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…

Match-fixing: A day in the life

Updated to reflect UK verdict, 1530: 29 April. Former English Premier League footballer Delroy Facey has been found guilty of conspiracy to bribe players.  Facey had told the court that he was just ‘humouring’ the betting syndicate who had approached him about lower-level matches (two of whom are now serving five years for conspiracy to commit bribery). But this was just…

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