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UEFA members say ‘impossible’ to have summer 2022 World Cup (Reuters)

UEFA members say ‘impossible’ to have summer 2022 World Cup (Reuters)

(Reuters) – European football federations have agreed it would be “impossible” to stage the 2022 World Cup in Qatar in summer as planned and a task force will be set up to find an alternative. “Obviously there are certain reservations regarding the World Cup in Qatar but everyone agrees that it would be impossible to […]

UEFA members say ‘impossible’ to have summer 2022 World Cup (Reuters)

UEFA members say ‘impossible’ to have summer 2022 World Cup (Reuters)

(Reuters) – European football federations have agreed it would be “impossible” to stage the 2022 World Cup in Qatar in summer as planned and a task force will be set up to find an alternative. “Obviously there are certain reservations regarding the World Cup in Qatar but everyone agrees that it would be impossible to […]

Soccer-UEFA members say "impossible" to have summer 2022 World Cup (Reuters)

Soccer-UEFA members say "impossible" to have summer 2022 World Cup (Reuters)

(Adds detail, background) Sept 19 (Reuters) – European football federations have agreed it would be “impossible” to stage the 2022 World Cup in Qatar in summer as planned and a task force will be set up to find an alternative. “Obviously there are certain reservations regarding the World Cup in Qatar but everyone agrees that […]

Soccer-UEFA members say "impossible" to have summer 2022 World Cup (Reuters)

Soccer-UEFA members say "impossible" to have summer 2022 World Cup (Reuters)

(Adds detail, background) Sept 19 (Reuters) – European football federations have agreed it would be “impossible” to stage the 2022 World Cup in Qatar in summer as planned and a task force will be set up to find an alternative. “Obviously there are certain reservations regarding the World Cup in Qatar but everyone agrees that […]

Soccer-Krol to coach Tunisia in World Cup play-offs (Reuters)

Soccer-Krol to coach Tunisia in World Cup play-offs (Reuters)

Sept 18 (Reuters) – Former Netherlands captain Ruud Krol has agreed on a two-month contract to coach Tunisia in the African zone World Cup play-offs, the Tunisian football federation said on its website (www.ftf.org.tn) on Thursday Tunisia have been drawn to meet Cameroon over two legs in October and November with the winner securing a […]

Soccer-Australia wants compensation for Qatar World Cup switch (Reuters)

Soccer-Australia wants compensation for Qatar World Cup switch (Reuters)

By Nick Mulvenney SYDNEY, Sept 17 (Reuters) – Australia’s soccer chief Frank Lowy has warned FIFA not to rush a decision on switching the 2022 World Cup in Qatar to the northern hemisphere winter and said other bidders should be compensated if the move goes ahead. In a further sign of the complications a change […]

Soccer-Apologetic Ben Arfa regrets clashing with Blanc, Deschamps (Reuters)

Soccer-Apologetic Ben Arfa regrets clashing with Blanc, Deschamps (Reuters)

PARIS, Sept 17 (Reuters) – Hatem Ben Arfa, left out of the France team since Euro 2012 after clashes with former coach Laurent Blanc and current coach Didier Deschamps, said he regrets his behaviour and wants to feature for Les Bleus again. The Newcastle United forward reacted angrily after Blanc told him he could not […]

Soccer-Australia wants compensation for Qatar World Cup switch (Reuters)

Soccer-Australia wants compensation for Qatar World Cup switch (Reuters)

By Nick Mulvenney SYDNEY, Sept 17 (Reuters) – Australia’s soccer chief Frank Lowy has warned FIFA not to rush a decision on switching the 2022 World Cup in Qatar to the northern hemisphere winter and said other bidders should be compensated if the move goes ahead. In a further sign of the complications a change […]

Soccer-Draw for African playoffs in World Cup (Reuters)

Soccer-Draw for African playoffs in World Cup (Reuters)

Sept 16 (Reuters) – Monday’s draw for the playoffs to decide the African representatives for next year’s World Cup finals in Brazil: Ivory Coast v Senegal Ethiopia v Nigeria Tunisia v Cameroon Ghana v Egypt Burkina Faso v Algeria First legs between Oct. 11-15, second legs between Nov. 15-19. Winners qualify for the 2014 finals […]

Soccer-Barcelona hit with injury to Spain fullback Alba (Reuters)

Soccer-Barcelona hit with injury to Spain fullback Alba (Reuters)

MADRID, Sept 15 (Reuters) – Barcelona’s Spain left back Jordi Alba will be sidelined for around three weeks after he damaged a hamstring in Saturday’s 3-2 La Liga win at home to Sevilla, the club said on Sunday. “Jordi Alba had more tests on Sunday morning to assess the exact extent of the injury he […]

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