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"Give the World Cup bid a red card"

That's the title of co-blogger Dennis Coates' piece in today's LA Times.  Dennis may be too proud to call attention

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Brazil Bleg

Bitter football enemies Argentina and Brazil (combined 7-time World Champions) square-off yet again in a friendly next Wednesday.  The match

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Qatar and/or Bust

Today FIFA announced that the 2018 World Cup will be held in Russia, while the 2022 version will be held

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Not a Good Performance Evaluation

The AP headline is:  "US soccer pres: We failed to meet expectations."  There's not much else in the story, apart

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World Cup finances & knock-on effects

This BBC story has a number of figures on the costs and revenues of staging this year's World Cup in

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FIFA fun

Skip called attention to a op-ed I published in the LA Times. An upshot of the piece, and similar ones

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FIFA: Money, Control, or Both

After goals not given, diving, low scoring, reds for nothing, penalties overlooked, ... of the World Cup, arguably the strongest

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Superb World Cup 'Selection Bias' Example

For all those economics professors and tutors out there who struggle to explain the crucial concept of ‘selection bias’, a

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Wake Me Up When We Play Algeria

2-2 vs. Slovenia, and whew!  That was the most thrilling tie in American history.  We're still alive!! As for the

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Mega-Events in Developing Nations

South Africa has spent at least $6 billion in preparations for this summer's World Cup. How can a poor but

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Punish the Referee?

Another broken leg in the EPL, this time to Newcastle's Hatem Ben Arfa, and the FA is -- according to

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