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Court backs ex-FIFA official over calling Qatar ‘a cancer’ on world soccer

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Ex-FIFA official Theo Zwanziger, who described Qatar last year as "a cancer" on world football, was told in court on Tuesday that his comments were covered by freedom of speech.

The 70-year-old trained lawyer appeared in Duesseldorf's regional court after the Qatar Football Association (QFA) filed a civil lawsuit for damages over his comments concerning the Arab state's hosting of the 2022 World Cup.

Court backs ex-FIFA official over calling Qatar ‘a cancer’ on world soccer

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Ex-FIFA official Theo Zwanziger, who described Qatar last year as "a cancer" on world football, was told in court on Tuesday that his comments were covered by freedom of speech.

The 70-year-old trained lawyer appeared in Duesseldorf's regional court after the Qatar Football Association (QFA) filed a civil lawsuit for damages over his comments concerning the Arab state's hosting of the 2022 World Cup.

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Qatar Under-23 show the way forward to 2022 World Cup

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Qatar Under-23 show the way forward to 2022 World Cup - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

The biggest thing to happen to Qatari football is expected to be the 2022 World Cup. However, the biggest thing happening to Qatari football may just occur six years earlier. Currently underway in Qatar is the AFC Under 23 Championship which is also doubling as part of the qualification process for the 2016 Summer Olympic Games and the hosts, in that respect, are doing rather well thank you very much.

Neymar, Hazard and Man Utd star feature in top players to watch out for in Qatar 2022 World Cup

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Neymar, Hazard and Man Utd star feature in top players to watch out for in Qatar 2022 World Cup - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Just writing the following list of players makes the mouth salivate at the plethora of exciting young talent who could feature on the world stage at the 2022 FIFA World Cup Finals in Qatar.

Satirical Trailer Released For ‘FIFA 2022: Qatar World Cup Edition’ – Game Includes Heat Stroke, Corruption And Migrant Worker Abuse (Video)

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Norwegian satirical channel NRKHumour have produced a spoof trailer for the 'FIFA 2022: Qatar World Cup Edition' video game which, in the interest of being as realistic as possible, is set to feature many of the intrinsicelements we've already come to associate with the scandalous tournament.

Along with players dying of dehydration and heat stroke, the game also features many and various forms of oppression and corruption as well assome very on-trend slave labour-related side missions.

Qatar vs Bhutan 15-0 Highlights 2015 Asian World Cup Qualifying Goals Video

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Qatar vs Bhutan 2015 (Qatar-Bhutan VIDEO BELOW) Final score and result:- Qatar vs Bhutan 15-0 Asian World Cup 2018 Qualifying- 3 September, 2015 Qatar secure their biggest ever international football win as they beat Bhutan 15-0 12:33 duration, Dailymotion, Arabic commentary Qatar vs Bhutan 15-0 (Ali Asad*3, Mohammed Muntari*3, Mohammed Musa*2, Boualem Khoukhi*2, Hassan Khalid*2, [.

The 1994 World Cup in USA: Build Up, Tournament & Legacy

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The 1994 World Cup in USA: Build Up, Tournament & Legacy - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

A country with unparalleled wealth, a football league with low viewing figures and overall a weird choice compared to the other bids to host the most famous international football competition.

Why the US as host of World Cup 2022 is not so far fetched; By Steve Davis

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Some sort of re-vote on the tainted tallies that awarded FIFA World Cups in 2018 and 2022 to Russia and (most stunningly, most notoriously, most annoyingly) Qatar still seems unlikely.

Even with the dizzying wave of corruption charges that swept over world soccer's power brokers on Wednesday, the World Cup in Russia would seem impossible to dislodge at this point.

World Cup 2022: BBC journalists Jailed For Doing Journalism In Qatar

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A typical camp for migrant workers

The Qatari government wanted to showinvited journalists how well it's treating migrantworkers toiling on its 2022 World Cup Sandlantis.But four BBC journalists thought it an idea to do some actual journalism, peeling away from the group to see things not on the official tour.

Zinedine Zidane: La race dans le foot

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Apres avoir lu 8 juillet 1998 écrit par Lilian Thuram et le commentaire écrit par Tomas sur ce livre, je suis inspiré d'écrire un poste assez similaire sur un autre membre de cette équipe: Zinedine Zidane. Pour ceux qui ne savaient pas les détails de la Coupe du Monde en 1998, il était l'événement la plus célébré dans l'histoire du football française.

From Scotland to Tottenham; remembering soccer legend Dave Mackay

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Not many people would connect Hearts from the Scottish Premier League and Qatar the hosts of the 2022 World Cup, but Dave Mackay who passed away this week at the age of 80 would be that connection. He started his career for the Edinburgh team and ended his football career life as national coach of Qatar some 42 years later.

From Scotland to Tottenham; remembering soccer legend Dave Mackay

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Not many people would connect Hearts from the Scottish Premier League and Qatar the hosts of the 2022 World Cup, but Dave Mackay who passed away this week at the age of 80 would be that connection. He started his career for the Edinburgh team and ended his football career life as national coach of Qatar some 42 years later.

Coupe du Monde en Hiver?

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Depuis le premier tournoi en 1930, le Coupe du Monde se passe toujours en été. En 2022, cependant, c'est probable que le tournoi va se passer dans l'hiver. Selon un source près de FIFA, le tournoi commencera le 26 novembre et finira le 22 décembre. Cette programme interrompe le saison de presque tous les grands championnats d'Europe.

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Are we numb to FIFA scandals? A review of ‘The Ugly Game’ book

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Rarely in the book world does a tomecome around that fundamentally alters the way we look at the subject for the better or worse. One such book is The Ugly Game by Heidi Blake and Jonathan Calvert, two members of The Sunday Times Insight Team.

In the most important soccer book since the last exposé published by Declan Hill, this book is a deep dive into the data and information the Insight Team wrote about prior to the 2014 World Cup and the corruption around the 2022 World Cup bidding; However the book covers more details, more stories, and more scandals.

Are we numb to FIFA scandals? A review of ‘The Ugly Game’ book

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Rarely in the book world does a tomecome around that fundamentally alters the way we look at the subject for the better or worse. One such book is The Ugly Game by Heidi Blake and Jonathan Calvert, two members of The Sunday Times Insight Team.

In the most important soccer book since the last exposé published by Declan Hill, this book is a deep dive into the data and information the Insight Team wrote about prior to the 2014 World Cup and the corruption around the 2022 World Cup bidding; However the book covers more details, more stories, and more scandals.

FIFA 2022: Improvement of Worker’s Rights in Qatar

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FIFA 2022: Improvement of Worker's Rights in Qatar - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

The discussion of human rights in the Middle East often orientates around the poor treatment of migrant workers, and the negative effect the World Cup has consequently had on this, with there being hundreds of deaths so far.

Time for FIFA to turn to the East

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Time for FIFA to turn to the East - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

There are seven candidates for the presidency of FIFA. Three of them are from Europe though they will become two when the Michel Platini/Gianni Infantino situation is resolved. Even if Platini is able to contest the presidency, which reasoned thought would consider impossible due to the stigma of corruption, the current UEFA president would seem to have burnt his bridges.

What we know so far about Russia’s alleged corruption to win 2018 World Cup bid

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When people around soccerspeak about vote bribing surrounding the 2018 and 2022 World Cup bids, many will immediately jump to Qatar. The stories about bribery coming from the Qatar committee are numerous, public and accepted by many as the truth. But the Russia 2018 bid isn't presented by singing angels either.

What we know so far about Russia’s alleged corruption to win 2018 World Cup bid

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When people around soccerspeak about vote bribing surrounding the 2018 and 2022 World Cup bids, many will immediately jump to Qatar. The stories about bribery coming from the Qatar committee are numerous, public and accepted by many as the truth. But the Russia 2018 bid isn't presented by singing angels either.

If not Qatar then where? Where should the 2022 World Cup go?

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When Loretta Lynch and Richard Weber addressed the watching world following the launch of the federal investigations into FIFA corruption, they were clear to emphasize that this process would be a long one. But in the wake of Sepp Blatter's announcement that he'll be resigning as president, already the organization's precarious house of cards is tumbling down.

If not Qatar then where? Where should the 2022 World Cup go?

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When Loretta Lynch and Richard Weber addressed the watching world following the launch of the federal investigations into FIFA corruption, they were clear to emphasize that this process would be a long one. But in the wake of Sepp Blatter's announcement that he'll be resigning as president, already the organization's precarious house of cards is tumbling down.

What should happen to the 2018 and 2022 World Cups?

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The shockingly sudden resignation of Sepp Blatter as head of FIFA prompts a number of questions, many of which are a long way from being answered. Some will remain unanswered until the prosecutors and various police forces announce the results of various investigations, but practically there is now a major question that needs to be answered, as it may have precipitated the whole take-down:

What about the 2018 and 2022 World Cups?

What should happen to the 2018 and 2022 World Cups?

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The shockingly sudden resignation of Sepp Blatter as head of FIFA prompts a number of questions, many of which are a long way from being answered. Some will remain unanswered until the prosecutors and various police forces announce the results of various investigations, but practically there is now a major question that needs to be answered, as it may have precipitated the whole take-down:

What about the 2018 and 2022 World Cups?

FIFA’s SEPP BLATTER RESIGNS AMID THE “DIASPORA LEGACY PROGRAMME”

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Ah, SCHADENFREUDE! Sepp Blatter has just announced his resignation!

(Footballrascal.com)

Between coaching two AYSO teams, playing weekday and Sunday League soccer, being devoted to following the Chicago Fire, and watching the occasional EPL or friendly match, there's not a lot of free time.

It's Going Down For Real

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With just 48hrs to go before the election of FIFA president in Switzerland, 6 arrests were made by the Swiss in conjunction with the FBI over racketeering, bribery and money laundering done on US soil by several CONCACAF, CONMEBOL and CAFU (Central America's soccer federation) as well as executives from a handful of sports marketing companies.

Let me get this straight...

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So smoldering Qatar can bribe their way into hosting the World Cup 2022 with a bunch of nonsense technological promises, move the tourney to winter, run the contruction of what essentially amounts to a city for the tourney on slave labor and now arrest journalists they invited to document the conditions experienced by those imported slaves without any repercussions whatsoever, but CONMEBOL may be

FIFA's Qatar blind spot expands

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Clearly not content with ignoring obvious bribery and a system of World Cup 2022 prep based on human labor trafficking (and worse), Qatar have begun arresting journalists in their country. In other words, every one of us in the world who loves this game and our team knows precisely how this particular piece of sausage is being made.

¿FIFA cambiará la ubicación del Mundial 2022 desde Qatar?

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¿FIFA cambiará la ubicación del Mundial 2022 desde Qatar?

por Andrew Bihl

Nota: Este ensayo fue escrito en11/03/14. Debido a esto, cualquiera información más reciente no está incluido.

En 2010, FIFA eligió a Qatar para anfitrión de la Copa del Mundo de 2022.

FIFA announce date for 2022 World Cup Final

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FIFAhasdisclosed that the 2022 FIFA World Cup will be held in Winter, with the Final coming on December 18, which is also Qatar National Day.

The reasoning for such an unprecedented move from the traditional Summer schedule to a Winter one is essentially focused on the climate in Qatar.

FIFA announce date for 2022 World Cup Final

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FIFAhasdisclosed that the 2022 FIFA World Cup will be held in Winter, with the Final coming on December 18, which is also Qatar National Day.

The reasoning for such an unprecedented move from the traditional Summer schedule to a Winter one is essentially focused on the climate in Qatar.

FIFA’s reluctance to rectify construction working conditions ahead of Qatar 2022 is disgraceful

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FIFA's recent announcement that the 2022 World Cup in Qatar will take place in November/December just undermines what everyone who lives outside of FIFA headquarters knows – that the World Cup never should have been awarded to Qatar in the first place. At this point, the apparent corruption, miscalculations, lack of commonsense judgment, and all-around bloated, cartoonish villainy surrounding FIFA and its Qatar World Cup is so ridiculous that it hardly matters anymore what time of year the tournament takes place.

FIFA’s reluctance to rectify construction working conditions ahead of Qatar 2022 is disgraceful

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FIFA's recent announcement that the 2022 World Cup in Qatar will take place in November/December just undermines what everyone who lives outside of FIFA headquarters knows – that the World Cup never should have been awarded to Qatar in the first place. At this point, the apparent corruption, miscalculations, lack of commonsense judgment, and all-around bloated, cartoonish villainy surrounding FIFA and its Qatar World Cup is so ridiculous that it hardly matters anymore what time of year the tournament takes place.

It just gets better and better.

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That was sarcasm. There is no shortage of reasons to cringe over World Cup 2022, unfathomably still set to take place in Qatar. Seriously, what will it take for UEFA to stand up like a big boy and say no to FIFA? Because that is exactly what it will take to change things for the proper.- Greg Seltzer

No Confederations Cup for Qatar in 2021

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On the heels of the news that the 2022 Men's World Cup in Qatar will be held in the winter, FIFA yesterday announced that Qatar has lost its hosting privileges for the 2021 Confederations Cup. The reason: because summers in Qatar reach an averageof 100ºF (38ºC). This fact is something the entire world has known for YEARS, is the main reason for the 2022World Cup'sswitch to November, and is one of the main reasons the general soccer community was against having the World Cup in Qatar at all (that and the whole "slave laborers"thing).

2022 World Cup Set For November and December

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A FIFA task force has recommended that the 2022 World Cup be set for the winter months of November and December. The 2022 World Cup is to take place in Qatar, which is known to have extraordinarily hot summers.

FIFA officials met in Doha to discuss a number of alternatives to hosting the World Cup in the summer, as the weather in Qatar may endanger the players' and fans' health.

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Barcelona midfielder Xavi photograpped in Qatar ahead of reported move

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On Friday,Barcelona midfielder Xavi Hernandez was photographedtaking pictures with fans inQatar,just a day after news broke of his summer move to the Qatari side Al Sadd.

It is not yet known why the former Spain international was in the sovereign Arab country, and an announcement of his decision to join Al Sadd is still not expected to take place until the summer.

Barcelona midfielder Xavi photograpped in Qatar ahead of reported move

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On Friday,Barcelona midfielder Xavi Hernandez was photographedtaking pictures with fans inQatar,just a day after news broke of his summer move to the Qatari side Al Sadd.

It is not yet known why the former Spain international was in the sovereign Arab country, and an announcement of his decision to join Al Sadd is still not expected to take place until the summer.

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Major Link Soccer: Rain Delay in Doha

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Come rain or shine, Qatar's construction remains sketchy.

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In the freshest of links, this morning Jamie Vardy broke Manchester United great Ruud van Nistlerooy's record of scoring in consecutive Premier League games — against Manchester United.

In a rare change of form, Qatar is actually looking into their construction practices, following a recent rainfall.

Qatar Aspire Academy: Humanitarian Effort or Cause for Concern

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After reading African Soccerscapes,I was reminded of Qatar's Aspire Academy: a footballing academy based in Doha, Qatar that takes children from Africa, South America, and Asia and brings them into Qatar to develop their football skills. When most people think of Qatar and soccer, they think of the 2022 World Cup or perhaps Paris Saint Germain, which the Qatar Investment Authority owns and sponsors.