From the Back Pages, November 4: Premier League continues to oppose Fifa on winter Qatar World Cup

From the back pages
From the back pages

The Premier League is to maintain its opposition to moving the 2022 Qatar World Cup to the winter despite Fifa edging further towards its preferred option of a November tournament following a key meeting in Zurich. (The Guardian)

European club representatives were accused of putting commercial interests before player safety in an acrimonious Fifa task force meeting that heightened the probability that the 2022 World Cup in Qatar will be moved to the winter. (The Times)

Marcos Rojo is facing up to three months out with the dislocated shoulder he suffered in Manchester United’s derby defeat. (The Mirror)

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers said the time for making excuses for his club’s slow start to this campaign is over as his side prepare to face Real Madrid. (The Telegraph)

FRANK LAMPARD will spend the whole season at Manchester City - earning a whopping £190,000-a-week. (The Express)

Marouane Fellaini will face no action from the Football Association after he was cleared of intentionally spitting at Sergio Aguero in Sunday’s Manchester derby. United midfielder Fellaini and striker Aguero clashed in the first half of City’s 1-0 victory at the Etihad Stadium last weekend. Aguero tumbled to the floor after Fellaini kicked his standing leg and the hosts appealed for a penalty, which was not given. (Daily Mail)

The quality of the elite eight-man field at the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals is such that there are never easy draws, but Andy Murray was probably relieved to learn that he will not be competing in the same round-robin section as Novak Djokovic. (The Independent)