2019 Schedule

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2019 Schedule
0-0-0, 3rd in AFC Asian Cup
Afif stuns Swiss with late winner for Qatar (0:44)
Infantino: World Cup in Qatar must be even better than Russia (0:34)
135dDermot Corrigan

Gabi: Xavi convinced me to join Al-Sadd

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


Network accused of illegally showing WC games

FIFA accused television channel BeoutQ, which is widely available in Saudi Arabia, of illegally broadcasting the opening games of the World Cup.

163dIan Holyman

World Cup expansion defended by Infantino

Infantino has been criticised after saying the 2022 tournament, rather than the 2026 finals as originally planned, could see 16 teams added.

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167dESPN staff

England thrash Qatar at Toulon Tournament

England's under-21s defeated Qatar 4-0 at the Toulon Tournament but must wait to see if they advance to the knockout stage.

217dESPN staff

Bayern deny ignoring human rights advice

Bayern Munich have hit back at an investigative report suggesting the club ignored Human Rights Watch warnings before partnering with Qatar Airways.

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260dAssociated Press

Coroner condemns Qatar working practices

A British coroner has blamed dangerous working practices for the death of a worker on a 2022 World Cup stadium building site in Qatar.

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266dJohn Duerden

Xavi, Sneijder bringing star power to Qatar

Former Spanish star Xavi has written the blueprint on late-career success in the Qatar Stars League, one Wesley Sneijder should pay attention to.

EXCLUSIVE: Infantino hopeful 2018 & 2022 World Cups change perception of hosts (1:43)
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299dESPN staff

Blatter told Obama US lost before '22 vote

Sepp Blatter called United States president Barack Obama before FIFA awarded the 2022 World Cup to Qatar to tell him the U.S. was likely going to lose

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314dMark Lovell

Join me in Qatar, Xavi tells Bayern's Ribery

Ribery, 34, is Bayern's longest-serving player, having arrived from Marseille in 2007, and his one-year deal expires this summer.

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336dPress Association

Qatar suffer embarrassing Liechtenstein loss

Qatar's preparations for hosting the 2022 World Cup plumbed new depths on Thursday when they suffered an embarrassing 2-1 loss to Liechtenstein.

351dIan Holyman

Blatter repeats Sarkozy claims over Qatar

Sepp Blatter has repeated claims that ex-France president Nicolas Sarkozy influenced the 2022 World Cup bidding process in favour of Qatar.

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351dPA Sport

Qatar denies Gulf crisis is hurting 2022

The Gulf's diplomatic crisis is not hurting Qatar 2022's preparations, a senior Qatari official has claimed.

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353dAssociated Press

Bedoya: Exec said Qatar had $15m for bribes

Colombia's ex-football federation chief testified that a marketer told him Qatar set aside $15 million in bribe money for South American officials.