Is David Moyes a sexist? Has football been abrogating its responsibility to stamp out prejudice through a ‘boys will be boys’ excuse? Is this merely the latest cause célèbre of a press desperate for controversy?
2026 will mark the death of international football: that year’s FIFA World Cup will be saturated by lesser teams offered a place in a competition ideally reserved for the elite by an inflated pool of 48 teams.
In the 1930s, Germany threatened to be a football power, finishing third in the 1934 World Cup. Then, they had a larger country from which to pick talent – an eastern province with a lost football history.