When England play a match, there's a 26% increase in reports of domestic abuse. When they lose, reports go up 38%.
In the hunt for the next Messi, conventional wisdom favours football players with lots of experience at an early age. Research and England's example may advocate a different approach.
A great deal of hope was placed on a few outstanding African players whose abilities did not blossom at the World Cup.
The beautiful game still needs to perform on bigger social issues.
World Cup jerseys have to please players, national officials, FIFA rulemakers and – perhaps most importantly – fans who buy them to show support for their teams.
Supply chains are complex things. Big firms need to give them more attention.
China want to win the World Cup by 2050. This year, its team didn't even qualify for the tournament. China has money, power and a dream – but that doesn't add up to soccer brilliance.
Sporting success depends on strong squad bonds.
Sporting diplomacy could warm Britain's relations with Russia during the World Cup once more.
When Senegal face Poland in their first World Cup match in Russia, the whole nation will be roaring them on to victory.
All the cyber threats that fans and footballers face at the World Cup...and tips for remaining safe.
Italy failed to make it to this year's tournament – but we should applaud their notion of 'fiero'.
Fan parks will be a key tool at Russia's World Cup next year.
When financial times are tight, only those with soft power ambitions can see the economic sense in World Cups or Olympic Games.
From 2026 there will be more teams, more matches - and more tickets sold.
Investing in staging sport is ultimately a matter of turning the entire host environment into a stage.
Since the 1970s, several Asian countries, such as China, Japan, and South Korea, have strongly increased their influence in the Olympic movement.
The main objections raised to FIFA"s planned expansion of the World Cup are that the decision has been made on financial and/or political rather than footballing grounds.
Sam Allardyce may not have the immediate appeal of Ferguson, Mourinho or Guardiola, but his approach has serious value for execs.
Whether the women's U.S. soccer team wins its fight for pay equity, its existence alone shows just how much has already been won.