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Montevideo, October 20th 2017 - 04:59 UTC

Tag: 2022 Qatar FIFA WC

  • Saturday, August 5th 2017 - 07:37 UTC

    The political motive behind football’s biggest transfer

    Neymar’s new club Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) are owned by Qatari Sports Investment (QSI), a closed shareholding organisation founded in 2005

    by Luke Blackstock -The change of employer for 25-year-old, Brazilian footballer Neymar da Silva Santos Jr and a diplomatic crisis halfway around the world apparently have no link. Neymar has become the world’s most expensive footballer after signing for Paris Saint-Germain, and priced away from one of its biggest clubs.

  • Wednesday, May 10th 2017 - 05:28 UTC

    Qatar Airways, the FIFA official airline through the year 2022

    Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, Akbar Al Baker and FIFA Secretary General, Fatma Samoura at the official signing ceremony of the new sponsorship

    A new partnership between FIFA and the Qatar state-run airlines was announced. As part of the agreement Qatar Airways will be an Official Partner and the Official Airline for the world soccer body. The 2017 and 2021 Confederation Cups and the 2018 and 2022 World Cups are included in the partnership. The 2022 World Cup will be hosted by Qatar.

  • Saturday, April 23rd 2016 - 10:20 UTC

    Qatar World Cup: FIFA's announcement on “Decent Working Conditions”

    Infantino said the hosting of the FIFA World Cup is an opportunity to set a benchmark in terms of sustainable and fair conditions for all workers in Qatar.

    The announcement by President Gianni Infantino of FIFA that it will establish an oversight body to monitor working conditions on World Cup stadium sites in Qatar shows that FIFA is beginning to take responsibility for those whose work is essential to the holding of the 2022 event.

  • Thursday, December 3rd 2015 - 11:26 UTC

    Amnesty presses FIFA on Qatar's 'rampant migrant labor abuse'

    “Qatar’s persistent labor reform delays are a recipe for human rights disaster,” said Mustafa Qadri, Gulf migrant rights researcher at Amnesty International.

    Five years to the day since Qatar secured 2022 World Cup hosting rights, Amnesty International says the Gulf nation has done little to “address rampant migrant labor abuse”. Qatar has made pledges for labor reforms and the 2022 World Cup committee has introduced a workers’ charter. But the kafala system of tied employment has yet to be overhauled to ease restrictions on workers’ rights.

  • Wednesday, July 8th 2015 - 07:21 UTC

    Chile official involved in 2018/2022 World Cup inspections, suspended by FIFA

    “I wonder why FIFA publishes a sanction that has outstanding resources, as this may be modified by higher courts”, said Harold Mayne-Nicholls

    The official chosen by FIFA to inspect 2018 and 2022 World Cup hosting candidates was banned from football for seven years for breaking ethics rules. FIFA’s ethics committee gave no reason for its decision to suspend Harold Mayne-Nicholls, a former president of Chile’s soccer federation who is disputing the sanction.

  • Wednesday, June 10th 2015 - 06:28 UTC

    FIFA admits 2018 and 2022 World Cup hosts could change because of the ongoing investigation

    Domenico Scala said if evidence of wrongdoing is found by the ongoing criminal investigations, rights to host the 2018 and 2022 World Cup could be stripped.

    Head of FIFA’s audit and compliance committee says World Cup hosts could change as a result of ongoing investigation. Domenico Scala says if any evidence of wrongdoing is found by the ongoing criminal investigations into the awarding of the 2018 and 2022 World Cups, the rights to host the tournament could be stripped.

  • Monday, June 1st 2015 - 07:06 UTC

    South American relief: FIFA leaves allocation of World Cup slots unchanged

    Uruguay has benefitted with the half place, since the team has to play off over two legs against a team from another continent for a place in the finals.

    Good news for South America: FIFA will not make any changes to the allocation of World Cup slots among the six continents for the 2018 and 2022 tournaments in Russia and Qatar, president Sepp Blatter said during the first meeting of the new Executive Committee in Zurich.

  • Thursday, May 28th 2015 - 06:11 UTC

    UEFA meets on Thursday in a bid to postpone FIFA presidential election

    UEFA added Friday's meeting of FIFA's members risked turning into “a farce” and said it could even boycott the gathering.

    European football's leaders are to meet on Thursday in a bid to postpone FIFA's presidential election. UEFA said Friday's vote should not go ahead after bribery and racketeering charges were laid against senior officials in football's governing body. “These events show, once again, that corruption is deeply rooted in FIFA's culture,” UEFA said.

  • Thursday, May 28th 2015 - 01:14 UTC

    FIFA rules out re-vote on Russia and Qatar and says Friday's congress 'will go ahead'

    Walter de Gregorio, FIFA’s communications director, told a press conference in Zurich that world football’s governing body would not consider a re-vote.

    FIFA has ruled out a re-vote on awarding the 2018 and 2022 World Cups to Russia and Qatar as Swiss authorities prepare to question ten executive committee members about the corruption-tainted bidding process.

  • Monday, May 25th 2015 - 06:55 UTC

    FIFA Election: ITUC back Prince Ali on human rights commitments

    Jordan’s Prince Ali has re-affirmed commitment on labour and human rights and was the first in 2013 calling for FIFA to act on workers’ rights abuses

    The International trade Union Confederation is calling on FIFA delegates to support Jordan’s Prince Ali in this week’s election for FIFA President, following Ali’s re-affirmed commitment on labour and other human rights. The other two challengers to incumbent Joseph Blatter, Luis Figo and Michael van Praag have withdrawn from the race.