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Fifa sets up worker welfare body for Qatar World Cup

The head of soccer's world governing body Fifa urged Qatar to hasten improvements in safety and labour conditions for builders working on sites for the 2022 World Cup and declared:"we will not just sit and wait". &nb

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Fire breaks out at under construction Qatari mall

A fire broke out today (April 2) at an $825-million Qatari shopping complex under construction near a stadium on the western outskirts of capital Doha where it plans to host some of the 2022 Fifa World Cup, said a report. There we

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Fire breaks out at under construction Qatari mall

A fire broke out today (April 2) at an $825-million Qatari shopping complex under construction near a stadium on the western outskirts of capital Doha where it plans to host some of the 2022 Fifa World Cup, said a report. There we

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Qatar may house World Cup fans in Bedouin-style tents

Qatar may house thousands of football fans in Bedouin-style tents in desert areas close to stadiums during the 2022 World Cup as tumbling oil prices have forced the Gulf state to delay projects, including building hotels. Most of

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Qatar may house World Cup fans in Bedouin-style tents

Qatar may house thousands of football fans in Bedouin-style tents in desert areas close to stadiums during the 2022 World Cup as tumbling oil prices have forced the Gulf state to delay projects, including building hotels. Most of

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S Africa rejects Fifa claim of World cup bribe

South Africa rejects Fifa's claim that a $10-million bribe was paid by the country to win the right to host the World Cup in 2010, Sports Minister Fikile Mbalula said on Thursday. "South Africa did not pay any bribe nor d

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Janet Jackson to perform at Dubai World Cup

Music icon and multiple Grammy Award-winner Janet Jackson will perform a leg of her Unbreakable world tour at the Dubai World Cup, the world's richest horse race, on March 26. Held on the Apron Views concert stage at approxima

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Qatar mulls special courts for World Cup offenders

Qatar may create special courts during the 2022 soccer World Cup to deal quickly and "very gently" with alcohol-consuming fans who break the law in a conservative Muslim state where public drunkenness is prohibited, a Qatari official s

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Fifa dumps its once-powerful secretary general

World soccer body Fifa said on Wednesday it had fired Secretary General Jerome Valcke, a move that comes amid alleged corruption involving World Cup ticket sales and a number of swirling scandals at the sport's governing authority.

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Shaikh Salman may revisit World Cup bid processes

Fifa presidential candidate Shaikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa could revisit the bidding process for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups if he wins next month's Fifa presidential election and previous "wrongful conduct" has been proven.

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