Xavi: Talent is the next evolution of football – FIFA.com

Former Barcelona and Spain midfielder Xavi Hernandez believes that enhancing the level of talent in football is the game’s future evolution. In a letter published by the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (the body tasked with the delivery of infrastructure required for the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar™), the 38-year-old stated that further emphasis on the technical and tactical aspects of...

Xavi: Talent is the next evolution of football – FIFA.com

Former Barcelona and Spain midfielder Xavi Hernandez believes that enhancing the level of talent in football is the game’s future evolution. In a letter published by the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (the body tasked with the delivery of infrastructure required for the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar™), the 38-year-old stated that further emphasis on the technical and tactical aspects of...

Will Morocco’s homosexuality laws deny Africa a second World Cup? – Goal.com

The North African nation looked in pole position to host the 2026 World Cup, but its lack of full disclosure threatens to derail the bid COMMENT    By Solace Chukwu     Follow on Twitter Africa was ultimately made to wait 80 years to host a Fifa World Cup for the first time. It may have been held in South Africa, but it was very much a continental event—the buy-in, both emotional and cultural,...

Fifa’s fantastical diversions: stop fretting about Russia, start meddling with Qatar – The Guardian (blog)

Gianni Infantino with Vladimir Putin at December’s World Cup draw. The Fifa president and Russia’s president will have plenty more photo opportunities this summer. Photograph: Michael Regan/Fifa via Getty Images Two months out from a World Cup hosted by an aspirant rogue state, what is on the mind of deeply scrutable Fifa president Gianni Infantino? Is it the sense of gathering storm in international...

SC to hold annual cultural festivals in countdown to 2022 FIFA World Cup – Gulf Times

The Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (SC) has announced that annual cultural festivals will be held in the lead-up to the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.With this, the SC has “taken another step towards uniting people through the power of football”, according to a report on sc.qa. Addressing the SC’s first ever cultural workshop in Doha recently, communications director Fatma al-Nuaimi...

SC to hold annual cultural festivals in countdown to 2022 FIFA World Cup – Gulf Times

The Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (SC) has announced that annual cultural festivals will be held in the lead-up to the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.With this, the SC has “taken another step towards uniting people through the power of football”, according to a report on sc.qa. Addressing the SC’s first ever cultural workshop in Doha recently, communications director Fatma al-Nuaimi...

SC to hold annual cultural festivals in countdown to 2022 FIFA World Cup – Gulf Times

The Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (SC) has announced that annual cultural festivals will be held in the lead-up to the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.With this, the SC has “taken another step towards uniting people through the power of football”, according to a report on sc.qa. Addressing the SC’s first ever cultural workshop in Doha recently, communications director Fatma al-Nuaimi...

SC to hold annual cultural festivals in countdown to 2022 FIFA World Cup – Gulf Times

The Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (SC) has announced that annual cultural festivals will be held in the lead-up to the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.With this, the SC has “taken another step towards uniting people through the power of football”, according to a report on sc.qa. Addressing the SC’s first ever cultural workshop in Doha recently, communications director Fatma al-Nuaimi...

FIFA is considering a bigger World Cup in Qatar, one of the planet’s … – Washington Post

Qatar plans to use eight venues in 2022, including Khalifa International Stadium in Doha, seen here undergoing renovation in 2016. (Naseem Zeitoon/Reuters) Qatar is smaller than Connecticut and has fewer citizens than Kansas. Asking the Arabian nation to host a 32-team World Cup was pushing the limits. Sending an additional 16 squads — plus their supporters and delegations — and adding 16 matches...

FIFA is considering a bigger World Cup in Qatar, one of the planet’s … – Washington Post

Qatar plans to use eight venues in 2022, including Khalifa International Stadium in Doha, seen here undergoing renovation in 2016. (Naseem Zeitoon/Reuters) Qatar is smaller than Connecticut and has fewer citizens than Kansas. Asking the Arabian nation to host a 32-team World Cup was pushing the limits. Sending an additional 16 squads — plus their supporters and delegations — and adding 16 matches...