World Cup 2018

  • Photo: justinshanks/Flickr
    25.09.2014 /
    Head investigator and author of the independent report on the probe into alleged corruption in the bidding process for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups, Michael Garcia, has issued a statement calling for his report to be made public. He is supported by a number of high-ranking football officials.
  • Photo: Action Images / Andrew Boyers
    10.09.2014 /
    Awarding the rights to host the 2018 and 2022 World Cup finals at the same time was a mistake: that is likely to be one of the key conclusions in the independent report into the process.
  • Photo: Pavlo 1 / Wikimedia
    19.08.2014 /
    Three football clubs from the Crimea region in Ukraine are about to join the Russian football league in spite of Ukrainian protests. Both FIFA and UEFA say they are hoping for a compromise and neither have taken action so far.
  • Photo: Wikimedia
    By Martin Müller
    25.06.2014 /
    Four years before the opening match, the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia has already produced significant cost overruns and construction work is falling behind deadlines. Overall, it looks set to become the most expensive World Cup ever, says Martin Müller from the University of Zürich in this comment piece.
  • 30.10.2013 /
    Australia’s bid for the 2018 and 2022 FIFA World Cups did not fail due to a lack of suitability or a lack of infrastructure, the former head of Corporate and Strategic Affairs at the Australian Football Association (FFA) Bonita Mersiades told delegates at Play the Game 2013.
  • 03.12.2012 /
    In this speech prepared for the EASM conference in Aalborg earlier this year, Bonita Mersiades guides us through the development of football in Australia.
  • 15.11.2012 /
    A book written by Bonita Mersiades, planned to be published March 2013, reveals the details of the lobbyism going on behind closed doors in the FIFA World Cup bidding process.
  • 02.10.2012 /
    Despite being ahead of schedule the Russian World Cup organisers are still facing a number of challenges in terms of legacy, transport, racism and other issues on the way towards 2018. David Gold, British freelance journalist, analyses Russia’s World Cup preparations after the announcement of the 11 host cities for the tournament.

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