(ATR) Qatar’s Khalifa International Stadium renovations are complete, hosts domestic cup final on Friday.
April 19 – The collaborative bid from Canada, Mexico and the U.S. seems to be on the fast track for approval by FIFA.
March 30 – World Football’s governing body is adapting its qualification procedures to match its expanded 48-team World Cup.
Jan. 6 – FIFA was accused of wrongful conduct and liability concerning alleged human rights violations in Qatar World Cup preparations… World Cup expansion decision next week.
Dec. 2 – Hassan Al Thawadi admits the six years since Qatar controversially landed the World Cup against the advice of FIFA’s bidding inspection team have been “challenging”. Mark Bisson reports.
Nov. 24 – Qatar 2022 leader Hassan Al-Thawadi talks about World Cup preparations and ongoing international criticism. INSIDER’s Aaron Bauer reports.
Oct. 14 – FIFA Council members decide to analyse expansion of 2026 World Cup to 40 or 48 teams… 2026 World Cup bidding principles approved. Mark Bisson reports.
April 22 – FIFA upholds football bans for former FIFA World Cup evaluation chief Harold Mayne-Nicholls and former Nepal football president Ganesh Thapa.
April 22 – FIFA president Gianni Infantino announces creation of committee to monitor conditions of workers building Qatar World Cup stadium projects. Mark Bisson reports.
April 7 – Days after Amnesty International blasted Qatar 2022 for abusing migrant workers, organizers have appointed a watchdog to monitor the welfare of labourers working across the project.