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Qatar investigating Nepali worker's death at 2022 World Cup stadium site

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates -- Qatar says a Nepali worker has died while helping to build a stadium for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in the Arab nation.

Qatar's Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy said in a statement Tuesday the 23-year-old worker died at its Al Wakrah Stadium project site.

It offered no cause of death, though the committee said both Qatari and Nepali authorities were notified. An investigation into the death is underway.

The committee says it "shares its deepest condolences with...

FIFA urged to carry out investigation of Qatar World Cup bid allegations

Ian Darke shares his memories from his trip to Russia for the World Cup, and the FC crew discuss what made the 2018 tournament so entertaining.

FIFA should investigate allegations that the Qatar 2022 World Cup bid team ran a campaign to undermine rivals, a British Member of Parliament has said.

The Sunday Times reported that leaked documents revealed that the Qatar bid team used former CIA agents and a public relations company to sabotage other bidders by suggesting they did not have the domestic backing for a World Cup -- a key FIFA requirement.

Qatar won the right to stage the tournament, defeating other bids from Australia, the United...

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FIFA confirms 2022 World Cup dates, but size still undecided

FIFA president Gianni Infantino tells Gab Marcotti about his hopes that the 2018 and 2022 World Cups change negative perceptions of Russia and Qatar.

The 2022 World Cup in Qatar will be played between Nov. 21 through December 18, FIFA president Gianni Infantino confirmed on Friday, though the number of participating teams is still unconfirmed.

The next edition of the tournament will switch to the winter months because of the summer climate in Qatar, and Infantino announced the exact dates.

"The dates for the World Cup are set. It will played in Qatar from Nov. 21 to Dec. 18, 2022," he said. "The leagues are all aware and they will have to...

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Russia World Cup has set bar 'very, very high' for Qatar in 2022 - FIFA chief

Relive the highs and lows from Russia's unexpected but memorable World Cup journey through the eyes of ESPN's Charlie Gibson.

MOSCOW -- FIFA Secretary General Fatma Samoura said on Wednesday that Russia's staging of the 2018 World Cup had set the bar high for Qatar, the tournament's next hosts in 2022.

"I feel for Qatar, because [Russia] has set the bar very, very high," Samoura said at a meeting with Valentina Matviyenko, speaker of the upper house of Russia's parliament.

Samoura asked Matviyenko to convey to Russian President Vladimir Putin FIFA's "profound appreciation for everything that he has done to make it possible...

Gabi Fernandez: Xavi Hernandez convinced me to join Al-Sadd

ESPN FC's Gab Marcotti questions if Atletico Madrid would have much of a case against Barcelona for approaching Antoine Griezmann.

Gabi Fernandez has said new Al-Sadd teammate Xavi Hernandez convinced him to leave Atletico Madrid and play in Qatar.

Madrid-born Gabi played 413 games for Atletico in two different spells, winning six trophies including the La Liga title and two Europa Leagues.

He has agreed a two-year contract with Al-Sadd with an option for a further 12 months, with the deal reportedly worth a total of €19 million.

Speaking to the Al-Sadd website, the 34-year-old said he was looking forward to winning more...