“Clubs have now taken to exploiting the delays through tactics such as heavy handedness and vexatious litigation to ensure that compensation payments are avoided or minimised.” Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Talks aimed at reforming football’s transfer system have broken down after European clubs and leagues refused to accept proposals to protect unpaid p(...)

Fifa president Sepp Blatter will recommend to the Fifa executive that the Qatar World Cup dates be  changed. Photograph: Arnd Wiegmann/Reuters

Europe’s leading clubs are tomorrow expected to accept that the 2022 World Cup in Qatar will have to be played in the winter - but only on the basis i(...)