Five years to Qatar 2022 – five issues to be resolved before the World Cup – ESPN FC (blog)

World Cup 2022 secretary general Hassan Al Thawadi has responded to criticism by saying Qatar’s World Cup bid was clean. The first World Cup in the Middle East kicks off in exactly five years’ time when Qatar will host the opening match of the 2022 World Cup on Nov. 21. But while plenty of countries have struggled with the weight of hosting the world’s biggest football spectacle,...

FIFA On Trial: Qatar's World Cup Back In The Firing Line – HuffPost

By James M. Dorsey Testimony of a star witness in a New York courtroom has revealed new allegations of Qatari wrongdoing in its successful bid for the 2022 World Cup hosting rights. The allegations by Alejandro Burzaco, the former head of Argentine sports marketing company Torneos y Competencias, are likely to revive partially politically-motivated calls for Qatar to be stripped of its rights. Lurking...

New $1.4bn Palestinian city rises with sleek homes, boutiques

With wide boulevards, fashionable shopping and a Roman-style amphitheatre, the newly built Palestinian city of Rawabi is the culmination of a decades-long dream for developer Bashar al-Masri. The Palestinian-American businessman has struggled to overcome Israeli hurdles, critics in his own community and political instability to turn the $1.4 billion project in the occupied West Bank into reality –...

FIFA World Cup 2022 in Qatar: All you need to know about the … – Sporting News

Qatar, the hosts of the 2022 World Cup, have been under the spotlight since the footballing extravaganza was awarded to them by FIFA. The high mercury levels in the Arab country was pointed out as one of the detracting factors by critics initially.  FIFA decided to conduct the tournament during winter and the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (SC), the organisation responsible for delivering...

No regrets over hosting World Cup, says Qatar 2022 chief – Vanguard

Qatar’s most senior World Cup official said Monday there were no regrets in bidding for the 2022 tournament, despite the “abuse” it claims it has received since being chosen as host. HAND OVER… FIFA president, Sepp Blatter (r) handing over the World Cup to an official of the Qatar World Cup Bid team after they won the bid to host the 2022 World Cup. Speaking at a press conference to mark the...

Kwesi Appiah Wants An Immediate Preparation For 2022 FIFA World Cup – Modern Ghana (press release) (blog)

After the country failed to make it to a four successive world cup appearance in the FIFA 2018 World Cup that will be hosted in Russia, head coach of the Black Stars, Kwesi Appiah has called for an immediate preparation for the 2022 World Cup that will be hosted in Qatar.After six matches in the just ended FIFA World Cup qualifiers, the four-time African Champions were able to win 1, lost 1 and draw...

Kwesi Appiah Wants An Immediate Preparation For 2022 FIFA World Cup – Modern Ghana (press release) (blog)

After the country failed to make it to a four successive world cup appearance in the FIFA 2018 World Cup that will be hosted in Russia, head coach of the Black Stars, Kwesi Appiah has called for an immediate preparation for the 2022 World Cup that will be hosted in Qatar.After six matches in the just ended FIFA World Cup qualifiers, the four-time African Champions were able to win 1, lost 1 and draw...

Arada sets new Sharjah record for homes sold in a day

Aljada, Sharjah’s largest mixed-use project, has broken the record for the number of homes sold by a developer in the emirate on a single day, it was announced on Tuesday. The milestone came after Arada released Areej 5, an apartment block featuring 115 units in Aljada’s phase 1. All units, which included studios and one-bedroom apartments, sold out on the same day, beating the 102 units sold on...

DP World unveils plans for new Suez Canal economic zone

Plans by Dubai-based DP World to create a new economic zone in the Suez canal region of Egypt have been presented to potential investors. Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem, Group chairman and CEO, DP World and Admiral Mohab Mamish, chairman of the Suez Canal Authority and chairman of the Suez Canal Economic Zone (SCZone), said Sokhna World Zone is due to be launched in early 2018. They said Sokhna World Zone...

Just five years to solve issues plaguing the Qatar World Cup – The Times

Tomorrow marks five years until the 2022 World Cup kicks off in Lusail Stadium, on the outskirts of Doha, Qatar’s capital. For most World Cup organisers, venues, costs and construction work cause the biggest headaches. In Qatar, the migraines run deeper. The 2022 World Cup has become a central issue in the geopolitical struggle that has divided the Gulf region. The blockade imposed on Qatar in June...