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This Week In Soccer: Financial Fair Play and World Cup 2022 in Qatar

this week in soccer 600x193 This Week In Soccer: Financial Fair Play and World Cup 2022 in Qatar

In the second episode of This Week In Soccer, we feature a riveting discussion about Financial Fair Play and how the repercussions of the new rulings will morph European soccer into an American closed system where promotion and relegation either disappear or change forever. Plus we discuss FIFA World Cup 2022 and whether it makes sense to open up the World Cup 2022 tournament for a rebid.

In addition to that, there’s an insightful discussion that defends the use of the term “soccer,” and some very revealing facts about its usage.

The guests on this week’s episode are:

Stefan Szymanski (Co-author of Soccernomics).

Richard Farley (NBCSports.com)

Kartik Krishnaiyer (Senior Writer, World Soccer Talk), and

Laurence McKenna (EPL Talk Podcast host).

For the discussion on Financial Fair Play, here’s the link to Stefan’s article on how European football will never be the same that appeared in The Financial Times newspaper.

This Week In Soccer is just one of many developments this summer. In addition to the recent video documentary we produced on the history and legacy of Tampa Bay Rowdies, we released a new show this week entitled Voices of Soccer that features an exclusive interview with former Luton Town and England striker Ricky Hill on the topic of conquering racism in English football. Meanwhile, the EPL Talk Podcast will continue to be released each week.

Subscribe to the World Soccer Talk channel on YouTube. And feel free to share us your feedback on the second episode in the comments section below.

Editor’s note: We apologize for the audio not syncing up with the video for the portions where Laurence is speaking. We’ll work on correcting that for the next episode, but definitely stay with this episode since the discussion and debate are quite enlightening indeed and feature discussions that you won’t hear anywhere else.


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Founder and publisher of World Soccer Talk, Christopher Harris is the managing editor of the site. He has been interviewed by The New York Times, The Guardian and several other publications. Plus he has made appearances on NPR, BBC World, CBC, BBC Five Live, talkSPORT and beIN SPORT. Harris, who has lived in Florida since 1984, has supported Swansea City since 1979. He's also an expert on soccer in South Florida, and got engaged during half-time of a MLS game. Harris launched EPL Talk in 2005, which was rebranded as World Soccer Talk in 2013.
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