With the MLS reluctant to give up their centralised power, it appears the single-entity structure is here to stay…for now. Tweet Major League Soccer (“MLS”) was founded in 1993 as part of the United States successful bid to host the 1994 FIFA World Cup. Since its inception, the MLS has grown into one of the … Continue reading Major League Soccer’s Single-Entity Structure
FIFA 2019 World Cup
"The Fifa Women’s World Cup France 2019 is going to be the biggest women’s sporting event of the year"- Sarai Bareman (Fifa’s chief women’s football officer)The FIFA 2019 World Cup (FIFA WC) has been running from the 7th June to 7th July 2019 in France, where 24 countries face each other in a competition of 52 … Continue reading FIFA 2019 World Cup
Football Paradoxes II
The World Cup Formula This article picks up where Football Paradoxes I finishes; that China expects to win the FIFA World Cup before 2050. The FIFA World Cup. The biggest event in football. The place where the best national teams play one another to be crowned World Champions. Starting in 1930, the FIFA World Cup has seen … Continue reading Football Paradoxes II
Football Paradoxes I
Football: The nº1 global sport but not in populous countries?! Football. The beautiful game. The most followed and played sport in the world. However, if you think about it, it is only the most popular in 3 of the 10 most populated countries in the world (Brazil, Nigeria and Mexico). So why isn't football the number … Continue reading Football Paradoxes I
VAR: Friend or foe?
The Video Assistant Referee (VAR) was introduced into the Laws of the Game in 2018, used in the World Cup and now in the knockout stages of the Champions League. Just over one year on from its official, controversial introduction, Lex Sportiva evaluates its success. Firstly, how does it work? VAR operates on a three-step … Continue reading VAR: Friend or foe?