A group representing European soccer clubs will meet with officials from the sport’s governing body to discuss switching the dates of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar to winter because of extreme heat in the emirate.
Netherlands national team coach Louis van Gaal says Dutch players at top European soccer clubs may miss out on a place on his World Cup roster because of the lack of time he’ll have to prepare them for the tournament.
Soccer governing body FIFA decided a stadium in the Brazilian city of Curitiba will be ready in time for the World Cup, saving the host nation from the humiliation of losing a venue less than four months before the tournament.
A worker helping build a World Cup stadium in northern Brazil was killed in an accident today, becoming the sixth construction-related fatality at tournament stadiums as the country struggles to complete preparations before games begin in June.
FIFA President Sepp Blatter’s 35 years with soccer’s governing body have included nine World Cups on five different continents. The event starting in South Africa today will define his career more than any other.