• 01.03.2018 /
    The North American bid has taken clear lead in front of Morocco’s before the FIFA decision on the World Cup 2026 hosting. For weighty financial and political reasons, FIFA seems strongly in favour of an American world cup.
  • Photo: Mark Botham/Flickr
    07.02.2018 /
    Last season’s reports on discriminatory incidents in UK football saw a rise of 59% compared to same period last year, new numbers from a UK football equality and inclusion organisation show.
  • 31.01.2018 /
    A new book details how the Australian government spent millions in an attempt to win the hosting rights for the 2022 World Cup, but ultimately attained just one out of 22 votes.
  • 03.01.2018 /
    A recent study of working conditions in women’s football shows that female footballers do not enjoy the same rights as workers in other sectors.
  • Photo: Thomas Søndergaard/Play the Game
    29.11.2017 /
    Football’s financing is characterised by shady owners, murky transactions and a lack of transparency. Play the Game 2017 focused on how the rules on investment and ownership are being flouted.
  • Photo: Thomas Søndergaard/Play the Game
    29.11.2017 /
    Play the Game 2017 examined the distribution of income from Europe’s top leagues in a session on how money in professional sport flows.
  • 16.11.2017 /
    For years, reporters have been fond of saying “FIFA mafia”, “Mobsters of Football”. It has made for good copy, sold lots of media space – but what words do we use now that there really is a trial that focuses on the widespread criminal activity inside FIFA?
  • Photo: Nicole Miller/Flickr
    05.10.2017 /
    Although crowds are increasing, female football players continue to fight for equal rights in a sport where considerable differences between men and women remain.

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