Featured Story

Qatar Announces First 'Work-Related' Death At World Cup Stadium

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 10 / 24 / 16

A Qatar World Cup stadium worker has died in a building site accident, the first work-related fatality to be announced by organizers of the '22 football tournament "that has been dogged by concerns about labor conditions in the Gulf nation," according to Rob Harris of the AP. Qatar has previously re...

Read More

Tags: Facilities, Middle East

More Stories

Iran Turns Away Female Volleyball Fans

Female Iranian volleyball fans were "turned away" from an int'l match against the U.S. in Tehran on Friday, as authorities "backtracked on promises to ease the ban on their attendance," according to Golnar Motevalli of BLOOMBERG. Both the interior ministry and Women's & Family Affairs VP Sh ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, Middle East

Middle East 'Key To Europe Football' Boom

Deloitte's Sports Business Group's 24th Annual Review of Football Finance revealed that the European football market continues to perform well with stakeholders from the Middle East continuing to play an important role in '13-14, "both from an ownership and sponsorship perspective," according to TRA ...

Tags: Middle East

FIFA Probe Affecting Qatar Stock Market

Qatar's stock market "may remain volatile and vulnerable to further sentiment-driven selling pressure" after FIFA Audit & Compliance Committee Independent Chair Domenico Scala said that Doha "could be stripped of World Cup hosting rights if evidence emerges of bribery in the bidding process," ac ...

Tags: Finance, Middle East

Saudi Arabia Scales Back Stadium Plans

Saudi Arabia's plans "to dramatically increase the size and scope" of football stadiums around the country have "been shelved" because of the impact of falling oil prices, according to Matt Smith of REUTERS. Under plans announced by the late King Abdullah -- who died in January -- 11 "new grounds we ...

Tags: Facilities, Middle East

Maccabi Tel Aviv Partners With Hisense

Israeli Premier League side Maccabi Tel Aviv "announced a new sponsorship deal with Hisense," according to SOCCEREX. The Chinese electronics company becomes the official consumer electronics partner of the club. As part of the deal, which will run for three years, Hisense branding "will be displaye ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, Middle East

FIFA: Asia Central To Picking Next Boss

The Middle East has emerged as "one of the sport's most powerful blocs" during Sepp Blatter's 17-year reign at FIFA, and is "likely to have a big say" in who will replace the 79-year-old Swiss, according to Patrick Johnston of REUTERS. The Middle East holds power at the 46-member Asian Football Conf ...

Tags: International Football, Middle East

UAE To Host Masters Champions League

Former cricketers including Brian Lara, Jacques Kallis and Adam Gilchrist will "play in a new Twenty20 tournament," the Masters Champions League, in the UAE as of February, according to K.R. Nayar of GULF NEWS. The MCL was "unveiled by organisers Major Events at the Burj Al Arab, with the star ...

Tags: Events and Attractions, Middle East

Qatar, Russia Reject Bid Criticism

Qatar "has dismissed speculation it risks being stripped of the 2022 World Cup following Sepp Blatter’s resignation" as FIFA president and welcomed a Swiss investigation into how it was awarded the football tournament, according to Malcolm Moore of the FINANCIAL TIMES. Qatar FA President Shei ...

Tags: International Football, Middle East, Russia

Qatar Property Owners Could Get 'Burnt'

Experts have warned property investors in Qatar "could be 'burnt twice in less than a decade' if the country was to lose the right to host the 2022 World Cup" as the FIFA scandal unfolds, according to Anna White of the London TELEGRAPH. Property prices and land values "have soared around most of the ...

Tags: Facilities, Middle East

Kazakhstan Puts Aside Gay Propaganda Bill

Kazakhstan has "put the brakes on proposed antigay legislation that threatened to derail its dream" of hosting the Winter Olympics, according to RADIO FREE EUROPE. The bill, which mirrored Russia's "controversial law banning so-called gay propaganda and had already passed both houses of the Kaz ...

Tags: Olympics, Middle East

Video Powered By - Castfire CMS Powered By - Sitecore

Report a Bug