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Archives: World Cup 2022

FIFA Investigation Into Bidding Process For World Cup 2018 and 2022 Delayed

Posted on by Jord Willis
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FIFA’s official investigation into the World Cup bidding process for the 2018 and 2022 tournaments in Russia and Qatar has been delayed until September of this year. Initially due to be submitted during this month, FIFA’s ethics committee now say … Continue reading

FA Chairman Greg Dyke To Give Evidence Regarding Qatar World Cup Bidding Process

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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On Tuesday, England FA chairman Greg Dyke will give evidence to members of Parliament regarding the bidding process for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. Qatar defeated bids from the United States, Japan, Australia and South Korea to win the … Continue reading

What Will FOX Sports’ World Cup Coverage Look Like?

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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On Sunday night, ESPN wrapped up its World Cup coverage — it’s eighth World Cup since 1982 — with a beautiful closing montage before presenter Mike Tirico said that ESPN was handing off future World Cup coverage to a network … Continue reading

Australia Contemplate Suing FIFA Due To Alleged Corrupt World Cup 2022 Bid Process

Posted on by Ben Weich
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The Australian government are weighing up possible legal action to reclaim more than $38 million (USD) spent on the country’s unsuccessful bid to host the 2022 FIFA World Cup, according to a report. Allegations are emerging that Qatar, who won … Continue reading

FIFA President Sepp Blatter Hits Out at “Racist” British Media

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer
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FIFA President Sepp Blatter launched into an astonishing tirade against the British press today at the Asian Football Confederation’s meeting in São Paulo. With increased scrutiny surrounding Qatar’s successful bid to host the 2022 World Cup, Blatter went on the offensive … Continue reading

Time For FIFA To Reform: Anger At Soccer’s Governing Body Reaching Tipping Point

Posted on by Thariq Amir
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The Sunday Times’ report into alleged corruption surrounding Qatar’s 2022 World Cup bid is yet another unwanted body blow to FIFA’s credibility as the custodians of world soccer. The central allegation revolves around former Asian Football Confederation President Mohammed Bin … Continue reading

FIFA Refuses To Examine New Evidence Of Alleged Bribes Offered By Qatar to Win World Cup 2022 Bid

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer
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In a shocking revelation, The Guardian newspaper reports that Michael Garcia, FIFA’s lead ethics investigator, has opted not to examine documents revealed in The Sunday Times explosive report. Garcia is in the process of finishing a comprehensive report on the … Continue reading

FIFA to Complete Investigation Next Week Into Qatar’s Alleged Cash-For-Votes Campaign to Win World Cup 2022

Posted on by Alex Muller
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FIFA investigator and New York lawyer Michael Garcia will complete his investigation into alleged corruption involved in the bidding for the 2018 and 2022 World Cup tournaments next week, and will hand over his findings to FIFA. The outcome of … Continue reading

BBC and ITV Will Win UK Broadcast Rights to World Cup 2018 and 2022, Says Report

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer
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The BBC and ITV will split broadcast rights for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups in the UK per a report in the Telegraph.  The other contenders, including Sky Sports and BT Sport, have dropped out of the running. For ITV, … Continue reading

ESPN to Broadcast TV Segments On USMNT, Messi, Pele, Dempsey and Qatar Tonight

Posted on by Caitlin O'Connell
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Tonight is a big TV night for soccer fans in the United States. As the start date of the World Cup fast approaches, ESPN is planning a full schedule of friendly matches, documentaries and insight into the USMNT’s preparations for … Continue reading

WATCH World Soccer Radio, Live at 9pm ET: Tonight’s Topics: (1) Qatar 2022 (2) Southampton [VIDEO]

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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Tonights show: Nick Geber talks with beIN SPORTS Qatar-based presenter Nicky Crosby about Qatar 2022 and the situation at Southampton. Also, Nick and Danny Page will chat about re-signing players that you once deemed not good enough. Watch tonight at … Continue reading

List of US Sports Events That Would Clash With FOX’s Coverage of a 2022 Winter World Cup

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer
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The comments of Jérôme Valcke, FIFA’s General Secretary, about the potential timing of the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar came as a shock to much of the world soccer community. But how specifically will a shift from summer to … Continue reading

FIFA Says World Cup 2022 Will Move to Winter, But Then Backtracks On News

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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In the world’s worst kept secret, FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke said today that the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar would not be played in the summer. In an interview with a French radio station, Valcke said: “The dates … Continue reading

Half-Naked Women Storm German TV Talk Show, Shouting “Boycott FIFA Mafia” [VIDEO]

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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Two women and a male accomplice stormed a German TV talk show today, disrupting the program and shouting “Boycott FIFA mafia” over and over again in front of the TV cameras on live TV. The activists were protesting the working … Continue reading

FIFA Ethics Committee Is Unable to Remove World Cup 2022 From Qatar Even If Bribes Took Place, Says Report

Posted on by Alex Muller
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FIFA’s ethics committee has no power to remove World Cup 2022 from Qatar even if bribes took place, according to a report today in The Daily Telegraph newspaper. The newspaper quotes a source who said: “If [FIFA ethics investigator Michael] Garcia finds something … Continue reading

FIFA Delay Decision to Confirm 2022 World Cup Switch; Forms Task Force: Daily Soccer Report

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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FIFA executives must have been wondering how they could diffuse the negativity and tension regarding the decision whether to move the World Cup 2022 from summer to winter, as well as how to make the process of reaching a decision … Continue reading

Watch ‘This Week In Soccer’: Moyes at Man Utd, Grass vs Turf and Qatar World Cup [VIDEO]

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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Watch today’s broadcast of ‘This Week In Soccer,’ live at 5:30pm ET/10:30pm UK time via video. Today’s topics are: 1. What’s a reasonable expectation for David Moyes’s first season at United? 2. To what extent is soccer just SUPPOSED to be played … Continue reading

FIFA Holds Secret Talks With FOX Sports Over Switching 2022 Qatar World Cup to Winter: Daily Soccer Report

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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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 … Continue reading