(WFI) Muslim country says there will be no public drinking during 2022 World Cup. Gerard Farek reports.
Feb 26 – Qatar 2022 chief Hassan Al Thawadi says the tournament masterplan presented to FIFA officials at the first organising committee meeting marks “a significant milestone towards the first World Cup in the Middle East”. Mark Bisson reports.
Feb. 23 – After 18 months of discussions, a FIFA task force meeting Tuesday is set to propose the Qatar World Cup be moved from summer to November/ December in 2022. Mark Bisson reports.
Nov. 3 – FIFA’s World Cup stakeholders are moving closer to agreeing to a winter Qatar tournament… Qatar 2022 chief Hassan Al Thawadi backs winter plan. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports.
Sept. 22 – Hassan Al Thawadi says he does not fear losing the World Cup, as another FIFA ExCo member expresses serious concerns about the Gulf state’s heat issues and FIFA’s corruption report comes under further scrutiny. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports.
April 8 – Qatar 2022 leader Hassan Al Thawadi denies report of corruption in World Cup vote … German minister Gerd Müller slams FIFA
Feb. 3 – Qatar 2022 World Cup organisers are visiting Wembley and Arsenal’s Emirates Stadium this week to gather best practice ideas about stadium design and operation. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports.
Jan. 29 – The local organizing committee for the Qatar 2022 World Cup has been activated, with a newly-formed Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy providing oversight of the project. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports.
Jan. 1 – The head of Qatar’s World Cup organising committee is ranked 5th in INSIDER’s assessment of the most influential figures in the global football business in 2014. By Mark Bisson.
Nov. 22 – Qatar 2022 chief Hassan Al Thawadi talks about criticism of Qatar, Brazil and Russia as World Cup hosts and says the Gulf nation has nothing to fear from FIFA prosecutor’s bidding investigation. In a wide-ranging interview, he also discusses the winter World Cup debate and stadia legacy. INSIDER’s Christian Radnedge reports.