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2022 World Cup

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...