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Michel Platini detained over Qatar World Cup bid
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Michel Platini detained over Qatar World Cup bid

Former Uefa boss subject of French investigation into alleged corruption related to Fifa’s decision to host the 2022 World Cup in Qatar
19 Jun 2019
Back pages: back me or sack me now, says Chelsea boss Sarri
Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri is under pressure after a number of defeats
Daily Briefing

Back pages: back me or sack me now, says Chelsea boss Sarri

A round up of the sport headlines from UK newspapers on 23 May
23 May 2019
Qatar ‘offered $880m secret payments to Fifa’
Qatar 2022 World Cup
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Qatar ‘offered $880m secret payments to Fifa’

Fresh allegations of corruption surrounding the Gulf state’s 2022 World Cup bid emerge
11 Mar 2019
Qatar 2022 World Cup: Fifa plan expansion to 48 teams
Gianni Infantino was elected Fifa president in February 2016
In Brief

Qatar 2022 World Cup: Fifa plan expansion to 48 teams

Infantino backs the proposals - but it would require Qatar to share hosting duties
1 Nov 2018
Qatar World Cup bid ‘sabotaged’ rivals
Former Fifa president Sepp Blatter reveals the winner of the 2022 World Cup bid back in 2010
In Brief

Qatar World Cup bid ‘sabotaged’ rivals

2022 winning team hired ex-CIA agents and PR firm used ‘black ops’ that broke Fifa rules
30 Jul 2018
British worker died at ‘lethal’ Qatar World Cup stadium site
Qatar World Cup Stadium
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British worker died at ‘lethal’ Qatar World Cup stadium site

Coroner says Zachary Cox was using ‘potentially lethal equipment’
28 Feb 2018
Qatar World Cup ‘at risk’ says confidential study
Qatar 2022 World Cup
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Qatar World Cup ‘at risk’ says confidential study

Report says Doha is ‘far from certain’ of hosting the 2022 finals
6 Oct 2017

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Qatar 2022: Human Rights Watch calls for worker protection
Workers at the construction site of the Al Bayt Stadium in Qatar
In Depth

Qatar 2022: Human Rights Watch calls for worker protection

Workers on World Cup projects are at risk of death from intense heat and humidity
27 Sep 2017
World Cup 2022 under threat as diplomatic crisis hits Qatar
Khalifa International Stadium in Doha
In Brief

World Cup 2022 under threat as diplomatic crisis hits Qatar

Fifa's controversial choice of hosts accused of funding terrorism by Middle Eastern neighbours
6 Jun 2017
England 'could host' 2022 World Cup – but should not
Germany win the World Cup
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England 'could host' 2022 World Cup – but should not

Divisive calls for Qatar to lose tournament should be put to one side until dust settles on Fifa crisis
4 Jun 2015
Fifa corruption: what is going on and what happens next?
Sepp Blatter Fifa
In Depth

Fifa corruption: what is going on and what happens next?

The FBI and Swiss probes explained, and what it means for the embattled Sepp Blatter
28 May 2015
FIFA FIGO FIASCO: election 'shames' football
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In Brief

FIFA FIGO FIASCO: election 'shames' football

Portuguese legend quits race against Blatter as he slams 'devils who are compared to Jesus'
22 May 2015
Fifa confirms pre-Christmas World Cup Final
Sepp Blatter
In Brief

Fifa confirms pre-Christmas World Cup Final

Tournament will clash with Champions League group stage and may be trimmed to 28 days
20 Mar 2015
Qatar 2022 'could wipe out Chistmas fixtures'
Men sit at a market stall in Qatar with a replica of a trophy
In Depth

Qatar 2022 'could wipe out Chistmas fixtures'

Angry Premier League boss says Fifa ignored objections to force through winter World Cup
25 Feb 2015
FIFA: sponsors quit over plenty of controversies
Sepp Blatter Fifa
In Depth

FIFA: sponsors quit over plenty of controversies

Football's governing body lost five backers last year as campaigners call for change at the top
23 Jan 2015
Groundhog Day for 'Orwellian' Fifa as the bombs rain down
FIFA President Blatter
In Depth

Groundhog Day for 'Orwellian' Fifa as the bombs rain down

Garcia's resignation would shred the credibility of any organisation other than 'wretched' Fifa
18 Dec 2014
FIFA: Garcia quits leaving ethics open to questions
Michael Garcia
In Brief

FIFA: Garcia quits leaving ethics open to questions

The man tasked with cleaning up Fifa walks away from football and its lack of principles
18 Dec 2014
Will Fifa finally publish Qatar World Cup corruption report?
Sepp Blatter
In Depth

Will Fifa finally publish Qatar World Cup corruption report?

Fifa shrugs off Garcia complaint, but pressure to publish his findings won't go away
17 Dec 2014
Fifa crisis: World Cup boycott could prompt football schism
Sepp Blatter Fifa 2018 World Cup
In Depth

Fifa crisis: World Cup boycott could prompt football schism

Uefa urged to take the ultimate step and walk away from scandal-hit governing body
17 Nov 2014
FIFA FURY: 'incompetent monsters'
Sepp Blatter
In Depth

FIFA FURY: 'incompetent monsters'

Media rages at Fifa as Garcia washes hands of corruption report and FBI steps up investigation
14 Nov 2014
FIFA: Qatar will host the 2022 World Cup
Sepp Blatter Fifa 2018 World Cup
In Depth

FIFA: Qatar will host the 2022 World Cup

Report fails to finds enough evidence of corruption to strip Gulf state of 2022 tournament
13 Nov 2014
World Cup 'will not take place in Qatar' claims Fifa exec
Theo Zwanziger
In Depth

World Cup 'will not take place in Qatar' claims Fifa exec

German Theo Zwanziger believes Fifa will get cold feet over high temperatures in the Gulf
23 Sep 2014
Lineker calls for World Cup boycott over Fifa 'corruption'
BBC pundit Gary Lineker
In Brief

Lineker calls for World Cup boycott over Fifa 'corruption'

Football's governing body is 'nauseating' and Sepp Blatter is a 'dictator', says presenter
4 Aug 2014
Uruguay to host 2030 World Cup after Fifa 'fascist' row?
Suarez at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil
In Brief

Uruguay to host 2030 World Cup after Fifa 'fascist' row?

South American country could stage the tournament with Argentina on its 100th anniversary
16 Jul 2014
QATAR WORLD CUP: Blatter attacks Fifa critics
FIFA President Blatter
In Depth

QATAR WORLD CUP: Blatter attacks Fifa critics

Head of football's governing body says he is best man to safeguard Fifa after corruption claims
10 Jun 2014
Qatar World Cup bribe claims: what's next for Fifa?
Men sit at a market stall in Qatar with a replica of a trophy
In Depth

Qatar World Cup bribe claims: what's next for Fifa?

Sunday Times allegations pile the pressure on Fifa to strip Qatar of the 2022 World Cup
2 Jun 2014
Fifa under more pressure over Qatar as terror claims emerge
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In Depth

Fifa under more pressure over Qatar as terror claims emerge

Demands for action over claims that Fifa official was paid nearly £2m after World Cup vote
19 Mar 2014
FIFA: Was Jack Warner paid $2m by Qatar?
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In Depth

FIFA: Was Jack Warner paid $2m by Qatar?

New claims surrounding controversial World Cup vote 'should not come as a surprise'
18 Mar 2014
Qatar World Cup will take place in winter, says Fifa chief
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In Brief

Qatar World Cup will take place in winter, says Fifa chief

But announcement from Jerome Valcke may need formal approval from governing body
8 Jan 2014
Qatar World Cup controversy: bribes, slavery and alcohol
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In Depth

Qatar World Cup controversy: bribes, slavery and alcohol

Decision to award the 2022 World Cup to the tiny Gulf state has given Fifa plenty of headaches
4 Oct 2013
German summer football plan could spell the end for cricket
NOTTINGHAM, ENGLAND - APRIL 10:Spectators, on the opening day of the county cricket season, look on during the LV County Championship division one match between Nottinghamshire and Middlesex
In Depth

German summer football plan could spell the end for cricket

As the county cricket season gets underway, could there be a real threat lurking in the long grass?
11 Apr 2013
2022 World Cup could be played in winter to avoid Qatar heat
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In Depth

2022 World Cup could be played in winter to avoid Qatar heat

Could World Cup be staged slap, bang in middle of Premier League Season? Yes, possibly...
20 Mar 2013
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