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.
FIFA, world football’s governing body, continues to be embroiled in scandal.
The recent untoward behaviours in sport are not limited to athletes alone. Rather, there are allegations of corruption throughout sports systems.
Political goals for Russia’s gas giant.
What does Gazprom hope to achieve with its deep and generous relationship with football?
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Rio 2016 promised much, but with just one year to go Brazilians are still waiting for it to deliver...
Beijing celebrates being selected as hosts of the 2022 Winter Olympics.
Whatever hoo ha about human rights and corruption gets attached to the Chinese Winter Olympics victory, it won't be allowed to detract from the event itself.
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…
From more charitable times.
The race to become the new FC Barcelona president reaches a climax this weekend, and there is more at stake than football.
Thoughtless tweets and unfair conditions didn't hold women back – but they still deserve better.
Celebrating in style.
While the traditional media peddles sexist stereotypes, social media is leading the charge for equality.
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
Would the Brazilian men’s team lose to Australia?
Unfortunately for many teams, incredible talent is not, on its own, enough to bring about success.
Object of desire. The FIFA World Cup.
Alejandro De La Cruz
The US and Swiss cases against FIFA executives are full of drama, but success is not a given. A new model for managing sporting corruption should be considered.
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?
Slack for Sepp?
We're all outraged by dopers and allegedly corrupt officials. Why, and are we justified?
Jack Warner: under arrest.
Reform of FIFA is clearly needed, but it must accommodate dissent of the anglo-centric world view.
Eniola Aluko could be a stand-out for England.
The players, matches and teams to watch for Canada 2015.
Women’s football isn’t popular? Pull the other one.
The progressive march of women’s football offers a refreshingly different FIFA story from that which has dominated the headlines over the past few weeks.
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.
Time for a remodel.
Getting rid of a morally tarnished leader is often the easiest part of cleaning up an organisation. The hard work begins now within FIFA.
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.