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Football 09 Mar 2014 | 8:53 PM

Qatar may face higher costs of hiring foreign workers - IMF

DUBAI (Reuters) - Qatar will likely face higher labour costs as a result of publicity about deaths of migrant construction workers building the infrastructure for the 2022 World Cup football tournament, the International Monetary Fund said.

Football 14 Feb 2014 | 1:07 AM

Moving World Cup from Qatar counter-productive, says Zwanziger

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The 2022 World Cup should stay in Qatar to keep the pressure on the Gulf nation to improve its labour rights record, a FIFA executive committee member said on Thursday.

Football 12 Feb 2014 | 5:07 PM

Qatar promises better welfare for World Cup workers

DOHA (Reuters) - Qatar's 2022 World Cup organisers have said they will penalise contractors who violate the welfare of construction workers after the Gulf country was widely criticised over its labour rights record.

Football 12 Feb 2014 | 4:12 AM

Qatar promises better welfare for World Cup workers

DOHA (Reuters) - Qatar's 2022 World Cup organisers said on Tuesday they would penalise contractors who violated the welfare of construction workers after the Gulf country was widely criticised over its labour rights record.

Football 11 Feb 2014 | 10:22 PM

Qatar sets labour standards to address welfare of World Cup workers

DOHA (Reuters) - The committee managing preparations for the Qatar 2022 World Cup said on Tuesday it would penalise contractors who violated the welfare of its construction workers after the Gulf country came under heavy pressure to reform its workplace practices.

Football 31 Jan 2014 | 5:37 AM

Qatar gets 14 days to send labour report to FIFA

ZURICH (Reuters) - Qatar has been given two weeks to provide a report to FIFA on how it has improved working conditions for labourers in the 2022 World Cup host nation.

Football 12 Dec 2013 | 3:12 AM

Insight - Brazil's opening World Cup stadium: Troubled from the start

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - When Brazil first won the right to host the 2014 football World Cup, officials knew they would need a modern stadium with more than 65,000 seats in the country's biggest city.

Football 10 Nov 2013 | 12:07 AM

Blatter rules out co-hosting of 2022 World Cup

DOHA (Reuters) - FIFA has ruled out any possibility that Qatar could co-host the 2022 World Cup with neighbouring countries, Sepp Blatter said on Saturday.

Football 09 Nov 2013 | 4:12 AM

Blatter rules out January World Cup in Qatar

(Reuters) - FIFA president Sepp Blatter ruled out a January World Cup in Qatar in 2022 and said on Friday November/December was the only alternative to a summer tournament.

Football 05 Oct 2013 | 6:12 AM

Qatar plans unaffected by FIFA move - organisers

DOHA (Reuters) - FIFA's delay in making a decision on the dates for the 2022 Qatar World Cup will not affect the country's plans for the tournament, a senior official told Reuters on Friday.