Now is a good opportunity to take important steps towards transparency.
Some key winners have emerged off the field.
During the 2022 FIFA World Cup, many highlighted the controversial and politicized climate of the tournament, but sport and politics are rarely, if ever, separable.
Football is one of the hardest sports to predict – but there are some fascinating geographical clues when we look at the latitudes of past performers and their ultimate success.
To qualify for the World Cup, Nigeria’s football structures need to link up with schools and build diverse support.
Defences win championships - and Morocco has all that it takes to lift the trophy.
Starry-eyed claims such as “the World Cup brings down cultural barriers” simply do not stand up to scrutiny.
Studies show South Africa did a lot right when it hosted the football World Cup. Qatar can do the same if it learns from South Africa.
To make men’s soccer a more inclusive space, organizers and players must put allyship above profits and winning.
Qatari law underpins a patriarchal and misogynistic system. The discrimination women, including female football fans, face contravenes international human rights.
Fifa has enacted little change to its culture to ensure corruption doesn’t occur again.
World Cup 2022: the risk of playing on with concussion and why the rules in football need to change.
Migrant workers’ rights are indeed an ongoing issue in Qatar – but the country has passed reforms to improve workers’ rights, and it isn’t the only issue to define Qatar.
The decision to only pay lip service to discrimination could have long term impacts.
And how have FIFA and Qatar manoeuvred to deflect criticism?
A win is possible - but only in 2026 or 2030 and only if African teams get to play more high level internationals more regularly.
Puma’s support for Israeli football teams in the occupied Palestinian territories goes against FIFA’s rules.
The Kanjuruhan Stadium tragedy in Malang, Indonesia, 1 October 2022 killed hundreds of people and injured hundred others. What should the police and football association do to prevent another tragedy?
EA Sports and FIFA will part ways after almost 30 years of collaboration, and will each be going at games alone.
It’s fair to say the Canadian men’s national soccer team’s victory on Sunday meant something, eh?