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The player played: Frank Lowy and Australia’s failed World Cup bid

When Swiss police, acting on FBI intelligence, swooped in May and arrested several officials from FIFA, world football’s governing body, the game seemed up at last. Years of FIFA scandal and whitewash suddenly…

Should Russia host the 2018 FIFA World Cup?

Calls to remove or boycott Russia as host of the 2018 FIFA World Cup are gathering force. Ukraine president Petro Poroshenko, as well as 13 US senators, have said continued Russian intervention in east…

Australia’s summer of sporting events – has it been worth it?

The cricket World Cup’s opening game, which pits Australia against England on Valentine’s Day, is the latest twist in a summer in which Australia has played host to two of the world’s biggest…