May 192019
 
Qatar officials say 48-team World Cup will not be ‘imposed’

AFP, DOHA: The organisers of the 2022 Qatar World Cup said on Saturday that “there will be no decision imposed” on the country to extend the tournament to 48 teams. Anticipation is mounting ahead of the final decision, due to be announced in Paris at the beginning of June, whether to retain a 32-team format …Read more

May 192019
 
Saudi Arabia calls urgent Gulf, Arab League meetings over tensions

Saudi Arabia has called for urgent meetings of the regional Gulf Cooperation Council and the Arab League to discuss escalating tensions in the Gulf, the Saudi official news agency said on Saturday. The Saudi Press Agency said King Salman had invited Gulf leaders and Arab states to two emergency summits in Mecca on May 30 …Read more