Twentytwo13 columnist Ayu Musa Kamal – in Qatar for the FIFA World Cup – says the tournament has thus far, been a success, despite the controversies that have plagued the Middle Eastern nation.
Two Argentina fans and one French supporter say they hope Lionel Messi finally lifts the FIFA World Cup on Sunday, but another thinks Kylian Mbappe will steal the show.
A series of arrests were made by Royal Malaysia Police in recent days following a nationwide crackdown on football gambling activities in conjunction with the FIFA World Cup 2022. Details of the modus operandi of the bookies remain sketchy, as bets are expected to rise in days to come.
Significant amounts of money, in the form of transfer fees, cross borders annually, which raises the spectre of money laundering. To curb this, efforts are being made to ensure there is better control of these transactions. This was explored during a session in Sport Integrity Week 2021 yesterday.