Daily Links: 85 Days to World Cup

Clive Rose

In today's countdown: Champions league last-16 actions, Agger's support for Sterling, and Qatar's 2022 World Cup controversy continues. All here in TLR's daily World Cup countdown.

Chelsea Marches On

Chelsea is the first English side to punch their ticket in Champions League quarter-finals, defeating Galatasaray 2-0, to win 3-1 in aggregate.

Ronaldo Fires Real to last eight

Ronaldo scored twice as Real Madrid complete their rout of Schalke 3-1, winning 9-2 on aggregate.

Boyd Charged over Spitting

The FA has charged the 28-year old Hull City player over the spitting incident involving Joe Hart in last Saturday's match.

Agger backs Sterling

Not a day goes by without a manager backing his player or a teammate supporting his fellow peers to go to the World Cup. This time, Daniel Agger backed Raheem Sterling's inclusion in England's squad this summer.

Jese to miss season

The young Real Madrid forward suffered a cruciate ligament injury and will now miss the rest of the season, dashing his slim hope of making Spain's squad for the World Cup.

Victor Anichebe hoping for Super Eagles chance

The West Brom striker, who last turn out for Nigeria in 2011, is hopeful of a recall to the national side ahead of the World Cup.

Warner slams corruption allegation

Jack Warner believes that the allegation directed against him as "foolishness" and that there is a witch hunt against Qatar.

Organizing Committee denies wrongdoing

Qatar's organizing committee insists that their bidding for the 2022 World Cup is in accordance with FIFA's rules. The FBI however, will continue with their investigations.

MP: "Rerun the 2022 bidding process"

Damien Collins believes that if FBI's investigations is successful in providing evidence of foul play in the bidding process, FIFA have to seriously reconsider a rerun of the bidding process.

Ange Postecoglou monitoring 40-45 players

The Socceroos coach say he is monitoring close to 45 players on a daily basis as Australia prepares for the upcoming World Cup.

"Australia perfect host for 2022 World Cup"

This piece by Henry Winter explain why Australia is more deserving of hosting the World Cup in 2022 over Qatar.

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