VAR, What is it good for? Absolutely nothing?

In the 2010's, the football world underwent some significant changes. From nuanced transfer clauses to advanced goal-line technology, the game has been modernised. In the last year of the decade, the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) was finally introduced in the Premier League. Since then, the ripples of that technology have been felt far and wide. … Continue reading VAR, What is it good for? Absolutely nothing?

Emiliano Sala: An Agreement Never Rests In Peace

It is now one full year since the tragic accident that took away the life of the prolific young footballer Emiliano Sala. But there has been little peace since his death between his former club FC Nantes ("Nantes") and Cardiff City FC ("Cardiff") where the player was headed. On 25 September 2019, the legal dispute … Continue reading Emiliano Sala: An Agreement Never Rests In Peace

Italy’s New Licensing System For Agents

Introduction In June 2009, FIFA started the process to alter their regulations and control over agents, which culminated with approval of the new Regulations on working with intermediaries which came into force on April 2015[1]. When these regulations came out, it was viewed as a positive step, especially for clubs and federations, on what was … Continue reading Italy’s New Licensing System For Agents

Should Athletes’ Health be Public?

Elite athletes are celebrities. The public know about their salaries, love life and family life, but should we know about their medical history or should that remain private? There is no common global consensus regarding the treatment of sportsmen and sportswomen's medical data. So how does it work in different sports and different countries? Medical … Continue reading Should Athletes’ Health be Public?