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FIFA ignored its own warnings in 2010, and now the 2022 World Cup is turning into a nightmare

A FIFA task force recommended scheduling the 2022 World Cup in Qatar for November-December on Tuesday, all but moving the tournament to winter less than five years after the Qataris centered their bid around a summer tournament. FIFA awarded the 2022 World Cup to Qatar in 2010 over the favored United States. Show More Summary

Even The Big European Powers Can't Stop The Winter World Cup In Qatar

3 days agoSports : Deadspin

As the tides of progress surge on, even Europe realizes its powerlessness in the face of Qatar's insistence on making the 2022 World Cup the first to be held in the winter, thus wrecking the domestic leagues' seasons. Our last hope for sanity to prevail—a defiant UEFA protecting its own highly-profitable tournaments—has failed. Read more...

December World Cup in 2022 Could Force Permanent Winter Break in Premier League

The announcement on Tuesday that the 2022 FIFA World Cup, to be held in Qatar, would take place in November and December has annoyed the Premier League and will cause disruption to the usual calendar during that campaign. As per ESPN...Show More Summary

FIFA recommends 2022 World Cup in Qatar should move to November, December

FIFA on Tuesday took a step closer to moving the 2022 World Cup in Qatar to cooler months when a task force recommended the tournament be played in November and December instead of the usual summer months. The governing body’s executive committee is expected to approve the proposal at March 19-20 meetings in Zurich. You’ve […]

Death-bowling costing us - Chigumbura

3 days agoSports / Cricket : The Cordon

If the World Cup was a 40-over game, Zimbabwe would have won all their matches so far. At that stage of the game, Zimbabwe have been ahead all three times.

FIFA task force recommends November-December World Cup for Qatar

FIFA has finally agreed with what the rest of the world has been telling it for more than four years -- namely that summers in Qatar are too hot for soccer.

FIFA Panel Backs Winter World Cup In Qatar In 2022

3 days agoNews : The Two-Way

Soccer's World Cup is typically played over the summer, but temperatures in Qatar during that season can exceed 110 degrees. But a winter tournament would coincide with the European club season.

Samir Nasri’s girlfriend slams France’s Deschamps for calling the Man City man insincere [Tweets]

Here we go again! It’s Anara Atanes versus France boss Didier Deschamps, round two. To recap, Premier League winner Samir Nasri was arguably the biggest named player left off the Les Bleus roster for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, and when that news was confirmed, Nasri’s girlfriend cursed like a sailor on social media. At the […]

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3 days agoNews : The Two-Way

Also: Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen testifies before Congress today; the 2022 World Cup in Qatar may be played in November and December; and a Philippine bamboo organ festival faces closure.

FIFA Task Force Recommends 2022 Qatar World Cup Be Played in November, December

FIFA's Task Force for the International Match Calendar 2018-24 has confirmed November and December is the "most viable period" for the 2022 Qatar World Cup to be held. The governing body confirmed the "proposed event dates have the full support of all six confederations," per an official release on its website. Show More Summary

FIFA all-but confirm Qatar 2022 will be in winter, World Cup final on December 23rd [Best Tweets]

One of the worst secrets in football looks set to be made official, as FIFA get prepared to announce that the 2022 World Cup in Qatar will be played in winter. In the likely event that this happens, football schedules for most leagues around the world will have to completely revise their calendars to work […]

FIFA: 2022 World Cup to be played in November and December

3 days agoSports / Football : Soccerlens

FIFA: 2022 World Cup to be played in November and December - originally posted on Soccerlens.com A FIFA task force has recommended that the 2022 World Cup be changed from its traditional June/July date to be staged in November and December to fight the blistering summer heat in Qatar. Show More Summary

Morning Cup of Links: Glorious Undersea Life

3 days agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

This Undersea World Will Stop You In Your Tracks. Italian filmmaker Sandro Bocci recorded time-lapse video of the bizarre creatures of the deep. Watch Sesame Street‘s Spot-on House of Cards Parody. Frank Underwolf battles the three pigs in House of Bricks. Mission Impossible: The Raid on Cabanatuan. Show More Summary

Ireland, UAE seek to keep shop window open

3 days agoSports / Cricket : The Cordon

Both Ireland and the UAE have shown promise so far, and both are eager to continue prosecuting the case for the Associates to retain a decent-sized shop window at the World Cup

Porterfield attacks ICC mentality

3 days agoSports / Cricket : The Cordon

Ireland's captain William Porterfield has not yet signed the petition for the retention of a 14-team World Cup, but based on his rhetoric at the Gabba on Tuesday, that can only be a matter of time

Chappell-Hadlee Trophy up for grabs on Saturday

3 days agoSports / Cricket : The Cordon

The Chappell-Hadlee Trophy will be dusted off and put up for grabs when New Zealand host Australia in their World Cup clash at Eden Park on Saturday

Roger Federer to Miss 2015 Davis Cup: Latest Details, Comments and Reaction

If Switzerland is going to repeat at the 2015 Davis Cup, it will have to do so without Roger Federer. According to The Associated Press' Sandra Harwitt, the World No. 2 announced his intention to skip the annual tournament on Monday, making it clear he wouldn't lose any sleep over the decision. "It wasn't a difficult decision," he said. Show More Summary

Facebook Adds Ad-Targeting Options for Oscars, Cricket World Cup, Asian Americans

Facebook added new categories for ad targeting, enabling advertisers to focus on the 87th Academy Awards, ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 and Asian Americans. Reader Or Fialkov of Fialkov Digital shared the screenshots below with SocialTimes,...Show More Summary

Moving The World Cup To Winter Won’t Fix FIFA’s Qatar Problem

Moving Qatar's World Cup to winter months won't do anything to help workers facing poor conditions -- and death -- on stadium and other construction projects. The post Moving The World Cup To Winter Won’t Fix FIFA’s Qatar Problem appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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