It has been a busy, and often turbulent, time for football. Several FIFA officials were arrested in Switzerland; FIFA announced a raft of new reforms aimed at changing the organisation’s system of governance; Chinese investors made their first foray into the English Premier League, acquiring a 13% stake in Manchester City; and now the draw for the 2016 UEFA European Championship in France has taken place.
As football grapples with its sense of purpose and identity, the Euro 2016 draw brings a welcome focus on the game itself rather than on the intrigue of its boardrooms. The prospect of an England-Wales …read more
Source: The Conversation