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2022 World Cup

Qatar Is Still Treating World Cup Workers Like Garbage

The Huffington Post | Erick Fernandez | Posted 12.03.2015 | Sports

The country of Qatar has not made enough significant changes when it comes to migrant workers building infrastructure for the 2022 World Cup, ac...

Sepp Blatter Claims 2022 World Cup Was Supposed To Be In The U.S.

The Huffington Post | Juliet Spies-Gans | Posted 10.28.2015 | Sports

With virtually nothing to lose and everything to tell, suspended FIFA president Sepp Blatter revealed to Russian news outlet TASS that the United Sta...

Qatar's 2022 World Cup Will Kick Off In November

AP | Erick Fernandez | Posted 09.25.2015 | Sports

ZURICH — FIFA says the 2022 World Cup in Qatar will start on Nov. 21, kicking off a 28-day tournament that will finish on Dec. 18. FIFA's execu...

Defiant FIFA Defending World Cup Votes

AP | JOHN LEICESTER | Posted 12.19.2014 | Sports

MARRAKECH, Morocco (AP) — Defiantly declaring that FIFA is no longer in crisis, Sepp Blatter said Friday the decision to hold the next two World Cup...

FIFA Refuses To Help World Cup Workers

AP | Posted 12.02.2014 | Sports

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — FIFA president Sepp Blatter says the welfare of migrant workers involved in building facilities for the 2022 World Cup in ...

FIFA Executive Says He Doesn't Think 2022 World Cup Will Be In Qatar

Reuters | Posted 11.22.2014 | Sports

* Zwanziger is member of FIFA Executive Committee * Plans under way to shift World Cup to European winter (Updates with FIFA reaction...

Kingdom of Slaves

Giorgio Cafiero | Posted 11.12.2014 | World
Giorgio Cafiero

Since FIFA picked Qatar to host the 2022 World Cup, the tiny and uber-rich Gulf emirate has increasingly come under scrutiny for its failure to protect the human rights of its burgeoning foreign workforce.

Soccer Icon Banned By FIFA

AP | GRAHAM DUNBAR | Posted 08.13.2014 | Sports

SAO PAULO (AP) — Germany great Franz Beckenbauer was banned from football for 90 days by FIFA on Friday for not cooperating with an investigation in...

Qatar Denies Wrongdoing After Fresh Corruption Claims

AP | GRAHAM DUNBAR | Posted 06.03.2014 | Sports

GENEVA (AP) — Organizers of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar have denied fresh allegations of wrongdoing after a British newspaper report questioned the ...

Qatar World Cup Bid Faces New Corruption Allegations

AP | GRAHAM DUNBAR | Posted 08.01.2014 | Sports

GENEVA (AP) — Organizers of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar have denied fresh allegations of wrongdoing after a British newspaper report questioned the ...

FIFA President: Qatar World Cup Is A 'Mistake'

AP | Posted 07.16.2014 | Sports

ZURICH (AP) — It is "a mistake" to hold the World Cup in the searing summer heat of Qatar, FIFA president Sepp Blatter said. "Yes. We...

Qatar May Have 'Bought' The World Cup, But Can It Pay For It?

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 04.26.2014 | Sports

When Qatar beat out the United States, Japan, South Korea and Australia to be named host of the 2022 World Cup in December 2010 there were concerns in...

Japan's Influence in the Middle East

Daniel Wagner | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Daniel Wagner

Although it is not widely recognized as such, Japan is one of the most influential economic actors in the Persian Gulf -- something that is unlikely to change in the near or medium term.

FIFA Debating Winter World Cup

AP | GRAHAM DUNBAR | Posted 10.03.2013 | Sports

ZURICH -- ZURICH (AP) — FIFA opened a two-day board meeting Thursday that will discuss whether to move the 2022 World Cup in Qatar from the traditio...

2022 World Cup Moving?

AP | GRAHAM DUNBAR | Posted 10.25.2013 | Sports

ULRICHEN, Switzerland — FIFA President Sepp Blatter expects his executive committee to decide soon on a switch that will shift the 2022 World Cu...

Should FIFA Remove 2022 World Cup From Qatar?

AP | Posted 10.15.2013 | Sports

LONDON -- The head of the Premier League has joined the English Football Association in urging FIFA to consider removing the 2022 World Cup from Qatar...

Want A Drink? Don't Go To Doha

Posted 01.10.2012 | World

Qatar's recent suspension of alcohol sales in The Pearl-Qatar, a man-made island off the country's capital of Doha, brings into focus the conflict bet...

FIFA President Apologizes For Controversial Gay Sex Comment

AP | MICHAEL CASEY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates — FIFA's president Sepp Blatter apologized Friday for his remarks that gay fans should abstain from sex during t...

FIFA President: Gay Fans Shouldn't Have Sex During 2022 World Cup

AP | GERALD IMRAY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

JOHANNESBURG — FIFA President Sepp Blatter insisted Monday that the votes to award World Cups to Russia and Qatar were based on developing socce...

Qatar World Cup 2022: Interesting Facts About The Winning Bidder (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Qatar's winning bid for the 2022 World Cup has been hailed as "a football miracle" by the BBC. Not only will Qatar be the smallest nation to ever ho...

WATCH: Qatar's First Five 2022 World Cup Stadiums

Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

Qatar was chosen to host the 2022 World Cup and now it's time to check out the first five stadiums. According to a Reuters report, Qatar plans on buil...

Qatar Plans Solar-Powered Stadiums In Bid For 2022 World Cup

Inhabitat | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Believe it or not, countries are already bidding to host the World Cup as far out as 2022, and Qatar has submitted their bid, which includes a slew of...