FIFA have held secret talks with FOX Sports regarding compensation if the 2022 World Cup is moved from summer to winter, according to a report in The Telegraph newspaper.
The newspaper reports that FIFA may be open to letting FOX pay less for the rights to the FIFA World Cup 2022 tournament if it’s moved from the summer to winter — where World Cup matches would conflict with NFL broadcasts.
The discussions between FIFA and FOX Sports “have taken place in an attempt to stave off the threat of legal action” from FOX, added the newspaper.
Broadcasters from other countries may also receive a discounted rate from FIFA to broadcast the World Cup if the tournament is moved, as is expected to be announced next month.
Here are today’s world soccer news headlines:
- Fifa holds secret talks with FOX over switching 2022 Qatar World Cup to winter — Telegraph
- Qataris open inquiry into construction labour abuses — Inside World Football
- Bob Bradley’s wish granted – Egypt to play in Cairo with 30,000 fans — Pro Soccer Talk
- Embarrassed Fifa revokes suspension given to Bulgaria player just hours after announcing ban for failed drug test — Telegraph
- World Cup 2022: FIFA “concerned” by claims of mistreatment of migrant workers — Sky Sports
- One point from five games: Sunderland have 64% chance of being relegated — Sporting Intelligence
- Mesut Ozil says he is surprised by the talent of Arsenal youngsters Thomas Eisfeld and Serge Gnabry — Independent
- Stoke goalkeeper Jack Butland joins Barnsley on three-month loan — Sky Sports
- PFA calls for action over ‘dangerous’ hybrid boots that caused injury to Wayne Rooney — Independent
- Arsène Wenger expects talks over new Arsenal contract will be ‘straightforward’ after Stan Kroenke gives backing — Telegraph
- Arsene Wenger wants to stay at Arsenal forever and Stan Kroenke backs boss for new deal — Mail
- Cardiff’s Kevin McNaughton loaned to Bolton — Sky Sports
- Michu reminds me of Dennis Bergkamp – Arsene Wenger — The Mail
- Liverpool set to swoop for unhappy PSG midfielder Javier Pastore — Metro
- Sol Campbell: why racism might force me abroad to become a manager — The Guardian
- Bryan Robson says Steven Gerrard is better than Frank Lampard and Paul Scholes — The Mail
- How to be a football co-commentator — The Guardian
- West Ham ready to sign Carlton Cole on short-term deal — The Mail
- Martin Jol’s fear for injured Fulham goalkeeper Maarten Stekelenburg — Evening Standard
- André Villas-Boas has the air of a manager whose idealism is undimmed — The Guardian
- Massimo Moratti’s Inter legacy nears its end as he prepares to sell — Counter Attack
- ‘It’s not like I killed anybody’ – Mario Balotelli — Who Ate All The Pies
Turkish Super Lig
- Besiktas hit with 4-game stadium sanction following fan pitch invasion — Inside World Football
- Galatasaray eye Sunderland target Roberto Di Matteo to take over as their new manager — Independent
South American soccer
- Cristiano Ronaldo writes letter asking for charges against huggable Miami pitch invader to be dropped — Dirty Tackle
- Messi tax fraud case in court today, despite €5m payment sent — Inside World Football
- Real Madrid penalty referee ‘put in freezer’ — ESPN FC
- Andrés Iniesta vows to never leave Barcelona — The Guardian
- Gareth Bale: Real Madrid player set for home debut in derby — BBC Sport
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