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1. 2016-03-30 Qatar 2022: 'Forced labour' at World Cup stadium Khalifa International Stadium, Qatar
2. 2015-06-07 'Russia & Qatar may lose World Cups' - Fifa official Switzerland
3. 2014-11-29 World Cup: More bidding process corruption claims London
2014-05-31 Qatar World Cup: '$5m payments to officials' claim Qatar
5. 2013-10-04 Blatter: 2022 World Cup staying in Qatar Switzerland
G. 2013-10-03 Qatar confronts 'slave state' accusations Qatar
H. 2013-08-09 Qatar World Cup 'impossible in summer' London
I. 2012-05-23 Doha and Baku cut from 2020 list Quebec City, Canada

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  'Russia & Qatar may lose World Cups' - Fifa official
  Qatar 2022: 'Forced labour' at World Cup stadium Map of Khalifa International Stadium Qatar

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  Rights group Amnesty International has accused Qatar of using forced labour at a flagship World Cup 2022 stadium

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   Switzerland: Russia and Qatar could lose the 2018 and 2022 World Cups respectively if evidence emerges of bribery, Domenico Scala has said

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  Fifa is facing fresh allegations of corruption over its controversial decision to award the 2022 World Cup. The Sunday Times has obtained documents

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Oct.4   Blatter: 2022 World Cup staying in Qatar
   Switzerland: After all the talk about changing the dates of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, it will be another year or more before any decision is made Oct.3   Qatar confronts 'slave state' accusations
  The tiny Gulf state is embroiled in controversy over the treatment of the huge migrant labor force within its borders
Aug.9     Qatar World Cup 'impossible in summer'  London: A summer World Cup in Qatar in 2022 would be 'impossible', says Football Association chairman Greg Dyke

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May.23     Doha and Baku cut from 2020 list    Canada: Istanbul, Tokyo and Madrid will compete to host the 2020 Olympics after Qatar's Doha and Azerbaijan's Baku were cut from the list Feb.5   Lawrie claims victory in Qatar  Scotland's Paul Lawrie carded a final round 7-under-par 65 to win the Qatar Masters by 4 strokes, his second victory in the tournament

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Nov.5   Qatar's Al Sadd wins Asian title    South Korea: Goalkeeper Mohamed Saqr was the hero as Al Sadd became the first Qatari football club to win the Asian Champions League title Jul.23   Fifa bans Mohamed Bin Hammam for life  Former Fifa presidential candidate Qatari Mohamed Bin Hammam has been banned after being found guilty of attempted bribery Jun.22   FIFA chiefs 'bribed' officials   Switzerland: A secret FIFA report alleges Mohamed Bin Hammam bribed officials in his bid to replace Blatter as president of football's governing body May.30 Qatar accused of 'buying World Cup'  Suspended FIFA vice-president Jack Warner has made public an e-mail that claims Mohamed Bin Hammam 'bought' the 2022 World Cup finals May.28 Bin Hammam pulls out of FIFA race
  Mohamed Bin Hammam of Qatar says he has pulled out of the race to head football's world governing body Mar.18 Blatter faces election rival Hammam  Mohammed Bin Hammam has promised to reform FIFA's corruption-tainted top echelons if he is ending the 13-year reign of its president Jan.29   Japan clinch fourth Asian Cup
  A volleyed goal from substitute Tadanari Lee in the second half of extra time earned Japan a 1-0 victory over Australia and a record 4th Asian Cup Jan.25     Japan to face Australia in Asian Cup final  Japan triumphed 3-0 on penalties over South Korea. Australia demolished Uzbekistan 6-0 Jan.15   Al-Attiyah holds on to win first Dakar Rally   Argentina: Nasser Al-Attiyah of Qatar claimed his first Dakar Rally title and Marc Coma of Spain won the motorbike event for the third time Jan.13   S. Arabia sent crashing from Asian Cup   Saudi Arabia's quest for a fourth Asian Cup title, and first since 1996, is over after they slumped to a 1-0 defeat at the hands of Jordan Jan.8     Federer makes history in Qatar  Roger Federer became the first tennis player to win the Qatar Open three times as he ended the reign of Nikolay Davydenko in final Jan.7   FIFA boss expects winter World Cup  Sepp Blatter expects the 2022 World Cup in Qatar to be held in the winter to avoid the searing heat in the region in the summer

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Dec.17 Blatter apologizes for Qatar gay remarks Dec.2   FIFA's World Cup be held in Qatar in 2022
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   Switzerland: The tiny, wealthy nation beat out the United States, Japan, South Korea and Australia to host what will be the largest sporting in the world
 The son of emir and head of the bid team, said he was looking forward to the first time a Middle Eastern nation hosts the event

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Dec.7 Equestrian rider killed at Asian Games

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