World soccer ruling group needs an overhaul

Many of the millions of us who watched the Mexico-Croatia game a few days ago asked ourselves the same questions when the umpire failed to call an obvious penalty kick for the Mexican team: are some of these World Cup matches fixed? Are the referees on the take?

That day, it didn’t matter much, because Mexico won a decisive 3-1 victory over Croatia, and moved on to the next round.

But the episode — much like a penalty kick to Brazil for a nonexistent foul during the inaugural game, and several other  …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.



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