Reports Claim FIFA May Strip Qatar of Hosting Right with England…

first_img2022 W’CUP DEBACLE​Shock reports from Germany have claimed that FIFA is considering stripping Qatar of the 2022 World Cup, with England and the USA in pole position to take over.German news outlet ​Focus, citing Saudi Sports Minister, Turki Al-Sheikh, as their source, claim that FIFA is reconsidering the decision made in 2010 to stage the World Cup in the gulf nation.Major doubts have been raised over the bidding process, which saw Qatar emerge victorious despite having no experience of hosting an event of this magnitude.There have also been regular troubling reports of human rights violations in Qatar, with serious questions raised about the safety, poor wages and general treatment of the workers. Amnesty international has claimed that Qatar endorses “forced labour” and workers have suffered human right abuses, despite welfare standards being drafted in 2014.The 2022 World Cup has been moved to the winter due to the extreme weather conditions experienced by Qatar during the summer months. It will take place in November and December, as opposed to the usual June/July schedule.If FIFA do decide to strip Qatar of the World Cup, England and the USA are tipped as the two favourites to take over, as they already have the infrastructure in place to host a major tournament. The USA finished second to Qatar in the bidding process for 2022, while England bid for the 2018 World Cup but were eliminated in the first round of voting. Selecting England as 2022 host would contravene FIFA’s policy of not awarding consecutive World Cups to the same confederation though.FIFA President Gianni Infantino recently denied that FIFA was reconsidering the location of the 2022 tournament, telling a news conference: “we are confident that the 2022 World Cup in Qatar will be up to expectations.”Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Hamza Mohammed wants RTU back in the top

first_imgFormer Real Tamale United midfielder Hamza Mohammed wants to bring the team back to the top flight following their absence some time now. Hamza who once captained the Black Satellites has been with the technical team of RTU as assistant coach since returning from Australia where he is studying. The northern region based side did well in last season’s Division One League and Hamza wants to build on that to see the team stage a strong comeback to the premier league.“Is been very difficult for the club in the last three seasons or so because we had some little challenge with our sponsor- WIENCO that is why we find ourselves in the division one,” he told Joy Sports“Not playing in the top flight for some time now is very bad for our great club especially if you are in indigene and a former player, so that is why we have all decided to come back to help the club stage a strong come back to the premier league.”– Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @Joy997FM. Our hashtag is #JoySportslast_img read more