• A World Cup of two halves

    David Rowe     |      July 30, 2022

    The soccer World Cup takes place in Qatar, that famous hotbed of football fervour, in November this year, when human rights will be in the spotlight as much as England’s inevitable elimination on penalties in the semi-final.

  • Strong men on and off the field

    Jessie Moritz     |      November 20, 2021

    Saudi Arabia seeks to play an increasingly visible role in European football but the purchase of Newcastle United Football Club reflects the wider trend of authoritarian governments investing in international sports.