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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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Sport generates over $1bn annually for Dubai economy

Sport contributes $1.08 billion to Dubai's economy per annum, a report by consultants Deloitte revealed on Thursday. Golf is the biggest contributor, providing $270 million -- or 25 per cent -- of the emirate's total sport

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Qatar labour reforms 'not enough'

Qatar has announced modest plans to reform its labour laws for foreign workers, but rights groups said on Wednesday that the measures taken by the 2022 World Cup host are not enough. Foreign workers employed in Qatar, making up ne

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Qatar to award $30bn new infrastructure deals in 2016

Qatar is set to award fresh infrastructure contracts worth $30 billion next year as part of its ongoing preparations for the FIFA World Cup 2022, said a report. The scale of investment relative to the size of the country, and the

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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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