Category Scandal

Frank Lampard tries to build a bridge

ICYMI: “There is NO agreement in place between the Club or City Football Group with New York City FC relating to the player.”

Frank Lampard’s relationship with New York City FC is now a farce. What we know: It is true many Americans do not care about Major League Soccer. This is OK. It is also true that the many Americans that do care about MLS do not care about New York City Football Club, a new team […]

If You Read One Story About Luis Suarez and Football In Uruguay Make Sure It Is This One

An investigative reporter broke the news about Spillman threatening Larranaga. Less than a month later, a hit man shot the reporter at the door of his house. The hit man had been paid $500. The assassination failed, and Nelson Spillman and his brother, Daniel, who reportedly drove the getaway car, went to jail for the botched hit.

All together: "Qatar knows how to party."

Why Stripping Qatar of the 2022 World Cup Is A Very Complicated Concept

Qatar’s simple defence if allegations against Bin Hammam are proven true is that he was a “rogue agent” acting beyond his role. Qatar has already distanced itself from Bin Hammam and the former AFC President is no longer part of FIFA. So what jurisdiction handles a corruption enquiry against him as an individual?

Bin Hammam and Blatter.

If Qatar 2022 Actually Is A Scandal, It Won’t Be The Only One

So, I confess. I kissed Mohammed Bin Hammam and at the time it was, well, just OK. But who knew what it would lead to?

Iran Cry

Iran’s female footballers to be given mandatory exams to “prove” they are real women

Footballers in Iran’s professional women’s league are to undergo mandatory gender tests to establish that they are fully female.

Abby Wambach

What Will It Take For A Woman to Become FIFA President?

“Anyone who thinks the recent inclusion of three women on the FIFA Executive Committee – one voted, two co-opted for a year – is a sign of gender inclusiveness at the top levels of football, probably also thinks pigs fly,”

Brazil’s Least Wanted: The 2014 World Cup

It is official. Jogo Bonito – and every other cliché tied to Brazil and its futebol – is dead. Who would have thought that of all countries, it would be the people of Brazil who would take to the streets of their cities to tell their government and FIFA – oh, FIFA – that they […]