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Qatar 2022 World Cup’s match schedule confirmed

Doha, Qatar | XINHUA | The FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 has unveiled its match schedule on Wednesday, as the hosts will kick off the tournament at Al Bayt Stadium on November 21, 2022 at 13:00 local time. During the 12-day group stage, there will be four matches per day …

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Russia to contest doping ban, Putin defiant

Moscow, Russia | AFP | Russia decided on Thursday to contest its ban from major sporting events over doping violations, as President Vladimir Putin slammed its sidelining as unfair and insisted athletes should be able to compete under the national flag. Russia’s RUSADA anti-doping agency “made a decision not to agree” …

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Ex-UEFA chief Platini arrested in 2022 World Cup probe

Paris, France | AFP | The banned ex-UEFA chief Michel Platini was arrested Tuesday in connection with a criminal investigation into the award of the 2022 World Cup to Qatar. The French football legend elected to lead European football’s governing body in 2007 was taken into custody by French anti-corruption police …

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Qatar World Cup to be played with 32 teams: FIFA

Lausanne, Switzerland | AFP | The 2022 World Cup in Qatar will be played with 32 teams after a proposed expansion of the tournament to 48 sides was scrapped, FIFA announced on Wednesday. World football’s governing body said in a statement that “following a thorough and comprehensive consultation process with the …

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$575-mn Qatar World Cup stadium opens to fanfare

Al Wakrah, Qatar | AFP | Qatar inaugurated its first purpose-built stadium for the 2022 World Cup on Thursday, staging a prestigious domestic cup final in the $575 million, 40,000-capacity Al-Wakrah venue. The ground, designed by late British-Iraqi architect Zaha Hadid and located in a coastal town south of Doha, erupted …

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