Platini insists he has not given Turkey an ultimatum

UEFA President_Michel_Platini

By Andrew Warshaw

October 1 – UEFA President Michel Platini reiterated today he has not given Turkey an ultimatum with regard to the 2020 European Championship finals but that “it was not logical” for the country to maintain their interest if Istanbul stages the summer Olympic and Paralympic Games in the same year.

Read more …

David Gold: There’s still much to do to prepare Russia for the 2018 World Cup

David Gold_-__IWF

It may still be six years away, but the first major milestone of the Russia 2018 World Cup was reached this weekend as FIFA announced the 11 cities and 12 stadiums that will host matches at the tournament. The world knew that Moscow, St Petersburg, Sochi, Kazan, Nizhny Novgorod, Yekaterinburg and Saransk would be staging games. The news of note was that they would be joined by Kaliningrad, Samara, Rostov-on-Don and Volgograd. Yaroslavl missed out,

Read more …