Posts Tagged "Qatar"

The Qatari government will try to do what would seem impossible in Australia: stop sports fans from drinking alcohol during a major tournament.

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The lead up to the 2022 FIFA World Cup is like watching a giant conspiracy unfold in plain daylight. FIFA have now made official the decision to move the 2022 World Cup Finals to November / December.

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MATCH RESULT Bahrain have a win to show for their Asian Cup efforts after beating Qatar 2-1 in Sydney.

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Qatar will be looking to keep their Asian Cup hopes alive when they take on Asian powerhouse Iran at Stadium Australia. Join us on The Roar from 8:00pm (AEDT) for live scores and commentary.

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Group leaders Iran and fellow Middle Eastern nation Qatar meet in the 2015 Asian Cup group stages tonight. Join The Roar from 8.00pm (AEDT) for live scores and a call of all the action from Sydney.

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Gulf Rivals UAE and Qatar kick-off Group C of the Asian Cup in Canberra tonight in what promises to be a tight affair that could play a major role in deciding the outcome of the group. Join The Roar from 6.00pm AEDT for live blog coverage of the match.

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In what was billed as the last chance for pre-Asian Cup experimentation, the Socceroos’ excursion to the Gulf has reiterated a batch of not-so-fresh concerns.

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Qatar will not host the World Cup in 2022, according to Theo Zwanziger, the German member on the executive committee of world football’s governing body FIFA.

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Perhaps the third certainty in life is the 2022 World Cup in Qatar failing to be run smoothly.

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The organisers of Qatar’s successful 2022 World Cup bid on Monday “categorically denied” any wrongdoing, after claims by suspended FIFA vice-president Jack Warner that the country had “bought” the world’s biggest sports extravaganza.

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The Qatar Football Association has strongly refuted corruption claims surrounding the winning bid for the 2022 World Cup and welcomed an investigation into the matter.

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FIFA president Sepp Blatter has admitted an internal inquiry into claims of corruption may force a re-vote for the 2022 World Cup hosting rights. The startling admission could re-ignite Australia’s host ambitions, and could give the FFA the unlikeliest of lifelines.

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This is getting ridiculous. Qatar’s head of state, Emir Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al Thani (try saying that ten times fast with a mouth full of cornflakes) has told reporters that a public vote would now be taken to find out if the people want the World Cup in 2022 at the height of their […]

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Australia’s bold plan to achieve global recognition and become an instant footballing powerhouse came to a shuddering halt on December 2, 2010. Less than a decade after the sport reached its lowest ebb domestically, winning hosting rights to the 2022 World Cup would have completed the ambitious transformation.

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Socceroos defender Jade North has hit out the decision to play the 2022 World Cup in the middle of summer in Qatar.

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With the benefit of hindsight that eight days since the passing of Australia’s defeat by Japan can give, here are some thoughts on three key areas of the campaign in Qatar.

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There’s little wonder why people have lost faith in the Asian Football Confederation. Only a few days ago we witnessed the pinnacle of the Asian football calendar – the final of the Asian Cup between powerhouse Asian rivals Australia and Japan.

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In concerning signs for the 2022 World Cup, organisers of the Asian Cup acknowledged Sunday that as many as 3000 fans were denied entry to the final match but insisted that many did not have tickets and those that did should have come earlier.

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The prospect of the 2022 Qatar World Cup being held in the winter moved a step closer on Friday when FIFA president Sepp Blatter said for the first time that this is what he expects will happen.

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It was hardly a marquee moment in the history of world sport. Curious crowds on a Middle Eastern beach watched events that included horse riders slicing a lemon with a sword and a cousin of croquet called woodball.

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