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Cape Verde celebrated their qualification for the CAF playoffs for the 2014 World Cup on the weekend

Cape Verde Islands thrown out of World Cup qualification for fielding ineligible player just one round short of reaching the showcase tournament

African side have forfeited the weekend victory over Tunisia meaning their opponents top Group B and progress to the qualification playoffs

Fifa president Sepp Blatter has caused controversy with his comments about the 2022 World Cup in Qatar

European clubs 'open' to winter World Cup - but urge patience over decision to move Qatar tournament

Heats in the summer make the usual scheduling for the tournament impossible

The proposed Doha Port Stadium

Europe's top leagues urge caution over moving 2022 World Cup in Qatar to winter

Heats in the summer make it almost impossible to play tournament then

Fifa president Sepp Blatter has caused controversy with his comments about the 2022 World Cup in Qatar

Sepp Blatter admits awarding Qatar the 2022 World Cup may have been 'mistake'

The Fifa president wants the tournament to now be moved to the winter

Gordon Taylor: The PFA chief said current 'home-grown' rules are ineffective

Gordon Taylor calls for tighter rules over 'home-grown' players

Gordon Taylor, the chief executive of the Professional Footballers' Association, has thrown his support behind Football Association chairman Greg Dyke's call for urgent change to help the England team and wants to see quotas of at least four "home-grown" players in clubs' starting XIs.

<b>Jack Butland - goalkeeper - age in Qatar 31</b><br/>
At just 20, the Stoke City stopper has already represented England at every level and has one senior cap under his belt. Current number one Joe Hart will be 37 by the time Qatar comes round, and despite being considered among England's greats, 2022 will be a step too far for the Manchester City man.

The England team that will win the 2022 World Cup in Qatar

There's no doubt Jack Wilshere will be leading the team - but who will be managing them, and who else makes the starting XI?

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The proposed Doha Port Stadium

Switch 2022 World Cup to winter 'nigh-on impossible' says Premier League chief

Richard Scudamore says logistics are extremely difficult

Children play football near the Itaquerao Stadium (Corinthians Arena) in Sao Paulo, the venue for the opening match of the World Cup

Brazil sports minister admits 2014 World Cup stadiums 'will not be delivered on time'

Construction must be accelerated to meet Fifa requirements

Greg Dyke has given the thumbs down to a summer World Cup in Qatar

Greg Dyke shifts FA’s stance to urge winter World Cup in Qatar

New chairman claims summer event in 2022 is impossible – and opposes Premier League position

<b>2022 World Cup</b><br/>
It's yet to happen, but when it does, surely the 2022 World Cup in Qatar will take some beating for a strange place to play the most prestigious sporting tournament in the world. Temperatures during the summer reach 50 degrees and the tiny alcohol restricted state will have to find some way to accommodate beer swilling fans from around the world.

Premier League chief Richard Scudamore wary of waging legal battle over winter World Cup

Moving the Qatar tournament would have a huge knock-on effect for domestic leagues

The World Cup will be held in Middle East for the first time ever. The Doha Port stadium is pictured in this artists impression

Premier League: winter World Cup is 'not workable'

Fifa want to move the 2022 tournament in Qatar to avoid the summer heat

Spain's defender Sergio Ramos (C) raises the trophy as Spain's national football team players celebrate winning the 2010 World Cup football

World Cup and European Championships to remain free-to-air after Uefa and Fifa lose appeals

Football's governing bodies had wanted to be able to sell matches to the highest bidders

<b>2022 World Cup</b><br/>
It's yet to happen, but when it does, surely the 2022 World Cup in Qatar will take some beating for a strange place to play the most prestigious sporting tournament in the world. Temperatures during the summer reach 50 degrees and the tiny alcohol restricted state will have to find some way to accommodate beer swilling fans from around the world.

Sepp Blatter reiterates desire for winter 2022 World Cup - and decision could be made by October

Such a move would lead to huge upheaval in domestic leagues

Gas attack: Riot police go into heavy-handed action against one of the 300,000 demonstrators on the streets of Rio

The Last Word: Mr Blatter, the party's over

Brazilians riot against football and Pele is ridiculed – the end is nigh for costly World Cups and Olympics

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