August 15 – With the World Cup in Qatar just three months away, Human Rights Watch has stepped up its campaign to urge FIFA and the host nation to improve compensation for migrant workers and their families.
By Andrew Warshaw
August 12 – The start of the Qatar World Cup, just three months away, is to be brought forward by 24 hours to give the host nation centre stage. FIFA has now made the date change official
August 12 – On the eve of the 100-day countdown to the World Cup, Al Arabi defeated Al Rayan 2-1 in the first test event at the Lusail Stadium, the 80,000-capacity venue for the World Cup final, and the last of Qatar’s World Cup stadia to be completed.
August 11 – Brazil is refusing to play its suspended World Cup qualifying match against Argentina scheduled for next month, arguing the risks are too great ahead of the finals in Qatar.
August 11 – Yet another controversy has broken out over how disputed territories are being identified in World Cup official documentation.
August 10 – FIFA have reportedly granted a Qatar request to start the World Cup a day earlier than scheduled with the hosts opening the tournament against Ecuador.
August 9 – Former Germany captain Philipp Lahm is to boycott this year’s World Cup over host nation Qatar’s human rights record.
August 5 – France has become the latest country that will deploy security personnel during the World Cup in Qatar to help safeguard the global sporting event.
August 1 – Human rights group Equidem has found labour rights abuses at the team hotels that will host England and Brazil during the World Cup in Qatar.
By Andrew Warshaw
July 29 – Despite having had their complaint rejected, Chile are not giving up in their determination to have Ecuador thrown out of this year’s World Cup and have appealed the FIFA Disciplinary Committee decision to close the eligibility case of Byron David Castillo Segura who represented Ecuador eight times during Conmebol qualifying.
July 26 – Qatar 2022 World Cup organisers have released detail of the Team Base Camps that will host the 32 teams in November/December this year.
July 8 – Alcohol will not be served at World Cup venues in Qatar, according to agency reports.
July 6 – With the final tickets on sale for the Qatar 2022 World Cup, FIFA and local organisers have hosted the 32 qualified teams in Doha for a ‘Team Workshop’.
By Samindra Kunti in Odense
July 1 – FIFA’s head of sustainability Federico Addiechi has defended the world governing body’s claims of staging a carbon-neutral World Cup in Qatar.