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."
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.
The president of the German football association Reinhard Grindel says politicians must find a solution to the diplomatic crisis in Qatar. But he feels soccer can provide a social impulse there and in Russia.
The head of the Spanish football federation has been arrested on corruption charges along with his son. The charges relate to the alleged embezzlement of funds and international match-fixing.
After several Arab countries cut ties with Qatar over concerns its has supported extremism, Germany's football chief said a boycott of the 2022 World Cup could not be ruled out. It is the latest controversy to hit Qatar.
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