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The compelling yet murky world of FIFA

With one hand, FIFA have helped make the game truly global, giving the fans a sport like no other in the process. But with the other, they’ve often taken away its soul,…

Remembering the ill-fated Club World Cup of 2001

FIFA and its president, Gianni Infantino, are doing their latest round in the headlines amidst reports that they are once again going to attempt to enforce changes on the Club World Cup.…

The islander who fought FIFA and won

“The worst thing about Manx people is that they don’t like change,” according to Chris Bass, manager of the Isle of Man’s international football team. “At least, they say they don’t –…

The World Cup Series: 1930-1966

The first of an eight-part series. Join host Jim Hart and World Cup experts Gary Thacker and Steven Scragg as they analyse the growth of the tournament, from the early powers, Uruguay…

Can FIFA really be trusted with video referees?

IN TEXAS, football only means one thing: gridiron. So when I was travelling around the land of Friday Night Lights, I couldn’t pass up the chance to watch a game. The noise and…

FIFA’s running of football and World Cup controversies

Join host Jim Hart alongside FSF Blogger of the Year 2016 and TFT senior writer, Andrew Flint, Paul Sarahs, a commentator for major media outlets around the world, and Nima Tavalleay of…