Studying how shared identities like nationality and club affiliation impact fan support for soccer players can tell us how our group memberships affect our behaviour.
L'époque où l'on accueillait des méga-événements sportifs parce qu'ils augmentaient le tourisme est peut-être révolue.
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.
The World Cup is drawing to an end. Will the tournament be remembered for a Messi moment to rival that of Maradona’s? Or as a breakthrough yeah for African nations?
The ongoing corruption scandal in the EU Parliament casts a harsh light both on the practices of Qatar and on some of the flaws in the EU institutions.
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.
After Brazil’s exit, who might be on course to win in 2022? Experts crunch 150 years of big data to predict the winner.
To qualify for the World Cup, Nigeria’s football structures need to link up with schools and build diverse support.
Shock results happen, but that doesn’t make it any easier for lower-ranked nations to rise up the ranks, a soccer economist explains.
Starry-eyed claims such as “the World Cup brings down cultural barriers” simply do not stand up to scrutiny.
Being on the same pitch as superstars like Kylian Mbappé and Lionel Messi signalled both the scale of this achievement and the tough task ahead for a game with a troubled history in Australia.
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.
This could just as well be the year that an African team is crowned champion.
The mighty power of football across the globe.
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.
New data mapping death sentences in the Gulf states once again highlights Qatar’s questionable human rights record.
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.