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According to reports in the Spanish press, the Emir of Qatar, is set to buy Club de Futbol Malaga. The Primera Liga outfit, who narrowly avoided relegation on the last day of the season, will reportedly be sold for around €25 million in the next few weeks.

Qatar will play Saudi Arabia in a preparatory friendly in Doha on May 26, announced the Qatar Football Association on Friday. The match is scheduled 10 days before the June 6 round of the 2010 FIFA World Cup when Qatar host Australia in a crucial qualifier. Saudi Arabia play Korea Republic away on June 10. […]

That was the response from Football Federation Australia chief executive Ben Buckley after Qatar announced it was joining the race to host either the 2018 or 2022 World Cup finals. Oil-rich Qatar’s decision will further complicate Australia’s bid to host the finals, as it could also face competition from Japan and China to be Asia’s […]