FIFA World Cup 2022

The 22nd edition of FIFA World Cup will take place in Qatar in 2022. This will be the first World Cup to be held in Muslim-Majority countries. After this tournament, there will be an increase in the number of teams from 32 to 48 for 2026 FIFA World Cup. The tournament is scheduled to be held between November and December.

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FIFA seek clarity from WADA over Russia's ban: Details here

10 Dec 2019

FIFA seek clarity from WADA over Russia's ban: Details here

The sporting world received a shocker when the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) banned Russia from participating in global competitive events for four years.

World Cup Qualifiers, India hold Qatar: Key records and takeaways

11 Sep 2019

World Cup Qualifiers, India hold Qatar: Key records and takeaways

The Indian men's national football team held Qatar to a 0-0 draw away from home at Doha in a key FIFA 2022 World qualifying match.

2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers: India face stiff Oman test

04 Sep 2019

2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers: India face stiff Oman test

The Indian national men's football team opens its 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifying campaign against Oman on Thursday.

FIFA to stick with 32 teams for 2022 World Cup

23 May 2019

FIFA to stick with 32 teams for 2022 World Cup

The FIFA World Cup is the biggest football event and draws billions of viewers worldwide.

'FIFA to decide whether 2022 WC will have 48 teams'

10 Dec 2018

'FIFA to decide whether 2022 WC will have 48 teams'

Gianni Infantino stated that FIFA will decide in March 2019, whether the next edition of the football 2022 World Cup will be extended to 48 teams or not.

Qatar World Cup might see 48 teams: FIFA President

31 Oct 2018

Qatar World Cup might see 48 teams: FIFA President

FIFA President Gianni Infantino has said that the body is pondering over the possibility of 48 teams in the 2022 Qatar World Cup.

FIFA World Cup reportedly boosted Russian economy by $14 billion

17 Oct 2018

FIFA World Cup reportedly boosted Russian economy by $14 billion

Organizers of the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia have claimed that the tournament has helped boost the country's economy by $14 billion.

The curious case of Lionel Messi and the World Cup

11 Jun 2018

The curious case of Lionel Messi and the World Cup

5-time Ballon d'Or winner Lionel Messi is one of the greatest footballers of all time.

European Leagues oppose FIFA's World Cup expansion plan

17 Apr 2018

European Leagues oppose FIFA's World Cup expansion plan

Several football leagues have opposed the FIFA's plan to expand the 2022 World Cup, European Leagues president Lars-Christer Olsson said.

FIFA World Cup 2022: Infantino wants 48-team tournament in Qatar

14 Apr 2018

FIFA World Cup 2022: Infantino wants 48-team tournament in Qatar

FIFA President Gianni Infantino wants a 48-team 2022 World Cup that is slated to be held in Qatar.

Indian security personnel called up for 2022 FIFA World Cup

22 Jan 2018

Indian security personnel called up for 2022 FIFA World Cup

According to an Indian Express report, Indian security personnel involved in critical operations like the 2008 Mumbai attacks and in high-profile events like the IPL, FIFA U-17 World Cup, ISL etc. are being sought after to be part of the security assistance programme for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.

FIFA's investigation documents leaked; allege corruption

27 Jun 2017

FIFA's investigation documents leaked; allege corruption

German newspaper 'Bild' has put out the details of the Garcia Report, an investigation conducted by The Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) regarding the alleged corruption during the 2022 Qatar World Cup bidding process.

FIFA World-Cup 2022: Amnesty accuses Qatar of human rights violations

20 May 2017

FIFA World-Cup 2022: Amnesty accuses Qatar of human rights violations

Amnesty International has stated that despite highlighting gross human rights abuses among workers building infrastructure for Qatar's 2022 FIFA World Cup, the country did little to improve the situation.