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England had best bid for 2018, says Fifa official

England's failed bid to host the 2018 World Cup "was by far the strongest contender", FIFA official Harold Mayne-Nicholls was quoted as saying on Sunday. "How could England have only got two votes? It was a big

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Fifa ready to publish full Garcia report

Fifa's executive committee has unanimously agreed to publish an "appropriate" version of a report into the bidding process for the 2018/2022 World Cups but said Russia and Qatar would still stage the tournaments. &qu

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Fifa to settle Qatar World Cup dates in March

The long-running saga over the timing of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar will be settled in March, Fifa's executive committee decided on Friday. January/February, May and November/December have been put forward as alternatives for

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Fifa to settle Qatar World Cup dates in March

The long-running saga over the timing of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar will be settled in March, Fifa's executive committee decided on Friday. January/February, May and November/December have been put forward as alternatives for

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Fifa ethics investigator quits in protest

Fifa ethics investigator Michael Garcia resigned on Wednesday in protest at the way his report into allegations of corruption in awarding the 2018 and 2022 World Cup tournaments to Russia and Qatar was handled by the soccer governing body's

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Fifa under pressure over publishing of full Garcia report

Fifa's executive committee will next week receive a proposal from a member asking for the Garcia report into the bidding process for the 2018/2022 World Cups to be published in full, German news agency DPA reported. Fifa publi

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Swiss to increase oversight of Fifa, other sports bodies

A privileged existence in Switzerland for some of the largest sports organisations in the world and their top executives including Sepp Blatter, president of world soccer's governing body Fifa, may be coming to an end. Respond

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Qatar will host 2022, asserts Blatter

A defiant Fifa President Sepp Blatter declared there was no moving the 2022 World Cup from Qatar, despite widespread concerns about the bidding process that took the tournament to the Middle East for the first time. "2022, it is Qa

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New $1.6bn hotel planned for World Cup in Qatar

A new $1.6-billion hotel and conference/expo centre has been proposed for the upcoming 2022 Fifa World Cup in Doha, Qatar. The Silver Pearl Hotel calls for a 1,000 plus-room luxury property to be located 1.5 km off shore near Doha. The

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Host Cities kicks off in Dubai tomorrow

Industry leaders from across the world will discuss the opportunities, challenges and benefits of being a host city at the third edition of Host Cities summit set to open tomorrow (November 26) in Dubai, UAE. Presented by Emirates

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