Barca coach backs Qatar’s 2022 World Cup bid

Pep Guardiola in Doha 2

By Duncan Mackay

December 24 – Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola (pictured) has been approached to be an ambassador for Qatar’s campaign to host the 2022 World Cup after giving the bid a ringing endorsement during a visit to the Middle East country, where he begun to wind down his playing career.

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Turkey launch billion pound Euro 2016 bid

Turkey 2016 logo launch 2

By Duncan Mackay

December 23 – Turkey would bring a passion and spirit to Euro 2016 missing from the 2008 tournament, Sports Minister Faruk Nafiz Özak (pictured) claimed as the country officially launched its €1.75 billion (£1.5 billion) campaign today.

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