August 30th, 2013
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Qatar conundrum: Can the 2022 World Cup be moved?
A Qatari youth celebrates in December 2010 after the emirate was awarded the 2022 World Cup.
August 29th, 2013
03:43 PM ET

Qatar conundrum: Can the 2022 World Cup be moved?

It looks like I might have a problem. I might not be able to make my Great Aunty Joan’s 105th birthday party. She’s going to be devastated. You see, just as we can always rely on day turning to night, my sister turning up late, and England losing on penalties, we’ve also always known that the football World Cup takes place every four years, in June and July. My family unfailingly plan their birthday celebrations, weddings and funerals around it.

But now Great Aunty Joan’s party is under serious threat. It’s in the diary for November 2022. When not only her party, but also normal world order, looks set to be turned upside down. It will be World Cup time. Yup, Qatar 2022 World Cup time. Or it will be if certain members of the football community have their way.
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August 28th, 2013
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August 27th, 2013
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Is Real Madrid's Gareth Bale bid distasteful?
Gareth Bale's face lights up Times Square as part of NBC's promotion of its English Premier League coverage. (Getty Images)
August 27th, 2013
01:33 PM ET

Is Real Madrid's Gareth Bale bid distasteful?

“A lack of respect for the world we live in.”

That was the damning assessment Barcelona head coach Gerardo Martino had for the widely-expected transfer of Wales star Gareth Bale to his side’s archrivals Real Madrid.

As manager of one of Spain’s two footballing giants his role almost dictates that verbal provocation is aimed west to the capital, but it’s not just the Catalan faithful who would have been sympathetic to the Argentine’s rhetoric. FULL POST

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Formula One revs up for thrilling finish to season
Will Sebastian Vettel (second left) claim fourth drivers' title? (Getty Images)
August 22nd, 2013
10:22 AM ET

Formula One revs up for thrilling finish to season

Five talking points for the second half of the Formula One season

1. Will the tire talk stop?

If Formula One’s tire manufacturer was a football manager surely they’d have been sacked by Christmas? It really is last chance saloon for Pirelli, having cashed in their chips before the mid-season break.

F1’s up-and-down relationship with its tire manufacturer is nothing new, but it reached a new low in the first half of this season.

You wondered whether Pirelli would have been better off sticking to calendars. FULL POST

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