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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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Qatar World Cup ‘must move to winter’

There is no doubt Qatar World Cup will happen, but it must be moved to winter, said Harold Mayne-Nicholls, prospective Fifa presidential candidate and former head of the Technical Committee of the global football governing body. &

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Ex-Qatar 2022 bid staff condemns Fifa report

A former employee of Qatar's 2022 World Cup bid has accused Fifa investigators of violating confidentiality promises made when she agreed to provide evidence of alleged corruption related to the bid. On Sunday, former Qatar bi

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Fifa under pressure to publish biddings report

Fifa faced growing pressure to publish the full report of an investigation into the bidding process for the 2018 and 2022 World Cup tournaments on Friday amid uncertainty over where the tortuous process would head next. Fifa was p

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April/May 'best time for Qatar World cup'

Playing the 2022 World Cup in April and May would be the "best solution" for the tournament and would have the least impact on the football calendar, according to the association representing European clubs (ECA). ECA sa

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Fifa set to end probe into Qatar World Cup vote

Fifa may conclude its investigation into the voting procedure that resulted in the 2022 World Cup being awarded to Qatar before this year's finals starts in June, secretary general Jerome Valcke said on Friday. "An investigatio

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World Cup: Fifa official's daughter 'got $3.35m'

A bank savings account of a 10-year-old daughter of a Fifa executive who helped to select 2018 and 2022 World Cup host nations received more than £2 million ($3.35 million), a Telegraph report said. Antonia Wigand Tei

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De Boer calls for winter Qatar World Cup

  The 2022 soccer World Cup in Qatar should be played in December or January rather than in the middle of the year, bid ambassador Ronald de Boer said.   The finals were awarded to Qatar by world go

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Qatar firms 'can learn from London Games'

Middle East companies looking to capitalise on Qatar’s infrastructure spending for the 2022 World Cup can learn valuable lessons from London’s preparations for the 2012 Olympic Games, an industry expert said. Simon Wright, director of infr

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