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Qatar to deliver first World Cup stadium in 2016

Qatar is set to complete the first of its World Cup 2022 venues - Khalifa International Stadium - by the end of next year, said a report. The reconstruction work at the stadium, located in the Aspire Zone, is progressing well with

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Fifa probe gets over 100 reports on wary deals

Swiss authorities have received more than 100 reports of suspicious financial activity linked to Fifa's decisions to let Russia and Qatar host the 2018 and 2022 World Cup tournaments, the Swiss attorney general's office said on Saturday.

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Rugby World cup to roll in $1.5bn in tourism

This year's rugby World Cup in England and Wales will generate nearly £1 billion ($1.57 billion) for Britain's transport and tourism industries, search engine

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Qatar delays new protection reform

Qatar has delayed introducing a new system designed to make sure firms pay salaries fully and on time, a Doha newspaper reported on Tuesday, as the country faces scrutiny over the rights of migrant workers building stadiums for the 2022 World Cu

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Qatar to decide on World Cup stadiums by year-end

Qatar hopes to decide how many stadiums it will use in hosting the 2022 World Cup by the end of this year, a spokesman for the organising committee said on Tuesday. Corruption allegations at soccer's governing body Fifa have p

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Fifa launches internal probe of corruption

Soccer's world governing body Fifa has launched an internal investigation of alleged corruption, two people familiar with the matter said, in a development that may signal greater cooperation with criminal probes by US and Swiss authorities.

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Fifa bans Qatar-Russia bid inspector for 7 years

Harold Mayne-Nicholls, who led the teams which inspected bids to host the 2018 Russia and 2022 Qatar World Cups, has been banned from all football for seven years, Fifa's ethics committee said on Monday. World soccer's gov

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Swiss examine Fifa grants in soccer probe

Swiss authorities are examining development grants made by Fifa around the world as part of their investigation into the sport's global governing body and its award of World Cup hosting rights for Russia in 2018 and Qatar in 2022, a source f

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Russia, Qatar World Cups ‘could be taken away’

Russia and Qatar could be stripped of their World Cup hosting rights if evidence emerges of bribery in the bidding process, the independent chairman of Fifa's audit and compliance committee told a Swiss newspaper. The FBI'

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‘No way’ Qatar will lose 2022 World Cup

Qatar's Foreign Minister Khaled al-Attiyah said on Wednesday there was "no way" his country would be stripped of its right to host the 2022 World Cup, accusing Qatar's critics of an anti-Arab campaign. "It i

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