Football

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has named Rabat, Marrakech, Agadir and Tangier host cities for Morocco’s staging of the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations.

Scottish football team Celtic has revealed a five-year record profit before tax of £9.74 million for the 12 months ending June 30, 2013, which has erased its bank debt.

English Premier League (EPL) club Arsenal has reported almost a £30 million reduction in its group profit before tax for the year ending May 31, 2013.

Swiss Super League football clubs FC Zurich and Grasshopper Club Zurich have been denied a new stadium, following a 50.8 per cent resident vote against the proposal.

FIFA World Cup 2022 host Qatar has maintained that is committed to delivering the cooling technology it promised for its staging of the event, regardless of whether it remains in its current calendar slot or is switched to a winter event.

AT THE WEEKEND, Spanish champions FC Barcelona had less possession than their opponents for the first time in over five years

UEFA president Michel Platini has revealed that FIFA is not likely to make a decision on scheduling a winter date for its 2022 World Cup in Qatar at its upcoming meeting.

The Spanish LFP (football league) president Javier Tebas has encouraged third-party ownership (TPO) in the domestic game, a move at odds with UEFA’s drive to eradicate such business models.

The UEFA Club Financial Control Body (CFCB) has withheld prize money for six football clubs involved in its 2013/14 club competitions, following their failure to comply to financial fair play (FFP) rules.

UEFA has confirmed 32 nations have declared an interest in hosting matches at its 2020 European Championship, with Spain considering bids from four cities.

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) is confident that FIFA will discuss possible dates for its 2022 Qatar World Cup before making a final decision, in order to avoid clashing with the winter Olympics.

Italian prosecutor Roberto Di Martino, who has been leading an inquiry into international match-fixing, wants to extradite the arrested match-fixing ringleader Dan Tan from Singapore.

Plans have been put on hold for a proposed $1 billion resort themed on La Liga football club Real Madrid.

English Football League One side Leyton Orient has been rejected a judicial review by the High Court for its bid to groundshare the London 2012 Olympic Stadium.

FIFA vice-president Jim Boyce has confirmed that UEFA members have agreed to support the Qatari 2022 World Cup to be held in winter.

FIFA president Sepp Blatter has claimed that European politicians put pressure on FIFA members to vote for Qatar’s bid to host the 2022 World Cup.

Singapore police have arrested 14 people allegedly in connection with football match-fixing, including ‘leader’ Dan Tan.