Plenty of people inside the sports media world were more than a little irritated when FIFA gave the American television rights to the 2026 World Cup (and all events up through 2026) to Fox Sports without opening up the bidding to ESPN, NBC, or other potential bidders. Show More Summary
Earlier this month, FIFA did a strange thing: It announced that it was awarding the U.S. television rights to the 2026 World Cup to Fox even though it had not opened up the bidding to other networks, a process that almost certainly would have driven up the cost to televise the event. The decision wasn’t […]
FIFA is already unpopular among soccer fans, but now with its recommendation to move the 2022 World Cup in Qatar from June/July to November/December, the world soccer governing body is earning the ire of several high-profile teams, as well. England’s Premier League, Spain’s La Liga, Germany’s Bundesliga, France’s Ligue 1 and Italy’s Serie A, whose regular seasons […]
Luis Suarez's frayed relationship with FIFA continued Wednesday, as the FC Barcelona striker offered harsh criticism of international football's governing body, speaking out on his treatment after being banned for biting Italian defender...Show More Summary
FIFA's impending decision to move the 2022 World Cup in Qatar to November-December will wreak havoc on Europe's biggest professional leagues. The leagues in England, Spain, Germany, France, and Italy run from August to May. So does the UEFA Champions League. Show More Summary
We are over 7 years away from the World Cup in Qatar but the number of construction workers dead is already sky high. There have been a reported 1200 fatalities since building began on the controversial FIFA World Cup. Migrants are said to be working in awful conditions, getting paid less than minimum wage to […]
A FIFA task force’s recommendation to avoid Qatar’s sweltering summer heat by pushing the start of the 2022 World Cup to November has left European officials a little hot under the collar, igniting a feud between soccer’s world governing body and representatives of the...
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
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 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 […]
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.
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.
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
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 - 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
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.
On Tuesday, FIFA is expected to officially announce that the 2022 World Cup in Qatar will be moved to November and December, a move that will not sit well with a number of professional clubs that will have to interrupt their seasons in an unprecedented fashion. In exchange for such a move, representatives from European […]
After last week’s news that Fox and Telemundo were in all intents and purposes handed the rights to the 2026 FIFA World Cup without any bidding from other networks, observers knew that a late-year World Cup in 2022 wasn’t out of the realm of reality. Show More Summary
Feb. 20--A PASSENGER rail link between Manama and Doha could be up and running in time for Qatar's hosting of the Fifa World Cup in 2022, it has emerged. Phase one of Qatar Rail's long distance railway project opened up for pre-qualification...Show More Summary
England legend Bobby Moore finally comes to FIFA 15 tonight. The World Cup winning captain will be available from 6pm today as part of FIFA 15 Ultimate Team Legends. FUT Legends is exclusive to the Xbox versions of the game. Centre back Moore, who famously captained England during their 1966 World Cup triumph, is rated 88 overall by EA Sports. Show More Summary