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Fifa ethics investigator quits in protest

Fifa ethics investigator Michael Garcia resigned on Wednesday in protest at the way his report into allegations of corruption in awarding the 2018 and 2022 World Cup tournaments to Russia and Qatar was handled by the soccer governing body's

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Fifa under pressure over publishing of full Garcia report

Fifa's executive committee will next week receive a proposal from a member asking for the Garcia report into the bidding process for the 2018/2022 World Cups to be published in full, German news agency DPA reported. Fifa publi

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Swiss to increase oversight of Fifa, other sports bodies

A privileged existence in Switzerland for some of the largest sports organisations in the world and their top executives including Sepp Blatter, president of world soccer's governing body Fifa, may be coming to an end. Respond

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Qatar will host 2022, asserts Blatter

A defiant Fifa President Sepp Blatter declared there was no moving the 2022 World Cup from Qatar, despite widespread concerns about the bidding process that took the tournament to the Middle East for the first time. "2022, it is Qa

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New $1.6bn hotel planned for World Cup in Qatar

A new $1.6-billion hotel and conference/expo centre has been proposed for the upcoming 2022 Fifa World Cup in Doha, Qatar. The Silver Pearl Hotel calls for a 1,000 plus-room luxury property to be located 1.5 km off shore near Doha. The

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Host Cities kicks off in Dubai tomorrow

Industry leaders from across the world will discuss the opportunities, challenges and benefits of being a host city at the third edition of Host Cities summit set to open tomorrow (November 26) in Dubai, UAE. Presented by Emirates

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Fifa ethics chiefs agree next step for 2018/2022 report

Fifa ethics judge Hans-Joachim Eckert and investigator Michael Garcia have met for the first time since their public disagreement and agreed a report into the 2018/2022 World Cups bid process should be further reviewed. They decid

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Qatar should stage World Cup ‘only if exploitation stops’

The 2022 World Cup should be held in Qatar only if the exploitation of migrant workers stops, Fifa presidential candidate Jerome Champagne told Reuters in an interview. The Frenchman said that Fifa's capability to govern the s

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Fifa lodges criminal case over World Cup bids

World soccer's governing body Fifa lodged a criminal complaint in Switzerland on Tuesday against unidentified people over the bidding for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups, but stood by its conclusion that any wrongdoing was not enough to jeopard

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Ex-Qatar 2022 bid staff condemns Fifa report

A former employee of Qatar's 2022 World Cup bid has accused Fifa investigators of violating confidentiality promises made when she agreed to provide evidence of alleged corruption related to the bid. On Sunday, former Qatar bi

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