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Final decision on 48-team 2022 World Cup set for June: FIFA

Final decision on 48-team 2022 World Cup set for June: FIFA

FIFA chiefs will decide today whether to back an expansion of the Qatar 2022 World Cup to 48 teams but a final decision will only be taken at a meeting in Paris in June, sources said on Thursday.

Preparations underway for 12th Artistic Gymnastics World Cup in Doha

Preparations underway for 12th Artistic Gymnastics World Cup in Doha

The Organizing Committee of the 12th Artistic Gymnastics World Cup- Doha is currently preparing for the tournament, scheduled for March 20-23, with a record of 58 countries ...

Bolshunov wins dramatic 50km cross-country World Cup race in Oslo

Bolshunov wins dramatic 50km cross-country World Cup race in Oslo

Alexander Bolshunov struck late to win a dramatic men's cross-country World Cup 50-kilometre mass start on Saturday as Russia swept the podium places in Oslo.

ICC assures members of robust security at World Cup

ICC assures members of robust security at World Cup

The International Cricket Council has assured its members of a tight security plan for this year's World Cup in England after the Indian cricket board sought guarantees from the governing body ...

Qatar, FIFA experts assess progress at 4 proposed World Cup stadiums

Qatar, FIFA experts assess progress at 4 proposed World Cup stadiums

Representatives from Qatar and FIFA recently visited four proposed 2022 FIFA World Cup stadiums to assess progress and further familiarise themselves with the venues.

Ex-Fifa supremo Blatter summoned in 2006 World Cup investigation

Ex-Fifa supremo Blatter summoned in 2006 World Cup investigation

Sepp Blatter has been summoned to explain how Germany was awarded the 2006 World Cup as prosecutors in Switzerland investigate suspected corruption in the bidding process ...

Bid to undermine 2022 Qatar World Cup revealed

Bid to undermine 2022 Qatar World Cup revealed

Sir Lynton Crosby, one of the world’s best-known political operatives, offered to work on a campaign to cancel the 2022 Qatar World Cup and get it awarded to another country in return for £5.5mn ...

Roads leading to World Cup stadiums 90% complete: Ashghal official

Roads leading to World Cup stadiums 90% complete: Ashghal official

The Public Works Authority (Ashghal) has completed 90% of roads leading to stadiums for the 2022 FIFA World Cup, a feat that the agency has accomplished despite the ongoing economic blockade ...

Govt taking steps to face cyber threats, says official

Govt taking steps to face cyber threats, says official

Qatar's government is working on establishing comprehensive networks to counter cyber attacks in view of major upcoming events such as the World Cup, HE the Director of Public Security Staff Major General Saad bin Jassim al-Khulaifi said Sunday.

Most countries are in favour 48-team World Cup in 2022, says Infantino

Most countries are in favour 48-team World Cup in 2022, says Infantino

Most countries are in favour of a 48-team World Cup in 2022 but it all depends on whether it is ‘feasible’, FIFA President Gianni Infantino has said, effectively hinting that the ball is, literally, in Qatar’s court.

SC holds meeting on stadium safety

SC holds meeting on stadium safety

The third consultative meeting on stadium safety and security licensing and certification, organised by Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (SC) in co-operation with the Iinterpol's Project Stadia, has started.

Over 125,000 register as volunteers for 2022 World Cup

Over 125,000 register as volunteers for 2022 World Cup

Egypt is topping the list in terms of the number of people registering from the region.