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FIFA president ‘optimistic’ about 48-team Qatar World Cup

FIFA President Gianni Infantino said on Friday he was “optimistic” about organising the 2022 World Cup in Qatar with 48 teams instead of 32 but warned that it would be “not easy”.

Punch , Nigeria Feb 15, 2019

Halep, Mertens win through to Qatar final

Simona Halep won five games in a row in the deciding set of an astonishing match against Elina Svitolina in Doha on Friday to power through to the Qatar Open final.

Punch , Nigeria Feb 15, 2019

Fifa president 'optimistic' about expanded Qatar World Cup

ISTANBUL Fifa President Gianni Infantino said on Friday he was "optimistic" about organising the 2022 World Cup in Qatar with 48 teams instead of 32 but warned that it would be "not easy".

Daily Nation , Kenya Feb 15, 2019

Uhuru envoys report for duty

They are: former DCI boss Ndegwa Muhoro (Malaysia), former Ainamoi MP Benjamin Lang’at (Namibia), Lt-Gen (Rtd) Johnson Kimani Ondiek (Turkey), Ms Sarah Serem (China), Mr Paddy Ahenda (Qatar), Mr Nicholas Ogego (Saudi Arabia), Mr Chris Mburu (South Sudan), and Lt-Gen (Rtd) Samuel Thuita (Israel).

Daily Nation , Kenya Feb 15, 2019

Fifa boss Infantino ‘optimistic’ of 48-team 2022 World Cup

“I am not that naive to overlook the political situation as well in the region,” said Fifa president Gianni Infantino about the situation in Qatar ahead of the 2022 World Cup, while adding that “football can work miracles sometimes”.

IOL , South Africa Feb 15, 2019

Exclusive - U.S. may trim over 1,000 troops from Afghanistan in belt-tightening-general

ENDLESS WARS U.S. officials have held several rounds of talks with the Taliban in Qatar since last year in what is widely seen as the most serious bid for peace in the 17-year war.

Reuters , Africa Feb 15, 2019

West ups defence spending to keep ahead of Chinese tech - conference report

No assessment was available for Syria, Libya, or “particularly opaque” states such as Qatar and the United Arab Emirates, it said.

Reuters , Africa Feb 15, 2019

Taraba indigenes take delivery of 1,733,479 PVCs

Wozniacki the latest to pull out of injury-hit Qatar Open The Commission’s Public Relations Officer, Fabian Yame disclosed this to newsmen on Yesterday, in Jalingo, the state capital.

Vanguard News , Nigeria Feb 15, 2019

Any hope for Nigeria’s 2019 budget as oil price hits $64.56 per barrel

Key growth drivers in 2018 were the US with 2.24 mb/d, along with Canada, Russia, Kazakhstan, Qatar, Ghana and the UK, while Mexico, Norway and Vietnam showed the largest declines.

Vanguard News , Nigeria Feb 14, 2019

Kerber survives Qatar Open scare

Three-time Grand Slam champion Angelique Kerber came from a set down on Thursday to reach the Qatar Open semi-finals, in a match lasting more than two hours.

Punch , Nigeria Feb 14, 2019