Archive | March 22, 2013

World Cup: Qatar 2022 – Summer or Winter?

Fifa faces winter of discontent over World Cup 2022 as chance of summer tournament in Qatar recedes   This time last year the Premier League chairman travelled to the International Centre for Sports Security conference in Doha. All five feet seven inches the statesman, he used his keynote address to warn his Qatari hosts they should not […]

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Heat turning up on La Roja

Heat turning up on La Roja by Graham Hunter Make no mistake about it, Spain’s six-year status as the uncontested world No. 1 international side is about to be attacked with all weapons and — hopefully for the contenders — battered into submission over the next 15 months, starting this week. I say six years because […]

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EU prepare to stop public funding of Spanish debt-ridden clubs.

It is the powerhouse of global football, home to its greatest players and a World Cup-winning national team, but Spain’s soccer bubble looks set to explode as European authorities prepare to halt public funding of debt-ridden clubs. In a move that threatens to provoke the partial collapse of a football system built on unsustainable piles of […]

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