FIFA

Fifa’s decision to expand the World Cup is a disaster for football fans

11 January 2017 11:34

Disastrous decisions by Fifa are nothing new. But yesterday’s announcement by football’s governing body that it will expand the World…

The FA’s annus horribilis could be about to get a lot worse

8 December 2016 17:07

Football is no stranger to scandal, but the scale of the sex abuse allegations now circling the beautiful game is…

This could be the year that sport dies of corruption

27 January 2016 15:23

Like religion, sport can take any amount of passion in its stride. It’s indifference that’s the killer. Sport can be…

The Olympic movement follows Fifa into the gutter

9 June 2015 18:39

No line has been repeated more often during the Fifa scandal than the instruction that football should follow the example…

Does Chuck Blazer actually exist?

3 June 2015 15:35

We in the West all hate Sepp Blatter, so we pay too little attention to the manner in which the…

Football’s elite deserve the foulness of Fifa

3 June 2015 9:57

My favourite moment in the crisis engulfing football’s governing body, Fifa, came with the intervention of a man called Manuel…

Reforming Fifa will be an even more messy job than exposing it

2 June 2015 19:35

There he was, doing his lovable leader act: the little father of all the world, humble and slightly dishevelled. The…

Don’t expect Sepp Blatter’s replacement to be sympathetic to England

2 June 2015 18:58

So Sepp Blatter has substituted himself hardly 30 seconds into the second half, or rather the fifth half. But his…

Sepp Blatter falls foul of the world’s CCTV system

2 June 2015 18:33

 ‘In matters of criminal justice,’ said NatWest Three defendant David Bermingham after a London court extradited him and his co-defendants…

Qatar doesn’t deserve to host the 2022 World Cup but Turkey does

1 June 2015 14:16

The campaign against Qatar’s plans to host the World Cup is racist and Islamophobic, according to the former prime minister…

Britain’s reaction to Fifa’s troubles makes us look like sore losers

30 May 2015 15:44

How pleasing that the sleazebags at Fifa are finally getting their comeuppance. We have all known what has been going on…

Fifa’s fantasy kingdom is finally starting to collapse

27 May 2015 12:48

Can it be that the great fantasy kingdom of Fifa has finally collapsed? Is this the fall of Oz? Is…

England should withdraw from the 2022 World Cup

13 November 2014 13:38

Mark Steyn once wrote of the United Nations: ‘It’s a good basic axiom that if you take a quart of…

World Cup diary: Was the ref playing for Brazil?

13 June 2014 9:16

Suspicions that FIFA is an organisation given, occasionally, to a bit of corruption will not have been allayed by the…