Four years to next World Cup but will it be 32 or 48 teams?

Wednesday marks exactly four years to the kickoff of the next World Cup in Qatar, which could yet be an instrument to help end regional tensions and the first 48-team tournament if FIFA president Gianni Infantino gets his way. The head of world football's governing body has been pressing in recent

British MP seeks to penalize Qatar after the leaks of The Times on account of WC2022

A few individuals from FIFA’s ruling council have approached the football body’s ethics committee to request the confirmation behind assertions that the Qatar 2022 World Cup offer ran a mystery campaignto attack their opponents for the competition. Notwithstanding FIFA's council lacking formal forces to dispatch an investigation into the cases, anyway

Qatar economy rapidly growing despite Gulf neighbors’ boycott

By Middle East Affairs Qatar, despite facing a boycott from its neighbors since last June, is experiencing rapid economic growth, its finance minister told Reuters. As the world's top exporter of liquefied natural gas, Qatar's economy, Finance Minister Ali Sherif al-Emadi said, is set to grow 2.6 percent this year and closer

Qatar to compensate World Cup workers

By Middle East Affairs Qatar World Cup organizers will pay more than $5 million to the migrant workers who are building its stadiums, Associated Press reports. This highlights the current debate about worker exploitation as many of the workers who will prepare Qatar for the 2022 FIFA championship are coming from South