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

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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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Gullit calls for Qatar 2022 winter World Cup

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By Tom Degun at the Aspire Dome in Doha

November 14 – Dutch football legend Ruud Gullit has become the latest high profile figure in the sport to call for the FIFA 2022 World Cup in Qatar to be held in the winter to avoid the searing summer desert temperatures.

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De Boer backs Qatar winter World Cup

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By Andrew Warshaw at the Leaders in Football Conference at Stamford Bridge in London

October 11 – The controversy over whether to switch the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar to the winter to avoid the searing June-July desert temperatures was reignited today – this time by one of Qatar’s very own ambassadors.

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