Tag: FIFA World Cup™


Qatar 2022 commemorative banknote unveiled

Banknote with stadium picture in Qatar

The Qatar Central Bank (QCB) held a special event to unveil a FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ commemorative QAR 22 banknote. The event was attended by His Excellency Sheikh Bandar bin Mohammed bin Saoud Al Thani, QCB Governor, H.E. Hassan Al Thawadi, Secretary General, Supreme Committee for Delivery... » Read more


Ukraine jump on FIFA 2030 show bid bandwagon

Ukraine added to Spanish-Portuguese WC bid

Spain and Portugal this week added Ukraine to their bid for the 2030 World Cup. It will likely be up against bids from South America and a Saudi Arabia-led bid that could feature Egypt and Greece. ‘Forbes’ stated that the most “compact” World Cup ever might be happening in Qatar later this... » Read more


Beer delight for Qatar 2022 ticketed fans

Qatar decision in beer sales during WC

Qatar will permit ticketed fans to buy alcoholic beer at World Cup soccer matches starting three hours before kickoff and for one hour after the final whistle, but not during the match, a source with knowledge of plans for the tournament stated. ‘Arabian Business’ stated that the FIFA World... » Read more


Qatar 2022 carbon-neutral claims pooh-poohed

Doubts on Qatar carbon neutral World Cup

Climate advocates have cast doubt on Qatar’s efforts to host soccer’s first carbon-neutral FIFA World Cup™ by offsetting or eliminating emissions that contribute to global warming, according to a report released on May 31st. The ‘Reuters’ stated that organizers in the Gulf Arab State are... » Read more


FIFA major announcement on 2026 extravaganza

FIFA major announcement for 2026 WC

On June 16th, FIFA will make a major and highly anticipated announcement related to the staging of the FIFA World Cup 2026™ across Canada, Mexico and the United States. The ‘FIFA’ stated that 22 candidate Host Cities are currently vying for the right to stage matches for the 48-team... » Read more


Last two Qatar 2022 qualifiers in June

Qatar to host World Cup play-offs

The last two qualifiers for Qatar 2022 will be hosted in Doha (Qatar) in June. The ‘FIFA’ stated that the FIFA World Cup™ intercontinental playoff matches will take place on June 13th and June 14th, 2022 and will kick off at 21:00 local time. The very last chance to book a spot in Qatar will... » Read more


Qatar 2022 ticket prices take a quantum leap

Ticket applications open for Qatar 2022

The cost of attending the World Cup final is up to 46 percent higher in Qatar than the previous tournament in Russia, fans discovered on January 19th as tickets went on sale. The ‘Miami Herald’ stated that the steep rise in the prices for the FIFA showpiece match since 2018 contrasts with the... » Read more