FIFA's biennial World Cup plans dying?; Hear from Gianni Infantino; African football leadership analysed; New PL sponsorship rules target Newcastle; NBA China-Tibet row


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Episode 40 of Sport Unlocked, the podcast dissecting the week's sports news issues with interviews and insight from Rob Harris, Martyn Ziegler and Tariq Panja. Joined also by Ghana-based journalist and broadcaster Gary Al-Smith.

On the agenda on October 22, 2021:

  • 1-16 - Newcastle Saudi ownership latest: New Premier League rules target sponsorship linked to state. Hear from the Saudi finance minister on the investment and from a Saudi fan at St. James' Park about the Jamal Khashoggi billboard outside the stadium.
  • 16-49 - Is this the week FIFA's biennial World Cup plans died? We take you inside the private UEFA meeting with Gianni Infantino. Then we hear from FIFA president and CAF president Patrice Motsepe on the footballing revolution. We also discuss Motsepe's first six months as leader of African football and the game across the continent.
  • 49-53 - NBA star, Enes Kanter of the Boston Celtics, criticises China's treatment of Tibet.
  • 53-54 - UK Athletics leadership exits

Send any questions to the team on Twitter @SportUnlocked

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