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The business of football
The business of football

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This course was written by Ben Oakley and Jacky Hinton in 2014 and updated by Alex Twitchen in 2022.

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Extract from BBC radio programme (audio) ‘FIFA, Football, Power and Politics’, presented by David Goldblatt © BBC

Biennial World Cup: why is Africa keen 2021 (video): © BBC

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