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Report: Qatar to reduce World Cup stadiums to eight as costs soar

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By DAN KARELL

Even Qatar isn't immune to a financial crisis.

The oil-rich country has decided to reduce the amount of stadiums they plan to build from 12 to eight for the 2022 World Cup they were picked to host, according to a report from Doha. Qatar's bid included plans to build nine new stadiums from scratch with a capacity of 40,000 or more and expand three current stadiums to add more seating and other improvements.

Fear and Loathing in Qatar: A Letter to Sepp Blatter

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Dear FIFA President Sepp Blatter,

Ever since you announced on December 2, 2010 that Qatar won the bid for the 2022 World Cup over Australia, Japan, South Korea, and the United States, controversies have run rampant over you and your fellow voters. One of the reasons that you provided for Russia, the first Eastern European country to host a World Cup, winning the 2018 World Cup and Qatar, the first Middle Eastern country to host a World Cup, winning the 2022 World Cup bids was "going to new lands" and "development of football," or, as I like to call it, "where the money is.

SPONSORED: Top 7 Qatar Hotels for the ’22 World Cup (By Migrant Body Count)

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We are the Qatar Tourism Authority are aware of the recent issues that have come to light about our country. We are aware that many fans of soccer are very sad and mad and angry. We respect the emotions of the fans. We promise to improve these things as much as possible.

In that respectful regards, we have decided to create a useful list of hotels where fans can stay that addresses the fans' big concerns.

Classic Clásico - AFR Voice Ep. 33 As things hot up in title...

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Classic Clásico - AFR Voice Ep. 33

As things hot up in title races across the continent, things are getting especially spicy at the top of La Liga. This week we'll be taking a look at what is being hailed as possibly the finest clásico of the century between Real Madrid and Barcelona, and why despite the result neither team are currently top of the league.

Tuesday Kickoff: Former FIFA VP received Qatar payment; Moyes losing support; and more

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By DAN KARELL

Disgraced former FIFA Vice-President Austin "Jack" Warner is implicated in yet another controversy surrounding the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

Warner and his sons were allegedly paid close to $2 million from a company owned by former Qatari FIFA official Mohammed Bin Hamman, according to a report by The Telegraph.

Qatar 2022: Will FIFA Learn Anything from the Australian Open Debacle?

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FIFA has awarded the World Cup to Qatar in 2022. Newsflash: Qatar is a pretty hot country. This past summer, Ecuadorian striker Chucho Benitez died from heart failure shortly after signing and playing for a Qatari club. Many construction workers have died toiling away in the heat. Qatar is a "subtropical dry, hot desert climate.

FIFA confirm 2022 Qatar World Cup will not be held in the summer

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FIFA confirm 2022 Qatar World Cup will not be held in the summer - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

FIFA have announced that the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar will not take place in the summer, while adding that a winter tournament would be 'perfect'.

FIFA Secretary General Jérôme Valckeconfirmed the decision during a French radio broadcast, seemingly ending the long-running debate over the hosting dates,

"The dates for the World Cup (in Qatar) will not be June-July," Valcke told Radio France.

La Fin de l’épreuve de Belounis

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La semaine dernière, Zahir Belounis était autorisé de revenir en France, le chapitre ultime d'une saga incroyable. Belounis, footballeur franco-algérien, est déménagé au Qatar en 2010 pour jouer pour l'équipe el Jaish. Quand el Jaish l'a loué une autre équipe, le premier club a cessé ses paiements de salaire.

An Apology to Mainstream Media on Behalf of Richard Whittall (And Me)

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Sometimes, the mainstream media is wrong. For example, a columnist at ESPN recently went on a posh vacation to Qatar. Surprise surprise, upon his return, he wrote a pretty bland, half-assed defense of Qatar. He had written quite movingly about the death of an Espanyol player years ago, but, like, the death of dozens of immigrant workers was brushed off as blogger chatter.

France, Portugal, and more Qualify for 2014 World Cup

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It's fair to say that France's national team has been one of the most entertaining sides when it comes to their off-field antics in the past few years, but after their 3-0 home victory there seems to be a possibility of some on-field entertainment as well. After hearing the statistics of Ukraine's sturdy defence, and knowing that never before had a team overcome a 2-0 deficit to qualify for the World Cup, the uncertainty around France's chances were genuine.

Exploitation and Abuse, Qatar 2022 “I have not seen a...

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Exploitation and Abuse, Qatar 2022

"I have not seen a single slave in Qatar. I don't know where those reports come from. I have been to Qatar many times and therefore have a different view, which, I believe, is more realistic." - Franz Beckenbaurer

Franz, it might be time to rethink that position.

Snapshot: What Do The Designs For The New Al Wakrah 2022 Qatar World Cup Stadium Remind YOU Of…?

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By Chris Wright

Study the image below intently for a few minutes and then tell us just what the prospective new 2022 World Cup stadium in Al Wakrah, Qatar as seen here in this still from the official CGI conceptual design promotional video reminds you, the discerning Pies enthusiast, of.

FIFA Ethics Committee Is Unable to Remove World Cup 2022 From Qatar Even If Bribes Took Place, Says Report

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FIFA's ethics committee has no power to remove World Cup 2022 from Qatar even if bribes took place, according to a report today inThe Daily Telegraphnewspaper.

The newspaper quotes a source who said:

"If [FIFA ethics investigator Michael]Garcia finds something which was wrong, the ethics committee has the right to take sanctions.

If the USA hosted the 2022 World Cup…

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Throughout the year, post after post on this blog has detailed the trials and tribulations of the 2022 World Cup, which is currently slated to be held in the Middle Eastern nation of Qatar. From internal disputes among FIFA board members to the sweltering summer heat and the unprecedented proposed move of the World Cup to the winter—in the middle of the club soccer season—it is safe to say that the 2022 World Cup has been nothing short of a disaster thus far.

Qatar 2022 could be FIFA’s biggest mistake ever

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Growing up around an Egyptian father absolutely obsessed with football there were certain truths that I had to accept and never question:

1. Pele is the greatest soccer player of all time, and any Argentinian fan who disagrees is blinded by bias.

2. Never trust a fan of the Algerian national team.

You Can’t Facilitate Change Unless You Oppose Oppression

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One of my follow colleagues brought up the "disaster" that Qatar's World Cup is turning out to be. I felt that I just wanted to elaborate on why I think FIFA should truly reconsider hosting the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

Is this even an option at this point? According to recent reports, Sepp Blatter ruled out stripping Qatar of the tournament completely, but has delayed any final decisions regarding a possible "Winter World Cup.

Zahir Belounis: A Virtual Captive in Quatar

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A week ago, The Independent published an update about Zahir Belounis, a French Algerian footballer who is being held in Quatar in "virtual captivity" due to the same kafala system of visa sponsorship blamed for the mistreatment of Nepali immigrant workers. Belounis played for the El Jaish club in Quatar and will not be allowed to leave the country until he drops his case against the club over what he claims to be two years' worth of unpaid wages.

World Cup 2022: Fifa to launch consultation on new dates for Qatar

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Fifa have announced they are to begin a process of consultation to examine new dates for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

At the third meeting of the Executive Committee in Zurich, a working group led by AFC President Sheikh Salman Bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa was formed. The taskforce will gather opinions from broadcasters, sponsors, medical experts and leagues amongst others.

Friday Kickoff: 2022 World Cup to remain in Qatar; Tottenham, Sevilla continue strong UEL starts; and more

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By DAN KARELL

As far as FIFA are concerned, the 2022 World Cup is staying in Qatar.

With news reports of abuse towards migrant workers in the Middle Eastern country and FIFA President Sepp Blatter admitting himself recently that the World Cup couldn't take place in the summer in Qatar, it had been thought that there was a possibility for a re-vote.

Qatar Buy *That* 15ft Statue Of Zinedine Zidane Head-Butting Marco Materazzi As Part Of World Cup Hype Campaign

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By Chris Wright

Qatar are definitely getting their priorities right as the country prepares to host the 2022 World Cup. They may have inhospitable climates, no stadiums, insufficient infrastructure, allegations of Nepalese slave labour to deal with and absolutely zippo in the way of footballing pedigree, but what they do have now, thanks to a significant investment by the country's Museums Authority, is a five-metre-tall statue of Zinedine Zidane's headbutt to Marco Materazzi's sternum yeah, the one from outside the Pompidou Centre that everybody in Paris hated.

The FIFA World Cup in Qatar – a Perfect Boycott Target

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In case you missed it, the Guardian broke a terrifying story: numerous workers from Nepali have died due to atrocious working conditions in Qatar. Guess what they were building? Soccer stadiums and infrastructure for the 2022 World Cup. Few are surprised. This is the same Qatar where a) Chucho Benitez died from heart problems after a less than a month playing for a local club, b) LGBT individuals cannot publicly display affection, and c) Bribes marred the voting process.

Thursday Kickoff: UEFA backs winter World Cup; Influential match-fixer reportedly arrested; and more

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By DAN KARELL

After a meeting of the member nations of UEFA in Croatia this week, the European footballing body has officially agreed to back a move to a winter World Cup in 2022.

"There were certain reservations regarding the World Cup in Qatar but everyone agreed that it would be impossible to play in the severe heat of Qatar in the summer," FIFA Vice-President Jim Boyce of Northern Ireland said to Sky Sports News.

Wednesday Kickoff: Blatter admits to political influences in Qatar voting; Casillas plays down knock; and more

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By DAN KARELL

The walking public relations nightmare that is Sepp Blatter has opened his mouth again.

Barely a week after claiming that the bidding nations should have known that the FIFA World Cup isn't set in stone to take place in June and July, Blatter has now admitted in an interview with German publication Die Zeit that political influences from the governments of certain nations played a role in voting for the 2022 World Cup, which was awarded to Qatar.

From Summer to Winter, and World Cup Compensation By Max...

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From Summer to Winter, and World Cup Compensation

By Max Grieve

Among the first to qualify for the next World Cup and, on current form, likely to be among the first knocked out in Brazil, doing something before others is becoming something of a theme for Australia, if you can play along with the opening and ignore all the things in which Australia isn't first.

If Summer 2022 World Cup Is Moved to Winter, Australia Wants Compensation From FIFA

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Australia's soccer federation chairman wants his country to be compensated by FIFA if the World Cup 2022 in Qatar is moved from summer to winter.

This follows on yesterday's story that FOX Sports in the United States is also opposed to the 2022 World Cup in Qatar being moved. Plus, we already know that the Premier League is vehemently opposed to the tournament date being changed.

Friday Kickoff: Qatar chief refuses to lose WC; Totti to sign new contract at Roma; and more

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By DAN KARELL

Many around the globe think otherwise, but Hassan al-Thawadi asserts that Qatar is the "right place" to host the 2022 World Cup.

The World Cup in question has been dominating the headlines recently as FIFA's very own president Sepp Blatter admitted that awarding Qatar the tournament in the summer may have been a mistake.

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2013 That Was The Year That Was

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2013 was one of those years between big tournaments with neither a World Cup, Copa America nor European Championship to savour.

That said we had the FIFA Confederations Cup which possibly saw the reign of Spain come to a crashing end as the World and European champions were thumped 3-0 by Brazil in the final in Rio.

Wednesday Kickoff: Belounis to leave Qatar; Villas-Boas on the hot seat; and more

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By DAN KARELL

Stranded French soccer player Zahir Belounis is coming home.

After a long ordeal that culminated with FIFPro visiting Qatar to lobby for his release, Belounis has received his exit visa and is expected to return to Paris with his family on Thursday, according to his brother Mahdi.

2022 FIFA World Cup Games to be Shared Across the Middle East?

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Breathe in relief ladies and gentlemen: FIFA President Sepp Blatter, World Football's most powerful man, has a new solution to ease the controversy over 2022 Qatar World Cup games; 2022 Qatar World Cup games, may not be held in 50 degrees heat of Qatar after all. In fact, it could be another shared World Cup.

No Love In Qatar

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Qatar just can't get any love now. The whole World Cup 2022 allocation is turning into a fiasco, with even Sepp Blatter backpedaling, something historians will be talking about for years. Michel Platini has claimed there was a degree of politics behind it all, and who knows when in 2022 it might actually take place.

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Waff 2013-2014

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Ottava edizione del campionato dedicato alle nazionali facenti parte della West Asian Football Federation. In Qatar hanno partecipato 9 squadre (divise in tre gironi) ma sono mancate alcune big della regione come Siria, campione uscente, Iran ed Emirati Arabi Uniti. Curioso l'andamento del secondo girone, quello di Bahrain, Iraq e Oman, nel quale tutte e [.

Waff Championship 2013-2014

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Ottava edizione del campionato dedicato alle nazionali facenti parte della West Asian Football Federation. In Qatar hanno partecipato 9 squadre (divise in tre gironi) ma sono mancate alcune big della regione come Siria, campione uscente, Iran ed Emirati Arabi Uniti. Curioso l'andamento del secondo girone, quello di Bahrain, Iraq e Oman, nel quale tutte e [.

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Qatar: a further insight

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We have published a number of comments about Qatar of late. This was sent to me, with the aim of correcting certain misunderstandings. - I was originally commenting on your latest FIFA article. I got caught up on the keyboard writing a much longer comment than I had set my mind too, I could write [..

Qatar, the Emirates, Disneyworld, football, religion, heat

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DISNEYWORLD AND FOOTBALL by Don McMahon

Many football aficionados are mystified about Qatar and how it ¨won¨ the 2022 WC bidding, as well as FIFA's seemingly incestuous relationship with these people. Having lived and worked in the Middle East, I know a little about how the social and economic dicta are applied there:

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Jogo 001 - Mundial Sub--17 (2013) - Brasil 6x1 Eslováquia

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O primeiro jogo do mundial sub-17, foi realizado no dia 17/10/2013, na cidade de Abu Dhabi-UAE, onde jogaram as seleções do Brasil (11° no ranking da FIFA) e a seleção da Eslováquia (65° no ranking da FIFA).

Antes desse jogo, as 2 seleções jogaram:
Amistosos
Fortaleza 22/02/1995 BRA 5:0 (1:0) SVK

Mundial Sub-20
2003 Sharjah 09/12/2003 BRA 2:1 a.

Qatar 2022 World Cup a Public Relations Nightmare for FIFA

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Following the shocking revelations of The Guardian's investigation into Qatar's World Cup preparations, such as the fact at least 44 Nepalese migrant workers died between June 4 and August 8 and dozens more have died since then, calls have been made from the media and fans alike for FIFA to step in and strip Qatar of its hosting rights for 2022.

The Rest

Jogo 419/2013 - Amistoso - Qatar 0x0 Coréia do Norte

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Mais um jogo amistoso, foi disputado no dia 11/06/2013, na cidade de Doha-QAT, onde jogaram as seleções do Qatar (104° no ranking da FIFA) e a seleção da Coréia do Norte (114° no ranking da FIFA).

Antes desse jogo, as 2 seleções jogaram:
Eliminatórias Copa do Mundo
1994 Singapore 02/05/1993 PRK 2:2 (1:1) QAT Primeira Fase
1994 Doha 18/04/1993 QAT 1:2 (0:0) PRK Primeira Fase
1990 Singapore 20/10/1989 PRK 2:0 (2:0) QAT Rodada final

Amistosos

Doha
31/12/2010 QAT 0:1 (0:0) PRK
Doha 30/12/2009 QAT 0:1 (0:0) PRK
Doha 24/08/2008 QAT 2:1 (1:0) PRK
Bangkok 20/02/2003 QAT 2:2 (1:2) PRK
Bangkok 10/02/2002 QAT 1:1 PRK

O árbitro, foi: ABBAS ALABBASI Salah Mohamed Noor Shaikh


Green training with Bayern Munich first team during winter training camp

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By DAN KARELL

Julian Green's confidence is likely sky high after being invited to train with the Bayern Munich first team in Qatar.

The German-American was one of three youngsters invited to join the first team squad on their training camp in Qatar during the Bundesliga winter break, and he was given an additional boost when Bayern sporting director Mathias Sammer said the club has "faith" in him to remain with the first-team.

The Football Special: Chris Hughton, Mesut Özil and Qatar 2022 [VIDEO]

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Malcolm Best is reluctantly joined by Norwich City manager Chris Hughton, as they discuss Mesut Özil's current form, plus the pair ponder the possible outcomes of this weekend's Premier League fixtures. Also, Greg Dyke makes some predictions of his own, Jose Mourinho confronts some home truths about his managing abilities, Ian Holloway is denied free speech at Crystal Palace and we look ahead to Qatar 2022.

Zidane & Materazzi Go On Tour

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Foreign workers shine a bronze sculpture by French Algerian born artist Adel Abdessemed during its installation on the Corniche in Doha after it was bought by the Qatar Museums Authority. The statue, titled ‘Coup de Tete' immortalizes the headbutt given by the French former football champion Zinedine Zidane to Italian player Marco Materazzi during the World Cup final in 2006.