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New report alleges Qatar’s 2022 bid sought to sabotage Australian and USA efforts

Qatar’s hosting of the 2022 World Cup has become even further embroiled in controversy,

With a report from the UK’s Sunday Times claiming that the Qatari team bidding for the tournament ran a secret campaign to sabotage its competitors. (more…)

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World Cup logos, posters and mascots through the years

How time flies! the World Cup is about to kick-off again in Moscow, Russia.

The Luzhniki Stadium will host the opening game between Russia and Saudi Arabia on June 14th. (more…)

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Gianni Infantino: Nothing to stop FIFA using VAR at 2018 World Cup

Gianni Infantino claims..

The successful use of VAR technology at the Confederations Cup could see it implemented for football’s grandest tournament in 2018. (more…)

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FIFA FIFPro World XI

Organised by FIFPro, the body that represents players’ associations from 69 countries.

The world 11 is picked by fellow professional footballers, with 26,516 votes cast this year. (more…)

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Biggest misses for the African Cup of Nations

Every 2 years the Africa Cup of Nations comes around as the biggest footballing competition in Africa.

Many Premier League stars leave to play for their respective countries. (more…)

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The one problem Video Assistant Referee technology has left unsolved

Are VAR’s actually futuristic, or just reinventing the wheel?

Video Assistant Referees (VAR’s) are the new hot topic in world football, after stuttering into life last night at the Club World Cup. (more…)

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Will another goalkeeper win the Ballon d’Or?

The Ballon d’Or is a prestigious award which illustrates the greatest player of the past 12 months.

Surely an award any football player wants to win, this year’s Ballon d’Or is judged solely by a panel of journalists after FIFA and France football parted ways. (more…)

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What’s the best way to develop young footballers?

Chelsea’s large number of youth and squad players has caused uproar amongst the assorted press.

The reality is that Chelsea are not doing anything that other clubs are not doing other than it being highly organised and effective financially. (more…)

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The Ballon d’Or – Ecstasy, rage and everything in between

The FIFA Ballon d’Or has passed after months of lobbying and debate,

With Cristiano Ronaldo as expected taking home the greatest individual prize in world football. (more…)

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The case for Manuel Neuer to win the Ballon d’Or

With FIFA having announced the final three-man shortlist for the Ballon d’Or.

Given to the best player in world football for a given year, debate has raged over who should win the award this time around. (more…)

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FIFA and ethics – An epic oxymoron

With FIFA having released its ethics report into the awarding of the 2018 and 2022 World Cups..

And clearing both Russia and Qatar of any wrongdoing. (more…)

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FIFA: An enemy of football?

In the wake of last week’s Scottish referendum.

Some young scamps took to Twitter, floating the idea that maybe football should seek independence from FIFA. (more…)

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UEFA: Killing football and all it stands for gradually

The pot has reached boiling point.

As football fans start to reach their threshold of what they can accept from the governing body of European football, UEFA. (more…)

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World Cup 2014: Best XI

Now that the World Cup is done and dusted, Ian Gurney takes a look at his best starting eleven.

How do your rate the side? (more…)

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It’s over already? Thanks for the memories, Brazil!

So, that’s it…

A World Cup we have been waiting for in keen anticipation for four years is over. (more…)

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