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FIFA bans Qatar 2022 bid inspector for seven years

FIFA's ethics committee has banned Harold Mayne-Nicholls, who led the teams which inspected the bids to host the 2018 and 2022 World Cups, for seven years, it said in a statement on Monday.

Barca presidential candidate confirms opposition to Qatar shirt sponsor

Former Barcelona president Joan Laporta said he will do his best to put the name of UNICEF or another humanitarian cause back in a prominent position on the team shirt if he returns to the helm in next month's elections.

Arabs slam anti-Qatar campaign

The Arab League yesterday condemned the “hateful campaign” against Qatar’s hosting of the 2022 World Cup, amid a corruption scandal rocking football’s governing body FIFA.

International Boat Show in November

The third edition of Qatar International Boat Show (QIBS) will be held under the patronage of Prime Minister and Interior Minister H E Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani at Mourjan Marinas-Lusail City from November 10 to 14,.

Belmadi returns to replace Laudrup at Qatar's Lekhwiya

Djamel Belmadi has agreed to take charge of Qarari champions Lekhwiya for a second time following the departure of head coach Michael Laudrup.

UK police force ‘received $600,000 from Qatar’ to train World Cup troops

A prominent UK police force has come under fire after it emerged that Qatar paid the force £400,000 ($623,000) to train its officers in preparation for the 2022 World Cup.


FIFA compliance chief says Qatar World Cup could be taken away

Russia and Qatar could be stripped of their World Cup hosting rights if evidence emerges of bribery in the bidding process, Domenico Scala, the independent chairman of FIFA's audit and compliance committee, told a Swiss newspaper.

'Russia & Qatar may lose World Cups' - Fifa official

Russia and Qatar could lose the 2018 and 2022 World Cups respectively if evidence emerges of bribery, leading Fifa official Domenico Scala has said.

FBI to probe Russia and Qatar World Cup bids

The FBI's investigation surrounding FIFA has now expanded to include the awarding of the 2018 and 2022 World Cups to Russia and Qatar, according to reports.


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