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By bmcsr On Thursday, June 11th, 2015
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What happens if FIFA revokes Qatar’s World Cup bid?

When Qatar won the bid in 2010 to host the FIFA World Cup 2022, petrodollars were widely considered to have influenced the vote. Allegations of bribery repeatedly surfaced, most damningly in France Football magazine’s More...

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By bmcsr On Saturday, June 7th, 2014
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Enemies at the gates, but king of Fifa-land isn’t ready to go

Beset by problems and sullied by corruption allegations, Sepp Blatter will stand next week before his dysfunctional “Fifa family”, ahead of theWorld Cup, and announce plans to stand for election as More...

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By bmcsr On Thursday, June 5th, 2014
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The Middle East needs a World Cup. Let Tunisia be the host

“Congratulations to Qatar and to us for the football victory,” wrote Jihan al-Khazen in the pan-Arab daily al-Hayat. “Winning the right to host the championship is an honour to all Arabs.” That More...

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By bmcsr On Sunday, June 1st, 2014
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Ex-Fifa Official Accused Over $5m Qatar Bribe

A former senior Fifa official allegedly paid $5m (£2.98m) in bribes to secure support for Qatar’s successful 2022 World Cup bid. The Sunday Times has claimed Mohamed Bin Hammam, an ex-Fifa executive member More...

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By bmcsr On Tuesday, May 20th, 2014
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Migrant workers: Qatar cleans up its act

By any standards the states of the Arabian peninsula are severely handicapped. They have small populations, a sparse geography, few resources other than petrocarbons, and monarchical political systems only lightly More...

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By bmcsr On Friday, May 9th, 2014
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Europe’s top professional leagues oppose World Cup in Qatar

Europe’s top leagues have stated opposition to changing the 2022 Qatar World Cup dates from summer to winter. The European Professional Football Leagues group says ”all scenarios on the rescheduling More...

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