Qatar 2022: Fifa sponsors back corruption investigation

BBC News 12 June 2014

Football's world governing body Fifa is under growing pressure from a number of sponsors after its decision to award the 2022 World Cup to Qatar.


Call for Fifa to ban Franz Beckenbauer for refusing to help with Qatar 2022 World Cup bid probe

The Telegraph 11 June 2014
By Ben Rumsby

Fifa came under pressure on Sunday night to ban Franz Beckenbauer from football after the German admitted refusing to cooperate with the investigation into Qatar’s 2022 World


Qatar continues to cause problems for FIFA

CBC 11 June 2014

After The Sunday Times newspaper published more allegations linking Mohamed bin Hammam to corruptly building support for Qatar's hosting bid, World Cup sponsors took the rare


Maradona Blasts 'Corrupt' Fifa over Qatar 2022 Bribery Claims

International Business Times 11 June 2014
By Eduardo Fernandez-Abascal

Football legend Diego Maradona has hit back at Fifa President Joseph Blatter, accusing him of taking "$4000m without doing anything". The Argentina and former Barcelona star


Diego Maradona slams FIFA 'bribes' over Qatar World Cup Bid

NDTV Sports 11 June 2014

Argentina legend Diego Maradona lashed out at "bribes" within FIFA, demanding action against those involved in corruption claims linked to Qatar's World Cup bid, in remarks


Oliver North: Millions Paid in Ransom to Get Release of Bowe Bergdahl

Shariah Finance Watch 10 June 2014

If true, this indicates that the Bergdahl deal didn’t just replenish Taliban leadership, it also replenished their coffers. North said he knew there was at least a $1


Filipino Pastors Tortured, Sentenced to Death in Muslim Qatar

FrontPage Magazine 10 June 2014
By Daniel Greenfield

Qatar is the totalitarian state behind Al Jazeera. It is closely entangled with Al Qaeda and other Islamic terrorist groups which is why Obama used it to arrange the Bergdahl


Critics say Qatar is not a suitable venue to hold the 2022 FIFA World Cup

The Times of India 10 June 2014

Quite apart from the anxiety about Brazil's readiness to host the 2014 FIFA World Cup, beginning later this week, there's also growing unease about the 2022 Cup. A chorus of


Malaysia woos students from Qatar

Gulf Times 10 June 2014

An Education Malaysia Open Day event will be held on Friday and Saturday at the Malaysia Trade Centre in The Gate Mall, it was announced yesterday. "Students from Qatar


Qatar Bribery Allegations Loom Over the 2022 World Cup 9 June 2014
By Karl Vick

A trove of emails allegedly implicating a former Qatari official in bribery has some critics questioning whether Qatar should host the 2022 tournament. Qatar, the tiny Gulf


Qatar 2022: bribery and corruption hits the Middle East's first World Cup

Asia News 8 June 2014

Doha - The 2022 World Cup in Qatar is at the centre of a scandal involving sports and finance. An investigation is currently underway that could see Qatar lose the


Qatar World Cup corruption, worker deaths a criminal combination 8 June 2014
By Gregg Doyel

People are dying, and others got bribed. People are dying because others got bribed. The bribes are at the allegation stage, but the dying at the 2022 World Cup site in Qatar


Money Can’t Buy Qatar Love: $200 Billion in World Cup Spending Jeopardized Over Alleged Corruption

Bloomberg 8 June 2014
By Robert Tuttle

A year into his reign, Qatar’s emir is finding it takes more than a checkbook to win friends. The stock index in Doha sank by the most in the world on June 3 while a panel


Video: World Cup 2022: David Cameron might want to keep his mouth shut about Fifa and Qatar 6 June 2014
By Andrew Critchlow

The fiasco surrounding Qatar’s alleged bribery of officials to win the right to host the 2022 World Cup will test Britain’s relations with Doha. Qatar’s government has


Qatari paid millions for World Cup bid support - report

LONDON: A British newspaper alleged on Sunday that a former top Qatari football official paid $US5 million ($5.3 million) to get support for the emirate's campaign to host the


Qatar 2022: Fifa vice-president Jim Boyce 'would support' re-vote if corruption proven

The Independent 3 June 2014
By Jack Simpson , Rob Williams , Paul Peachey

Fifa vice-president, Jim Boyce, has said he would back a re-vote to find a new host of the 2022 World Cup if allegations of corruption can be proven. Boyce, who took up


Legging aren’t pants, Qatar tells tourists in pre-World Cup campaign

The Australian 28 May 2014
By Emma Reynolds

FOR those of you wondering whether it’s acceptable to wear leggings without tunic tops over them, Qatar has an answer: "leggings are not pants”. The Arab emirate has


Bahrain rules out immediate return of ambassador to Qatar

Doha News 28 May 2014
By Peter Kovessy

More than a month after signing an agreement to diffuse diplomatic tensions, ambassadors from Bahrain, Saudi Arabia and the UAE have yet to return to their posts in


The Nigerian Connection – Boko Haram, Obama, and Qatar

Right Side News 25 May 2014
By William Michael

Last month Boko Haram, a franchise of al Qaeda and the Muslim Brotherhood, kidnapped 276 young girls in Nigeria. This horrifying situation reminded this country, apparently


Qatar’s Glencore Kingmaker Breaks Exile in Deutsche Deal

Businessweek 20 May 2014
By Alaa Shahine and Robert Tuttle

Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim bin Jabr Al Thani, who played a key role in Glencore International Plc (GLEN)’s takeover of Xstrata Plc, is returning to dealmaking a year after his

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