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#2022 World Cup

From The42 'He has nothing to blame himself for,' insists Platini's lawyer amid Qatar World Cup police probe Investigation

'He has nothing to blame himself for,' insists Platini's lawyer amid Qatar World Cup police probe

William Bourdon, who is representing the former UEFA president, also stressed that the 63-year-old has not been arrested.

From The42 Blatter lashes out at Fifa president Infantino as 48-team World Cup plans are scrapped Squabbling

Blatter lashes out at Fifa president Infantino as 48-team World Cup plans are scrapped

Ambitions to expand the Qatar 2022 competition were binned last night.

From The42 German FA president resigns over payment and gift scandals Stepping Down

German FA president resigns over payment and gift scandals

Reinhard Grindel apologised for accepting a €6,000 watch from Hryhoriy Surkis, a UEFA vice-president and honorary president of the Ukrainian football federation.

From The42 Finnish footballer boycotts Qatar game in protest over human rights Taking A Stand

Finnish footballer boycotts Qatar game in protest over human rights

Riku Riski’s side play Sweden in Doha next week.

From The42 We could see an extra 16 teams at the next World Cup Expansion

We could see an extra 16 teams at the next World Cup

Accommodating more sides would vastly complicate Qatar’s task in preparing for the competition.

From The42 Here's what Ireland's team might look like for the 2022 World Cup Crystal Ball Gazing

Here's what Ireland's team might look like for the 2022 World Cup

Four years and a half years out, we predict how the Boys in Green could line out.

From The42 $2m sent to child of Fifa member before 2022 World Cup awarded - report Claim

$2m sent to child of Fifa member before 2022 World Cup awarded - report

The German daily Bild is publishing allegations from American independent investigator Michael Garcia.

From The42 No alcohol in streets, public places at World Cup - Qatar Ban

No alcohol in streets, public places at World Cup - Qatar

The comments by Hassan Al-Thawadi will further alarm football traditionalists.

From The42 Some of Sepp Blatter's biggest critics arrested in Qatar Controversy

Some of Sepp Blatter's biggest critics arrested in Qatar

WDR claim officials erased data from the journalists’ electronic equipment.

From The42 FIFA ethics chief to make 2018, 2022 World Cup statement Development

FIFA ethics chief to make 2018, 2022 World Cup statement

The author of the report, former US federal prosecutor Michael Garcia has long campaigned for the details to be made public.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should Qatar be stripped of the right to host the 2022 World Cup? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should Qatar be stripped of the right to host the 2022 World Cup?

The bidding process and organisation of the tournament has been mired in controversy. So is it time to move it?

From The42 FIFA chief says Qatar World Cup could actually be held in 2023 Shambles

FIFA chief says Qatar World Cup could actually be held in 2023

General secretary Jerome Valcke has confirmed the 2022 finals won’t take place during the traditional June-July period.

From The42 Ding dong Blatter open to hearing Qatar's side in worker abuse claims Clocked

Ding dong Blatter open to hearing Qatar's side in worker abuse claims

‘I have listened to the ding from lots critics and I am going to Qatar to listen to the dong.’

From The42 European countries agree that 2022 World Cup 'cannot be played in the summer' 2022 World Cup

European countries agree that 2022 World Cup 'cannot be played in the summer'

UEFA’s members support proposal to move Qatar tournament to the cooler winter months.

From TheJournal.ie South Korea would give North some World Cup games 2022 World Cup

South Korea would give North some World Cup games

A document prepared by a FIFA committee says the South is willing to move some 2022 matches north of the DMZ.