World Cup bid should be a lock for North America, but it's not and here's why – Los Angeles Times

The Los Angeles City Council considered Tuesday a proposal that would have the city seek to host events for the 2026 World Cup. The Rose Bowl in Pasadena and the NFL stadium under construction in Inglewood are also in the running to stage World Cup games.The only thing they need now is a World Cup. And that’s not the sure thing it appeared to be just a few months ago.The...

Qatar football moving in right direction, says coach Sanchez – The Peninsula Qatar

Qatar football moving in right direction, says coach Sanchez  17 Jan 2018 – 1:31 Qatar football coach Felix Sanchez CHANGZHOU: Coach Felix Sanchez feels Qatar can have a ‘very competitive football team in the future’ considering the heavy investment made to develop the national teams at the junior and senior levels.Qatar, who are preparing to host the 2022 FIFA World Cup, have bagged key...

Aspire Zone Foundation celebrates a decade of sports excellence – The Peninsula Qatar

Aspire Zone Foundation celebrates a decade of sports excellence  17 Jan 2018 – 1:19 Runners compete in the men’s heptathlon 1000 meters race at the 2010 IAAF World Indoor Athletics Championships at the Aspire Dome in this file picture. Doha: Qatar’s status as a world-leading sports hub grows more assured each day.In a short space of time, the country has emerged as a sporting capital of...

Qatar football moving in right direction, says coach Sanchez – The … – The Peninsula Qatar

Qatar football moving in right direction, says coach Sanchez  17 Jan 2018 – 1:31 Qatar football coach Felix Sanchez CHANGZHOU: Coach Felix Sanchez feels Qatar can have a ‘very competitive football team in the future’ considering the heavy investment made to develop the national teams at the junior and senior levels.Qatar, who are preparing to host the 2022 FIFA World Cup, have bagged key...

Morocco Wants to Host the World Cup. Just Don't Ask for Any Details. – New York Times

Advertisement CASABLANCA, Morocco — The dominant feature of Morocco’s bid to stage soccer’s World Cup in 2026 appears to be that no one talks about it. In contrast to the joint candidacy of the United States, Mexico and Canada — a bid announced last August atop the Freedom Tower in New York with firm handshakes and signed contracts — Morocco revealed its entry into the race in a two-sentence...

Di Maria: Messi is already the greatest – FIFA.com – FIFA.com

Argentina’s Angel Di Maria praises compact Qatar 2022 tournament plans The winger hopes La Albiceleste can emulate success of U-20 team in 1995 in Qatar The Paris Saint-Germain star heaps praise on Lionel Messi Argentina star Angel Di Maria believes the 2022 FIFA World Cup™ will have a huge impact in Qatar and across the Arab world. Speaking to www.sc.qa during Paris Saint-Germain’s recent...

Qatar Scientific Club to hold Scientific Researchers Competition … – The Peninsula Qatar

Qatar Scientific Club to hold Scientific Researchers Competition  16 Jan 2018 – 1:25 Hareb Mohammed Al Jabri, Executive Director, Qatar Scientific Club (QSC), interacting with participants at the Competition. Salim Matramkot/The Peninsula DOHA: Independent preparatory and secondary school students are participating in the second edition of “Scientific Researchers Competition” being organised...

The four contracts that finished Carillion | Business | The Guardian – The Guardian

Carillion The four contracts that finished Carillion The construction giant’s collapse is a disaster not just for employees and taxpayers, but for public-private partnership policy Simon Goodley Mon 15 Jan 2018 14.55 EST Last modified on Mon 15 Jan 2018 17.01 EST Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share via Email View more sharing options Share on LinkedIn Share on Pinterest Share on Google+ Share...

Collapse of UK Construction Giant Rattles the Government – New York Times

Advertisement LONDON — The British government scrambled Monday to contain the damage as the country’s second largest construction firm was forced into liquidation after losing money on a series of contracts and racking up around $1.35 billion in debt. The bankruptcy of the firm, Carillion, one of the government’s biggest contractors, threatens more than 19,000 jobs in Britain as well as the solvency...

Giggs takes Wales post – FIFA.com

Ryan Giggs appointed Wales manager Manchester United legend takes first step into international management Giggs: “I can’t wait to start working with the players” Ryan Giggs has been appointed as the new Wales manager, the Football Association of Wales confirmed on Monday. The 2008 FIFA Club World Cup winner, who won 64 Wales caps between 1991 and 2007, replaces previous boss Chris...