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Heat could cause 2022 World Cup in Qatar to be a game of three halves

Fifa could allow matches at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar to be played over three 30-minute periods if temperatures in the stadiums became dangerously high for the players. Michael Beavon, a director of Arup Associates who helped to develop the zero-carbon solar technology that will cool the 12 stadiums, told delegates at the Qatar Infrastructure [...]

Qatar focus is on milk cup success

The World Cup may be going to Qatar in 2022 but Qatar’s football focus is in Northern Ireland right now. Members of the Aspire Academy touched down on Saturday - the first club to arrive here for next week’s Milk Cup. Tournament chairman Victor Leonard said their arrival highlighted another facet of the international youth tournament’s [...]

‘Realty market set to grow ahead of 2022 World Cup’

Qatar is expected to see strong growth prospects in its residential property market, ahead of 2022 FIFA World Cup, despite the ongoing low transactions, according to Asteco.“Based on our latest residential market report, the outlook for Qatar’s residential property market is positive. This can be attributed to its stable political environment, [...]

Indians show Qatar they’re no minnows

Doha: India handed the UAE a serious warning ahead of their first leg, second round World Cup qualifying clash this Saturday, with a 2-1 shock exhibition match win over Qatar in Doha on Sunday. Beating the 2022 World Cup hosts in their own backyard, albeit in a friendly, represents the lowly minnows' (ranked 147 in the world) biggest win in [...]

Adidas, Argentine Football Assoc Extend Sponsorship Agreement

FRANKFURT (Dow Jones)--German sportswear and equipment maker Adidas AG (ADS.XE) and the Argentine Football Association, or AFA, will extend their sponsorship agreement until December 2022, Adidas said Monday. MAIN FACTS: -The extension agreement comes as a result of the close relationship between both parties that started over 37 years [...]

Business as usual for suspended Confederation of African Football pair

Business as usual is the unofficial Fifa motto amid widespread accusations of corruption but the Confederation of African Football has taken the maxim a step further. The CAF officials Slim Aloulou and Amadou Diakité were suspended from all football activities by Fifa's ethics committee last November for their part in the discredited 2018 and [...]

Al Sadd, Rayyan rivalry caps opening week

Al Sadd, Rayyan rivalry caps opening week

Al Gharafa had a seamless transition from one Brazilian coach to another last season. Caio Junior, after taking charge from compatriot Marcos Paqueta, made an instant impact, leading his side to the league title, their fifth overall. But with rivals Al Sadd and Al Rayyan both adding more force this season, the 2010/11 Qatar Stars League [...]

All-time win record within Villwock’s grasp

All-time win record within Villwock’s grasp

He shies away from talk about shattering records. Instead, 1972 South Kitsap High School graduate Dave Villwock prefers to view the record-setting racers of the Unlimited Hydroplane circuit along the lines of the presidential faces carved into Mount Rushmore. Each has their own legacy. The 56-year-old Villwock said during Tuesday’s [...]

Lolo Jones successfully defended her title in the 60-meter hurdles by setting a world indoor championships record Saturday in Doha

Lolo Jones successfully defended her title in the 60-meter hurdles by setting a world indoor championships record Saturday in Doha

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Lolo Jones successfully defended her title in the 60-meter hurdles by setting a world indoor championships record Saturday in Doha, Qatar. Enlarge This Image Dominic Ebenbichler/Reuters Lolo Jones celebrating her victory in the 60-meter hurdles in Qatar. She flirted with elimination in the semifinals when she hit a [...]

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