World Cup 2022

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‘The last resort’: jailed former Qatar World Cup official on his hunger strike
The detained former Qatar World Cup official Abdullah Ibhais repeated his claims of innocence as he entered the 17th day of a hunger strike in prison

Paul MacInnes

02, Dec, 2021 @12:01 PM

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‘Nobody feels unsafe here’: gay footballer Josh Cavallo told he is welcome at Qatar World Cup
Qatar has moved to reassure the gay Australian footballer he should not be afraid to visit the country, where homosexuality is illegal

Guardian sport

01, Dec, 2021 @2:37 AM

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Qatar’s BeIN Sports accused of stoking homophobia after pundit’s outburst
Kick It Out has accused beIN Sports of amplifying homophobia after a former Egypt footballer said homosexuality was ‘against human nature’ during a punditry appearance

Jacob Steinberg

30, Nov, 2021 @6:00 PM

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Wales and Scotland on potential collision course in World Cup play-off final
Wales and Scotland will meet each other in a World Cup play-off final if they win their respective semi-finals, while Italy may face Portugal

Ewan Murray and Ben Fisher

26, Nov, 2021 @4:47 PM

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Norwegian journalists reporting on World Cup workers arrested in Qatar
Pair investigating conditions for labourers detained as they tried to fly home

Jon Henley

24, Nov, 2021 @11:03 AM

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The golden goal – inside the 26 November Guardian Weekly
The human price of Qatar’s World Cup dream. Plus, Canada’s flood pains.

Graham Snowdon

24, Nov, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Improving migrant workers’ lives in Qatar | Letter
Letter: Fahad Al-Mana responds to a report on allegations of exploitation and abuse by migrant workers in the run-up to the 2022 World Cup


22, Nov, 2021 @5:19 PM

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The legacy question: will World Cup change Qatar or is it the other way round? | Sean Ingle
Increase in female fans at games is one visible improvement but how much have things really changed in the country?

Sean Ingle

22, Nov, 2021 @8:00 AM

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The road to reform: have things improved for Qatar’s World Cup migrant workers?
A year before kick off, workers claim companies are refusing to enforce sweeping new labour laws created to stamp out human rights abuses

Pete Pattisson in Doha

22, Nov, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Qatar’s multibillion-dollar World Cup signifies shifts in wealth and power
There is exactly a year until a tournament designed to promote the tiny, super-rich Gulf state but that is laced with controversy

David Conn

21, Nov, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Qatar 2022 is a powerplay aimed at neighbours more than European critics | Barney Ronay
The World Cup hosts are speaking to their Gulf rivals not us, leaving a trail of victims that reflects the company sport now keeps

Barney Ronay

20, Nov, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Revealed: football’s plan for Qatar workers’ centre as World Cup legacy
Plans are being developed within football for the creation of a permanent workers’ centre in Qatar that would support the rights of migrant labourers

Exclusive by Paul MacInnes

19, Nov, 2021 @5:27 PM

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