2022 World Cup
From its numerous controversies to its diplomatic match-ups, the World Cup in Qatar has been a gold mine for anyone interested in the intersection between sports and diplomacy.
The 2022 World Cup in Qatar is a tale of state-of-the-art installations: brand new stadiums, hotels and other tourist facilities have popped up in the Gulf country as it prepares to host the football competition.
25 Feb 2021
The Times of Malta announces "a momentous turning point" in the case of slain journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia after a suspect pleads guilty to planting the bomb that killed her. Still, "complete justice" remains to be seen. We also look at reactions to a report from the Guardian which found that 6,500 migrant workers have died building World Cup infrastructure in Qatar. Plus: Al Jazeera launches a news platform for US conservatives, French actor Gérard Depardieu is investigated for rape and finally, why Canadian butter is no longer melting.
17 Sep 2020
Messi's first agent Fabian Soldini revealed that the Argentine wants to win trophies before the 2022 World Cup
4 Sep 2019
The logo for the 2022 World Cup, which will be hosted by Qatar, is displayed onto the facade of the medina of Hammamet, in Tunisia. The logo was also displayed in other public spaces in Doha and cities around the world.
6 Jun 2019
FIFA has for the first time admitted a violation in workers' standards as Qatar prepares for the 2022 World Cup. The revelation comes following an investigative report by German broadcaster WDR.
17 May 2019
Qatar inaugurated its first purpose-built stadium for the 2022 World Cup, staging a domestic cup final in the $575 million, 40,000-capacity Al-Wakrah venue, which is also Spanish midfielder Xavi's last final before he retires.
18 Jan 2019
FIFA chief Gianni Infantino tells news conference in Morocco that most football associations would back increasing the size of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar to 48 teams.