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2022 World Cup

  1. Qatar/Russia World Cup bidding investigation delayed until September

    Jul 21, 2014, 3:45 PM EDT

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    The findings were due in late July, but will have to wait. Will Qatar and Russia hold onto their World Cup hosting duties?

  2. Video game mod allows you to explore the evils of Qatar’s 2022 World Cup

    Jul 19, 2014, 4:13 PM EDT

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    Through the wonders of Civilization 5, you can exploit migrant workers, too.

  3. Shattered glass: Hotel mirror paid the price when Bill Clinton found out about Qatar 2022

    Jun 24, 2014, 10:39 PM EDT

    Former President Bill Clinton speaks to gathered participants at the annual gathering of the Clinton Global Initiative America, at the Sheraton Downtown, in Denver, Tuesday, June 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

    The former president took his frustrations out in his Zurich hotel room.

  4. Franz Beckenbauer suspended by FIFA for role in Qatar scandal

    Jun 13, 2014, 1:06 PM EDT

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    It’s one of the last things FIFA needs during the opening of a World Cup, as soccer’s governing body is far from covering itself in glory.

  5. Sepp Blatter claims Qatar bribery claims are fueled by racism

    Jun 9, 2014, 2:47 PM EDT

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    “It really makes me sad,” Blatter said (Cue: “Total Eclipse of the Heart”).

  6. FIFA sponsors have taken note of corruption allegations – is the added pressure good or bad?

    Jun 8, 2014, 4:18 PM EDT

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    Major sponsors have told FIFA they expect a thorough investigation of the corruption allegations, but it would seem all they really want is good publicity.

  7. BBC reports Qatari officials considering legal action over potential 2022 re-vote

    Jun 5, 2014, 10:12 PM EDT

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    Wondering why FIFA’s taking its time? Because the governing body’s case may need to be strong enough to convince a judge.

  8. FIFA investigation will not look into new evidence against Qatar

    Jun 2, 2014, 8:09 PM EDT

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    With findings due June 9, FIFA’s chief ethics investigator won’t have time to consider new reports.

  9. Sepp Blatter admits awarding World Cup to Qatar was a mistake

    May 16, 2014, 6:53 AM EDT

    FIFA President Sepp Blatter addresses the media in Zurich

    The FIFA president admits a mistake was made in awarding the 2022 World Cup to Qatar – but his reasoning may surprise you.

  10. CONCACAF president sets World Cup bar at knockout rounds; talks US/Canada bid

    May 13, 2014, 10:35 AM EDT

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    ProSoccerTalk was part of a conference call with CONCACAF president and FIFA vice president Jeffrey Webb on Tuesday morning.

  11. FIFA’s chief investigator will interview members about Qatar World Cup vote

    Mar 19, 2014, 2:50 PM EDT

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    As allegations of corruption continue to hover over FIFA, their exec. committee will now be under scrutiny:

  12. Report: FIFA “seriously” considering moving the 2022 World Cup away from Qatar

    Feb 16, 2014, 9:51 AM EDT

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    On the heels of a human rights report counting the death toll at 400 immigrant workers already, there may be some grumblings within FIFA to move the venue before it’s too late.

  13. Sepp Blatter on Qatar 2022 World Cup: “Let’s find a solution to play in the winter”

    Jan 14, 2014, 1:30 PM EDT

    FIFA President Sepp Blatter addresses the media in Zurich

    Blatter believes a compromise can be found, as tensions rise across FIFA’s exec. committee:

  14. Amnesty International report yet another reminder that Qatar can be horrible, horrible place

    Nov 17, 2013, 5:14 PM EDT

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    Among other abuses, 90 percent of Qatar’s 1.35 million foreign workers have their passports withheld by employers.

  15. Europe football federations: 2022 World Cup in summer is “impossible”

    Sep 19, 2013, 12:08 PM EDT

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    54 European football federations have agreed it would be “impossible” to stage the 2022 World Cup in Qatar during the summer.

  16. FIFA rejects Australia’s plea for $43 million compensation for failed World Cup bid

    Sep 17, 2013, 8:17 PM EDT

    FIFA President Sepp Blatter addresses the media in Zurich

    Shocking news, more people are angry at FIFA for moving the 2022 World Cup to the winter. Especially when there’s a LOT of money involved.

  17. ‘Mistake': Sepp Blatter confesses possible Qatar 2022 error

    Sep 9, 2013, 11:53 PM EDT

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    FIFA’s president became the latest person to use “mistake” in reference to Qatar 2022, though a solution to the climate problem seems close.

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