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Cyrille Regis, 1958-2018

Regis was a pioneer for black footballers in England in the late 1970s at West Brom where he played between 1977 and 1984. He also won five caps for England and lifted the FA Cup with Coventry City in 1987.

Why the FBI investigation into FIFA corruption resembles the Mueller Trump-Russia probe

From then on his company was endemically corrupt. Every major deal required bribes to Leoz, Teixeira and other football bosses, including Julio Grondona, president of the Argentina FA from 1979.

Chuck Blazer is Dead

Blazer’s cooperation with U.S. law enforcement helped investigators expose the deep well of corruption within CONCACAF – the confederation of which he was General Secretary for  21 years.

FIFA Report: Australian World Cup Consultant Peter Hargitay “Violated” Bid Rules

There was one finding in the Garcia Report into the 2018/2022 FIFA World Cup bidding process that was buried and mostly overlooked by media, especially in Australia.  Two words: “Peter” and “Hargitay”.

The Saudi scandal has nothing to do with Islam or ‘culture’: it’s simply a snub

Let’s separate religion from culture and acknowledge there is nothing in the Qu’ran nor any subsequent hadith that says it is forbidden for professional footballers to stand on a football field

Will the Qatar 2022 World Cup be killed by Saudi Arabia, UAE, & Bahrain?

The five nation “army” that has cut diplomatic ties with Qatar has become a very real threat to 2022 FIFA World Cup. Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates, and Yemen—have severed diplomatic ties with Qatar, cut off all travel to and from the country, and ordered their citizens to leave the country.

Why Mahfuza Akhter Kiron was elected to the FIFA Council over Moya Dodd explained in 16 Tweets

Some ideas on why an unknown Bangladeshi official who didn’t know which team won the last women’s World Cup was elected to the FIFA Council ahead of “favorite” Moya Dodd.