World Cup

Worker Dies in “Work-Related Fatality” at World Cup Stadium in Qatar

DOHA, Oct 23  – A worker has died in a “work-related fatality” at the site of a 2022 World Cup stadium in Qatar, the country’s World Cup organizing body said late on Saturday. The incident occurred on Saturday morning at the Al Wakrah Stadium and is being investigated, Qatar’s Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy

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Qatar to Build Bedouin Camp for 2,000 World Cup Fans

DOHA, Sept 27  – Qatar is to construct a special Bedouin-style desert camp to house thousands of fans during the 2022 World Cup as the Gulf state looks to broaden accommodation for the tournament beyond the limited number of apartments and hotels. A fan village among the sand dunes close to the Saudi border will

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FIFA Must Step Up Human Rights Commitment: U.N. Report

By Scott Malone BOSTON, April 14  – Soccer’s embattled world governing body must make human rights one of its primary goals, on a par with promoting the sport and making money, according to a set of recommendations by a top U.N. official released on Thursday. FIFA should be prepared to use its negotiating leverage to

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Soccer-2026 World Cup Bid Must Be “Bullet-Proof”: FIFA’s Infantino

LONDON, March 6 – FIFA must make the 2026 World Cup bidding process “absolutely bullet-proof” because the entire organization’s credibility is at stake, new president Gianni Infantino said on Friday. Infantino, elected Fifa boss last week, hopes to start 2026 bidding within three months after it was delayed by the wide-reaching corruption scandal that rocked

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