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Osborne’s £3m Chinese giveaway is a political own goal – Dr David Webber

On Wednesday, the Treasury announced a £3 million deal to fund a grassroots football programme in China, but Dr David Webber, an expert in the cultural political economy of football at the University of Warwick, believes that the Chancellor’s priorities are misplaced.


Prince Ali’s entrance into the race for the Fifa Presidency places reform officially on the agenda – but questions remain as to how far he will go

Dr David Webber from the Politics department discusses Prince Ali bin al-Hussein of Jordan's intention to succeed Sepp Blatter as the head of football’s world governing body Fifa.


For Blatter the game is seemingly up; Fifa must now reform for the good of world football – Dr David Webber

Dr David Webber, an expert in the cultural political economy of football at the University of Warwick, remains cautious over Sepp Blatter’s long-term intentions, and what his decision to step down means for Fifa and its proposed programme of reforms.


Football reform must begin at home, not with Fifa” Dr David Webber reminds UK officials

Unless the English game gets its own house in order, Sepp Blatter’s critics in the UK risk being accused of hollow populism, warns Dr David Webber from the Department of Politics and International Studies at the University of Warwick.


“The future of the global game hangs on tomorrow’s Fifa election” - Dr David Webber

"These fresh investigations have blown Fifa wide open and there is now the very real possibility of reform. However, upon whose terms these reforms will take place remains far from certain..."


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