The World Cup final in Qatar in 2022 should be played no later than December 18, Fifa president Sepp Blatter said on Friday.
Blatter, who arrived in Northern Ireland for this weekend's International Football Association Board
Fifa have confirmed that incumbent Sepp Blatter, former Portugal forward Luis Figo, Dutch FA president Michael van Praag and Prince Ali Bin Al-Hussein of Jordan have bid to stand for president.
Soccer's governing body said in
With the expected backing of European body UEFA, Prince Ali Bin Al-Hussein's hopes of becoming the first Asian president of Fifa will rest on his ability to sway support at home in the Asian Football Confederation.
UEFA and AF
Fifa president Sepp Blatter launched a scathing attack on those he said were "plotting to destroy" world soccer's governing body, and branded some of the criticism of the Qatar World Cup award for 2022 as racist.
Awarding the 2022 soccer World Cup to Qatar was a 'mistake' and the tournament will probably have to be held in the winter because of the heat, Fifa president Sepp Blatter has said.
"Of course, it was a mistake. You k
Fifa President Sepp Blatter defended under-fire 2022 World Cup hosts Qatar on Tuesday and said criticism of the Gulf country from European media was unfair.
Qatar has been beset by problems, with Amnesty International criticising
France and Germany should be held to account over the treatment of migrant workers in Qatar because they exerted political pressure to award the 2022 World Cup to the Gulf state, said FIFA president Sepp Blatter.
Blatter said fina