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Black footballers in the game are given lower scores for technical or cognitive ability than white players.
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Some Premier League players may only have mere days to recover from the World Cup before returning to regular season play.
From factors like the number of extra games to the time non-competing players go on break, having the World Cup in the middle of the domestic season could increase injuries.
There was a significant shift towards African football as a business rather than football as development.
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To qualify for the World Cup, Nigeria’s football structures need to link up with schools and build diverse support.
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Starry-eyed claims such as “the World Cup brings down cultural barriers” simply do not stand up to scrutiny.
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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.