A Düsseldorf court has found that Leo Zwanziger, a former president of the German football federation, was within his rights to free speech when he referred to Qatar as a "cancerous growth on world football."
Former FIFA official Mohamed bin Hammam has admitted he received a payment from a World Cup organizing committee account after the awarding of the 2006 World Cup to Germany. However, he denied the money was a bribe.
The German Bundesliga champions are in Qatar for their winter training camp. In an interview with DW, Human Rights Watch’s Wenzel Michalski criticizes the trip, urging the club to publicly address human rights issues.
What does a football club in a small, German-speaking Belgian town have to do with Qatar, the country that was a controversial choice to host the 2022 World Cup? DW's Matt Ford visited KAS Eupen to find out.
Nasser al-Khelaifi, who is also head of the beIN media group, was grilled over allegations he obtained television rights to the 2026 and 2030 World Cups by bribing a former top FIFA executive. He denies any wrongdoing.
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