November 10th, 2014


Sepp Blatter allegedly heard saying that the WC in Qatar won't happen

The World Cup in 2022 is not going to happen in Qatar, says Sepp Blatter according to the sources of Der Spiegel. The president of FIFA is said to have said this during a dinner held by the Norway Football Association in October.

The decision to choose Qatar to host the Cup has been the target of massive criticism for a long time. The complaints have regarded the hot climate which would make it difficult for the players as seen in Brazil and the poor conditions of the workers building the stadiums. Recent studies claim that at least 1400 workers have died due to the dangerous working conditions and many others are practically working as slaves. Earlier FIFA had confirmed that the Cup is likely to be held in winter, but apparently IOC (International Olympic Committee) is not keen on the idea since it could possibly affect the Winter Olympics held in the same year.

FIFA is currently having an investigation about the bidding process for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups, as there have been rumours about corruption affecting the choosing of the host countries, but no decision has been reached yet.

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No idea if this is even relevant or just random speculation, but I saw this in the news today and thought that it could have some truth to it since these sources are respectable news agencies. Also first post ever, so apologies for messiness. Sources translated by yours truly.
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Some Monday news round-up


Chelsea have secured the services of midfielder Oscar for another five years after the Brazilian extended his contract with the Blues.

“Chelsea Football Club is delighted to announce Oscar has today signed a new contract, keeping him at the club until 2019,” read a statement on the club’s official website.

The 23-year-old, who joined the Stamford Bridge outfit in 2012, has been in stellar form for his club so far this season, scoring four goals and contributing two assists in the 15 matches in which he has featured.

And having been offered a contract renewal, Oscar was delighted to extend his stay in London.

“I am so happy because I love playing for Chelsea and living in England,” he said. “I have enjoyed playing here for two years, and now I have five more, so I am very happy.”

The Selecao international has made 92 starts and 34 substitute appearances for Chelsea since his move from Internacional two years ago, scoring 27 goals.


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so many injuries lately :/