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Former Qatar 2022 employee facing fresh legal action over loan payments
Abdullah Ibhais cannot pay a loan because his former bosses withheld money while he claims he was first imprisoned as he did not go along with the official line over a workers’ strike

Martin Chulov Middle East correspondent

21, Jan, 2022 @5:54 PM

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Newcastle v Manchester City underlines the problem inherent in football | Jonathan Wilson
The game’s great dilemma is squaring the need for rich backers – no matter how unpalatable – with our longing for a football fix

Jonathan Wilson

18, Dec, 2021 @8:00 PM

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Human rights groups warn of ‘serious issues’ as Qatar World Cup worker jailed
A former World Cup 2022 worker has failed in his appeal against a jail sentence in Qatar – sparking fierce condemnation from human rights groups and a counter-claim from the authorities

Sean Ingle Chief sports reporter

15, Dec, 2021 @3:05 PM

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‘If I’m not on social media, I’m dead’: Qatari feminist activist feared killed or detained
Rights groups warn 23-year-old Noof al-Maadeed is at imminent risk, despite reassurances from Qatar authorities

Ruth Michaelson

15, Dec, 2021 @2:57 PM

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Qatar World Cup must leave legacy on women’s and LGBT rights, says Dutch FA
Progress on women’s and LGBT rights in Qatar should be part of any legacy from the country hosting the World Cup, the Dutch FA’s general secretary has said

Paul MacInnes

09, Dec, 2021 @9:46 AM

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‘Suspicion and paranoia’: Fifa told to demand fair trial for Abdullah Ibhais
Human Rights Watch and FairSquare have written to Fifa asking the football governing body to demand the former employee of Qatar’s World Cup committee receive a fair trial

Sean Ingle

06, Dec, 2021 @3:25 PM

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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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Nothing can stop Iran’s World Cup heroes. Except war, of course…
The ‘Persian Leopards’ are going great guns on the football field, but at nuclear talks in Vienna a far more dangerous game is being played

Simon Tisdall

28, Nov, 2021 @9:00 AM

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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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