World Cup 2022

The UK Has Just Upped Its Campaign Against Fifa Over Corruption Report

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 26.11.2014 | UK Sport

Culture Secretary Sajid Javid has joined calls for Fifa to publish its entire report into corruption surrounding the decision to award Russia and Qata...

BREAKING NEWS: FIFA Realises Qatar Is A Hot Country

The Huffington Post UK | Andrea Mann | Posted 22.09.2014 | UK Comedy

Officials from football's governing body FIFA have realised that Qatar is a hot country. "When we chose Qatar to host the World Cup in 2022, we had...

The Party Is Over - Time for Fifa to Deal With the Hangover

Dr Roger Barker | Posted 10.10.2014 | UK Sport
Dr Roger Barker

Fifa has to face up to the decision-making processes which are routinely scrutinised and alleged to be dishonest or improperly influenced. In the last four years, four members of its Executive Committee have been forced out on the basis of suspicions of bribery. For such a large and important global organisation, such negative perceptions are unsustainable.

If Qatar's World Cup Bid Video Had Told The Truth

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.07.2014 | UK Comedy

HuffPost UK Comedy (thanks to Handface and David Schneider) imagines a slightly more truthful version of Qatar's bid advert for the 2022 World Cup... ...

World Cup 2022 Now For Sale On eBay

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.06.2014 | UK Comedy

Anyone fancy a bid..? (eBay auctioneers: David Schneider, Robin Flavell, David Beresford, Handface)...

Qatar's World Cup Bid Is Getting Fishier

PA | Posted 01.06.2014 | UK Sport

A senior politician today called for a full and transparent investigation into how the 2022 World Cup was awarded to Qatar amid claims that secret pay...

What's the Human Cost of the World Cup?

Nash Riggins | Posted 29.03.2014 | UK Sport
Nash Riggins

Shameless profiteering and delusions of grandeur have tarnished Fifa's charitable reputation and bloodied the legacy of what was once a beautiful game. Consequently, it's time to implement some serious sanctions and act against these blatant human rights violations before more lives are lost.

Players Won't Cope With Winter World Cup, Says Martinez

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Sport

Everton boss Roberto Martinez claims players would find it difficult to cope with a winter World Cup slap in the middle of their domestic club season....

It's A Winter World Cup! Or is it?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Sport

UPDATE: FIFA comments, 12.45pm, 8 January 2014 The 2022 World Cup in Qatar will not be held in the summer, according to a FIFA executive. Secret...

Let's Get Real Greg

Kevin Graham | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Sport
Kevin Graham

Win the World Cup in 2022? Is that it? Really? One refereeing decision, a couple of injuries or a Qatari version of Delhi belly can put paid to that in mins! Okay - there was a little bit more than that to it, but Greg Dyke's solution over simplified the matter at hand for me. English football is struggling because...

Change My Mind: A World Cup In Winter?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.06.2013 | UK Sport

Last week the chairman of the FA, David Bernstein, tried to pour cold water on the "flawed" plans to host the Qatar World Cup in the winter, saying it...

A Winter World Cup Would Wreak Havoc on the Football Calendar

Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 11.08.2013 | UK Sport
Samuel Luckhurst

A winter tournament would wreak havoc to the European football calendar and, for the majority, that is non-negotiable. The awful alternative is that the season would begin after the World Cup, depriving supporters of watching their club for two-thirds of a year.

A Winter World Cup? Why Not?

Paul Vale | Posted 11.08.2013 | UK Sport
Paul Vale

We can't possibly have a World Cup during the European winter, can we? If it means holding the world's biggest and most important football tournament in temperate conditions, suitable for both players and fans, then yes... let's do it and soon.