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Tag: 2022 Qatar FIFA WC

  • Monday, October 22nd 2018 - 08:00 UTC

    Qatar will contract cruise vessels with 20.000 rooms to host 2022 World Cup fans

    Some 40,000 fans could be housed on boats if 20,000 cruise ship rooms are used, according to Qatar tourism industry and tournament organizers

    Qatar could accommodate thousands more football fans on cruise ships during the 2022 World Cup than previously estimated, leading organizers in the emirate have revealed. An official with the country's largest hotel owner, Katara Hospitality, confirmed on Sunday that up to 20,000 rooms on ships would be made available to supporters in four years' time.

  • Friday, October 5th 2018 - 03:22 UTC

    Emir of Qatar in Bs.Aires to meet with Macri over Vaca Muerta

    The Emir Al Thani, 39, runs Qatar since 2013 and shares with Macri a passion for football and business. (Pic TELAM)

    The emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani, arrived Thursday evening in Argentina to meet with President Mauricio Macri on Friday to discuss oil investments in Vaca Muerta and other bilateral issues.

  • Monday, July 30th 2018 - 06:53 UTC

    Campaign to discredit process leading to Qatar organizing 2022 World Cup

    The paper claims to have seen leaked documents that show the Qatari bid team employed a US PR firm and ex-CIA agents to smear its rivals

    The world's football governing body FIFA has been urged to conduct an “independent investigation” into claims the Qatar 2022 World Cup bid team ran a secret campaign in 2010 to sabotage competing host bids.

  • Monday, July 16th 2018 - 07:42 UTC

    Infantino praises Russia and Putin for “the best World Cup ever”

    Infantino commended everyone “involved in the participation, organization of the World Cup”, making sure to thank Russia and president Vladimir Putin

    Gianni Infantino praised the organization of the Russia World Cup and restates that the first Middle East host could expand the tournament. Speaking at FIFA’s closing press conference of the four-week World Cup, the FIFA president said: ”For a couple of years, I was saying this would be the best World Cup ever, today I can say it with more conviction because I lived it and you lived it. It is the best World Cup ever.”

  • Tuesday, November 28th 2017 - 09:37 UTC

    Huge payments linked to the 2022 Qatar World Cup investigated by Brazil and FBI

    Brazilian Football Federation’s former chief Ricardo Teixeira’s bank statements have been investigated by Brazilian and US prosecutors.

    The transfer of US$22 million made by Qatar and allegedly linked to the soccer 2022 World Cup is being investigated by the Brazilian justice ministry and the FBI, according to a report in the French news website Mediapart on Sunday.

  • 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.

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