Billionaire Frank Lowy was done like a dinner in the shark-infested waters of international football, led by Sepp Blatter (right).
Despite Australia squandering $43 million on a failed bid for the 2022 FIFA World Cup, the Lowy football dynasty lives on.
Left behind. Where do fans sit in the new hierarchy?
The beautiful game has always had an ugly side to its relationship with the press, but are things now going too far?
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The competitors of the robot world cup are creeping closer to the goal of a robotic team that can beat the best human players.
They won the gold, but where’s the money?
As I watched the Women’s World Cup final recently with my family, my 11-year-old son, who plays on a local soccer team, remarked that he was amazed at how quickly and how often the US team scored. “Seriously…
The United States celebrates its World Cup victory.
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Language can subtly undermine women's sports in a number of ways.
Tackling the legacy of the men’s game.
The terrible reputation of cheaters, divers, fraudsters and hooligans in the Premier League and beyond may be placing an artificial cap on the growth of the sister sport
Icons like Ivory Coast’s Didier Drogba have made a name for themselves playing overseas.
Africa is perfectly capable of competing with the rest of the world on fields and tracks, and in organisational terms too.
Millions tune in to the Women’s World Cup, but how many follow teams at the club level?
The Women's World Cup has become a hugely popular, global event. But what's happening at the club level?
Happier days in Africa.
Answers to the challenging question of why Africans unanimously supported Sepp Blatter for a 5th term -- and what they portend for the future.
Some anti-Blatter activists tied their loathing of him to accusations of “slave labor” in Qatar, the site of the 2022 World Cup.
Blatter's decision to step down shocked the world. We asked a few academics to weigh in on what it means.
US Navy v Gabon
The inside story of an Interpol conference (sponsored by FIFA) on how to use education and research to tackle match fixing and corruption in soccer.
What does Blatter’s exit mean for the game?
The FIFA chief's surprise resignation was the only halfway decent choice he had left. Now it's up to the reformers to clean house.
Worth its weight in gold.
The two Champions League finalists already know they have around €70m in the bag.
American justice at work.
I have lived in the US for over three decades. And I have never seen soccer – that is, real “football” – dominate the front pages of US newspapers for so many days and with so many stories. In that sense…
Sepp Blatter managed to maintain his tight grip on FIFA, for now.
The US move against corruption in FIFA, which has been both praised and condemned, strengthens America’s soft power around the world.
The FBI’s net may fail to ensnare FIFA’s “teflon don,” but it could inspire other probes.
Corruption at the pinnacle of sports sets a tone for all the rest. Targeting its roots is the right thing to do no matter what comes of the FBI's investigation.
An Australian study found certain elite athletes were more at risk of taking drugs than others.
Our study found that 8% of the 1,684 elite Australian athletes we surveyed said they had used at least one of six illicit drugs – including ecstasy, cocaine and cocaine – over the previous year.
Over to you …
In the wake of the racist behaviour of a group of Chelsea supporters on the Paris Métro last week, a range of excellent critical commentaries emerged, pondering what these actions signified and how English…
The second major sporting event Australia is hosting this summer, cricket’s World Cup, begins on Saturday night.
The cricket World Cup’s opening game, which pits Australia against England on Valentine’s Day, is the latest twist in a summer in which Australia has played host to two of the world’s biggest sporting…
The Asian Cup, hosted and won by Australia, was both a sporting and cultural success story.
In a fitting climax to the 2015 Asian Cup, Australia overcame South Korea in extra-time in a frenetic final in Sydney on Saturday night. The tournament carried on from the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, which…