FIFA officials took bribes for Qatar 2022 votes, court hears – Arab News

DUBAI: The investigation into corruption at FIFA has heard how a senior official took bribes of at least $1 million in return for voting for Qatar to host the 2022 World Cup, UK national daily The Guardian reported.It is claimed that Senior Vice President at FIFA and head of the Argentinian football association until he died in 2014, Julio Grondona, told witness, Argentinian sports marketing executive,...

SAFA: Vision 2022 remains on track despite Bafana's World Cup flop – Times LIVE

Bafana Bafana’s failure to qualify for the Fifa World Cup in Russia next year will not derail the South African Football Association’s (Safa) Vision 2022‚ says Development Agency chief executive Robin Petersen. Bafana’s 2018 World Cup qualifying hopes crashed and burned a few days ago after back-to-back defeats to Senegal‚ but Petersen maintains that the much criticised programme...

65% of 2022 World Cup-related projects over: finance minister – Gulf Times

Around 65% of projects related to the hosting of the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar have been completed and the rest will be accomplished within the next two-three years, HE the Minister of Finance Ali Sherif al-Emadi has said.In an interview with Al Jazeera, he stressed that Qatar has completed more World Cup-related works in the five months of the siege than it had done during the six months that preceded...

65% of 2022 World Cup-related projects over: finance minister – Gulf Times

Around 65% of projects related to the hosting of the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar have been completed and the rest will be accomplished within the next two-three years, HE the Minister of Finance Ali Sherif al-Emadi has said.In an interview with Al Jazeera, he stressed that Qatar has completed more World Cup-related works in the five months of the siege than it had done during the six months that preceded...

Fifa official took bribes to back Qatar's 2022 World Cup bid, court hears – The Guardian

Sepp Blatter, right, and Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani, emir of Qatar, with the World Cup trophy after Qatar was announced as the host for 2022. Photograph: Walter Bieri/EPA A senior Fifa official took at least $1m in bribes to vote for Qatar to host the 2022 World Cup, a witness testified in court on Tuesday, as part of a broad investigation into corruption at Fifa. Julio Grondona, a senior vice-president...

Fifa official took bribes to back Qatar's 2022 World Cup bid, court hears – The Guardian

Sepp Blatter, right, and Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani, emir of Qatar, with the World Cup trophy after Qatar was announced as the host for 2022. Photograph: Walter Bieri/EPA A senior Fifa official took at least $1m in bribes to vote for Qatar to host the 2022 World Cup, a witness testified in court on Tuesday, as part of a broad investigation into corruption at Fifa. Julio Grondona, a senior vice-president...

Isolated in Gulf, Qatar campaigns to protect 2022 World Cup | News … – News & Observer

The birthplace of modern soccer is now an unassuming site: A couple of pitches with no stands for supporters, and a ramshackle indoor facility where damp rises on the walls and paint peels from the goalposts. When Sheffield FC formed in this northern English steel city 160 years ago, the wealth awash in the modern game was unimaginable to the founders of the world’s...

FIFA urged to “strengthen efforts” to address workers' rights at World Cup construction sites – Insidethegames.biz

A report from FIFA’s Human Rights Advisory Board has called on the worldwide governing body to strengthen efforts to assist workers’ rights at Russia 2018 and Qatar 2022 World Cup construction sites. The first report from the Board also urged FIFA to provide more detail about the monitoring it does at building sites for venues due to be used at the two editions of their flagship competition. It...

For the love of FIFA World Cup 2022? UAE 'planned' to wage financial war against Qatar to wreck its economy – International Business Times, India Edition

View of the skyline of the West Bay area in DohaChristof Koepsel/Getty Images As the Qatar blockade enters the fifth month, more twisted details are trickling in. The latest one comes as quite a shock, as it has been revealed that the United Arab Emirates (UAE) drew up a plan for waging a vicious financial war against Qatar. The plan was found in UAE Ambassador to the United States Yousef al-Otaiba’s...

2022 World Cup head tells Germany: Qatar doesn't back terror – Tampabay.com

SHEFFIELD, England (AP) — The organizers of the 2022 World Cup have a message for Germany’s soccer leadership ahead of a meeting on Friday: Qatar does not support terrorism. While discussing Qatar’s right to host the FIFA showpiece, German soccer federation president Reinhard Grindel said earlier this year that tournaments “cannot be played in countries that actively support terror.” When...