/ Dec 13, 2016

Qatar abolishes dreaded 'kafala' labor system

Qatar on Monday formally announced the end of its controversial “kafala” system, arguably the biggest ever labor reform undertaken by the host of the 2022 football World Cup. In a long-expected announcement, Labor Minister Issa bin Saad al-Jafali al-Nuaimi said the kafala rules would ...

Corruption alleged in 2022 WC vote

/ Jun 1, 2014

Corruption alleged in 2022 WC vote

A former member of FIFA’s executive committee was accused Sunday of making payments totaling $5 million to senior soccer officials in return for support for Qatar’s successful bid for the 2022 World Cup. British newspaper The Sunday Times said it has obtained millions of ...

/ May 17, 2014

Blatter admits FIFA mistake in Qatar

Awarding the 2022 soccer World Cup to Qatar was a “mistake” and the tournament will may have to be held in the winter because of the heat, FIFA president Sepp Blatter has said. “Of course, it was a mistake. You know, one comes across ...