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Doha bid to host the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games has received complete support from the leaders of Bahrain, Kuwait, UAE, Oman, Saudi Arabia and Qatar. This was confirmed during the 32nd session of the Supreme Council for GCC. During a communiqué issued following the 32nd session of the GCC Supreme Council, the leaders of [...]

Qatar may lose 2022 World Cup

Australia football boss Frank Lowy suggested on Monday that Qatar could yet be stripped of its right to host the 2022 FIFA World Cup following their controversial awarding of the global showpiece. Australia was humiliated to receive only one FIFA vote and was eliminated in the first round as Qatar went on to beat the [...]

Adriano heads to Qatar

The Qatar Football Association said on its website Sunday that the striker has signed a three-year deal with the Qatari club. The 29-year-old, who joined Gamba from city rivals Cerezo during the offseason, scored nine goals in eight games in the 2011 J-League campaign. Adriano is the latest Brazilian to move from Japan to the [...]

Qatar Airways has announced it has been named Official Airline of the prestigious “Tour de France”, which attracts hundreds of cyclists competing in the world’s most famous cycle race. Expected to be watched by over hundreds of millions of television viewers around the world and millions of spectators lining the 3,500km route, this year’s edition [...]

Qatar bid for Manchester United?

Manchester United has reportedly held secret talks with Qatar Holding over a potential £1.5 billion takeover from the current Glazer family owners, but the club denied it is for sale. British newspapers claim the Middle Eastern investment group, controlled by the Qatari royal family, made an approach to United shortly after the tiny nation secured [...]

Qatar has already caused a stir by winning the vote to stage the 2022 World Cup finals. They have also clinched a huge deal to become Barcelona’s shirt sponsors. Now reports are they want to buy United. An offer of £1.5bn would almost double the £790m investment made by the Glazers when they bought United [...]

After a successful bidding for 2022 World Cup, the Qatar bid committee presented their Event Concept for the Men’s World Handball Championship for 2015 at the International Handball Federation (IHF) headquarters in Basel. Received with great success by the IHF, Qatar’s vision for handball is one step closer to being realised. As the team presented [...]

Russia and Qatar to host World Cups

It is the first time that either Qatar or Russia has been chosen as host nation for the World Cup. Qatar 2022 Qatar got the better of the United States, Australia, Japan and South Korea to stage the 2022 event. It has promised air-conditioned and eco-friendly stadiums to combat 50C summer heat, and the chance [...]

Qatar 2022, which is attempting to bring the FIFA World Cup to the Middle East for the first time ever, is getting a big kick from Facebook, as its page on the social network has drawn more than 500,000 fans. The host nations for the 2018 and 2022 soccer tournaments will be announced Wednesday. Qatar [...]

FIFA has rated Qatar its riskiest option to organize a World Cup in 2018 or 2022, according to detailed technical evaluations of all nine bids published Friday. Qatar is classed a “high” operational risk to plan and stage the monthlong tournament in 2022, while Russia is rated a “medium” risk to host in 2018. Both [...]