Qatar 2022 gala opening preponed by a day

Qatar will kick off WC one day earlier

The FIFA World Cup 2022™ will kick off with an even greater celebration for local and international fans as host country Qatar will now play Ecuador on November 20th at 19:00 as part of a standalone event. ‘Qatar 2022’ stated that the opening match and ceremony of this year’s tournament at... » Read more

No ‘spirited’ fans for Qatar FIFA showcase

No alcohol will be served in Qatar WC stadiums

The 2022 World Cup in Qatar was bound to be different. Fans not being to able to buy alcohol while taking in the matches certainly qualifies. ‘yahoo!sports’ stated that all World Cup stadium stands will be alcohol-free this Winter, with beer sales allowed outside arenas before and after some... » Read more

FIFA Indonesia spectacle dates announced

FIFA concludes stadium inspection in Indonesia

FIFA and the Local Organising Committee from the Football Association of Indonesia (PSSI) for the FIFA U-20 World Cup 2023™ concluded an inspection visit in Indonesia, marking an important step forward in preparations for the tournament. According to the latest FIFA media release, the FIFA U-20... » Read more

FIFA-Algorand tech deal on wallet solution

FIFA partners with Algorand

FIFA has teamed up with blockchain technology company Algorand to agree a sponsorship and technical partnership deal. The ‘FIFA’ stated that the agreement means Algorand will become the official blockchain platform of FIFA and provide the official blockchain-supported wallet solution. As per... » Read more

FedEx Field backs out as 2026 World Cup site

FedEx Field drops out of WC 2026 bid

The 82,000-capacity FedEx Field in Landover, Maryland (US), dropped out of bidding on April 21st to host games at the 2026 World Cup, and the Washington area merged its campaign with Baltimore’s 71,008-capacity M&T Bank Stadium. The ‘Bloomberg’ stated that the joint bid would have a fan... » Read more

Russia persona non grata in sports world

Russia ban update

The United States Olympic chiefs threw their support behind the International Olympic Committee (IOC) calls for Russian athletes to be barred from international competition following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. ‘The Times of India’ stated that the United States Olympic & Paralympic... » 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

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