FILE PHOTO: Workers are seen inside Al Bayt stadium built for the upcoming 2022 FIFA World Cup soccer championship, during a stadium tour, in Al Khor, north of Doha, Qatar, December 17, 2019. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

Qatar 2022 World Cup stadium workers went months without pay: Amnesty

Dubai, June 11 (Reuters) - A Qatari company helping build a 2022 World Cup stadium has been banned from the event’s projects after its labourers went unpaid for months, organisers said on Thursday, in a case Amnesty International said showed inadequate worker welfare standards. Around 100 employees of a Qatari subcontractor, Qatar Meta Coats (QMC), working on the Al Bayt...

Still from the V. League match in Vietnam (Reuters Image)

Fans flood football stadium as top-flight football restarts in Vietnam without social distancing

June 6 (Reuters) - Thousands of fans poured into stadiums in Vietnam on Friday as the country resumed top-flight soccer without social distancing measures or curbs on crowd sizes, owing to its success in combating the spread of the novel coronavirus. Matches in Vietnam’s professional league were suspended in March but with no coronavirus deaths and just 328 confirmed cases,...

Serie A is set to allow five substitutions per team (Reuters Photo)

Serie A to allow 5 substitutions when it resumes on June 20

Milan, June 6 (Reuters) - Serie A is set to allow five substitutions per team when it resumes on June 20 following the novel coronavirus stoppage after the temporary rule change was approved by the Italian Football Federation (FIGC) on Friday. The FIGC said in a statement that its decision-making council had agreed "to allow a maximum number of five...

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FIFA braced for challenges over player contract extensions

April 16 (AP) - FIFA is braced for legal challenges over the recommendation that player contracts should be extended until the seasons halted by the coronavirus pandemic can be completed. World football's governing body made the recommendation in a set of guidelines intended to address the complexities caused by the unprecedented shutdown of the sport, and help preserve the integrity...

Qatar was awarded the 2022 World Cup in 2010, with Russia given the 2018 tournament

Former Fifa executives accused of bribes over World Cup bidding

April 8 (BBC) - In what could be a highly significant twist in the FBI's long-running investigation into allegations of football corruption, a new indictment was revealed in the US District Court on Monday. The documents claim several former Fifa executive committee members "were offered or received bribes in connection with their votes". The Department of Justice makes allegations against Nicolas...

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