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It's said nothing is certain in life except for death and taxes.
For French football clubs it's a new punitive tax law that's worrying them to death. They fear one of Europe top leagues, newly resurgent following significant investment from mega wealthy Qataris and Russians, could be irreparably damaged by the tax.
On Thursday, French president Francois Hollande told a delegation of professional French football club leaders he wouldn't abandon the government's plan for a 75% tax on salaries reaching more than a $1.35 million.
French football clubs have been lobbying hard against the tax, arguing it endangers their future. It's estimated the tax could increase their costs by up to 30%.
And they feel so strongly over the matter that they plan to go on strike.
So if you're a French football fan don't expect to be watching the likes Paris Saint-Germain striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic or Monaco forward Falcao in action between 29 November and 2 December.
If it goes ahead it would France's first football "strike" since 1972.
Richard Quest explains why he thinks fixing France's economy is more important than keeping soccer clubs happy.
A tax hike proposed by President François Hollande has French soccer clubs set to strike for the first time since 1972.
Jonathan Mann spoke to World Sport's Don Riddell about how this tax is going to hit France's favorite sport.
A bet that his grandson would play for the national football team proved true, and very profitable, for one Welsh grandfather.
Jim Boulden reports on a remarkable story of a grandfather with very valuable foresight.
Captain Tony Harris had only been in Afghanistan for a month in 2009, when his life changed forever.
A veteran of Northern Ireland and Iraq, the father of two was on patrol in Sangin in the Helmand Province when his vehicle was hit by an improvised explosive device (IED).
The blast threw Harris 20 meters from the vehicle and shattered both of his heels.
After 10 months of surgery to try to save his feet, Harris decided to have his left leg amputated below the knee.
Four years on, Harris now sees the loss of his leg as what he calls a "good thing".
The reason, he says, is because it drove him to establish Race2Recovery, a team of injured soldiers which made history in January this year as the first disabled team to finish the grueling Dakar Rally.
"I really wanted to put the day I got injured into the past, " Harris says. "I wanted something else where I could say okay that happened but I've done other stuff now and actually I can remember that stuff much more positively and in hindsight, actually if I hadn't lost my leg, I wouldn't have gone to the Dakar."
Race2Recovery's Dakar debut was meant to be a one-off event to raise money for Help For Heroes and the Tedworth House Concept, but the team has since become a professional outfit and come Dakar 2014, they'll not only be aiming to finish, but to be among the first across the line.
Becky talks to Dario Cadavid, who is in charge of cooling systems for the Qatar 2022 Supreme Committee, as part of the special Connect the World program on the Qatar World Cup live from Doha.
Cadavid talks to Becky inside a cooled stadium and 3D imaging is used to show how they will look, and work, if they are needed in nine years time.