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Qatar agrees to inquiry into death of Briton at World Cup stadium

Family of Zac Cox say a British judge will look for lessons to be learned from death in 2017The Qatari organisation in charge of staging the 2022 World Cup has agreed to hold a wide-ranging inquiry led by a British judge into the death of a British wor…

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PSG president Nasser al-Khelaifi in spotlight over Pastore transfer

Leaked documents link Qatari official to request to pay agentQuestions about midfielder’s €40m move from Palermo in 2011Nasser al-Khelaifi, the president of Paris Saint-Germain, appears to have sought payments for an agent which could have violated tra…

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IAAF agent ‘asked Qatari royal’ for $5m in bid for sporting events

Emails suggest aide to the crown prince received request from Papa Massata Diack, who is wanted on corruption chargesLeaked emails appear to link a member of the Qatari royal family to a deal that is being investigated as part of a inquiry into alleged…

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Sergio Agüero guides Argentina past Qatar to reach Copa América last eight

An early goal from Lautaro Martínez and a late second from Sergio Agüero gave Argentina a 2-0 win over Qatar on Sunday, a deserved victory that takes them into the Copa América quarter-finals to face Venezuela. Related: Brazil’s Roberto Firmino on targ…

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‘I’m hurt’: Platini says questioning over Qatar World Cup was painful – video

Former Uefa president Michel Platini said he was hurt by questioning from French authorities after he was detained over the awarding of the 2022 World Cup to Qatar. Platini, who has never denied voting for the Gulf state in December 2010, was ques…

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Qatar fight back to force draw with Paraguay on Copa América debut

• Paraguay 2-2 Qatar• Qatar are guests in the competition, along with JapanQatar fought their way back from two goals down to draw 2-2 with Paraguay in their first ever Copa América game on Sunday, proving they will be no pushover in the tournament by …

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Japan, Qatar and the history of guest teams at the Copa América

USA, Mexico, Costa Rica, Honduras and Jamaica have all made up the numbers at the Copa AméricaBy Aidan Williams for These Football TimesThe 46th edition of the Copa América, the oldest tournament in international football, begins on Friday night when h…

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Paris Saint-Germain president faces corruption inquiry

Nasser al-Khelaifi suspected of paying $3.5m to IAAF chief to help Qatar land world eventThe president of Paris Saint-Germain football club, Nasser al-Khelaifi, has been placed under investigation for suspected corruption, a French judicial official sa…

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MPs call for investigation into Qatar World Cup bid claims

• Qatar reported to have offered Fifa $400m before 2022 success• Al Jazeera alleged to have signed TV contract making the offerAn investigation should be launched into claims that Qatar offered Fifa $400m (£307m) only three weeks before world football’…

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Revealed: Lynton Crosby’s £5.5m offer to undermine 2022 Qatar World Cup

Tory strategist’s pitch detailed how CTF Partners would spread negative stories and press Fifa to ‘restart bidding process’Sir Lynton Crosby offered to work on a campaign to cancel the 2022 Qatar World Cup and get it awarded to another country in retur…

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Friends of UK football fan detained in UAE call for his release

UAE official denies Ali Issa Ahmad was arrested for wearing Qatar shirtFriends of the British football fan who has been arrested and detained in the United Arab Emirates have called on the UAE government to allow him to return home safely to the UK.The…

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British man detained in UAE after wearing Qatar football T-shirt to match

Ali Issa Ahmad held over ‘false allegations against security officials’ after initial arrestA British football fan has been arrested and detained in the United Arab Emirates after he wore a Qatar national team shirt to a match.Ali Issa Ahmad, 26, a Bri…

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Qatar stun Japan with 3-1 win to be crowned Asian Cup champions

World Cup 2022 hosts upset the odds to win major trophyXxxxAlmoez Ali scored a spectacular overhead kick for a record ninth goal of the tournament to set Qatar on their way to a first Asian Cup triumph with a stunning 3-1 win over four-times champions …

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Qatar beat UAE 4-0 to set up Asian Cup 2019 final against Japan

World Cup 2022 hosts make it to first-ever Asian Cup finalUAE fans hurl footwear at Qatari players after goalsQatar defied sandal-throwing local fans to storm into the Asian Cup final for the first time with a 4-0 win over hosts United Arab Emirates on…

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Qatar beat UAE 4-0 to set up Asian Cup 2019 final against Japan

World Cup 2022 hosts make it to first-ever Asian Cup finalUAE fans hurl footwear at Qatari players after goalsQatar defied sandal-throwing local fans to storm into the Asian Cup final for the first time with a 4-0 win over hosts United Arab Emirates on…

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Qatar ready to make history in Asian Cup … but the world is not watching | Barney Ronay

The 2022 World Cup hosts are excelling on the pitch in the UAE but political turmoil in the region and poor crowds mean Fifa’s fervent interest is not matched across the globeWhen the Qatar 2022 World Cup was announced in Zurich by a sweating, slightly…

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Son Heung-min heading back to Spurs as Qatar shock South Korea at Asian Cup

South Korea 0-1 Qatar (Abdulaziz Hatem 78’)Australia play UAE in Friday’s other quarter-finalQatar’s Abdulaziz Hatem scored with a stunning late strike to send the 2022 World Cup hosts to their first Asian Cup semi-final – and hand Mauricio Pochet…

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Son Heung-min heading back to Spurs as Qatar shock South Korea at Asian Cup

South Korea 0-1 Qatar (Abdulaziz Hatem 78’)Australia play UAE in Friday’s other quarter-finalQatar’s Abdulaziz Hatem scored with a stunning late strike to send the 2022 World Cup hosts to their first Asian Cup semi-final – and hand Mauricio Pochet…

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‘Football is a message of peace’: Saudi Arabia and Qatar put politics aside

Their governments may be locked in a diplomatic stand-off but Saudi Arabia and Qatar are playing down off-field issues before the Asian Cup matchNo wonder the Asian Football Confederation bans all talk of politics at its competitions. Plenty of games o…

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Finland forward Riku Riski refuses to play match in Qatar for ‘ethical reasons’

Riski turns down call-up for friendly with Sweden in Doha‘I was pretty clear; I didn’t want to go’ says HJK forwardFinland face neighbours Sweden in an international football friendly in Qatar on Tuesday – but it has been revealed that one Finnish play…