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FourFourTwo’s 10 most influential people in football right now

FourFourTwo’s 10 most influential people in football right now

The top 10 is here! Find out who w'eve ranked where on our footballing royalty list. 20 May 2017
12 FIFA delegates apparently don't know who won the 2014 World Cup

12 FIFA delegates apparently don't know who won the 2014 World Cup

It was just a test of FIFAs voting system at their annual congress, but 7% of the federation representatives in attendance didnt seem to know who won the 2014 World Cup. 11 May 2017
Dodd loses FIFA spot

Dodd loses FIFA spot

Integrity in football campaigner Moya Dodd has lost her place on FIFA. 8 May 2017
Why respect campaigns and policing player language only make refs' lives worse

Why respect campaigns and policing player language only make refs' lives worse

The ratios of powers shifted a long time ago, and now the game is here, stuck at a point where any retaliation against player behaviour seems unorthodox and wrong But how did it come to this? 30 Mar 2017
Explained! How the FIFA rankings are worked out

Explained! How the FIFA rankings are worked out

Stop getting your knickers in a twist you literally cant argue with mathematics. Heres how it works 29 Mar 2017
Worst case scenario - What if we finish third?

Worst case scenario - What if we finish third?

With only three games left until the third round of qualification ends - and Australia in third place - what happens if the unthinkable comes to fruition, and the reigning Asian champions fail to qualify directly? 29 Mar 2017
10 of the ugliest match-fixing scandals in football history

10 of the ugliest match-fixing scandals in football history

Scott McIntyre has sifted through footballs sordid past to unearth some of the stories that continue to leave scars on the world game 16 Mar 2017
Training compo fees holding back Aussie kids

Training compo fees holding back Aussie kids

Professional Footballers Australia (PFA) chief John Didulica says legal action against FIFA’s transfer system could have major ramifications for Australian players hoping to move overseas. 3 Mar 2017
How Trump's controversial policy could impact World Cup football

How Trump's controversial policy could impact World Cup football

US President Donald Trump has wasted little time implementing some of his more controversial election promises, including a travel ban aimed at certain countries. How could it impact football? Scott McIntyre explores the issues... 2 Feb 2017
Offside Marco!

Offside Marco!

Marco Van Basten, FIFA Chief Technical Officer, has foreshadowed further changes to the World Cup Finals, including the possibility of replacing decider spot kicks with the old NASL method where a player started with the ball 25 metres out and had 8 seconds to score. 19 Jan 2017
A World Cup revolution

A World Cup revolution

While the debate rages about the rights and wrongs of a 48-nation World Cup finals, it’s now a chance to overhaul even more about the tournament. 17 Jan 2017
The World Cup Runneth Over

The World Cup Runneth Over

So Gianni Infantino got his way. From 2026 the World Cup Finals will feature 48 rather than 32 teams. The biggest sporting event in the world just got 50% bigger. 11 Jan 2017
Bouvet Island’s World Cup qualification chances receive welcome boost

Bouvet Island’s World Cup qualification chances receive welcome boost

The subantarctic island is now eyeing 2026 glory, Back of the Net can reveal 11 Jan 2017
Aussie ref realises 'lifelong dream'

Aussie ref realises 'lifelong dream'

A-League referee Shaun Evans is over the moon after being selected to the FIFA Panel of International Referees for the first time. 1 Jan 2017
Is World Cup expansion viable?

Is World Cup expansion viable?

FIFA President Gianni Infantino would like to see a World Cup with 48 teams, comprising 16 groups of three teams, with two going through to the expanded knockout round of 32. Is it viable? 8 Dec 2016
FIFA president postpones Aussie visit

FIFA president postpones Aussie visit

FIFA President Gianni Infantino has postponed Monday’s visit to Australia to attend funeral services in Brazil for those lost in this week's Colombian plane crash. 2 Dec 2016
Moya Dodd flying the flag for Southeast Asia

Moya Dodd flying the flag for Southeast Asia

Politics in football, like those in other persuasions, has a fairly murky reputation riven as it is with cloaked backroom deals and shady careerists more concerned with personal enhancement than unified progress. 27 Sep 2016
FFA set for voting overhaul

FFA set for voting overhaul

Football Federation Australia has bowed to demands for reform from FIFA and the AFC which should see A-League clubs have a bigger say in the game. 22 Sep 2016
Who are the best Aussies in FIFA17?

Who are the best Aussies in FIFA17?

The new FIFA 17 hits shelves and games consoles on September 29 - but we've got the lowdown on who are the top ranked Socceroos and A-League stars this season. 22 Sep 2016
Explained! How the FIFA rankings are worked out

Explained! How the FIFA rankings are worked out

Stop getting your knickers in a twist you literally cant argue with mathematics. Here's how it works... 15 Sep 2016
First play: FIFA 17 vs PES 2017 – which is better?

First play: FIFA 17 vs PES 2017 – which is better?

Forget Jose Mourinho vs Pep Guardiola next season. PES vs FIFA is set to be the defining battle of 2016-17 and Ben Wilson has played them both 3 Sep 2016