The decision by The Court of Arbitration for Sport effectively prevents Russia from taking part in World Cup qualifying playoffs scheduled later this month.
Some 1.8 million tickets were sought just for the final, which will be held in the 80,000 seat Lusail stadium in Doha on December 18, the world body said.
Qatar has built seven stadiums one refurbished for the World Cup organisation but there will not be enough hotels some fans may have to stay on cruise ships for the event.
The International Labour Organization said numbers could be higher as authorities don’t classify all work-related deaths as such.
Gibraltar are still searching for their first-ever points in World Cup qualification, having lost all of their 19 outings to date.
The International Cricket Council has arranged psychologists to keep a check on players' mental health during the month-long tournament.
Voters will elect 30 members of the 45-seat Shura Council on Saturday, while the ruling emir will appoint the remaining 15 members.
Earlier this month, UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin said the global football showpiece tournament will lose "legitimacy" if it's held every two years.
FIFA’s head of Global Football Development Arsene Wenger saw support for the idea among former players and coaches, but UEFA and World Leagues Forum oppose his plans.
Brazilian health officials rushed onto the pitch shortly after kick-off at Sao Paulo's Neo Quimica Arena to halt the match, saying four Argentinian players had broken Covid-19 quarantine protocol.
UEFA announces nominees for the 2020-21 club competition awards, featuring Borussia Dortmund's Erling Haaland, Paris St Germain's Kylian Mbappe and Bayern Munich's Robert Lewandowski for the best men's forward category.
England will return to its national football stadium on Sunday to play Italy, competing in its first final since the 1966 World Cup. That remains England’s only international title.
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