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Fifa 'taking the wrong approach to development'

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.

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EPFL backs legal action against Fifa over 2022 dates

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

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Fifa moves 2022 World Cup in Qatar to winter

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

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Qatar must do more to protect workers: Blatter

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

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Qatar ‘should be stripped of World Cup’ – Fifa member

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

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Qatar ‘ready for summer or winter World Cup’

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

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Qatar prioritises sustainability for World Cup projects

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

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2022 World Cup final ‘no later than Dec 18’

The World Cup final in Qatar in 2022 should be played no later than December 18, Fifa president Sepp Blatter said on Friday. Blatter, who arrived in Northern Ireland for this weekend's International Football Association Board

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Clubs to get no compensation for winter World Cup

Soccer clubs will not be offered compensation for losing players to a 2022 winter World Cup in Qatar, Fifa's secretary general Jerome Valcke told reporters on Wednesday. The proposed dates for the event, over November and Dece

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November/December ‘the best World Cup option’

The Fifa Task Force set up to recommend the best time of year to stage the 2022 World Cup in Qatar were always in an impossible position, from the moment they sat down to consider the options. But Tuesday's recommendation to s

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