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England had best bid for 2018, says Fifa official

England's failed bid to host the 2018 World Cup "was by far the strongest contender", FIFA official Harold Mayne-Nicholls was quoted as saying on Sunday. "How could England have only got two votes? It was a big

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Qatar sees economy booming despite oil price slide

Qatar predicted its economy would grow 7.7 per cent next year, signalling the world's top exporter of liquefied natural gas expects very little disruption to its finances from the oil price plunge which is worrying many energy exporters.

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Qatar unveils design of new World Cup stadium

Qatar has unveiled the design of Qatar Foundation Stadium and Health & Wellness Precinct, its fourth stadium in Doha, which will feature innovative cooling technology like all proposed World Cup venues, said a report. The stad

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Project Qatar gets overwhelming response

Project Qatar 2015, a leading construction, technology and building materials exhibition, has received an overwhelming response from the exhibitors, six months prior to its opening in capital Doha. The 12th International Construction Te

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Qatar infrastructure spend to hit $200bn

The infrastructure investments in Qatar will breach the $200-billion mark by the next decade as additional investments start pouring in from the private sector to complement the government's development drive, said a leading Doha-based contr

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Qatar to develop 1,000-room hotel for World Cup

A new $1.6-billion hotel and conference/expo centre has been proposed for the upcoming 2022 Fifa World Cup in Doha, Qatar. The Silver Pearl Hotel calls for a 1,000 plus-room luxury property to be located 1.5 km off shore near Doha. The

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Fifa ethics chiefs agree next step for 2018/2022 report

Fifa ethics judge Hans-Joachim Eckert and investigator Michael Garcia have met for the first time since their public disagreement and agreed a report into the 2018/2022 World Cups bid process should be further reviewed. They decid

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Fifa lodges criminal case over World Cup bids

World soccer's governing body Fifa lodged a criminal complaint in Switzerland on Tuesday against unidentified people over the bidding for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups, but stood by its conclusion that any wrongdoing was not enough to jeopard

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World Cup bids investigator disputes Fifa report

Fifa cleared Russia and Qatar on Thursday of wrongdoing in their bids to host the World Cup, but the former US prosecutor who led the investigation by soccer's governing body said it had misrepresented his findings. A German j

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Qatar cleared of graft; World Cup projects to gather pace

Infrastructure projects related to the 2022 World Cup in Qatar are expected to gather pace after Fifa's ethics committee gave the go-ahead for the event, rejecting corruption claims. The committee said on Thursday it could fin

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