It might be more than three years until the next World Cup but qualifying has just gotten underway with Belize and Montserrat chasing their own impossible dream.
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After a very successful season, Rangers have suffered a blow this week with the news that Madjid Bougherra wants out, and is willing to exploit FIFA’s ‘Webster Ruling’ and buy out his own contract.
James Dixon looks at a small but possibly significant shift in the voting powers of each of FIFA’s confederations.
Actions off the pitch have taken centre stage this week with FIFA President Sepp Blatter denying allegations of corruption, much to the scoffed amusement of Thomas Gaunt.
With the FIFA presedential elections set to take place this year, there is the possibility of a striking new era for the game’s governing body.
We doubt many have heard of the VIVA World Cup, but if you have then you’ll also know that Northern Italy, Padania, have dominated the tournament since its inception. Frazer Lloyd-Davies tells us about what exactly the VIVA World Cup is, and how Padania’s dominance might be just another example of size and wealth overcoming all else.
BackPageFootball.com columnist Ed Diggins returns for the new year with a look at the Bosman Ruling which came into effect just over 15 years ago.
The debate over introducing video technology into football is one of the game’s more long standing issues, and James Dixon looks at the reasons for FIFA failing to make what seems like an obvious and straight forward change.
The David Beckham circus rolled into New South Wales last night as his LA Galaxy side took on the Newcastle Jets in an exhibition game.
Richard Chambers discusses the growing trend of Northern Ireland players switch allegiance to the Republic national team, as IFA lose another young player in Daniel Kearns.