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Archives: World Cup 2022

FIFA’s Ethics And Principles Nothing Short of Disgraceful

Posted on by Abe Asher
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FIFA was back in the news this week, which almost always means a good hearty laugh followed by a sustained period of crying. This week, we found out that the report conducted by American investigator Michael Garcia into the awarding … Continue reading

Is It Time to Consider a Boycott of FIFA and World Cups 2018 and 2022?

Posted on by Matt Jones
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FIFA’s latest revelations regarding the bidding processes for the World Cups in 2018 and 2022 have done little to shift the air of corruption that has emanated from the organization for an uncomfortably long stretch. It was a process that … Continue reading

FIFA Report Clears Qatar To Host World Cup; Report Contains Erroneous Details, Says Investigator

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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FIFA today announced that after an 18-month investigation by former New York district attorney Michael Garcia, there is not sufficient evidence to justify stripping either Russia or Qatar of the 2018 or 2022 World Cups. German judge Hans-Joachim Eckert ruled … Continue reading

Analyzing How The World Cup Bidding Process Works

Posted on by Paul Bestall
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For many people, whilst football has continued to grow around the world, one thing still seems to be shrouded in mystery. How do you bid to host the World Cup? As viewing figures continue to grow across the world, the … Continue reading

The Middle East Growing And Beginning To Assert Itself On The World Soccer Stage

Posted on by Paul Bestall
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It seems that the ramifications of the FIFA vote in December 2010 to award the 2022 World Cup to Qatar are still being felt across the football world. Whilst there was no denying it was a left field decision by … Continue reading

World Cup 2022 Matches Could Start At 1am, Says Official

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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Harold Mayne-Nicholls, who is considering challenging Sepp Blatter for the FIFA presidency, has suggested that some 2022 World Cup matches in Qatar kick-off as late as 1am; meaning matches could end as late as 3:30am local time. The ex-Chilean football … Continue reading

FIFA To Suggest Two Winter Kick-Off Dates For 2022 World Cup In Qatar

Posted on by Caitlin O'Connell
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During a press conference held on Monday, FIFA suggested two alternative dates for a winter kick-off for the 2022 World Cup to be held in Qatar. The official dates suggested are November/December 2022 or January/February 2022. The talks to have … Continue reading

FIFA President Sepp Blatter Confirms 5th Consecutive Presidential Run

Posted on by Caitlin O'Connell
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Current FIFA President, Sepp Blatter has announced his bid for re-election, after first being elected as president of the Fédération Internationale de Football Association in 1998 Blatter has served four consecutive terms for the past 18 years. Although Blatter hinted … Continue reading

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