Qatar World Cup 2022

Football's NOT Coming Home in 2018

Sayed Bukhari | Posted 09.06.2016 | UK Sport
Sayed Bukhari

It was a big surprise to most of the footballing world when Russia and Qatar were chosen to host the World Cup in 2018 and 2022 respectively...

Richard Keys Slammed Over Claims No Workers Have Died During Qatar World Cup Construction

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 29.05.2015 | UK

Controversial TV presenter, Richard Keys, has denied that anyone has died during construction work ahead of Qatar's 2022 World Cup, despite figures su...

Row Over Fifa's Report Into Qatar Corruption Just Took An Amazing New Twist

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 13.11.2014 | UK Sport

The findings of a Fifa ethics investigation that controversially cleared Qatar of corruption in its bid to hold the 2022 football World Cup have been ...

Shedding Light on the Threat of Terrorism at Qatar's 2022 World Cup

Quintan Wiktorowicz | Posted 24.08.2014 | UK Sport
Quintan Wiktorowicz

Citing a confidential assessment by former South African police chief Andre Pruis, British media is trying to make the case that Qatar is too vulnerable to terrorism to serve as host. As someone who has worked on counter-terrorism issues for nearly 20 years, I find this argument wrong for three key reasons.

FIFA Corruption Allegations Must Question Qatar World Cup

Damian Collins | Posted 18.05.2014 | UK Politics
Damian Collins

FIFA seems to treat this kind of scrutiny with complete contempt. It needs to realise that it does not own world football; but is merely the governing body of the sport. It gives the impression of being full of a lot of hard faced old men who have grown rich from the game, and whose instinctive response to any crisis is to cover for each other.

Swallowing Hard Truths: Russia, Britain, and LGBT Rights

Gregor Smith | Posted 19.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Gregor Smith

It's been proposed that, since it's popular in Russian law, it's not the job of the Western world to change it. This is ridiculous on many levels. Firstly, a human rights violation is a human rights violation, regardless of whether anyone, majority or minority, elite or common, thinks it's a good thing.

International Tournaments, European Hostility and the 2022 Qatari World Cup

Austin Aneke | Posted 21.03.2014 | UK Sport
Austin Aneke

Other nations visit Europe to compete in various world events; notwithstanding their dark grey wintry environments. How would the world produce true world champions if every major world tournament is conditioned to suit and reflect European conditions

It's A Winter World Cup! Or is it?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Sport

UPDATE: FIFA comments, 12.45pm, 8 January 2014 The 2022 World Cup in Qatar will not be held in the summer, according to a FIFA executive. Secret...

Football (Or Soccer if You Are American): Why Has the Beautiful Game Turned So Ugly?

Dr Nicholas M. Almond | Posted 18.11.2013 | UK Sport
Dr Nicholas M. Almond

We only need to look at the events over the last 18 months or so to question why are the football authorities such as FIFA and UEFA not doing enough to crack down on this violence?

Doha, Beckham and the 'Arab Summer'

Damon Boughen | Posted 11.02.2013 | UK Politics
Damon Boughen

Several people this week found out that Qatar existed after the signing of David Beckham to Paris St. Germain.

Qatar's Exploited Migrants

Gary Spedding | Posted 26.10.2012 | UK Politics
Gary Spedding

As ongoing unrest in neighbouring Bahrain rages, Qatar has been largely ignored by almost everyone. I feel some light should be shone on the not-so-perfect Gulf State to help people understand what life for migrants is really like out there in Doha City.