FIFA

Money Still The Priority

Despite the ongoing proceedings in the United States against former FIFA officials Football’s Governing body have been remarkably quiet. Around 40 defendants have been charged with taking more than USD$200million in bribes for TV and commercial contracts. The first to

Once The Party Is Over…

Congratulations to Ange Postecoglou and the Socceroos on qualifying for their fourth consecutive FIFA World Cup. No mean achievement by a non-traditional footballing nation. However it was not plain sailing, and the team and coach had to do it the

Protecting the Integrity of Matches

At the start of 2017 football great Marco van Basten was advocating that FIFA look at adopting many of the rules of field hockey to improve the game as a spectacle. Yet maybe it is time that Hockey looked at

Will An Appeal Delay the Socceroos?

Understandably the United States of America is in shock that its men’s football, or as they call it soccer team, has failed to qualify for the World cup next year in Russia. This is the first time that the United

Time For Deeper Analysis

So the Socceroos will play Honduras home and away to qualify for the World Cup finals in Russia next year. Last night they eventually scraped home against a spirited Syria team. The left hand post of Mat Ryan’s goal, keeping

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