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Sheikh Salman: FIFA, politics, and torture allegations

The FIFA presidential candidate on his alleged ties to Bahrain's 2011 crackdown on protesters and the future of FIFA.

Qatar 2022

FIFA sets start date for 2022 Qatar World Cup

Tournament will start on November 21 lasting until December 18, breaking with tradition by starting in the winter.


FIFA probes show 53 possible money-laundering cases

Swiss may interview FIFA head and secretary-general over investigations into 2018 and 2022 World Cup bidding contests.


GCC voices support for Qatar hosting 2022 World Cup

Gulf Cooperation Council encourages media in the region to counter those questioning Qatar's right to stage the event.


Qatar 2022 gets Asian football body's backing

Asian Football Confederation calls Gulf "a true football region" amid pressure on FIFA to remove Qatar as hosts.


Ex-FIFA executive Blazer admits to taking bribes

Chuck Blazer told US prosecutors in 2013 that he took bribes in connection with 1998 and 2010 World Cups.


FBI to probe Russia and Qatar World Cup bids

Qatar confident of hosting event amid decision to include awarding of 2018 and 2022 tournaments in US investigation.

Business & Economy

Qatar rebuffs England FA criticism over 2022 World Cup

Qatar says England should instead focus on developing a winning team after remarks by Football Association chairman.


FIFA reels from arrests in corruption probe

US seeks extradition of seven officials of football's governing body held in Zurich as part of double investigation.

Human Rights

Amnesty criticises Qatar on migrant labour rights

Rights group says Gulf nation failing workers and says FIFA should pressure Qatar to do more ahead of 2022 World Cup.

Human Rights

BBC crew detained while reporting in Qatar

Government says journalist and team broke Qatari law while gathering information on migrant workers' accommodation.


Qatar 2022 reveal design of fifth World Cup stadium

Al Rayyan Stadium to house 40,000 fans and will be used until the quarter-finals stage.


Cruise ships set to house 12,000 fans at Qatar 2022

Qatar Tourism Authority reveals additional plans for the football World Cup


FIFA confirms Qatar 2022 World Cup final on December 18

Football world governing body says final to be played on Qatar's national day, with start date to be decided on Friday.


European clubs should just accept a winter World Cup

The world of football does not revolve around European clubs and its time they realise that.