Today’s biggest challenge to international sport is the seeming unwillingness to apply the fundamental principles of fair play. When one examines the international sport scene one readily recalls the tremendous expenditure by the international football federation – FIFA – to promotion of fair play. Indeed FIFA has made popular the FIFA Fair Play Anthem. Today […]
It is often said that nothing happens before its time. Following recent developments in sport at the global level it is clear that the foregoing is a fundamental truth. The global sport movement has been struck by the revelations emanating from FIFA.
St Vincent and the Grenadines has made it through to the next round of the FIFA World Cup Preliminaries. It is therefore important to get sufficiently serious to ensure that our preparations are well organised enough for us to feel that we are in with a chance of success. The question really is what are […]
St Vincent and the Grenadines has earned the right to play in the second round of the preliminaries for the FIFA World Cup of 2018. We are due to start off with playing the USA, a formidable but not insurmountable challenge. In the previous edition of this Column we addressed some of the necessary actions […]
In the past week we have learnt that one of the seven FIFA officials arrested in Switzerland, Jeffrey Webb of the Cayman Islands and former President of CONCACAF, has opted to deliver himself to the authorities in the US. This is an interesting scenario since it means that the voluntary extradition may signal a readiness […]
Over the past two weeks FIFA has become the central focus of international sport but for all of the wrong reasons.
It was long expected but no one envisaged that global football would have been so shamed as we have witnessed over the past few days.
In recent weeks we have been hearing of the results of the latest inquiry conducted in the world of sport, that of the governing body for football, FIFA, as it appears to investigate itself. It seems a common practice for international and regional sports organisations to rush to conduct inquiries into themselves once the red […]
It’s finally over. The month long FIFA World Cup is finally over. Germany has returned home as World Champions for a fourth time, having its first victory in 24 years, to celebrations all over the country bordering on mayhem.
The first round of the FIFA World Football Cup 2014 is now completed and already some of the usually respected major teams have gone home and justly so.