Tuesday 20 March 2018

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"You can air condition a stadium, but I don't see how you can air condition an entire country." -- FIFA executive committee member Chuck Blazer gives a withering assessment of Qatar's chances of hosting the 2022 World Cup.

"There were several images we could have chosen of soldiers hanging out of a train window but we picked the wrong one." -- Airdrie secretary Ann-Marie Ballantyne explains why a picture of Nazis appeared on the cover of a special Remembrance Day match programme.

"There are no radical decisions to be made, I have complete confidence in Benitez. Our project is progressing." -- Inter president Massimo Moratti gives his backing to manager Rafa Benitez. He'll be gone before Christmas.

"The crowd are entitled to their opinions. If they don't think they're getting value for money, they can voice their opinions. I don't see a problem with that." -- Rio Ferdinand defends the boo boys after England's defeat to France. We doubt his mate Wazza would agree with him.

Irish Independent

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