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Nov 21, 2014

Qatar should stage World Cup only if exploitation stops – Champagne

ZURICH (Reuters) – The 2022 World Cup should be held in Qatar only if the exploitation of migrant workers stops, FIFA presidential candidate Jerome Champagne told Reuters in an interview

The Frenchman said that FIFA’s capability to govern the sport could be threatened by the continuing controversy over the bidding process for the 2018 and 2022 tournaments and that “sanctity of the World Cup” was also at stake

Nov 21, 2014

Soccer-Qatar should stage World Cup only if exploitation stops – Champagne

ZURICH, Nov 21 (Reuters) – The 2022 World Cup should be held in Qatar only if the exploitation of migrant workers stops, FIFA presidential candidate Jerome Champagne told Reuters in an interview

The Frenchman said that FIFA’s capability to govern the sport could be threatened by the continuing controversy over the bidding process for the 2018 and 2022 tournaments and that “sanctity of the World Cup” was also at stake

Nov 20, 2014

FIFA ethics chiefs agree next step for 2018/2022 report

ZURICH (Reuters) – FIFA ethics judge Hans-Joachim Eckert and investigator Michael Garcia met on Thursday and agreed on the next step for their probe into the bidding process for the 2018/2022 soccer World Cups. They decided that Garcia’s report on his investigation would be sent to the chairman of FIFA’s audit and compliance committee, Domenico Scala, who would in turn decide how much of the report would be sent to the FIFA executive committee.

Eckert, head of the ethics committee’s adjudicatory chamber, said in a 42-page statement last week there were no grounds to reopen the bidding process which led to Russia and Qatar getting the tournaments run by FIFA, world soccer’s governing body.

Nov 20, 2014

Soccer-FIFA ethics chiefs agree next step for 2018/2022 report

ZURICH, Nov 20 (Reuters) – FIFA ethics judge Hans-Joachim Eckert and investigator Michael Garcia met on Thursday and agreed on the next step for their probe into the bidding process for the 2018/2022 soccer World Cups.

They decided that Garcia’s report on his investigation would be sent to the chairman of FIFA’s audit and compliance committee, Domenico Scala, who would in turn decide how much of the report would be sent to the FIFA executive committee.

Nov 19, 2014

Dogmatic Dunga papers over Brazil’s cracks

VIENNA (Reuters) – Dunga’s return as Brazil coach has brought a quick fix after their traumatic World Cup when more profound, long-term changes were needed.

The South Americans made it six wins out of six under the snarling former midfielder when they beat Austria 2-1 on Tuesday.

Nov 19, 2014

Analysis – Dogmatic Dunga papers over Brazil’s cracks

VIENNA (Reuters) – Dunga’s return as Brazil coach has brought a quick fix after their traumatic World Cup when more profound, long-term changes were needed.

The South Americans made it six wins out of six under the snarling former midfielder when they beat Austria 2-1 on Tuesday.

Nov 19, 2014

Soccer-Dogmatic Dunga papers over Brazil’s cracks

VIENNA, Nov 19 (Reuters) – Dunga’s return as Brazil coach has brought a quick fix after their traumatic World Cup when more profound, long-term changes were needed.

The South Americans made it six wins out of six under the snarling former midfielder when they beat Austria 2-1 on Tuesday.

Nov 18, 2014

Joyless Brazil chalk up another friendly win

VIENNA (Reuters) – Brazil chalked up their sixth straight win, all in friendlies, since the World Cup when they beat Austria 2-1 on Tuesday in a joyless performance marred by tactical fouls and a negative approach.

A stunning late strike by Roberto Firmino, his first for his country, won the match for Brazil, although Austria were the more enterprising team and could easily have gone in with a halftime lead.

Nov 18, 2014

Our results do the talking, says Brazil coach Dunga

VIENNA (Reuters) – Brazil’s results show that they are on the right track as they try to rebuild their shattered reputation following their traumatic World Cup, coach Dunga said after Tuesday’s 2-1 win over Austria.

Brazil have won all six matches since Dunga took over for a second stint in charge following the World Cup, where their campaign ended in tears with a 7-1 semi-final defeat by Germany.

Nov 18, 2014

Soccer-Our results do the talking, says Brazil coach Dunga

VIENNA, Nov 18 (Reuters) – Brazil’s results show that they are on the right track as they try to rebuild their shattered reputation following their traumatic World Cup, coach Dunga said after Tuesday’s 2-1 win over Austria.

Brazil have won all six matches since Dunga took over for a second stint in charge following the World Cup, where their campaign ended in tears with a 7-1 semi-final defeat by Germany.