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Why FIFA is the root of the lootbox infection

‘It’s in the game’ has never sounded more sinister

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Review: Football Manager 2018

Football Manager shakes off last year’s malaise with a strong addition to the series

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Alan Shearer’s BBC documentary puts spotlight on dementia and football

The documentary, which aired on Sunday the 12th, focused on the link between heading and dementia

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The rise of pre-order culture

A look at one of the most taken-for-granted practices in the industry

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Review: FIFA 18

Does FIFA justify yet another purchase?

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Microtransactions: the scourge of the games industry

What are they, and why should you care?

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Sergio Ramos: The best defender in the world

Dane Massey makes the case for why the Real Madrid centre back is so good

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Video refereeing in football is long overdue

Football will join cricket and rugby in using video replays in decisions in 2018

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Political Football

In the wake of the debate over whether international footballers should display a poppy on their kit, maybe it is time to realise that, contrary to the well-worn adage, sport and politics should, and do, mix regularly

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FIFA scraps anti-racism taskforce

Fifa has attracted widespread criticism for abolishing taskforce which aimed to eradicate racism within football

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Sports’ governing bodies are misbehaving

With a different sport’s governing body being in the spotlight each day for a scandal, it’s time to ask for transparency.

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Sport is becoming a bit of a dope

Will Kelly suggests its the administrators of sporting organisations that really need those performance enhancing drugs…