Category World Cup
‘Context is everything’ explains Trevor Noah after ‘France is African’ World Cup statement upsets French ambassador
Trevor Noah’s response to France’s ambassador is a lesson in context. The French national team can be both French and African.
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
The “Terrorist Attack” in Germany That Was Actually a Capitalist Plot for Profit
So much for terrorism. The suspect was hoping to profit from a drop in the football team’s share price as a result of the attack.
Russian Politicians Want To Ban FIFA 17 Because It Is Gay Propaganda, Apparently.
Russian politicians have demanded FIFA 17 – the popular video game published by EA Sports – be banned because it violates Russia’s laws against ‘gay propaganda’.
Klinsmann, Arena, Kids, & No Consequence For Failure
When two of the supposed best quit Europe in their mid-20s to play MLS , at what should have been the peak of their career, they took a soft option.
FIFA REVEALS SALARY OF PRESIDENT GIANNI INFANTINO & OTHER REGRETFUL PAYMENTS
FIFA’s brand new era of “transparency” has kicked off with football’s world governing body by announcing the salary of new(ish) president Gianni Infantino.
Where To Start With The FIFA Report? I Know: Blame The Whistleblower. (And That’s Not A Referee).
This judgement on two individuals brave enough to stand up to the power and the pressure of silence comes from an organization where the only thing reliable is a lack of transparency and accuracy is judged on where its executive committee members can funnel questionably-acquired funds.