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Vinci denies claim of forced labour in Qatar

French construction group Vinci has denied a claim from a campaign group over alleged forced labour involving migrant workers on building projects tied to the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. The Sherpa NGO said in a statement it had subm

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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 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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Clubs will seek compensation if World Cup held in Nov

European clubs want compensation if Fifa stages the 2022 World Cup in Qatar in November and December while the leagues said such a move would cause "great damage" to domestic soccer. Meanwhile, the world players' uni

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Clubs will seek compensation if World Cup held in Nov

European clubs want compensation if Fifa stages the 2022 World Cup in Qatar in November and December while the leagues said such a move would cause "great damage" to domestic soccer. Meanwhile, the world players' uni

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Clear bias against Qatar, says World Cup panel chief

There has been a "clear bias" against Qatar in the wake of Michael Garcia's Fifa report into the bidding process for the next two World Cups, the Gulf state's 2022 Committee chief Hassan Al Thawadi said on Friday.

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Qatar's $12bn project may not be ready for World Cup

Qatar’s ambitious Sharq Crossing Project, the 12-km series of underwater tunnel and bridges connecting key centres of capital Doha, has failed to find its place in the government’s priority list for the 2022 Fifa World Cup, said a re

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Qatar to award $30bn infrastructure projects

The infrastructure projects pipeline in Qatar is set to surge this year with the awarding of over $30 billion worth of new deals including the Doha Metro, said a report. The contracts will come on the back of major project awards

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Winter World Cup ‘could disrupt 50 football teams’

At least 50 football leagues around the world would be adversely affected if the 2022 World Cup in Qatar was held in November and December, the official who originally warned against holding the World Cup there has told Reuters. T

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England had best bid for 2018, says Fifa official

England's failed bid to host the 2018 World Cup "was by far the strongest contender", FIFA official Harold Mayne-Nicholls was quoted as saying on Sunday. "How could England have only got two votes? It was a big

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