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File Photo of a North and South Korea football match/(Twitter)

South Korea gains as North Korea World Cup qualifying results voided

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON MAY 27, 2021 08:35 PM IST
South Korea moved atop its World Cup qualifying group on Thursday without kicking a ball after FIFA voided all results involving North Korea.
File photo of Indian football team training.(AIFF)
File photo of Indian football team training.(AIFF)

Indian team begins training in Doha after all players test negative for Covid-19

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON MAY 22, 2021 03:16 PM IST
All the players and support staff of the Indian football team have tested negative for Covid-19 after arrival in Qatar
File Photo: Indian football team Captain Sunil Chhetri with his team.(PTI)
File Photo: Indian football team Captain Sunil Chhetri with his team.(PTI)

Chhetri returns as Indian football team leaves for Doha for WC Qualifiers

PTI | , New De;hi
UPDATED ON MAY 19, 2021 03:32 PM IST
Sunil Chhetri made a return after recovering from Covid-19 infection as a 28-member Indian football squad leaves for Doha on Wednesday.
File Photo of a North Korean flag.(REUTERS)
File Photo of a North Korean flag.(REUTERS)

Asian confederation confirms North Korea's World Cup withdrawal

Reuters |
UPDATED ON MAY 16, 2021 10:52 AM IST
  • The move comes after the country had already withdrawn from the Olympic Games in Tokyo this summer because of concerns over the COVID-19 pandemic.
Official logo for the 2022 Qatar World Cup: File photo(REUTERS)
Official logo for the 2022 Qatar World Cup: File photo(REUTERS)

FIFA discusses human rights concerns ahead of Qatar World Cup

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON MAY 11, 2021 10:52 PM IST
FIFA president Gianni Infantino said it was crucial that the member associations are satisfied with the recent labour reforms that have "benefitted tens of thousands of workers across Qatar".
FIFA's logo is seen in front of its headquarters during a foggy autumn day in Zurich(REUTERS)
FIFA's logo is seen in front of its headquarters during a foggy autumn day in Zurich(REUTERS)

FIFA confirm concussion spotters to be used at Qatar World Cup

PTI | , Zurich
PUBLISHED ON MAY 10, 2021 05:20 PM IST
Experts will monitor from seats in the stands to identify possible brain injuries that may have been missed, team doctors will also have instant access to video replays.
The tournament's official logo for the 2022 Qatar World Cup is seen on a building at Souq Waqif in Doha, Qatar(REUTERS)
The tournament's official logo for the 2022 Qatar World Cup is seen on a building at Souq Waqif in Doha, Qatar(REUTERS)

Qatar aims to host COVID-free World Cup - foreign minister

Reuters | , Dubai
UPDATED ON APR 17, 2021 04:28 PM IST
The president of global soccer body FIFA, Gianni Infantino, said in February that World Cup matches would play to full stadiums in Qatar next year.
FIFA President Gianni Infantino during a media briefing.(REUTERS)
FIFA President Gianni Infantino during a media briefing.(REUTERS)

FIFA drops plans for 48-team 2022 World Cup in Qatar

Lausanne | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON MAY 23, 2019 06:28 AM IST
FIFA said it had abandoned the expansion plans “following a thorough and comprehensive consultation process” which led to the conclusion that “under the current circumstances such a proposal could not be made now”.
FIFA president Gianni Infantino speaks during a news conference in Doha.(REUTERS)
FIFA president Gianni Infantino speaks during a news conference in Doha.(REUTERS)

‘Majority’ back 48-team Qatar World Cup, says FIFA president Gianni Infantino

Doha | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON DEC 13, 2018 11:17 PM IST
Speaking at a press conference after a three-day FIFA summit in the Qatari capital, Gianni Infantino said the idea had widespread backing from associations across the globe.
FILE - France goalkeeper Hugo Lloris lifts the trophy after France won 4-2 during the final match between France and Croatia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, Russia.(AP)
FILE - France goalkeeper Hugo Lloris lifts the trophy after France won 4-2 during the final match between France and Croatia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, Russia.(AP)

48 teams ‘feasible’ for Qatar World Cup: FIFA president Gianni Infantino

Kuala Lumpur | By AFP
UPDATED ON OCT 31, 2018 02:06 PM IST
Infantino said an expanded tournament would see Asia’s allocation rise from 4.5 places to 8.5, raising cheers from the delegates assembled at a luxury hotel in the Malaysian capital.
This file photo shows workers on the construction site at Al-Wakrah Stadium in Qatar.(AFP)
This file photo shows workers on the construction site at Al-Wakrah Stadium in Qatar.(AFP)

Qatar World Cup worker dies at 2022 stadium

Doha | By AFP
PUBLISHED ON AUG 14, 2018 11:04 PM IST
Qatar says a Nepali worker has died while helping to build a stadium for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in the Arab nation.
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