Qatar 2022

— 30 September 2022

Vaccination will not be mandatory

The decision was expected, but it came down on Thursday 29 September: vaccination against COVID-19 will not be mandatory to enter Qatar during the 2022 World Cup (20 November... Read more »

— 22 September 2022

An armband for inclusion

With less than 100 days to go until the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, the mobilisation is underway. The captains of eight European teams will wear armbands with coloured... Read more »

— 21 September 2022

A federation to develop Esport

Qatar is turning to e-sports. Its National Olympic Committee has announced the creation of the first Qatari Esport Federation (QESF). It was presented on Tuesday 20 September during a... Read more »

— 21 September 2022

NGOs call on partners

With less than 100 days to go before the start of the 2022 World Cup (20 November to 18 December), pressure is mounting on FIFA. On Tuesday 20 September,... Read more »

— 15 September 2022

A survey that speaks volumes

A surprising poll. According to an opinion poll carried out for the NGO Amnesty International, an overwhelming majority of football fans believe that FIFA should compensate the workers employed... Read more »

— 14 September 2022

Media boycott

Unprecedented. A French daily newspaper based on the island of Reunion announced this week its decision to forego coverage of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar (20 November to... Read more »

— 9 September 2022

Time for a tune-up

With less than 80 days to go before the opening (D – 72 this Friday 9 September), it is time for the organisers of the 2022 World Football Championship... Read more »

— 8 September 2022

Two airports in Doha

The big manoeuvres continue in Qatar in the run-up to the 2022 Football World Cup (20 November to 18 December). On Wednesday 7 September, the Gulf state reopened the... Read more »