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2022 World Cup final ‘no later than Dec 18’

The World Cup final in Qatar in 2022 should be played no later than December 18, Fifa president Sepp Blatter said on Friday. Blatter, who arrived in Northern Ireland for this weekend's International Football Association Board

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Prince Ali confirmed Fifa presidency contender

Fifa have confirmed that incumbent Sepp Blatter, former Portugal forward Luis Figo, Dutch FA president Michael van Praag and Prince Ali Bin Al-Hussein of Jordan have bid to stand for president. Soccer's governing body said in

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Prince Ali's Fifa push needs AFC support

With the expected backing of European body UEFA, Prince Ali Bin Al-Hussein's hopes of becoming the first Asian president of Fifa will rest on his ability to sway support at home in the Asian Football Confederation. UEFA and AF

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Attacks on Qatar World Cup racist: Blatter

Fifa president Sepp Blatter launched a scathing attack on those he said were "plotting to destroy" world soccer's governing body, and branded some of the criticism of the Qatar World Cup award for 2022 as racist. Bla

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Mistake to award World Cup to Qatar: Blatter

Awarding the 2022 soccer World Cup to Qatar was a 'mistake' and the tournament will probably have to be held in the winter because of the heat, Fifa president Sepp Blatter has said. "Of course, it was a mistake. You k

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Will play World Cup in Qatar, asserts Blatter

Fifa President Sepp Blatter defended under-fire 2022 World Cup hosts Qatar on Tuesday and said criticism of the Gulf country from European media was unfair. Qatar has been beset by problems, with Amnesty International criticising

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France, Germany behind Qatar choice: Blatter

France and Germany should be held to account over the treatment of migrant workers in Qatar because they exerted political pressure to award the 2022 World Cup to the Gulf state, said FIFA president Sepp Blatter. Blatter said fina

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Summer World Cup in Qatar impossible: UEFA

European football federations have agreed it would be "impossible" to stage the 2022 World Cup in Qatar in summer as planned and that a task force will be set up to find an alternative.

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Politics 'influenced' Qatar Cup decision

Fifa president Sepp Blatter has said that the awarding of the 2022 World Cup to Qatar could have been influenced by political and economic considerations.   “Yes, there

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Qatar may have been 'mistake,' says soccer chief

Awarding the 2022 World Cup to Qatar may well have been "a mistake", FIFA president Sepp Blatter said for the first time on Monday.   Staging the tournament in the Middle East has caused much controvers

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