Quote of the Day

"There is no doubt we will play in Qatar."
-- FIFA Dir of Communications & Public Affairs Walter De Gregorio, telling reporters that the only question to be answered on the 2022 World Cup is when, not where. (PA, 10/3)
Friday October 4, 2013 Vol. 2 — No. 82 Print This Issue

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  • Taking Their Time

    Building and Wood Workers' Int'l members hold red cards reading 'A red card for FIFA, no World Cup without labour rights' at FIFA's headquarters in Zurich Thursday.

    The "controversial decision" on whether to switch the 2022 World Cup in Qatar to winter "will be postponed" until a FIFA task force has "reported on whether it is possible," according to Mihir Bose of the London INDEPENDENT. It was thought that a decision on moving the tournament, due to "the searing summer heats in the Middle East," could be made this week at FIFA's exec meeting in Zurich -- but "a remarkable U-turn has taken place." Members of FIFA, broadcasters and representatives of the European leagues "will be part of the task force that analyse if such a switch is possible."

  • X'd Out

    ESPN pulls plug on int'l versions of X Games.

  • Keeping Options Open

    FIA says it's not planning to lock in sole fuel supplier for F1.

  • The Last Tour

    NBA Global Games give Stern final chance to bask in int'l legacy.

  • Signature Event

    Andy Murray puts designers to work on Federer-style personal logo.

  • Money Trail

    League Championship Leeds United chair says investment deal is close.

  • Sales Windfall

    A-League Wanderers stunned by merchandise sales six times projections.

  • Staying On Track

    Mediapro reaches two-year contract extension with F1.

  • Help From Home

    New Zealand government wants to back Team NZ in another America's Cup.

  • Staying Home

    Serie A Napoli won't move after mayor agrees to stadium renovation.

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