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German MEP questions Sepp Blatter's plans on World Cup human rights

The European Club Association is proposing an April-May timeframe for the 2012 World Cup in Qatar, arguing it would be less disruptive to the domestic season than Sepp Blatter's November-December solution.

A German member of the European Parliament has attacked FIFA president Sepp Blatter, questioning his plans in a letter partially published by German broadsheet FAZ.

Barbara Lochbihler, vice-chairwoman of the parliament's human rights committee and a former Amnesty International general secretary for Germany, criticised Blatter over the 2018 World Cup in Russia and the 2022 tournament in Qatar.

She said that, despite Qatar's promises to change working conditions on construction sites for the event...

1 day ago

FIFA cuts Russia World Cup video over Crimea map flap

From the sun and sand of Rio de Janeiro, to the metropolis of Moscow, the 2018 World Cup in Russia is likely to provide plenty of contrasts from the most recent tournament in Brazil.

MOSCOW -- FIFA has expressed regret on Thursday after its video launching the logo for the 2018 World Cup showed the disputed Crimean peninsula as part of Russia.

The video, broadcast as the logo was beamed onto Moscow's Bolshoi Theatre on Tuesday, included a map of host nation Russia, including Crimea.

The clip was commissioned by Russia's World Cup organizing committee from a "local creative agency" and has now been edited to remove the "short sequence in question," FIFA said.

Russia annexed the...

By ESPN Staff
1 day ago

European clubs propose spring 2022 World Cup

The European Club Association is proposing an April-May timeframe for the 2012 World Cup in Qatar, arguing it would be less disruptive to the domestic season than Sepp Blatter's November-December solution.

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1 day ago

FA Cup, Copa del Rey could be played after 2022 Qatar World Cup

The European Club Association is proposing an April-May timeframe for the 2012 World Cup in Qatar, arguing it would be less disruptive to the domestic season than Sepp Blatter's November-December solution.

LONDON -- English and Spanish cup competitions could be completed in June 2022, after a World Cup in Qatar, under proposals being presented to FIFA next week by leading European clubs.

The European Club Association is proposing an April-May timeframe for the World Cup, arguing it would be less disruptive to the season than FIFA president Sepp Blatter's favoured November-December solution for avoiding playing in the fiercest summer heat in Qatar.

The ECA outline for an April 28-May 29 tournament envisages...

1 day ago

FIFA says World Cup could be on artificial turf 'sooner than later'

Jerome Valcke said both men's and women's tournament could soon also be played on artificial turf.

The men's World Cup could be played "sooner rather than later" on artificial turf, FIFA said Wednesday in the latest defense of its decision not to stage the 2015 women's tournament in Canada on grass.

FIFA is on the defensive after a discrimination case was launched by some female players, who claim that men would never be asked to play matches at the sport's biggest event on anything but real grass.

But FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke maintains that the Canadian climate -- and not gender...