Qatar World Cup


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The official match ball for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 against the Doha skyline, April 1, 2022.

World Cup 2022 booking site replaces Israel with ‘Occupied Palestinian Territories’

The incident lasted for several hours and was not resolved until Wednesday morning

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A young fan cheers for Uruguay's national soccer team before a friendly match, the last before going to the 2022 Qatar World Cup, in Montevideo, Uruguay, on June 11, 2022.

Israeli startup to make 2022 World Cup deaf-accessible

'We don’t care where you come from... We just want to help deaf people be a part of society'

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A laborer cleans up outside the Formula One corniche circuit in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, on December 1, 2021.

Sportswashing: ‘A dirty, rewarding game’

‘Sport is so powerful. It will always have an appeal to be used, for good or evil, or a combination of both'

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A worker at the Qatar Education Stadium, one of the 2022 World Cup stadiums in Doha, Qatar, on December 15, 2019.

World Cup stadiums in Qatar to be alcohol-free - source

'Unlike previous World Cup fan zones, beer won't be served all day long, but at restricted times'

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A Qatar Airways Airbus A350 airplane takes off from Hamad International Airport near the Qatari capital Doha on January 11, 2021.

Qatar Airways reschedules flights for World Cup

'We have to withdraw from many destinations in order to relieve capacity and make room for others'

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Qataris gather at the capital Doha's traditional Souq Waqif market as the official logo of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 is projected on the front of a building on September 3, 2019.

Taiwan condemns Qatar for making fans list as Chinese on World Cup applications

Taiwan says 'improper political factors' shouldn't interfere with sports

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A Qatar Airways jet approaches Philadelphia International Airport in Philadelphia, USA, November 7, 2019.

Israel opening airspace for Qatar flights during World Cup

The agreement will allow for shorter and more direct routes between Europe, US and Gulf state

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The official match ball for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 against the Doha skyline, April 1, 2022.

Israelis will be able to enter Qatar for the World Cup

'We are bringing today another political achievement that fills the hearts of fans,' says Yair Lapid

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The Gulf
West Bay à Doha, au Qatar, le 9 décembre 2021

First openly gay Qatari: “Love should not be criminal”

'I am not coming out with my own story. I am coming out with other stories of LGBT Qataris too'

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Diplomacy
The official match ball for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 against the Doha skyline, April 1, 2022.

Report: Israel initiating direct flights to Qatar for World Cup

Israel and Qatar have no official diplomatic relations, meaning there are no direct flights between the two

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The International Trade Union Confederation says in a report that migrant workers in Qatar, many of which are involved in 2022 World Cup protects, are "modern-day slaves"

Rights groups urge FIFA to pay Qatar's 'abused' workers

'This is a great shame, a tragedy for football'

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Uri Levy, journalist and founder of the football news site Babagol speaks to i24NEWS from Bloomfield Stadium in Jaffa, Israel, on April 20, 2022.

Israelis at Qatar World Cup a ‘headache’ for security establishment

'I didn’t expect these numbers already now, in seven months before the World Cup'

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The official match ball for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 against the Doha skyline, April 1, 2022.

World Cup 2022: Israel may issue Qatar travel warning

Nearly 15,000 Israelis have already purchased tickets for the 2022 World Cup

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The official match ball for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 against the Doha skyline, April 1, 2022.

Qatar World Cup draw sets US against Iran

Group match to feature fierce geopolitical rivals

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A woman stands by the waterfront overlooking the towered skyline of Qatar's capital Doha on December 13, 2021.

Qatar's World Cup gets real as Doha hosts tournament draw

FIFA announces that over 800,000 tickets to tournament purchased so far

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Germany's players pose for a group photo with the wording "Human rights" on their T-shirts prior to the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 qualification football match in Duisburg, Germany on March 25, 2021.

German FA pressed on Qatar human rights stance ahead of World Cup

'We must put the political, social and all related issues on the table'

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Ukraine - Russia War
The official ball of FIFA World Cup Russia 2018 at the FIFA Executive Football Summit on February 15, 2019 in Istanbul, Turkey.

Russia facing World Cup exile after 'unacceptable' FIFA plan

Rivals say they will not play Russia in protest of Putin's decision to invade Ukraine

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FIFA President Gianni Infantino (L) speaks with Qatar's Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani (C) at the Al-Bayt stadium in the Qatari city of Al-Khor on December 18, 2021.

FIFA touts big windfalls for biennial World Cups

European soccer's governing body UEFA opposes two-year plan for global sporting competition

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Algeria's players celebrate after winning the FIFA Arab Cup 2021 final against Tunisia in the Qatari city of Al-Khor on December 18, 2021.

Soccer: African champions Algeria win Arab Cup

Victory comes a day after 3 Algerian players boycotted a friendly match due to involvement of Israeli coach

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FIFA President Gianni Infantino (R) and Jordan's Prince Ali Al Hussein (L) attend the FIFA Arab Cup 2021 group C football match at the Education City Stadium in Ar-Rayyan, Qatar, on December 1, 2021.

FIFA president thanks Arab Cup’s 'number one team' in Qatar

Infantino also referred to the importance of ensuring a fair and transparent game during his address

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Tunisia's coach Mondher Kebaier watches the FIFA Arab Cup 2021 group B football match between Tunisia and Mauritania in the city of al-Rayyan, Qatar, on November 30, 2021.

First-ever FIFA Arab Cup 2021 set to commence in Qatar

The FIFA Arab Cup takes place one year ahead of the upcoming World Cup 2022

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Workers walk to the Lusail Stadium, one of the 2022 World Cup stadiums, in Lusail, Qatar, December 20, 2019.

Qatar detains 2 Norwegian journalists reporting on working conditions

Qatari ambassador summoned to Oslo’s foreign ministry to discuss arrests

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Drones illuminate the sky in the shape of a football player over the Qatari capital Doha on November 21, 2021.

Report: Qatar hired ex-CIA officer to spy on FIFA

Private contractor performed surveillance activities on soccer officials for Arab Gulf state

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The Gulf
Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani speaks to IOC President Thomas Bach ahead of the opening ceremony for the World Athletics Championships on the Corniche in Doha, Qatar, September 27, 2019.

Qatar's ruler says citizenship laws to be amended, slams excessive tribalism

Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani urges Qataris to show 'openness and tolerance' during next year's World Cup