The report cleared the bid committees of Russia and Qatar of significant wrongdoing and it now seems close to impossible that the next two World Cup Finals will be moved. But Eckert’s report has only added gasoline to the fire rather than dousing the flames of controversy. You see Eckert’s report was not really a report …….but to read more please click on the link.
With 9 games left Chelsea was in pole position with a 7 point lead over Liverpool and a 9 point advantage over Manchester City albeit having played a game more than Liverpool and three more than Manchester City. The Chelsea schedule was also by far… to read more please click on the link.
Over the years there have been countless accusations leveled against FIFA in terms of corruption and cronyism but few have stuck. Part of the reason is that FIFA and its representatives have instead become masters of the “big half-truth” and its close cousin the red herring. To read more please click on the link.
It is interesting that Agnelli sees the last decade as an acceleration of the decline of Serie A. Many only trace the deterioration as starting a decade ago and the Juventus-linked Calciopoli referee influence scandal of 2006 as the genesis.
A look at the performance of Italian clubs in European competition would support … to read more pleas click on the link.