World Cup 2022

  • 07.09.2018 /
    After agreements between workers’ rights organisations and Qatar a new law has been introduced that will strengthen migrant workers’ rights in Qatar. Critics claim that effective changes are yet to be seen and question Qatar’s will to change.
  • 28.06.2018 /
    The “Foundation for Sports Integrity” was recently launched in a lavish setting that made several participants ask about the source of the money. Two of them were Andreas Selliaas and Jan Jensen, who have tried to track the secret backers of the new initiative.
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    09.11.2017 /
    Hassan Al Thawadi declares ready to debate issues related to Qatar’s hosting of the 2022 FIFA World Cup and the current blockade by neighbour countries. Moreover, RUSADA adds its voice to doping panel.
  • Photo: justinshanks/Flickr
    28.06.2017 /
    FIFA has decided to publish the so-called ‘Garcia report’ investigating the circumstances surrounding the bidding for the FIFA world Cups 2018 and 2022.
  • Photo: Special KRB/Flickr
    13.05.2016 /
    How well will Qatar tackle critical reporting, ask two Danish journalists after being held back and interrogated while doing a documentary on the 2022 FIFA World Cup preparations.
  • Photo: Special KRB/Flickr
    31.03.2016 /
    A new report from Amnesty International slams Qatar for not living up to promises to improve workers’ rights and adds to a growing international criticism of Qatar’s inability to properly implement adopted policies.
  • Photo: Henrik Christensen
    03.02.2016 /
    Unions and the sporting goods industry have had enough of FIFA and demand a showdown with the past and reform of football’s governing body. At last week’s forum on the future of FIFA, held in the European Parliament, the tone against FIFA sharpened.
  • Photo: Aslan Media/Flickr
    02.06.2015 /
    Will last week's events be the beginning of the end for Sepp Blatter and will Qatar be stripped of the right to host the World Cup? The findings in "The Ugly Game" provide a good basis for trying to answer these questions, says Andreas Selliaas in this review.

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