Quote of the Day

"The only language FIFA understands is money."
-- Conservative MP Damian Collins, calling on sponsors to pressure FIFA to address claims of wrongdoing in Qatar's winning bid to host the '22 World Cup. (FINANCIAL TIMES, 6/8)
Monday June 9, 2014 Vol. 2 — No. 252 Print This Issue

Top Stories

  • A Word From Sponsors

    Adidas issued a "strongly worded" statement regarding the Qatar World Cup.

    FIFA World Cup sponsors adidas, Sony, Visa and Coca-Cola on Sunday called on footballs rulers to "deal thoroughly with allegations of bribery to secure the 2022 World Cup for Qatar, an issue overshadowing this week's kickoff in Brazil," according to Weir & Shine of REUTERS. With the 2014 World Cup days away, FIFA "is on the defensive, conducting an internal investigation into the decisions to hold the 2018 World Cup in Russia and the 2022 Cup in Qatar."

  • Back Room Deals

    New Sunday Times revelations cast doubt on Qatari defense.

  • Time Is Money

    Luxury watch brands rolling out World Cup campaigns.

  • Planning Ahead

    ITV, BBC unveil joint World Cup broadcast deal for '18, '22.

  • The Big Stick

    India forced ICC revamp by threatening to form "breakaway faction."

  • Staying On Course

    Montreal signs deal to keep Canadian GP at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve for 10 years.

  • Deal, No Deal, Deal

    Leeds owner to sell Serie A club to Italian firm after American investors drop out.

  • Long Term Plan

    Headingley cricket ground to undergo $84M redevelopment.

  • Put Me In, Coach

    Andy Murray picks Amelie Mauresmo as new coach.

  • Clear Water

    Rio mayor says promise to clean bay for Olympics isn't going to happen.

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