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Qatar says Garcia report ‘vindicates’ 2022 World Cup bid

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Doha (AFP) – Qatar World Cup organisers said on Wednesday that the surprise publication of FIFA’s Garcia report “vindicated the integrity” of its successful bid to host the 2022 tournament.

In a statement, the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy also questioned the timing of the publication, which comes as Qatar faces political isolation from many neighbouring countries.

Qatar says Garcia report ‘vindicates’ 2022 World Cup bid

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Doha (AFP) – Qatar World Cup organisers said on Wednesday that the surprise publication of FIFA’s Garcia report “vindicated the integrity” of its successful bid to host the 2022 tournament.

In a statement, the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy also questioned the timing of the publication, which comes as Qatar faces political isolation from many neighbouring countries.

FIFA discloses damaging Qatar World Cup bid report

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Lausanne (AFP) – FIFA on Tuesday released a long-witheld report on the decision to award Qatar the 2022 World Cup after more leaks deepened the controversy surrounding the vote.

World football’s governing body had previously declined to publish in full the report into the awarding of the 2018 World Cup to Russia and the 2022 edition to Qatar drawn up by US independent investigator Michael Garcia.

Safety fears raised over Qatar World Cup death

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Doha (AFP) – An initial investigation into a British worker’s death at a Qatar World Cup stadium has raised concerns over the construction of the high platform from which he fell.

Zac Cox, a rope-access technician, plunged 39 metres (128 feet) to his death in January this year while working on a catwalk at Khalifa International Stadium.

Safety fears raised over Qatar World Cup death

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Doha (AFP) – An initial investigation into a British worker’s death at a Qatar World Cup stadium has raised concerns over the construction of the high platform from which he fell.

Zac Cox, a rope-access technician, plunged 39 metres (128 feet) to his death in January this year while working on a catwalk at Khalifa International Stadium.

Air-conditioned Qatar World Cup stadium ready

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Doha (AFP) – With a little under 2,022 days until the Qatar World Cup kicks-off, the tiny yet hugely ambitious Gulf state will officially unveil the tournament’s first completed venue on Friday.

The Khalifa International Stadium - complete with the much-talked-about cooling technology that was central to Qatar’s controversial bid for the World Cup - will host the country’s biggest domestic cup competition, The Emir Cup final.

Air-conditioned Qatar World Cup stadium ready

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Doha (AFP) – With a little under 2,022 days until the Qatar World Cup kicks-off, the tiny yet hugely ambitious Gulf state will officially unveil the tournament’s first completed venue on Friday.

The Khalifa International Stadium - complete with the much-talked-about cooling technology that was central to Qatar’s controversial bid for the World Cup - will host the country’s biggest domestic cup competition, The Emir Cup final.

Qatar World Cup workers get nutrition health checks

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Doha (AFP) – As many as 1,000 Qatar World Cup construction workers are receiving health checks as part of a pilot programme agreed between the 2022 tournament organisers and Weill Cornell Medicine.

In a statement Tuesday World Cup organisers said workers, selected at random, are being tested for such things as diet, blood pressure, and kidney function.

Qatar World Cup workers get nutrition health checks

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Doha (AFP) – As many as 1,000 Qatar World Cup construction workers are receiving health checks as part of a pilot programme agreed between the 2022 tournament organisers and Weill Cornell Medicine.

In a statement Tuesday World Cup organisers said workers, selected at random, are being tested for such things as diet, blood pressure, and kidney function.

Qatar World Cup labourers working 18-hour days: report

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Doha (AFP) – Migrant World Cup stadium labourers in Qatar can work 18-hour days - more than twice the maximum amount permitted by law - an external report into working conditions has found.

And half of the 10 contracting companies surveyed in the compliance report, published Wednesday, failed to give their employees even one day off per week.

Qatar World Cup labourers working 18-hour days: report

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Doha (AFP) – Migrant World Cup stadium labourers in Qatar can work 18-hour days - more than twice the maximum amount permitted by law - an external report into working conditions has found.

And half of the 10 contracting companies surveyed in the compliance report, published Wednesday, failed to give their employees even one day off per week.

Qatar World Cup labourer dies in lorry crash – official

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Doha (AFP) A 29-year-old Nepalese labourerwho died while working at a Qatar World Cup stadium site died after being hit by a water lorry, an investigation has concluded, according to a statement released Wednesday.

Anil Kumar Pasman suffered "fatal injuries... in a tragic accident" at Al-Wakrah stadium, according to the statement from the Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy, the body overseeeing organisation of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

Qatar World Cup a ‘done deal’ organiser claims

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Doha (AFP) Holding the 2022 World Cup in Qatar is a "done deal", a confident head of the Gulf state's tournament organising committee said Monday, shrugging off ongoing corruption and human rights concerns.

Hassan al-Thawadi, secretary-general of the Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy, told the local Arabic daily Al-Sharq newspaper that football's biggest tournament will go ahead in the Middle East despite calls elsewhere for Qatar to be stripped of hosting rights.

Qatar World Cup a ‘done deal’ organiser claims

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Doha (AFP) Holding the 2022 World Cup in Qatar is a "done deal", a confident head of the Gulf state's tournament organising committee said Monday, shrugging off ongoing corruption and human rights concerns.

Hassan al-Thawadi, secretary-general of the Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy, told the local Arabic daily Al-Sharq newspaper that football's biggest tournament will go ahead in the Middle East despite calls elsewhere for Qatar to be stripped of hosting rights.

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Despite spending $500m-a-week, 2022 Qatar World Cup won’t be most expensive ever

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Qatar’s finance minister has said that the 2022 World Cup won’t be the most expensive World Cup ever, despite his country spending $500m per week on infrastructure.

According to Ali Shareef Al-Emadi, Qatar is spending half a million dollars per week in a bid to get itself ready for the gala event five years down the line.

‘I’ve Had A Good Laugh At It’ – New FA Chairman Calls Clock Counting Down To England Winning 2022 World Cup ‘A Joke’

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Newly-appointed FA chairman Greg Clarke has branded the clock at St George's Park that is set to count down to England's miraculous World Cup win in 2022 as "a joke".

The clock was installedin 2013by Clarke's predecessor, Greg Dyke, who put it in place in the coaching suite at England's training headquarters as a visual reminder of the FA's tedious, ingrained hubris long-term targets.

Blatter Plays Race Card In Qatar Bid Scandal

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Taking a page of out the American political playbook, FIFA president Seth Blatter has charged the discussion on how Qatar bought the World Cup away from the actual bribery to racism.

Speaking to African football officials in Sao Paulo, Blatter confirmed that the latest allegations would be discussed at the Fifa Congress on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Must-See Report: ESPN E:60 segment on the Qatar World Cup

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Qatar's World Cup | ESPN E:60 ~ Jeremy Schaap from Bluefoot Entertainment on Vimeo.

Shock Horror! World Cup 2022 Investigation Reveals Ex-FIFA Vice President Jack Warner Paid Millions By Qatari Company Linked To Bid Process

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By Chris Wright

Position yourselves over your Victorian fainting couches people, for this is going to come as quite a shock.

Documents released pertaining to an investigation carried out into the bidding process for the 2022 Qatar World Cup appear to show that former FIFA vice president Jack Warner and members of his family was paid millions of pounds by a Qatari company controlled byex-Asian Football Confederation president Mohammed bin Hammam.

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 Officially Rule Out Any Prospect Of Qatar 2022 World Cup Being Played In Summer

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By Chris Wright

"And the cheque's in the post, yes?"

FIFA have decreed that they'd prefer the pesky old 2022 Qatar World Cup to not be played in the sweltering, 35-45°c Gulf emirate summertime but rather in the altogether more clement 25-30ºc Gulf emirate 'winter', after general secretary Jerome Valcke provisionally confirmed today that the tournament will be held between November and January.

Futuristic design for Al Wakrah Stadium for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar

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Qatar's hosting of the World Cup has rightly come in for much criticism, with the country's strict treatment of homosexuality in particular being attacked. However, one thing we were promised were futuristic stadia, and they have at least delivered on that remit. This is the design for the Al Wakrah stadium, which will hold 45,000 [.

Did Peter Taylor’s Bahrain get involved in a spot of match fixing?

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While Europe was playing out a round of friendly matches, the rest of the world was partaking in a series of World Cup qualification matches, and in the Asia region, qualification from the group stages was being finalised. Bahrain, managed by Peter Taylor, needed to enact a nine goal swing on Qatar and hope Qatar [.

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Qatar’s global expansion goes beyond 2022 World Cup bid

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In the past month, Qatar has gone on a buying spree in Europe that appears aimed at building on its World Cup success and bolstering its reputation as a global sports player.

QATAR To Host 2022 World Cup

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Utter disappointment for me as the Rose Bowl in Los Angeles is just 8 miles from my house while Doha, Qatar is about 8,000 miles away but Qatar has done in. They have won the 2022 World Cup bid. Now, ... Continue reading →

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Monaco preview + some WC 2022 thoughts

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As I wrote yesterday it's time to make some progress in the Champions League, and tonight's clash with Monaco is a chance to put ourselves in a good position ahead of the second-leg in a few weeks time.

The stuff about Arsene Wenger facing his old club is a nice little sideshow, but that's all it is.

The Football Business Column: The Business and Politics Behind the 2022 Qatar World Cup Controversies

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"It may well be that we made a mistake at the time."

Given the fresh controversy surrounding the death of migrant workers on the building sites for the 2022 Qatar World Cup, Sepp Blatter's public admission in early September to Inside World Football (h/t ESPN) seems all the more pertinent.

Did I Just See That?! – IsThis The Worst Miss Ever?

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Let me paint you a picture: Qatar 2024 and the home nation, after extended pressure, find themselves clear through with the keeper beat. Then this happens.... Could this be the worst miss ever? Could Harry Redknapp's Grandma score this? It's difficult to say No to any of these questions. Let's just hope that in 12 [.