Alan Moore looks at the current state of play in Russia on the back of a new regime at the top.
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The Fifa rankings have been updated again this week but Alex Byers believes they are far from accurate.
James Hunt isn’t all too impressed with the governing body’s handling of the European Championships.
Tom Rhodes puts forward the case for reassessing the rules on goal celebrations.
Almost 18 months on from the World Cup in South Africa, David Brown looks at the impact it has had on the game in that region.
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.
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.
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.
FIFA president Sepp Blatter today announced that Russia and Qatar will host the 2018 and 2022 World Cup tournaments following two days of presentations in Zurich.