Scudamore demands Summer 2022 stays fixed, or find a new host

Peter Scudamore

By Andrew Warshaw
August 16 – Premier League chief Richard Scudamore is back on the offensive over the 2022 World Cup, this time suggesting it should be moved from Qatar rather than be staged in winter. The Premier League are gradually losing the argument of sticking with a June-July tournament even though switching to winter would break with tradition and should have been thought through properly two and half years ago when the vote took place,

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Qatar has no case to answer, hints FIFA investigator Garcia

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By Andrew Warshaw in Mauritius
May 31 – FIFA’s top corruption buster has hinted for the first time that 2022 World Cup hosts Qatar have no corruption case to answer and says a statement of intent of some kind should be made by his department by September or October. Ever since Qatar were awarded the tournament with a landslide victory despite FIFA’s official inspection team flagging up several negative aspects of their bid,

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Qatar adds specialists for Al Wakrah stadium build

Al Wakrah stadia and precinct

By Paul Nicholson
May 30 – Following hard on the heels of the appointment of Stadium Operations Consultants for the infrastructure build towards the 2022 World Cup, the Qataris have now appointed KEO as project managers and AECOM as the design consultant for the ambitious Al Wakrah Stadium.

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Qatar 2022 updates FIFA on World Cup plans

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By Andrew Warshaw in Doha

December 11 – Senior officials from the Qatar 2022 Supreme Committee (Q22) – organisers of the World Cup in 10 years’ time – have met with FIFA to update football’s world governing body on strategy and infrastructure plans.

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Qataris hit back at ‘malicious and reckless’ allegations

Qatar bid_Blatter_Nov_18

By Andrew Warshaw

November 19 – The bidding process for the 2022 World Cup burst into fresh controversy today after allegations by the Sunday Times newspaper that Qatar officials considered offering $1 million (£630,000/€785) to the son of Amos Adamu, a member of the FIFA executive committee that handed the tournament to the tiny Gulf state.

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