cheapest beer in Qatar," boasts a seller of vouchers for $6.90 pints at the Club World Cup fan zone in Doha.

Transgender fans 'welcome' at World Cup, says Qatar

2019-09-27 07:09

A Qatari World Cup official says that transgender and gay fans would be welcomed to the 2022 tournament but that visitors would have to respect Qatari customs.

Scaloni confirmed as Argentina coach for World Cup qualifying

2019-07-31 07:36

Lionel Scaloni signed a contract extension with Argentina to run until the end of the qualifying period for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, the AFA said.

Pakistan insists on Qatar World Cup workers' rights

2019-06-25 09:24

Pakistan will insist on proper labour rights for an army of its citizens working on Qatar's football World Cup infrastructure, after reports of abuses.

World Cup 2022 or bust for Lippi on China return

2019-06-04 08:43

Marcello Lippi says he will quit for a second time if he fails to guide ambitious China to the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

Qatar considering Iran offer to host World Cup teams: organiser

2018-11-13 08:46

Qatar is considering an offer from Iran to host teams during the 2022 World Cup, but no decision has been taken yet.

World Cup insurers risk blizzard of claims

2015-06-18 20:00

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 say.

FIFA rejects appeal over corruption report

2014-12-16 14:48

FIFA rejected an appeal by a former US prosecutor against the handling of his inquiry into alleged corruption around the bids for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups.

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