Canadian journalist Laura Robinson is currently engaged in a tough legal battle with the prominent Canadian sports executive John Furlong, who she claims is covering up a shady past that includes cases of abuse of First Nations children. Robinson spoke at Play the Game 2013 despite warnings from Furlong’s attorneys.
The World Players Union (FIFPro) has published a new report on the working conditions for Eastern European football players, who must struggle every day with lacking salary payments, violence, racism and match-fixing.
Despite a slight decrease in the number of fatalities, 2011 became a new statement of the violence in Argentinean football and nothing indicates a turn for the better. Javier Szlifman reports on the hooliganism haunting the big football nation.