Qatar Cancels Four Of Its 12 Planned World Cup Stadiums

After a year of ballooning costs, delays and controversy over its labour practices, Qatar is cutting back. According to a report from Bloomberg Businessweek, organisers have decided to drastically scale back plans to construct a dozen new stadiums for the 2022 World Cup.

All The Major Sport Competitions Since 1903 Condensed In Beautiful Circular Graphics

If you like sports and awesome data visualisation, you will love these posters, which can be printed to order in beautiful paper. You can choose the final playoffs of every major sport event since 1903 — 427 brackets from the American MLB, NFL, NBA, NHL, and MLS to the European Champions League, the UEFA Euro and FIFA’s World Cup.

Soccer's New Ball-Tracking Technology Should Be Used In Every Sport

At last, after years of horribly bad referee calls, the cave full of old crooks and farts known as FIFA has approved the use of technology to track the ball in soccer games. This is a huge change, with profound implications in the most popular sport in the world.

Xbox Live Users Are Being Hacked For Virtual FIFA Gear

Xbox Live users are under attack on two levels: hackers are targeting them at an alarming rate and using their MS points on FIFA ’11 and ’12 in-game gear; and Microsoft is then shutting down their accounts to investigate for up to 25 days.

If Japan Has Its Way, You Will See Holographic Soccer Matches In The 2022 World Cup

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With the 2010 World Cup a distant memory, Japan has started preparations for its 2022 World Cup bid. Judging by what they’re showing FIFA, it’s going to be ridiculously futuristic. Like real-time holographic matches beamed across the world futuristic.

FIFA To Consider Goal Line Tech, But Not Offsides

FIFA president Sepp Blatter has acknowledged that referee mistakes were made and that FIFA will “take on board again the discussion about technology”. But he’s not going far enough.

Your Guide To World Cup 3D Goodness In Australia

Did you read through the post this morning on watching the World Cup in 3D and think to yourself, “But that’s pointless for Australians!”? We did, which is why we’ve put together this handy guide to watching the matches in 3D here in Australia…

Giz Explains: Watching The World Cup In 3D

The problem with 3DTV, as we’ve said, is that there normally isn’t a damn thing to watch. But the World Cup in 3D, that’s something to watch.

Five Solar Stadiums To Be Built In Qatar For 2022 FIFA World Cup

The Middle-Eastern state of Qatar is so keen to host the 2022 FIFA World Cup, they’re building five solar stadiums to woo organisers. Each stadium looks stunning, but the fact they take advantage of the country’s sunshine is even better.

EA Bringing Madden, FIFA Franchises To The iPhone

Yes, EA’s most popular sports games are coming to the iPhone. You know what that means: similar gameplay, unusable controls. I can’t wait! [PocketGamer via Kotaku]