Man City shouldn’t stand in the way of their 33-year-old legend should he accept £6m-a-year offer and move on

Manchester City opinion: David Silva getting offers from Qatar – Good move? According to a report in Sun, David Silva could have played his last game for Manchester City after being tempted by a lucrative £12m offer from a club in Qatar. As per the report, the English treble winners are chasing Youri Tielemans as … Read more

Qatar Launches Politically Sensitive Survey Into Low Soccer Match Attendance – Report

Qatari authorities, in a bid to counter criticism that the Gulf state lacks a soccer culture as well as a sense that low attendance of matches could constitute a form of protest, has launched a politically sensitive survey to gauge reasons for its empty stadia. The survey on the website of the Qatar Statistics Authority … Read more

Qatar: Perfecting The Art Of Scoring Own Goals

State-owned Qatari television network Al Jazeera prides itself on hard hitting, let-the chips-fall-where-they fall reporting. Yet, it has systematically avoided in recent days the one story that potentially could affect the very future, shape and security of the wealthy Gulf state: controversy over the timing of the 2022 World Cup and mounting criticism of living … Read more

Decision To Change The Date Of Qatari World Cup Risks Political And Legal Rows – Report

A pending decision in early October by world soccer body FIFA on whether to move the Qatar 2022 World Cup from summer to winter threatens to open debate on whether to deprive the Gulf state of its right to host one of the world’s two largest sporting events and could spark allegations of an anti-Arab … Read more