*** Qatar unveils plans for “sustainable” World Cup 2022 stadiums. Today Qatar and German design firm AS&P revealed plans for three stadiums for the 2022 World Cup that are intended to be environmentally friendly. Paying for those stadiums will be countless barrels of oil which will be drilled from deep within the Earth, which will then be sold, transported on a oil-burning tanker, processed in a pollution spewing refinery, transported on diesel-burning trucks, and then resold to end-users for them to burn in their SUVs. Environment, you can thank them later.
*** UK media outlets are reporting that upward of 13 firms are in the running for providing FIFA with goal-line technology. This technology, which will accurately register when a goal has been scored, is being widely opposed by lobbyists in the referee effigy industry.
*** UEFA threatens to strip Ukraine of the rights to hosting Euro 2012 amidst claims that its government is interfering with its football federation. UEFA secretary-general Gianni Infantino issued the confederation’s ultimatum to Ukrainian officials whilst coughing suggestively and rubbing his thumb and forefinger together in an exaggerated fashion. A few well placed bribes are expected to bring this situation to a prompt and happy conclusion.