Kosovo’s most famous footballer has called for FIFA to recognise his homeland, writes Dave Wood.
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There’s an international feel to this week’s Hold the BackPage as Neil Sherwin is joined by Ger McCarthy and Willie Gannon to discuss Ireland’s qualification for the European Championships, as well all the latest on the ongoing racism sagas and the weekend’s Premier League fixtures.
David Brown looks at the latest Manchester City project and wonders about the reasoning behind Etihad Campus.
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.
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.