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The heat will rise with a winter move for the FIFA World Cup

With the 2022 Qatar World Cup seemingly all but assured of being moved from mid year to November-December, it’s going to be interesting to see if there will be a long-term impact on the governance of the sport.

FFA demands $43m compensation for 2022 World Cup bid

A number of senior officials from the Federation of International Football Associations (FIFA) including their senior Medical Officer Michel D’Hooghe, are now recommending that the Qatar FIFA World Cup of 2022 must move to winter to protect the players and their fans.

Roar Rookie

Memo FIFA: bin the World Cup vote system

It’s been a long road for Frank Lowy, Ben Buckley and the Australian 2022 World Cup bid team. Two and a half long years of painstaking work preparing a bid to impress FIFA officials enough to cast their vote to bring the biggest spectacle on earth Down Under.

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Australia's 2022 World Cup bid was naive

The Australian World Cup bid was naive at best, and stupid at worst. When I first heard that Qatar won the 2022 World Cup, I was surprised – especially knowing that Qatar has such a small population, none of the stadiums are built, and that it doesn’t have a particularly strong football culture.

A bolter for the 2026 World Cup? Antarctica!

In a stunning new revelation, it has been announced via popular social networking site Facebook that the Antarctic Continent will be bidding for the World Football’s showpiece event for 2026. They are adopting the slogan: “If Qatar can do it, the Antarctic can, too.”