Gulf Times - Zurich
Qatar Airways named official partner of FIFA until 2022

Qatar Airways named official partner of FIFA until 2022

Qatar Airways has been announced as the Official Partner and Official Airline of FIFA as part of a sponsorship package lasting until 2022.

Swiss police halt search for shooter after body found

Swiss police halt search for shooter after body found

Swiss police said on Tuesday they had halted a search for a shooter who injured three men in a Muslim prayer hall in Zurich, after identifying a body near the scene.

World's longest tunnel opens regular service in Switzerland

World's longest tunnel opens regular service in Switzerland

Regular rail service through the world's longest tunnel began on Sunday, carrying passengers deep under the Swiss Alps from Zurich to Lugano.

AFC cancels congress for FIFA council elections

AFC cancels congress for FIFA council elections

The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) has cancelled February's extraordinary congress in Kuala Lumpur to elect three additional members on the new FIFA Council, the continent's governing body said on Wednesday.

FIFA boss proposes 48-team World Cup

FIFA boss proposes 48-team World Cup

FIFA president Gianni Infantino has put forward a new 48-team format for the 2026 World Cup in a speech in Colombia on Monday.

Fugitive prisoner, love-struck Swiss prison guard caught in Italy

Fugitive prisoner, love-struck Swiss prison guard caught in Italy

A fugitive inmate and the female guard who helped him escape from a Swiss prison were arrested in northern Italy, police said.

Disgraced ex-FIFA boss Blatter turns 80

Disgraced ex-FIFA boss Blatter turns 80

Sepp Blatter turned 80 on Thursday, with a party planned at a luxury hotel in Zurich, as Switzerland's criminal investigation into his FIFA presidency looked set to intensify.

FIFA rivals scrap for votes ahead of Congress

FIFA rivals scrap for votes ahead of Congress

Europe's Gianni Infantino and Asian football leader Sheikh Salman bin Ebrahim al Khalifa led the five man battle for votes ahead of crisis-stricken FIFA's landmark vote on Friday for a new president.

Blatter tries to reverse ban in FIFA appeal

Blatter tries to reverse ban in FIFA appeal

FIFA's disgraced president Sepp Blatter returned to the headquarters of world football's governing on body to face an appeals committee he hopes will overturn his eight-year ban from the sport.

Sheikh Salman says FIFA to stay in Zurich

Sheikh Salman says FIFA to stay in Zurich

FIFA presidential candidate Sheikh Salman bin Ebrahim al-Khalifa plans to keep the world soccer body’s headquarters in Zurich and retain the name “FIFA” if he wins the race for the game’s top job later this month.

Lionel Messi wins record fifth Ballon d'Or

Lionel Messi wins record fifth Ballon d'Or

Barcelona star Lionel Messi won a record fifth FIFA Ballon d'Or award for the world's best player at a ceremony in Zurich on Monday.