Australia still in the race for 2018 World Cup claims Lowy

By Duncan Mackay

January 31 – Australia are still serious contenders to host the 2018 World Cup after FIFA President Sepp Blatter (pictured) claimed he had never said that only European bidders will be considered for the tournament with the other contenders left to battle for 2022, officials there claimed today.

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UEFA warn against mounting debt

By Andrew Warshaw

January 29 - UEFA’s general secretary Gianni Infantino (pictured) has painted a grim picture of the state of European football, revealing that 50 per cent of the biggest clubs are losing money.

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Armitt gives green light to West Ham Olympic Stadium bid

By Steven Downes

January 28 – John Armitt (pictured left), the chairman of the Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA), tonight gave a green light to the possibility of Premiership football club West Ham United moving in to London’s Olympic Stadium after the 2012 Games, while fulfilling the venue’s brief to deliver a lasting legacy as a national athletics stadium.

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