(WFI) A Qatari World Cup must be played in the winter for the safety of fans … Former referee says stress could lead to breakdowns, suicide if help isn’t provide … FIFA adds a sponsor.
September 11 – The Premier League set season ticket sales records last year … Leagues will not be compensation for altering their schedules for a winter World Cup in 2022 … Who’s in, who’s out for 2020 Euro bidding.
Feb. 7 – The final of the Al Kass International Cup in Doha today will be a fascinating clash of styles as powerful Paris Saint-Germain take on the flair of Fluminense. Special by Laurie Hanna for INSIDER.
Aug. 27 – The lead prosecutor of FIFA’s new ethics committee confirms he will examine the controversial awarding of the 2018 and 2022 World Cups to Russia and Qatar as well as the ISL scandal and corruption allegations involving Sepp Blatter. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports.
Feb. 28 – Brazil’s largest media company will broadcast another two World Cups… Europe’s top football clubs will receive more money from Euro 2012 and Euro 2016 thanks to a renewed agreement with UEFA. INSIDER’s Matthew Grayson reports.
Nov. 18 – FIFA fields complaints regarding construction sites for 2022 World Cup works … World players’ union wants closer cooperation in fight against on-field racism … Doping pilot ahead for Club World Cup … Euro 2012 venue opens.
Oct. 24 – Fox will broadcast the 2018 and 2022 World Cups in the USA after outbidding rivals ESPN and NBC. INSIDER’s Matthew Grayson reports.
Oct. 19 – ESPN, Fox and NBC are awaiting word from FIFA following Wednesday’s closed-door bidding for TV rights to the 2018 and 2022 World Cups. INSIDER’s Matthew Grayson reports.
Aug. 29 – INSIDER rounds up the global football business news and previews the week ahead.
Aug. 2 – INSIDER’s Matthew Grayson rounds up the latest global football business news – FIFA president says timing of 2022 World Cup totally up to hosts… Colombia tops France as FIFA U-20 World Cup gets underway… Emirates signs five-year sponsorship deal with Real Madrid.