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Robert O'Connor
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United front

by Robert O'Connor

Withdrawing the World Cup from Qatar could pull the issue of workers’ rights out of the spotlight and entrench the status quo, writes Robert O’Connor.

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Land grab

by Robert O'Connor

Robert O’Connor reports on Romanian football which is getting set for a new era under Gino Iorgulescu’s presidency.

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False promise

by Robert O'Connor

Football in Belarus has few friends, even amongst those organisations charged with promoting its cause.


Northern lights

by Robert O'Connor

With UEFA’s 54th member Gibraltar preparing for their first taste of ‘official’ international football, Greenland might be reluctant to follow them down the path.

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Super man?

by Robert O'Connor

A French president is making strokes to paint a new future for football finance, but it isn’t Michel Platini, writes Robert O’Connor.

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Border control

by Robert O'Connor

Robert O’Connor weighs in to the debate on nationality with some thoughts on Adnan Januzaj and the wider issue.


Struggles in Kosovo

by Robert O'Connor

Robert O’Connor looks at a country looking to work their way into the FIFA family.

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Orient Express

by Robert O'Connor

Leyton Orient’s manager is showing his chairman why he might just be the man to pull the club out of the Olympic shadow, writes Robert O’Connor.