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Shell Iraq, FC Barcelona extend 'FutbolNet' programme

Shell and the Foundation of Football Club Barcelona (FFCB) have signed an deal to extend the extra-curricular school programme ‘FutbolNet’ for an additional two seasons in Basra. The “FutbolNet” programme i

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Qatar unveils new designs for Khalifa stadium in Doha

Qatar has unveiled new designs for the renovation of the Khalifa football and athletics stadium in Doha, according to a report. The existing stadium is being adapted to meet new Fifa regulations, said the Gulf Construction Rev

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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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Qatar in race to ready stadiums for 2022 World Cup

Work is now under way on five 2022 Fifa World Cup venues that are in different stages of construction in Qatar, The Peninsula said in a report. Additionally, demolition has begun on Al Rayyan Stadium that will be rebuilt to increa

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Qatar rejects suggestion it could lose World Cup

Qatar remained adamant it would host the 2022 soccer World Cup despite a Fifa Executive Committee member suggesting on Monday that the tournament would have to move because of scorching temperatures. The country has earmarked up to $200

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Qatar adamant it will host World Cup despite doubts

Qatar remained adamant it would host the 2022 soccer World Cup despite a Fifa executive committee member suggesting on Monday that the tournament would have to move because of scorching temperatures. "The only question now is

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Fifa faces more calls for transparency

Football's world governing body Fifa faced more calls for greater transparency on Friday when its own ethics investigator joined the critics and complained of a "disconnect" with the public. Former US attorney Michae

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MBC eyes European football leagues coverage rights

Dubai-based MBC Group is eyeing rights to cover European football leagues as part part of its most recent expansion which included the launch of four sports channels. Sheikh Waleed Al-Ibrahim, chairman, said the group is consideri

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ME vistors spent $2.7m at Brazil Fifa World Cup

The visitors from the Middle East who are in Barzil for the 2014 Fifa World Cup have spent more than $2.7 million since the tournament kicked off, said a report released by leading payments company Visa. The UAE ranks 30th in the

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Film uses soccer to depict life in Iraqi Kurdistan

A former Bahrain resident has co-produced a film that uses football to depict life in Iraqi Kurdistan.   The timing for the announcement could hardly be more appropriate, with the world's news agenda currentl

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