Patrick Nally

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The Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, refurbished for the World Cup, is the biggest venue in the 2018 tournament, with a capacity of 81,000 people. Photograph: Peter Powell/EPA

As the Italian Conte Verde ocean liner set sail from Genoa to South America in 1930, this newspaper bore no mention of its departure or where it was g(...)

Preparations for the Fifa World Cup continue apace on the ground. Photograph: Reuters

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Under huge pressure from all sides, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) will decide on Tuesday whether to ban Russia from next year’s Winter Oly(...)

Former Fifa president Sepp Blatter is showered with fake banknotes at a press conference in 2015. Photograph: Arnd Wiegmann/Reuters

Fifa will fall short of its sponsorship target for next summer’s World Cup in Russia by more than a quarter due to the “toxic” nature of its brand, a(...)

A file image of Fifa president Sepp Blatter.  Photograph: PA

Four of Fifa’s leading sponsors – Coca-Cola, McDonald’s, Visa and Budweiser – have demanded that its embattled president, Sepp Blatter, step down imm(...)

Patrick Nally says labour rights weren’t even a consideration in the bidding requirements for the 2022 World Cup.

Credited with inventing the multipartner sponsorship model for big sporting events in the 1970s, Patrick Nally is the first to say that it is time for(...)