Fifa, Qatar set up joint venture to deliver 2022 World Cup

Global soccer body Fifa has set up a joint venture with 2022 World Cup hosts Qatar as part of its effort to streamline organisation of the tournament, it said on Tuesday. The global soccer body said in a statement that…

Benatia joins Qatari club Al-Duhail

Moroccan centre-back Medhi Benatia has left Italian giants Juventus for Qatar’s Al-Duhail in a deal worth up to 10 million euros ($11.4 million), the Serie A club announced on Monday. Juventus said in a statement that Al-Duhail will pay eight…

Most football associations support 48-team World Cup in Qatar

Most soccer associations in the world back increasing the size of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar to 48 teams from 32, with some matches to be played in neighbouring countries, Fifa President Gianni Infantino said on Thursday. Infantino told…

Qatar World Cup will be carbon-free – Minister

Qatar’s football World Cup 2022 will be a “carbon-neutral” tournament with zero harmful emissions, the country’s environment minister told a sustainability conference on Wednesday. Mohammed bin Abdullah al-Rumaihi said strict standards in design and construction would offset the tournament’s carbon…

Ben Acheampong seals Al-Shamal move

Striker Ben Acheampong has joined Qatari second tier side Al-Shamal Sports Club in a free agent move for one season. The deal which was concluded on Thursday night is subject to renewal after the campaign. Acheampong recently severed ties with…

Russia sets bar high for Qatar 2022 World Cup – Samoura

FIFA Secretary General Fatma Samoura has said that Russia’s staging of the soccer World Cup had set the bar high for Qatar, the tournament’s next hosts in 2022. “I feel for Qatar, because (Russia) has set the bar very, very…

Nana Poku joins Qatar’s Al-Wakrah

Ghana striker Nana Poku has secured a return to the gulf by signing for Qatari club Al-Wakrah SC. The 25-year-old striker’s deal with the Saoud bin Abdulrahman Stadium outfit lasts till the end of the upcoming season with a further…

SPOT THE GHANAIAN: Qatar’s current squad is made up of players from 10 countries

What do you know about the Qatar football squad? Unless you’re already pushing ahead with plans to fill out the 2022 World Cup Panini sticker book, we’d guess not a lot. But scratch beneath the surface of the 2022 World…

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