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Qatar Under-23 show the way forward to 2022 World Cup

The biggest thing to happen to Qatari football is expected to be the 2022 World Cup. However, the biggest thing happening to Qatari football...

FIFA 2022: Improvement of Worker’s Rights in Qatar

The discussion of human rights in the Middle East often orientates around the poor treatment of migrant workers, and the negative effect the World...

Time for FIFA to turn to the East

There are seven candidates for the presidency of FIFA. Three of them are from Europe though they will become two when the Michel Platini/Gianni...

The 1994 World Cup in USA: Build Up, Tournament & Legacy

A country with unparalleled wealth, a football league with low viewing figures and overall a weird choice compared to the other bids to host...

How would Qatari ownership of Tottenham Hotspur affect the Premier League

Out of major stakeholders in Premier League clubs, only Manchester City, Chelsea and Newcastle United have wealthier owners than Tottenham Hotspur, with Joe Lewis...

The Progress of Asian Nations in World Football

There is little doubt that football in Asia was given a massive boost by World Cup 2002  which was jointly hosted by Japan and...
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Sepp Blatter urged to publish full Michael Garcia report

The British government has asked FIFA president Sepp Blatter to publicly reveal the details of Michael Garcia's report, that led to the controversy surrounding...

FIFA confirm 2022 Qatar World Cup will not be held in the summer

FIFA have announced that the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar will not take place in the summer, while adding that a winter tournament...

Barcelona sign first-ever corporate shirt sponsorship deal worth €35m

Qatar Airways will replace the Qatar Foundation as the next shirt sponsor for La Liga giants FC Barcelona however UNICEF logo will appear till 2016.

UEFA Champions League: Stranger than fiction

Money can buy a lot of things, but not necessarily instant UEFA Champions League success. Cash-rich Manchester City and Chelsea FC can attest to that.

Biggest Winners Of 2010: Barca, Bale, An Octopus And… John O’Shea?

Alas, 'tis that time of year again when thoughts invariably turn to the 'new' and stock is taken of the twelve months that played...

Qatar 2022: Exclusive Interview with FIFA Bid Inspection Project Manager Jon Sinigaglia

FIFA awarding the World Cup to Qatar in 2022 has certainly caught the imagination of the footballing public. For the first time ever the...

Qatar Royals Linked With £1.5bn Man Utd Takeover

'Twas only a matter of weeks ago that, courtesy of infamous whistle-blowing website Wikileaks, Manchester United found themselves to have been the subject of...

President Sepp Blatter: ‘FIFA Is Not Corrupt, There Are No Rotten Eggs’

FIFA's erstwhile despot president Sepp Blatter has branded the English as 'bad losers' in the wake of the recent World Cup auction which saw...

Fergie Time: How England Can Host the Next World Cup

Welcome to Fergie Time, a roundup/newsletter type deal that delivers news, opinion and links directly to your screen. As the name suggests, there will...

SOLD? Russia and Qatar to host World Cup in 2018 & 2022

It's tempting to claim that bribes, favours, politics and financial opportunity determined the fates of World Cups 2018 and 2022 long before the staged...