Fifa needs to make a "quick decision" over whether the 2022 World Cup is held in Qatar or given to another bidder after allegations of bribery and corruption emerged, according to the journalist who broke the story.
Deputy Insight Editor at The Sunday Times, Heidi Blake, said Fifa were trying to pin responsibility for the decision on their investigator Michael Garcia, who was "currently in Oman, interviewing the bid committee".
"We think they're needs to be a quicker decision than that. Michael Garcia has already been investigating these allegations for two years and as far as we understand he hasn't found a smoking gun. The evidence is now here and we need a quick decision."
More top news
The department store chain said nearly 400 jobs would be lost as it grapples with the pressures facing the retail sector.
Consumer prices have rocketed by 58% since 2003, with the UK industry paying the biggest bills in Europe.
Friday will be a much calmer day for many, with the weather set to remain dryer with sunny periods and much lighter winds than on Thursday.