Quote of the Day

"Changing the dates is tantamount to changing the rules after the contest is over."
-- Football Federation Australia Chair Frank Lowy, calling on FIFA to reimburse Australia's cost to bid for '22 World Cup if the event is moved to winter. (NEWS LIMITED NETWORK, 9/18)
Wednesday September 18, 2013 Vol. 2 — No. 70 Print This Issue

Top Stories

  • Lowy Calls For Refund

    FFA Chair Frank Lowy is seeking A$43M in compensation from FIFA.

    Football Federation Australia Chair Frank Lowy has demanded that FIFA pay back the A$43M ($40M) worth of Australian taxpayer dollars "wasted in the futile World Cup bid as questions over the probity and the desirability of staging the competition in Qatar continue to mount," according to Michael Lynch of the SYDNEY MORNING HERALD. Australia, with significant government support and funding, "staged a lengthy but ultimately pointless campaign to win the right to stage the 2022 renewal of the world's biggest sporting event."

  • Breaking The Bank

    Barcelona projects record '13-14 income of $680M.

  • Suitors Line Up

    F1 owner CVC Capital teams up with Gulf-based groups for IMG bid.

  • Full Houses

    Twenty Bundesliga clubs in Top 100 ranking of highest-attended football stadiums.

  • Aussie Launch

    GroupM partners with FFA to kick off Australian campaign.

  • Feeling The Heat

    Russian president tells Sochi officials to remedy preparation problems.

  • Home Cookin'

    KFC teams with Malaysian council for '13 Asian Youth Para Games.

  • Nation Building

    Next America's Cup could see big changes for teams if New Zealand wins.

  • In The Bag?

    British Cycling head predicts "emphatic" victory for UCI presidency.

  • Lending A Hand

    NRL CEO Smith steps in to help Parramatta overcome "massive instability."

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