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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 [...]

Tanzanian youths may secure several job opportunities in Qatar as part of the Arabic country’s preparations for the 2022 World Cup tournament. The good news was revealed yesterday by the minister for Labour and Employment, Ms Gaudencia Kabaka. She was briefing the press on her trip to Geneva where she attended the 100th annual general [...]

In preparation for the World Cup 2022 , Qatar plans to more than double the number of hotel rooms, build nine stadiums and refurbish three others, in addition to constructing a rail and metro network. Qatar plans to spend $4 billion on a stadium construction and refurbishment programme. The rail and metro networks are expected [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

A FIFA inspection Group concluded its visit of Qatar on Friday as they consider the Gulf Arab State’s bid to host the 2022 World Cup finals. The head of the six-person team, Harold Mayne-Nicolls, did raise concerns over locations of the stadiums, which are close to one another, suggesting it could create logistical problems. “From [...]

Qatar steps up its campaign to bring the World Cup to the Middle East for the first time after unveiling details of three new stadiums and the “world-first, carbon-neutral technology” it would use to cool venues, fan fests and training sites if the Gulf state is successful in its quest to secure the 2022 tournament. [...]

Work has begun on Qatar’s multibillion-dollar metro and ground rail projects, set to be completed in phases until 2016, and central to the emirate’s dreams of hosting the 2022 football World Cup. The three projects – a metro network within Greater Doha, overground railways covering Qatar, and then links to the rest of the GCC [...]

FC Barcelona coach, Josep Guardiola, is to become an ambassador for the Qatar 2022 Bid. Guardiola, whose team won the 2009 UEFA Champions League, spent two years playing for Qatar’s Al Ahli Club, and recently returned to the country after leading his team to the FIFA Club World Cup title in the UAE’s Abu Dhabi, [...]

The Qatar 2022 World Cup bid committee has named two former World Cup stars, Argentina’s Gabriel Omar Batistuta and Holland’s Ronald de Boer, as new bid ambassadors. Batistuta is the all-time leading goal-scorer for Argentina and represented his country at three World Cup finals, while de Boer played in two World Cup finals for the [...]