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2022 World Cup

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

    Mar 20, 2015, 8:44 AM EDT

    Blatter

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

  2. 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.

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

    Mar 15, 2015, 10:12 AM EDT

    Blatter

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

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

    Feb 26, 2015, 11:05 AM EDT

    Koeman

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

  5. 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.

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

    Feb 24, 2015, 7:10 AM EDT

    Qatar

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

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

    Feb 23, 2015, 7:02 PM EDT

    QatarStadium

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

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. FIFA dismiss appeal from American lawyer Michael Garcia over World Cup probe

    Dec 16, 2014, 8:05 AM EDT

    64th FIFA Congress

    This embarrassing episode for world soccer’s governing body takes another dramatic twist.

  12. Blatter to Asian delegates: “The World Cup 2022 will be played in Qatar”

    Dec 1, 2014, 10:52 AM EDT

    Qatar 2022

    Perhaps the “where” is out of the way, but the when and how remain.

  13. Five investigated, including three FIFA execs, in World Cup corruption probe

    Nov 27, 2014, 3:17 PM EDT

    64th FIFA Congress

    Three FIFA ExCo members and German legend latest to be under the spotlight.

  14. FIFA whistleblower “offered FBI protection” after threats against herself, family

    Nov 19, 2014, 2:30 PM EDT

    Qatar's Emir Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al Thani and his wife Sheikha Moza Bint Nasser al-Misnad hold a copy of the World Cup trophy after the awarding of the 2022 World Cup. The event marked the first time a World Cup finals was awarded to a nation in the Middle East - the second time the event will take place in the Asian confederation (Japan-South Korea 2002).

    Whistleblower who claimed corruption against Qatar speaks of threats.

  15. Reports: FIFA broke promises of confidentiality to corruption whistleblowers

    Nov 17, 2014, 11:11 AM EDT

    Michael  Garcia

    In other news, Garcia is being advised to leak his report and an England official involved with the bidding in 2010 called it the Wild West.

  16. English official compares 2018, 2022 World Cup bidding to “Wild West”

    Nov 16, 2014, 5:14 PM EDT

    Sepp Blatter

    Robertson got the job in 2010, while the process was going on, and his initial questions as to how England’s bid was going were met with an interesting response.

  17. German league President: UEFA could leave FIFA if full Garcia report not released

    Nov 15, 2014, 5:31 PM EDT

    Michael Garcia, Joachim Eckert

    The German Football League President has said UEFA would have to consider leaving FIFA if world governing body doesn’t come clean over Garcia report.

  18. English FA reject FIFA’s criticism of 2018 World Cup bid

    Nov 13, 2014, 9:34 AM EDT

    Britain Prince William Beckham

    England’s 2018 World Cup bid comes under criticism in FIFA’s report into alleged corruption.

  19. FIFA report “erroneous” says American lawyer who investigated corruption claims

    Nov 13, 2014, 8:06 AM EDT

    64th FIFA Congress

    Garcia says FIFA’s report into his findings “contains numerous materially incomplete and erroneous representations of the facts and conclusions”

  20. FIFA report clears Russia, Qatar to host World Cups but fallout continues

    Nov 13, 2014, 7:44 AM EDT

    BlatterQatar

    FIFA released 42-page report on Michael Garcia’s investigation, but huge question marks remain.

  21. More reports of slave-like conditions in Qatar World Cup cities could turn heat up on FIFA

    Nov 7, 2014, 3:42 PM EDT

    Labourers work at the construction site of Qatar Foundation headquarters in Doha

    While the report doesn’t say that workers are building World Cup stadia, it does deepen previous reports of civil rights issues in Qatar.

  22. European clubs propose later domestic Cup finals, April-May World Cup in 2022

    Oct 30, 2014, 11:15 AM EDT

    Qatar 2022

    The proposed moves would leave only 10 days prep time before the World Cup began, and would also alter the UEFA Champions League schedule.

  23. Top European clubs prefer to play Qatar World Cup in May

    Oct 24, 2014, 7:44 AM EDT

    Qatar 2022

    The European Club Association includes at least one club from every nation in UEFA and includes Manchester United, Chelsea and Barcelona.

  24. FIFA official advocates late night start times for World Cup in Qatar

    Oct 21, 2014, 8:23 AM EDT

    Qatar 2022

    Harold Mayne-Nicholls’ plan would be a boon for US television viewers, but would it sit well with the players?

  25. European clubs want Winter Olympics moved to accommodate 2022 World Cup

    Oct 7, 2014, 8:34 AM EDT

    Qatar 2022

    Should the Winter Olympics be moved to accommodate a winter World Cup? The head of Europe’s top clubs thinks so.

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