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Lugano lifts spirits at West Brom as Everton miss out

Sepp Blatter expects 2022 World Cup to be held in January

FIFA president Sepp Blatter expects the 2022 World Cup in Qatar to be held in January.

World Cup bonus for English clubs

Out of the 32 nations involved, English clubs have received the most compensation from the governing body of the world game, Fifa, for letting their players go to the 2010 World Cup.

AFC vote strengthens possible Sepp Blatter challenge

Chung Mong-Joon, a long-serving FIFA vice-president, today lost his seat in an election result that could major implications for the future leadership of world football.

Sepp Blatter considers change to points system

FIFA president Sepp Blatter has told a new football task force to investigate whether there should be a change to the system of three points for a win and one for a draw.

Blatter hits back at media critics

The Fifa president, Sepp Blatter, has defended the decision to award the World Cup to Russia and Qatar, saying it was "natural" to spread the tournament around the world.

Dom Joly: Blatter's big tent has air-conditioned Qatar covered – almost all welcome

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Sepp Blatter backs winter World Cup proposal

FIFA president Sepp Blatter has thrown his weight behind moves to stage the 2022 World Cup in Qatar during the winter to avoid the heat problems.

Blatter comments condemned as 'wholly unacceptable'

Former basketball star and gay rights campaigner John Amaechi has complained to Fifa about president Sepp Blatter's comments regarding the World Cup in Qatar.

Sepp Blatter brands England 'bad losers'

FIFA president Sepp Blatter has rejected allegations of corruption at soccer's governing body after Russia and Qatar won the right to host the 2018 and 2022 World Cups, calling England "bad losers" for their reaction.

BBC defends Panorama exposé

BBC director general Mark Thompson today defended the Panorama expose of alleged bribery at Fifa which has been accused of damaging England's chances of hosting the World Cup.

Terence Blacker: It's not just the landscape that snow changes, but a whole outlook on life

The scenes on the news, of people doing small acts of decency, belong in the dreams of David Cameron. Suddenly the Big Society seems not so impossible.

Sepp Blatter hails 'excellent and remarkable' England presentation

England's campaign to host the 2018 World Cup reached its climax today with an impressive presentation that was described by FIFA president Sepp Blatter as "excellent and remarkable".

Beckham the ideal salesman smooths away English troubles

The former captain has taken a leading role in the bid's late revival

Q & A: How the World Cup vote works

FIFA will choose the host nations for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups on Thursday. Following is a Q+A examining how the process will work.

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