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2022 World Cup

  1. Five World Cup sponsors call secret meeting with FIFA, reiterate demands for reform

    Aug 20, 2015, 6:30 PM EDT

    Sepp Blatter, FIFA president

    The pressure has been on FIFA all summer long, and the organization’s sponsors are making sure it stays that way.

  2. Qatari foreign minister promises “best World Cup” ever, says human rights changes will come

    Aug 4, 2015, 7:15 PM EDT

    Qatari Foreign Minister Khalid bin Mohamed al-Attiyah gives a press conference following his meeting with his Tunisian counterpart, Taieb Baccouche, in Tunis on June 4, 2015. AFP PHOTO / FETHI BELAID        (Photo credit should read FETHI BELAID/AFP/Getty Images)

    The “end of the year” promise could be the real deal, but the nation has certainly taken its time.

  3. Sepp Blatter claims French and German presidents influenced World Cup voters

    Jul 5, 2015, 8:34 AM EDT


    Sepp’s not going down without a fight, now bringing major political leaders into the mix.

  4. Spanish football league becomes first to take legal action over Qatar World Cup dates

    Jun 29, 2015, 8:30 AM EDT

    MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 10: Javier Tebas, President of Liga de Futbol Profesional during the Soccerex European Forum Conference Programme on September 10, 2014 in Manchester, England.  (Photo by Dave Thompson/Getty Images)

    FIFA’s weather-related move of the 2022 World Cup from to November-December has its first legal challenge.

  5. Swiss investigating 53 possible cases of money-laundering in FIFA World Cup bids

    Jun 17, 2015, 8:24 AM EDT

    The Attorney General in Switzerland has revealed details of their investigation into corruption during the 2018 and 2022 World Cup bids.

  6. FIFA’s movie about FIFA opened in US theaters this weekend, made $900

    Jun 8, 2015, 11:28 PM EDT

    Sepp Blatter, FIFA president

    It was a rough first weekend for “United Passions,” which cost FIFA roughly $27 million.

  7. FIFA compliance head: Russia, Qatar could be stripped of World Cup if hard evidence emerges

    Jun 7, 2015, 9:37 AM EDT


    While the statement seems obvious, the public admission by FIFA is a big step.

  8. Brazilian great Zico says Qatar “doesn’t have football”, lacks soccer culture for 2022 World Cup

    Jun 4, 2015, 10:15 PM EDT


    Brazilian legend Zico: “With respect to Qatar as a country that wants to grow, you can’t have a World Cup in a country that doesn’t have football.”

  9. England ready to host 2022 World Cup, says British government

    Jun 4, 2015, 1:45 PM EDT

    England v Lithuania - EURO 2016 Qualifier

    With Russia 2018 and Qatar 2022 under increased scrutiny, the English are lining themselves up.

  10. Report: FBI scrutinizing award of 2018, 2022 World Cups. Should there be a re-vote?

    Jun 3, 2015, 12:49 PM EDT


    With a Swiss investigation ongoing and Blatter on the way out, maybe this chapter isn’t over after all.

  11. Trio of corporate sponsors denounce FIFA for migrant worker conditions in Qatar

    May 21, 2015, 2:33 PM EDT

    FIFA World Cup trophy

    Sponsors hold the one true key to change in Qatar, and strong words are a start.

  12. British journalists jailed in Qatar after reporting on conditions for World Cup laborers

    May 18, 2015, 8:58 AM EDT


    A crew from the BBC were locked up by Qatari officials for… doing their job.

  13. Qatar, FIFA plan to house 12,000 fans on cruise ships at 2022 World Cup

    Apr 20, 2015, 7:16 PM EDT

    Sepp Blatter, FIFA president

    In FIFA and Qatar’s latest installment of “No, We’re Not Joking, We’re Serious”…

  14. Sunil Gulati says US would “put on a spectacular” 2026 World Cup

    Apr 10, 2015, 5:55 PM EDT

    U.S. Soccer President Sunil Gulati replaced Bob Bradley with Jurgen Klinsmann after the 2011 Gold Cup, sparking the program's transition.

    Sunil Gulati thinks the United States would be a perfect area for a future World Cup, possibly in 2026.

  15. Thanks to 2022 World Cup projects, Qatar’s population is at an all-time high, and climbing

    Apr 8, 2015, 7:55 PM EDT

    Sepp Blatter, FIFA president

    Qatar’s population is at an all-time high, thanks to 2022 World Cup construction, with another 1.5 million migrant workers on their way.

  16. FIFA club compensation for releasing players triples to $209 million for 2018, 2022 World Cups

    Mar 20, 2015, 8:44 AM EDT


    Just days after denying they will compensate clubs for for a winter World Cup schedule, FIFA balloons its payments for releasing players.

  17. FIFA confirm 2022 World Cup final will take place on December 18

    Mar 19, 2015, 1:42 PM EDT

    The World Cup final will take place a week before Christmas Day in 2022.

  18. Blatter’s empty words say Qatar must “do more” to improve working conditions

    Mar 15, 2015, 10:12 AM EDT


    Sepp Blatter said some things about Qatar, and bad or good, not much has actually been done.

  19. Southampton’s Koeman calls winter World Cup wrong, quips “Maybe I’ll be English manager”

    Feb 26, 2015, 11:05 AM EDT


    Koeman, like many of us, thinks it’s a little wild to keep talking about 2022 in 2015.

  20. FIFA exec: 2021 Confederations Cup won’t be held in Qatar

    Feb 25, 2015, 11:48 AM EDT

    Sepp Blatter, FIFA president

    The 2022 World Cup is messing up, well, everything in the soccer world.

  21. FIFA want winter World Cup in 2022; propose November/December tournament

    Feb 24, 2015, 7:10 AM EDT


    Winter World Cup in Qatar. That’s the proposal from FIFA’s Task Force which was set up to deal with the issue.

  22. Qatar World Cup scheduling problems serve to strengthen FIFA stigma of incompetence

    Feb 23, 2015, 7:02 PM EDT


    FIFA is trying to jam the World Cup somewhere into the sporting calendar, and it’s not going too well.

  23. Report: Decision to move 2022 World Cup to November, December “a done deal”

    Feb 18, 2015, 5:42 PM EDT

    Sepp Blatter, FIFA

    Qatar will host, and yes, it will be played in the winter.

  24. Robbie Rogers unsure where he stands with USMNT coach Jurgen Klinsmann after coming out two years ago

    Jan 20, 2015, 8:03 PM EDT

    Robbie Rogers, USMNT

    Though he’s not heard from his former mentor since coming out two years ago, Robbie Rogers wants back on the USMNT.

  25. Report: Garcia’s World Cup ethics report to be released after all

    Dec 19, 2014, 8:05 AM EDT

    "I've done what?" — Getty Images

    And to think, all it took was months and months of continuous anger and frustration from nearly everyone who wasn’t a part of FIFA itself.

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