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Football 29 Dec 2016 | 8:12 PM

Qatar World Cup construction workers to get 'cooling' hats

DOHA (Reuters) - Migrant workers building football stadiums in Qatar's desert heat are to be given 'cooling' hard hats to reduce their body temperature and risk of suffering heat stroke, tournament organisers said.

Football 28 Dec 2016 | 10:40 PM

FIFA will continue to put pressure on Qatar over human rights - President

DUBAI (Reuters) - FIFA will continue to "put pressure" on Qatar about the treatment of migrant labourers building World Cup stadiums in the Gulf Arab country for the 2022 tournament, its President said on Wednesday.

Other Sport 25 Jul 2016 | 10:48 AM

New Zealand satisfied with Rio Village after remedial work

(Reuters) - New Zealand's Olympic team said they were satisfied with their accommodation for the Rio de Janeiro Games on Sunday, despite their trans-Tasman Sea neighbours Australia refusing to move in.

Football 23 Jun 2016 | 1:10 AM

Chinese and Azeri firms in the spotlight at Euro 2016

PARIS (Reuters) - Azerbaijan and China are not playing at the Euro 2016 soccer finals but the tournament has provided a stage for a leading company from both countries to grab the spotlight.

Football 03 May 2016 | 11:25 PM

Qatar testing turf able to survive desert sun for 2022 World Cup

DOHA (Reuters) - Critics say Qatar will be too hot to host the 2022 World Cup but it is determined to prove the grass is no greener elsewhere.

Football 01 May 2016 | 6:35 PM

Qatar investigates death at World Cup site as labour rights under scrutiny

DOHA (Reuters) - The organisers of Qatar's 2022 World Cup said on Sunday they were investigating the death of an Indian labourer at one of its sites but denied it was caused by working conditions which the wealthy Gulf country is under pressure to improve.

Football 21 Apr 2016 | 1:29 AM

FIFA says was slow to act on Qatar labour rights

DOHA (Reuters) - FIFA was late to raise concerns about the treatment of migrant labourers on World Cup stadiums in Qatar and tournament organisers should do more to improve working conditions, an official from world football's governing body said on Wednesday.

Other Sport 10 Jun 2015 | 8:52 PM

Insight - Robots could restore 'Made in Germany' label to Adidas shoes

HERZOGENAURACH, Germany (Reuters) - German cobbler Adi Dassler revolutionised running when he started hammering spikes into track shoes almost a century ago. Today most of the 258 million pairs of shoes produced each year by his firm Adidas are made in low-cost Asia.

Football 04 Jun 2015 | 1:57 AM

Qatar says 'prejudice and racism' behind criticism of 2022 World Cup

PARIS/DOHA (Reuters) - Qatar said on Wednesday there was no way it would be stripped of the right to host the World Cup despite the corruption scandal surrounding FIFA, dismissing a "bashing campaign" of criticism of its 2022 bid as anti-Arab prejudice.

Football 18 May 2015 | 10:37 PM

Qatar says BBC crew on 2022 tour held for trespass

DOHA (Reuters) - A BBC television team was arrested in Qatar and held for two nights in prison while reporting on living conditions for migrant labourers working on the 2022 World Cup, the broadcaster said on Monday.