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World 18 Jun 2019 | 3:33 AM

French court sees no 'clear and illegal disruption' in Gulf sports piracy case

PARIS (Reuters) - A French court has ruled that pirated sports content belonging to the Qatar-based broadcaster beIN was accessible via a Saudi-based satellite operator, but said it had not found evidence of "clear and illegal disruption", court documents seen by Reuters showed.

World 31 Mar 2019 | 11:01 PM

Arab leaders to seek U.N. Security Council resolution on Golan

TUNIS (Reuters) - Arab leaders said on Sunday they would seek a U.N. Security Council resolution against the U.S. decision to recognise Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights and promised to support Palestinians in their bid for statehood.

Football 12 Mar 2019 | 7:36 PM

As FIFA eyes World Cup expansion, rights groups say workers at risk

DOHA (Reuters) - FIFA's drive to expand World Cup 2022 and stage it beyond Qatar risks including host countries that do not meet the soccer governing body's own standards on rights and labour, campaign groups said on Tuesday.

Football 02 Feb 2019 | 9:16 PM

Qatar's Asian Cup triumph offers hope of 2022 respectability

ABU DHABI (Reuters) - Qatar running rampant to secure a maiden Asian Cup title in Abu Dhabi might have been the worst-case scenario for the hosts but it also offered hope for Gulf football that the 2022 World Cup might not now be a humiliating experience for the region.

Football 01 Feb 2019 | 7:40 PM

UAE protest at eligibility of Qataris dismissed on day of final

ABU DHABI (Reuters) - A protest by the United Arab Emirates over the eligibility of two Qatar players was dismissed by the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) on Friday, a few hours before they were due to take to the field for the Asian Cup final.

Football 16 Jan 2019 | 10:56 PM

Saudi Arabia, Qatar meet in Asian Cup derby

ABU DHABI (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia and Qatar meet at the Asian Cup on Thursday for the first time since a bitter political dispute severed ties between the Gulf Arab states more than a year ago.

Football 31 Dec 2018 | 5:08 PM

Soccer - Usual suspects in the frame at expanded Asian Cup

SYDNEY (Reuters) - The 17th Asian Cup finals will be the biggest in the 62-year history of the tournament but even with 24 teams battling it out, it is hard to look much beyond regional powers Iran, Japan and South Korea as potential champions.