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Fifa moves 2022 World Cup in Qatar to winter

Fifa ended more than four years of uncertainty over the timing of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar by announcing that it would be played in November and December with the final on December 18. Spokesman Walter De Gregorio said the wint

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Qatar ‘ready for summer or winter World Cup’

Qatar will be ready to deliver a World Cup no matter when it is played, the Gulf state's 2022 organising committee chief Hassan Al Thawadi assured on Thursday. With Fifa set to vote March 19 on a recommendation for a World Cup

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World Cup hope for Doha-Manama rail link

A passenger rail link between Manama, Bahrain and Doha, Qatar could be up and running in time for Qatar's hosting of the Fifa World Cup in 2022, it has emerged. Phase one of Qatar Rail's long distance railway project opened up f

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Qatar should stage World Cup ‘only if exploitation stops’

The 2022 World Cup should be held in Qatar only if the exploitation of migrant workers stops, Fifa presidential candidate Jerome Champagne told Reuters in an interview. The Frenchman said that Fifa's capability to govern the s

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Qatar 2022 probe report delayed till Sept

An investigation into the decision to award the 2022 World Cup to Qatar, initially scheduled for completion this month, is only likely to be finished in September, Fifa said in a statement. &n

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ISAF to stage Sailing World Cup Final in Abu Dhabi

The International Sailing Federation (ISAF) has signed a deal to stage its World Cup Final in Abu Dhabi for the next six years, starting this year.   The multi-stakeholder approach by Abu Dhabi Sailing & Yach

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Bahrain 'will benefit from World Cup in Qatar'

Several people in Bahrain have rallied behind the 2022 World Cup being held in Qatar following an investigation into bribery allegations.   They believe Bahrain's economy will grow during the month-long footb

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Saudi children in key World Cup role

McDonald Saudi Arabia hosted eight children at the Fifa World Cup as its World Cup Player Escort Program as Chile and Spain faced-off last week.   The children accompanied the Chilean and Spanish players hand-in-

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Emirates adds ‘Pele-ane’ to its Boeing 777s fleet

Dubai-based Emirates airline, an official Fifa Worldwide partner, has unveiled the first Boeign 777-300ER to feature the signature of Emirates Global Ambassador and three time World Cup winner, Pele, said a report.  

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Bahrain hotels ready to host soccer fans

Bahrain's clubs, hotels and cafes are bracing themselves for thousands of football fans, who are expected to turn out to watch the opening of the Fifa World Cup tonight.   Businesses have been preparing for t

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