Please join me from 2.30pm as we go through the breaking and developing stories in the world of Sports.
Thank you for joining us for a quick round-up of the afternoon. We will be back tomorrow at 1pm to bring you the latest sporting news.
Blatter admits awarding Qatar the World Cup was a “mistake”
Sepp Blatter has admitted the decision to award Qatar the 2022 World Cup was a mistake. The decision was made while Blatter was the President of FIFA.
Phillips Midfield Boost for City and England
Pep Guardiola has said that Kalvin Phillips could feature against Chelsea on Wednesday. The England regular could return to the pitch a day before Southgate names his squad.
The Athletic | Football on Twitter: “Pep Guardiola has said Kalvin Phillips could play for Manchester City against Chelsea on Wednesday, as the England midfielder continues his recovery from shoulder surgery. #MCFC | #WorldCup More from @lukedbrown https://t.co/6TSMs67NRU” / Twitter
World Cup Ambassador says homosexuality is a “damage in the mind”
Kicking us off is the depressing but unsurprising news that Qatar’s World Cup Ambassador Khalid Salman has said in a cut-short interview that homosexuality is “damage in the mind”.
Metro on Twitter: “With less than a fortnight to go, an ambassador for the Qatar World Cup hasn’t helped the controversy surrounding the tournament. An interview with Khalid Salman was cut short after he claimed homosexuality was ‘damage in the mind’. https://t.co/jWZFJRFvBN” / Twitter