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  • FIFA says 48-team World Cup 'feasible'; decision in June
    FIFA president Gianni Infantino wants Qatar to have a co-host and will present an expansion proposal at June's congress in Paris. Read more »
  • Report: FIFA mull Oman, Kuwait if '22 World Cup expands to 48 teams
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    FIFA is considering Oman and Kuwait as hosts of some matches at the 2022 World Cup if the tournament, to be staged in Qatar, is expanded from 32 to 48 teams, the New York Times reported on Wednesday. The World Cup will be expanded from 32 to 48 teams in… Read more »
  • Qatar's record-breaking Almoez Ali leads Asian Cup Team of the Tournament
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    It's all over. Qatar lifted the 2019 Asian Cup on Friday, defeating Japan 3-1 in the final, and will be almost as proud at dominating ESPN's team of the tournament. Here are our 11 best performers from Asia's premier tournament: GK: Alireza Beiranvand (Iran) The Iranian goalkeeper impressed at the… Read more »
  • Qatar's Asian Cup win shows that possession could be poison in international football
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    From the universality of Total Football to the Petrosian-like stoutness of Jose Mourinho, it has always been said football has an evolutionary or permutable quality. Rules have sometimes influenced dominant tactics, much like changes to offside laws creating the W-M formation, or the back-pass rule facilitating the implementation of targeted… Read more »
  • Qatar, World Cup 2022 hosts, just won the 2019 Asian Cup. Are they better than we thought?
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    When Qatar won the right to host the 2022 World Cup just over eight years ago, there were accusations from certain parts of the globe that this was a country with little to no football history. In truth, the feeling was the same in much of Asia. That can't be… Read more »
  • Qatar defeat Japan to secure first-ever Asian Cup crown
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    Japan Qatar 1 3 FT Game Details Live football odds with bet365. Bet Now » GameCast Lineups and Stats Almoez Ali scored with a spectacular overhead kick for a record ninth goal of the Asian Cup to set Qatar on their way to a first continental title with a stunning 3-1… Read more »
  • UAE file complaint against Qatar player eligibility after Asian Cup loss
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    Asian Cup hosts United Arab Emirates have launched a late challenge to get their regional rival Qatar disqualified by alleging they fielded two ineligible players at the tournament. The complaint adds another layer to Qatar's politically-charged progress to the final of the continental football showpiece in the UAE, which is… Read more »
  • AFC to probe sandal throwing at Qatar vs. UAE in Asian Cup semifinal
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    The Asian Football Confederation has launched an investigation into the throwing of objects, including a barrage of sandals, at Qatar players during Tuesday's Asian Cup semifinal against United Arab Emirates in Abu Dhabi. Three Qatar players were showered with footwear and drinks bottles thrown by a hostile crowd while celebrating… Read more »
  • Qatar defeat hosts UAE to reach first-ever Asian Cup final
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    Qatar United Arab Emirates 4 0 FT Game Details Live football odds with bet365. Bet Now » GameCast Lineups and Stats Qatar defied sandal-throwing local fans to storm into the Asian Cup final for the first time with a 4-0 win over hosts United Arab Emirates on Tuesday, setting up a… Read more »
  • Asian Cup: Defending champ Australia, South Korea see early exits
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    Defending champions Australia crashed out of the Asian Cup on Friday when a contentious Ali Mabkhout goal earned hosts the United Arab Emirates a 1-0 victory and a semifinal meeting with Qatar next week. Mabkhout struck midway through the second half after Milos Degenek under-hit a pass back to Mat… Read more »
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