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The Football Lawyer: Qatar 2022 compensation claims and the problem with quotas, Football

The Football Lawyer: Qatar 2022 compensation claims and the problem with quotas

The reality is that Fifa and Qatar cannot predict what a court might rule…

By | Football, Sport | Tuesday, 15 October 2013 at 3:50 pm

Beautiful Horizon – How Belo Horizonte became the football capital of Brazil in 2013, Football

Beautiful Horizon – How Belo Horizonte became the football capital of Brazil in 2013

There might still be sixteen games left of this Brasileirão season, but last night’s celebrations of almost 50,000 Cruzeiro fans after a 3-0 win over closest rivals Botafogo had a definite ‘put the champagne on ice’ feel.

By | Football, Sport | Thursday, 19 September 2013 at 2:32 pm

When was the last time England started with no Manchester United players?, Football

When was the last time England started with no Manchester United players?

An England line-up with no Manchester United players. When did that last happen?

By | Football, Sport | Thursday, 12 September 2013 at 1:25 pm

The tale of the masseur and the goal-line clearance in Brazil – ‘I did it because of my love for the club’

While the back four of the Seleção has looked settled in recent months, competition for the incumbents may have emerged in the shape of a surprising late challenger.

By | Football, Sport | Tuesday, 10 September 2013 at 4:28 pm

The Football Lawyer: What would the true cost of moving the 2022 World Cup to winter be?, Football

The Football Lawyer: What would the true cost of moving the 2022 World Cup to winter be?

Sponsors and rival tournaments could be in line for compensation, while holding the Qatar tournament in the summer poses other costly problems.

By | Football, Sport | Thursday, 29 August 2013 at 12:29 pm

Premier League shirt sponsors pour record £166m into top-flight bank accounts – with Arsenal seeing the biggest rise, Football

Premier League shirt sponsors pour record £166m into top-flight bank accounts – with Arsenal seeing the biggest rise

The combined shirt sponsorship income of the Premier League’s 20 clubs has again defied the recession by rising £18.65m year-on-year to a record £165.75m this season – with big winners but some fallers among the new deals.

By | Football, Sport | Monday, 26 August 2013 at 1:51 pm

Cup more than half full for Brazilian football minnows, Football

Cup more than half full for Brazilian football minnows

To begin, a health warning. Regular readers of this column, if such things exist, should make a mug of strong, sweet tea and find a sturdy armchair in which to settle.

By | Football, Sport | Friday, 23 August 2013 at 4:39 pm

More Wacky Races than Formula One as season heats up in Brazil, Football

More Wacky Races than Formula One as season heats up in Brazil

With painful slowness, the Brasileirão season has finally worked its way clear of Confederations Cup snarl-ups and Libertadores bottlenecks and hit the open road that will carry it through to December’s finishing line.

By | Football, Sport | Tuesday, 13 August 2013 at 6:37 pm

Paul Tierney and other sport-inspired songs, Football

Paul Tierney and other sport-inspired songs

After The Ballad of Paul Tierney, more sport-inspired songs.

By | Football, Sport | Tuesday, 13 August 2013 at 2:00 am

The Ballad Of Paul Tierney, Football

The Ballad Of Paul Tierney

Poignant tribute song reminds us of the beautiful game’s fickle nature… and puts superstar tantrums into perspective.

By | Football, Olympics, Sport | Thursday, 8 August 2013 at 5:00 am

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