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World Cup 2022 will attract 1.3 mn fans: Qatar

DOHA: Up to 1.3 million fans will visit Qatar during the 2022 World Cup, an official said Thursday, equivalent to half the Gulf country's population. Nasser Al-Khater, a senior figure with the body organising Qatar's World Cup, also said that for the first time in tournament history many of the fans would come from outside Europe and South America. "We believe we are going to have a huge influx (of fans), 1.3 million during the tournament," said Khater, speaking as Qatar unveiled its first fully refurbished World Cup…

British worker dies in Qatar World Cup stadium

DOHA: A British man has died while working on the construction of a stadium for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, authorities said. An investigation was under way to determine the cause of death, the Supreme Council for Delivery and Legacy, which is responsible for World Cup infrastructure, said in a statement. The 40-year-old man died on Thursday at the Khalifa International Stadium, it said, without giving other details. The Midmac-Six Construct joint venture said in a statement the accident occurred while the worker…