Published: Wed, July 18, 2018
Sport | By Billy Aguilar

No Positive Drug Tests At 2018 World Cup, Says FIFA

No Positive Drug Tests At 2018 World Cup, Says FIFA

Federation Internationale de Football Association has announced the dates for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, officially confirming the tournament to be held outside of summer for the first time.

"For a couple of years I have been saying that this will be the best World Cup ever and today I can say that with conviction - it is the best World Cup ever", he said.

FIFA wants fewer images of attractive women in World Cup stadiums shown on future broadcasts, with sexism being a bigger problem than racism in Russia, according to anti-discrimination experts advising FIFA.

They have found "a welcoming country, a country full of people who are keen to show to the world that what sometimes is said is not what happens here".

The World Cup final will be decided on Sunday when favourites France take on unlikely heroes Croatia for the great prize in football. At the same time, he implied that expanding the Qatar World Cup to 48 teams could help resolve regional tensions.

"First we will discuss with the Qataris and then with the FIFA Council and stakeholders and decide calmly what the decision is".

"We have agreements and a contract with Qatar, but it's still too early to know if there will be 32 teams or more".

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"If we feel that it's not in favour of us or of football, we won't go for it", Al Khater said at the opening of a Qatari hospitality house in Moscow's Gorky Park.

"The whole world was watching and praying until all the boys and the coach came out", he said.

The 43-year-old also took charge of the opening match of the tournament between hosts Russian Federation and Saudi Arabia‚ and also the quarterfinal between France and Uruguay among five matches he has been involved in so far.

On average, every player from the four remaining teams has been tested 4.41 times since January, with some of them tested eight times. "This is the opinion of the fans, those who traveled across the country and the opinion of the TV audience", Dvorkovich said during a press conference.

"The dates for the World Cup are set".

Ever since Qatar was awarded the hosting rights of 2022 World Cup, the "weather" factor had been a bone of contention.

But one thing is for sure - Russian Federation might not have won the football trophy but is undoubtedly a World Cup victor off the field.

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