Clean stables - Kevin Trotman

Who is fit to clean football’s Augean stables?

As the search goes on to find a leadership candidate for world football who isn’t completely compromised before they start, our good friends at Transparency International have produced a report that begs the question: is there a single football association fit to lead international reform? TI have assessed each of the world’s national football associations and regional bodies against the…

FIFA’s corruption - Why the UK has done nothing

As night follows day we see yet more bluster from UK politicians and football officials as FIFA predictably descends into yet another scandal. This time it’s serious, with Prince William wading in to express his outrage. But what are the British actually doing about this? The FBI have mounted a serious investigation which has resulted…


3 things that won’t solve the FIFA crisis - and one that might

Media covering the FIFA crisis throws up the same simple, wrong answers time and again. What’s needed is harder, but reflects the real beauty of the game. Here are three things that won’t solve the crisis on their own. FIFA’s sponsors. Do we actually need to write this? Yes, it’s vaguely engrossing to see which of…

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Brazil team selection fixed by secret Cayman company

A huge story coming out of Brazil yesterday. Allegations were published in a Brazilian newspaper that the former President of the Brazilian Football Federation, Ricardo Teixeira, was bribed so that he would sell the right to select the Brazilian football team to third party marketing companies. The revelations were published yesterday in Estadao and appear…

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