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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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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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Emirates airline to end Fifa sponsorship

Dubai-based Emirates airline said it was ending its sponsorship of Fifa, a blow to soccer's governing body as it investigates whether there was corruption in the bidding process for the next two World Cups. "Emirates can

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Emirates airline to end Fifa sponsorship

Dubai-based Emirates airline said it was ending its sponsorship of Fifa, a blow to soccer's governing body as it investigates whether there was corruption in the bidding process for the next two World Cups. "Emirates can

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Real Madrid seal partnership with Abu Dhabi's IPIC

Real Madrid have agreed a "long-term strategic partnership" with Abu Dhabi fund International Petroleum Investment Co (IPIC) that will strengthen the club's status as the world's richest, and help fund a planned stadium overhau

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A prayer for Brazil as World Cup kicks off

After years of construction delays and budget overruns, the football World Cup kicks off in Brazil today (June 12) as foreign fans pour in for the tournament. Brazil's national team plays Croatia in the opening match at a newl

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Brazil World Cup - then and now

Today's Brazil is a completely different country from the one that last hosted the World Cup in 1950 but some things have hardly changed even after 64 years. Now as then, the fans' desperation to see games is matched only

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ESPN may offer online soccer package outside pay TV

ESPN is considering selling online access to live Major League Soccer games to consumers without pay TV subscriptions, an experiment that could help the sports network find ways to generate revenue outside the traditional pay television system.

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Etihad named ‘official airline partner’ of MLS

Major League Soccer (MLS), a professional soccer league representing the sport's highest level in both the US and Canada, and Soccer United Marketing, MLS’ commercial arm, have signed a multi-year partnership deal with Etihad Airways

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Soccer's 'Eternal' Eusebio dies, aged 71

Portuguese great Eusebio, top scorer at the 1966 World Cup, died on Sunday from a heart attack at the age of 71 with the small Iberian nation mourning him as an "eternal symbol" of their football pride. The death of the

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