Kingmaker Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah of Kuwait extended his influence further into soccer on Thursday when he was elected unopposed as one of Asia's three ordinary representatives on Fifa's executive committee.
A winter World Cup in Qatar may not require cooling systems to lower temperatures in the stadiums as proposed in the bid for a summer tournament, said an executive from the Gulf state's 2022 organising committee.
A winter Fifa World Cup in Qatar may not require cooling systems to lower temperatures in the stadiums as proposed in the bid for a summer tournament, said an executive from the Gulf state's 2022 organising committee.
Fifa presidential candidate Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein of Jordan believes that world soccer's governing body is taking the wrong approach to development of the sport, leaving many national associations without basics such as kit and pitches.
The European Professional Football Leagues (EPFL) association would back legal action against Fifa over the scheduling of the 2022 World Cup, EPFL chairman Frederic Thiriez said on Saturday.
Fifa ended more than four years of unce
Fifa ended more than four years of uncertainty over the timing of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar by announcing that it would be played in November and December with the final on December 18.
Spokesman Walter De Gregorio said the wint
Fifa president Sepp Blatter visited Qatar's emir on Sunday and said that while progress has been made in improving workers' rights in the 2022 World Cup host nation, more still needed to be done.
"It is encouraging to
Qatar should be stripped of the 2022 World Cup in order to rectify the mistake of awarding them the world's biggest single sports event, outgoing Fifa Executive Committee member Theo Zwanziger said on Tuesday.
Zwanziger, the f
Qatar will be ready to deliver a World Cup no matter when it is played, the Gulf state's 2022 organising committee chief Hassan Al Thawadi assured on Thursday.
With Fifa set to vote March 19 on a recommendation for a World Cup
Qatar is on track to ensure the overwhelming majority of the projects to be used in the 2022 Fifa World Cup will achieve world-class standards of sustainability, said a top official.
“We are saying that 80 per cent of the co