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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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Fifa under pressure to publish biddings report

Fifa faced growing pressure to publish the full report of an investigation into the bidding process for the 2018 and 2022 World Cup tournaments on Friday amid uncertainty over where the tortuous process would head next. Fifa was p

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World Cup bids investigator disputes Fifa report

Fifa cleared Russia and Qatar on Thursday of wrongdoing in their bids to host the World Cup, but the former US prosecutor who led the investigation by soccer's governing body said it had misrepresented his findings. A German j

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Qatar cleared of graft; World Cup projects to gather pace

Infrastructure projects related to the 2022 World Cup in Qatar are expected to gather pace after Fifa's ethics committee gave the go-ahead for the event, rejecting corruption claims. The committee said on Thursday it could fin

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Fifa judge gives all-clear to 2018/2022 bids

The soccer World Cups of 2018 and 2022 are set go ahead in Russia and Qatar as planned after Fifa's ethics committee said on Thursday it could find no grounds for reopening the controversial bidding process. In a long-awaited

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