Quote of the Day

"The dates for the World Cup [in Qatar] will not be June-July. To be honest, I think it will be held between November 15 and January 15 at the latest."
-- Comment from FIFA Secretary General Jerome Valcke on Wednesday that created "controversy" for football officials. (LONDON TIMES, 1/8)
Thursday January 9, 2014 Vol. 2 — No. 145 Print This Issue

Top Stories

  • Fuel On The Fire

    FIFA General Secretary Jerome Valcke caused a stir by saying the 2022 World Cup would be moved to winter.

    An announcement from FIFA Secretary General Jerome Valcke that the 2022 Qatar World Cup would not be played in the summer "created yet more controversy around the finals on Wednesday," according to Mike Collett of REUTERS. It "led to a shocked response" from FIFA VP Jim Boyce, who said that "only the world governing body's executive committee could decide when the World Cup would be played."

  • Riot Patrol

    Rio de Janeiro forms 500-member police squad for World Cup.

  • Naming Names

    Leeds United buyers identified, pledge funds for transfers.

  • For The People

    Argentine state TV will broadcast World Cup matches for free.

  • Blurred Lines

    Canal+ angles to cut rival beIN Sport out of Ligue 1 rights bidding.

  • No Country

    IOA vote delay means Indian athletes can't fly the flag in Sochi.

  • All Clear Sign

    Judge rules Neymar signing was on the up-and-up.

  • Open Discussion

    Armstrong says he will cooperate with UCI's new doping panel.

  • Band Plays On

    Jockey Club to expand concert series to boost revenue in '14.

  • Country Time

    German athletics boss says Olympics should go to countries, not cities.

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