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Chelsea striker Diego Costa is reported to be interested in a move to China. Aleksandr Osipov/flickr

Can European football compete against China?

The sleeping giant of world football has started flexing its financial muscles. Can the Premier League and other European clubs compete with the might of China?
From 2026 onwards there will be 48 countries in the final FIFA World Cup tournament instead of the current 32. Reuters/Arnd Wiegmann

Is FIFA expanding the football World Cup for the good of the game?

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.
The presidents and commissioners of major sporting organisations such as the International Olympic Committee and FIFA have all been men. AAP and EPA

Women are missing in sport leadership, and it’s time that changed

Women are still grossly underrepresented as chairpeople, directors or chief executives of international sporting bodies, to the great detriment of those sports.

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