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Qatar Airways teams up with FIFA to play its part in U-17 World Cup

Qatar Airways teams up with FIFA to play its part in U-17 World Cup

Qatar Airways is the official airline partner of the FIFA U-17 World Cup, which is currently under way in India.

Valcke says reputation destroyed as he appears before tribunal

Valcke says reputation destroyed as he appears before tribunal

The Frenchman, whose job was to ensure the smooth running of FIFA, and in particular the World Cup, was right-hand man to now banned president Sepp Blatter before both were embroiled in a corruption scandal.

Neymar, Ronaldo, Messi on FIFA best player shortlist

Neymar, Ronaldo, Messi on FIFA best player shortlist

Brazil superstar Neymar, 25, won the Copa del Rey with Barcelona last season before joining Paris Saint-Germain in a blockbuster €222mn ($266mn) move that smashed the world transfer record.

Thumama Stadium delivers a boost to local industry

Thumama Stadium delivers a boost to local industry

The development of Al Thumama Stadium highlights the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy’s (SC) commitment to boosting local industry.

Blatter plans to visit soccer World Cup in Russia

Blatter plans to visit soccer World Cup in Russia

Disgraced former FIFA president Sepp Blatter will travel to Russia when the country hosts the soccer World Cup in 2018, he told Swiss newspaper SonntagsBlick.

AFC Pledges Cooperation with Qatar in Hosting 2022 World Cup

AFC Pledges Cooperation with Qatar in Hosting 2022 World Cup

The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) expressed its support for the Qatar 2022 World Cup, after FIFA released the independent ethics investigator Michael Garcia's report ...

No impact on World Cup preparations, says Qatar

No impact on World Cup preparations, says Qatar

Qatar said the rift with some fellow Gulf Arab states, which includes economic sanctions on Doha, has not affected its preparations to host the 2022 World Cup ...

FIFA wants ‘more playing time’ as video reviews get Confed Cup test

FIFA wants ‘more playing time’ as video reviews get Confed Cup test

Longer periods of stoppage time are likely at the Confederations Cup as world football governing body FIFA seeks ‘more playing time’ amid the testing of video reviews to help referees.

FIFA president says Qatar World Cup not under threat

FIFA president says Qatar World Cup not under threat

FIFA president Gianni Infantino does not believe that the diplomatic crisis which has embroiled 2022 World Cup host nation Qatar will threaten its staging of the tournament, he said on Sunday.

FIFA sponsors 'accelerate' China's World Cup chances

FIFA sponsors 'accelerate' China's World Cup chances

China's footballers may be struggling on the pitch but its companies are proving to be a big player, signing sponsorship deals with FIFA as the giant Asian nation looks to boost its chances of hosting the World Cup.

China's Vivo to sponsor FIFA World Cups in 2018, 2022

China's Vivo to sponsor FIFA World Cups in 2018, 2022

Chinese smartphone maker Vivo has signed on to sponsor the 2018 and 2022 World Cups, FIFA said on Wednesday, adding to a string of deals between Chinese firms and football's governing body.

Infantino slams 'fake news' surrounding FIFA

Infantino slams 'fake news' surrounding FIFA

Gianni Infantino slammed ‘fake news’ surrounding FIFA in an impassioned speech to the annual congress of world football's governing body in Bahrain on Thursday.