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Qatar 2022 organizers reviewing bid commitment to build 12 World Cup stadiums

Qatar organizers have yet to decide whether to build all 12 stadiums outlined in their successful bid to host the 2022 World Cup.The organizing committee issued a statement in response to reports Monday that only eight World Cup stadiums would be constructed, saying that it was customary for hosts to review bid plans before proposing "final host cities and stadia projects" for approval by FIFA, soccer's world governing body.Qatar defeated bids from the United States, Japan, South Korea and Australia to host the World Cup, although the decision has been marred by allegations that the voting process was flawed.There have also been concerns over conditions for construction workers, and the sweltering summer heat in the tiny Gulf nation that could lead to a change from the traditional June-July period for the tournament....

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    The green jacket is one of the most revered symbols in all of sports, right up there with an Olympic gold medal and the Stanley Cup.Yet, even with the strict sense o...

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    International soccer's governing body has been hit by fresh corruption claims after a British newspaper reported that a former vice president received millions of do...

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