THE CYNICS among us believe there are two motives behind the proposal to stage the FIFA World Cup every two years: the generation of more money for FIFA and its members; and an attempt to prise power away from UEFA … Continue reading Gorging the goose – the plan for a revised World Cup cycle
FIFA has published a review of the global transfer market over the 10-year period between 2011 and 2020, revealing that US$ 48.5 billion was spent on transfer fees over the course of that particular decade. In a week in which … Continue reading US$ 50 billion spent in a decade – the transfer market may have peaked
WHEN the European Super League project floundered, FIFA were among the fierce critics of the attempt by clubs to create their own elite competition. Most people spotted the agenda of old and new money clubs and very few football folk … Continue reading African Super League: Hypocrisy and hidden agendas
FIFA HANDING the 2022 World Cup to Qatar was never going to be an easy fit, but the football community has had a decade to get used to the idea and to formulate its complaints, actions and spirit of disapproval. … Continue reading Qatar 2022: The time for protest may have gone
IT’S BACK again, the threat of a European Super League involving 15 fixed clubs and five lucky qualifiers. We can easily name the likely 15: there’s six from the Premier League; three from La Liga; three from Serie A; two … Continue reading The Super League – who is really hiding behind the leaked document?
WITH much of Europe still in the mire when it comes to Covid-19 and the task of mass vaccination likely to stretch across the year, the time may have come to assess whether the European Championship needs to take place … Continue reading Euro 2020: Reformat or cancel