Tag Archives: Qatar
- Swiss officials launch Qatar World Cup bribery investigation
October 17, 2017
Swiss officials have launched an investigation into World Cup bribery allegations involving the Chairman of Paris St Germain and Sepp Blatter’s former right hand man. Fancy a holiday to Qatar? I didn’t think so. The tiny country found on the coast of the Arabian Peninsula is currently being ostracised by...
- New bribery allegations threaten 2022 Qatar World Cup
June 5, 2014
Qatar's hosting of the 2022 World Cup has been cast in more doubt after new corruption allegations came to light involving the vote that awarded the tournament's hosting rights to the Middle Eastern nation. As if FIFA president Sepp Blatter's recent admission that it was a mistake to award the...
- Sepp Blatter shows political guile by admitting Qatar World Cup was a mistake
May 19, 2014
Sepp Blatter is a man of many faces, able to shrewdly weasel his way in and out of any arguments by putting on whatever political stance that will ingratiate himself to the ears of those who can further his position of power. But the man is also famously cunning, especially...
- Qatar to decide on winter World Cup
August 2, 2011
Sepp Blatter has risked the scorn of many in the world of soccer by stating that it will be Qatar’s choice to decide whether they want to stage the 2022 World Cup in the winter. How the Gulf state will deliver a World Cup when temperatures hit a searing 50...
- Qatar aiming to break stadium record
July 20, 2011
Stadium building will have reached its nadir by the next World Cup after reports surfaced estimating the cost of Qatar’s flagship Doha Sports City Stadium at over $2billion. Before you ask, that’s more than Jerry Jones Stadium in Dallas ($1.3bn). Hell it’s even more than the FA’s world record-breaking attempt...
- World Cup 2022 to be a game of thirds?
July 7, 2011
Ever since the 2022 World Cup was awarded to Qatar, there have been enough ridiculous proposals to fill a small Caribbean island. Even FIFA can’t get its head around the latest one though and that really is saying something – splitting matches into thirds. One of the ideas that FIFA...
World Cup review: Belgium makes it six through to the finals
September 5, 2017
Roberto Carlos on the future of Brazil football
April 12, 2017
Swiss officials launch Qatar World Cup bribery investigation
October 17, 2017