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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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Special stamps mark 2014 Fifa World Cup

Bahrain Post has issued three commemorative stamps to mark the 2014 Fifa World Cup.   Crowned with the portrait of His Majesty King Hamad, the stamps are available in 200 fils (52 cents), 250 fils and 300 fils de

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Bahrain airport gears up for Fifa World Cup

Bahrain Airport Company (BAC), the managing body and operator of Bahrain International Airport, has installed three large TV screens in the departure concourse of the airport, in preparation for the 2014 Fifa World Cup.  

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Bahrain eGA, Microsoft in Imagine Cup deal

Bahrain eGovernment Authority (eGA) and Microsoft have renewed their strategic partnership for the Imagine Cup 2014, a student competition.    Mohammad Ali Al Qaed, chief executive officer of the eGA, reaffi

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Qatar starts work on World Cup stadium

Qatar has commenced work on the Al Wakrah Stadium, one of the first five proposed venues to host the 2022 Fifa World Cup, while taking steps to ensure workers' welfare. Four other stadia will be in different phases of construc

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