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Tuesday, September 13 2011 , Your time is 15:58:00
A senior executive of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) allegedly requested in 2012 a subordinate to tamper with or hide documents related to inquiries by independent auditors and FIFA into management of the group by ousted AFC President Mohammed Bin Hammam, according to claims.
Qatar is employing football to put a significant first chip in the wall that segregates its minority citizenry from its majority foreign labor and expatriate population.
Qatar is preparing a radical overhaul of its controversial 'kafala' or labor sponsorship system in response to mounting criticism ahead of the 2022 World Cup
Reports about torture and abuse in the UAE of British nationals raises the specter of high profile Gulf acquisitions
Egypt’s military-backed government’s efforts to clean the country of its critics were extended to football figures lat week with the arrest of Al-Ahly chairman Hasan Hamdi on corruption charges
KARACHI - Agence France-Presse
Pakistan's street children footballers returned home Tuesday to jubilant scenes after clinching the bronze medal in Brazil, with captain Sameer Ahmed hailing the "once in a lifetime" experience.
James M. DORSEY
The pitch is the foremost contested public space autocrats cannot fully control and are unable to simply shut down. It also creates opportunities such as to distract public attention away from widespread grievances
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