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6 Fifa officials held in Switzerland; extradition to US likely

Six high-ranking soccer officials, including two vice-presidents of world governing-body Fifa, were arrested by Swiss police on Wednesday and detained pending extradition to the US. The arrests were made by plain-clothed police sh

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Qatar still failing migrant workers – Amnesty

Qatar, host nation of the 2022 Fifa World Cup, is still doing little to improve conditions for migrant workers despite promising reform last year, Amnesty International said on Wednesday. Amnesty said in a briefing that little had

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German TV team held in Qatar for lacking permit

A German television team reporting on Qatar 2022 World Cup preparations was arrested and questioned by the authorities who prevented it from leaving for five days, broadcaster WDR said. Qatar said the team did not have a permit to

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Sheikh Ahmad joins Fifa top table

Kingmaker Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah of Kuwait extended his influence further into soccer on Thursday when he was elected unopposed as one of Asia's three ordinary representatives on Fifa's executive committee. Sheikh

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Qatar 2022 World Cup ‘may not need cooling systems’

A winter World Cup in Qatar may not require cooling systems to lower temperatures in the stadiums as proposed in the bid for a summer tournament, said an executive from the Gulf state's 2022 organising committee. Earlier this

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Qatar 2022 World Cup ‘may not need cooling systems’

A winter Fifa World Cup in Qatar may not require cooling systems to lower temperatures in the stadiums as proposed in the bid for a summer tournament, said an executive from the Gulf state's 2022 organising committee. Earlier

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Fifa 'taking the wrong approach to development'

Fifa presidential candidate Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein of Jordan believes that world soccer's governing body is taking the wrong approach to development of the sport, leaving many national associations without basics such as kit and pitches.

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EPFL backs legal action against Fifa over 2022 dates

The European Professional Football Leagues (EPFL) association would back legal action against Fifa over the scheduling of the 2022 World Cup, EPFL chairman Frederic Thiriez said on Saturday. Fifa ended more than four years of unce

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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 must do more to protect workers: Blatter

Fifa president Sepp Blatter visited Qatar's emir on Sunday and said that while progress has been made in improving workers' rights in the 2022 World Cup host nation, more still needed to be done. "It is encouraging to

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