Football

FIFA chief hails re-election of Asian football chief

Bahrain's Sheikh Salman returned unopposed in the Asian Football Confederation's presidential election.

FIFA chief hails re-election of Asian football chief

FIFA

FIFA to explore expanding 2022 World Cup from 32 to 48 teams

Football's governing body will work with Qatar to potentially expand event by adding one more country to host matches.

FIFA to explore expanding 2022 World Cup from 32 to 48 teams

World Cup

Qatar 2022 expansion: Oman and Kuwait considered as co-hosts

Oman and Kuwait are now being talked about as potential co-hosts the 2022 World Cup with Qatar.

Qatar 2022

Campaign to sabotage 2022 Qatar World Cup unveiled

Political strategist Lynton Crosby asked for $6.7m to get football event awarded to another country, news report says.

Guardian: Lynton Crosby offered to undermine 2022 Qatar World Cup

Qatar 2022

Qatar: Labour reforms 'a journey, not an end'

Football World Cup 2022 hosts vow to tackle ongoing labour abuse after Amnesty report warned it was running out of time.

Qatar remains 'committed' to labour reforms after Amnesty report

Qatar 2022

Blockade 'not hindering' Qatar's World Cup preparation

Qatar is hoping the Middle East region benefits from the 2022 football World Cup, organising committee head says.

Qatar 2022: Blockade 'not hindering' World Cup preparation

Qatar 2022

UAE 'happy' to help host Qatar 2022 World Cup matches

Senior Emirati sporting official said country is willing to step in and help host matches during the 2022 tournament.

UAE 'happy' to help host Qatar 2022 World Cup matches

Qatar 2022

Qatar unveils design of World Cup final stadium

The 80,000-capacity Lusail Stadium will be the largest of the tournament, which will kick off on 21 November 2022.

Qatar unveils design for Lusail Stadium, World Cup final venue

Qatar 2022

Amnesty 'warns' FIFA about expanding Qatar World Cup

Rights group urges FIFA to consider Saudi, UAE human rights record as it mulls extending 2022 football event in Gulf.

Amnesty 'warns' FIFA against expanding Qatar 2022 World Cup

FIFA

FIFA hints at expanding Qatar 2022 World Cup to wider Gulf region

As blockade continues, FIFA head considers possible shared hosting rights in other Gulf countries and increasing teams.

FIFA hints at expanding Qatar 2022 World Cup to wider Gulf region

Qatar 2022

With four years to go, a look at 2022 stadium progress

A look at the progress of the tournament venues as Qatar prepares to host Middle East's first football World Cup.

Qatar 2022 World Cup stadiums: All you need to know

World Cup

Qatar's emir hopes 2022 World Cup can heal Arab world divisions

For the first time, the tournament is set to take place in the Middle East, as host-nation Qatar faces a blocked by Gulf countries.

Football

After Russia, focus shifts on Qatar for World Cup 2022

Organisers are confident Qatar, which has never taken part in a World Cup, will be able to deliver a successful event.

World Cup

2022 World Cup: Will Qatar host 48 teams?

Qatar might be the first nation to host a 48-team World Cup tournament if a number of CONMEBOL nations have their way.

Opinion

Making Qatar 2022 a 48-team tournament is not a good idea

Expansion of the 2022 World Cup would bring more problems not only for Qatar but also FIFA.

Ross Griffin

by Ross Griffin

Ross Griffin