Posts Tagged Men’s soccer

Valcke: No FIFA compensation to clubs for 2022 date switch

Nasser Al Khater Qatar 2022 Local Organizing Committee Deputy CEO, left, Hassan Al Thawadi, head of the Qatar 2022 World Cup organizing committee, center, and FIFA Secretary General Jerome Valcke give a press conference, in Doha, Wednesday, Feb 25, 2015. The World Cup in Qatar keeps provoking outrage and breaking taboos. Seven years before the 2022 tournament kicks off in the wealthy emirate, FIFA recommended a break with soccer tradition on Tuesday — moving its marquee tournament to November and December instead of the usual June-July time slot. (AP Photo/Osama Faisal)

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — The fallout from FIFA’s desire to play the World Cup in Qatar at the end of 2022 was felt in Europe and Africa on Wednesday.

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UEFA wants latest possible World Cup final date in Qatar

Nasser Al Khater Qatar 2022 Local Organizing Committee Deputy CEO, left, Hassan Al Thawadi, head of the Qatar 2022 World Cup organizing committee, center, and FIFA Secretary General Jerome Valcke give a press conference, in Doha, Wednesday, Feb 25, 2015. The World Cup in Qatar keeps provoking outrage and breaking taboos. Seven years before the 2022 tournament kicks off in the wealthy emirate, FIFA recommended a break with soccer tradition on Tuesday — moving its marquee tournament to November and December instead of the usual June-July time slot. (AP Photo/Osama Faisal)

NYON, Switzerland (AP) — UEFA says it supports playing the 2022 World Cup final on Dec. 23 to help protect its own international qualifying matches.

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African Cup moved to June 2023 by World Cup date switch

FIFA Secretary General Jerome Valcke  speaks during a press conference, in Doha, Thursday, Feb 25, 2015. The World Cup in Qatar keeps provoking outrage and breaking taboos. Seven years before the 2022 tournament kicks off in the wealthy emirate, FIFA recommended a break with soccer tradition on Tuesday — moving its marquee tournament to November and December instead of the usual June-July time slot. (AP Photo/Osama Faisal)

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — The 2023 African Cup of Nations in Guinea will move from January to June because of FIFA’s plan to switch the 2022 World Cup dates to November-December, FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke said Wednesday.

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Egypt soccer league to restart matches, but without fans

CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian authorities have decided to allow soccer matches to resume in closed stadiums without fans following a 40-day mourning period.

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Police bracing for high-risk Feyenoord-Roma match

In this Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015 file photo, an injured Feyenoord fan lies on the ground after being arrested with others during clashes with Italian policemen at the Spanish steps prior to the start of the Europa League soccer match between Roma and Feyenoord in Rome. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia, File)

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Police in Rotterdam are tightening security and drafting in reinforcements ahead of a highly charged Europa League match between Feyenoord and Roma, a spokesman said Wednesday.

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