In the second episode of This Week In Soccer audio edition, 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 (

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.

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