Crumbling Currency: Yemen Slides into the Horrors of Famine

Crumbling Currency Yemen Slides into the Horrors of Famine

War-torn Yemen is experiencing the disastrous collapse of its currency. Food, fuel, medication and clean water is becoming astronomically expensive. The result is a looming famine that could become one of the biggest ever. By Christoph Reuter more... Comment ]

Manchester City Exposed: Chapter 4: A Global Empire

Manchester City Exposed Chapter 4: A Global Empire

It's football capitalism in its purest form: Manchester City pays exorbitant salaries and turns a profit, while the City Football Group controls affiliates on all continents. Executives even used an Arab club for secret payments to the man who is now the coach of Italy's national team. By DER SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]


Financial Fair Play: 'It's Rude'

Financial Fair Play 'It's Rude'

Football finance expert Rob Wilson explains in an interview why the recent revelations about Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain are problematic -- and why a Super League seems more and more likely. more... Comment ]

Manchester City Exposed: Chapter 3: Recruiting Pep Guardiola

Manchester City Exposed Chapter 3: Recruiting Pep Guardiola

The powerful men behind Manchester City don't just show up in the stadium, they also make appearances on the global political stage. Control is their top priority. They managed to lure star trainer Pep Guardiola away from FC Bayern almost a year before he took over Man City. By DER SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]


Kylian Mbappé: It's Raining Money for This Football Wunderkind

Kylian Mbappé It's Raining Money for This Football Wunderkind

Never before has a 19-year-old earned more at Paris Saint-Germain than Kylian Mbappé. Yet the club also denied numerous special requests made by the highly talented striker. By DER SPIEGEL Staff more...

American Gold Rush: How Financial Incentives Dictate Teams' U.S. Games

American Gold Rush How Financial Incentives Dictate Teams' U.S. Games

American sports executive Charlie Stillitano lures the biggest and most powerful football clubs to a summer tournament in the United States and Asia. The matches are a prelude to the Super League. more... Comment ]


Football Leaks: FIFA's Weakened Code of Ethics - President Infantino Intervened Personally

Football Leaks FIFA's Weakened Code of Ethics - President Infantino Intervened Personally

FIFA President Gianni Infantino secretly worked to weaken the global football organization's code of ethics in several areas. He intervened personally. more...


Football Leaks: Bayern Munich Explored Exit from Bundesliga and Champions League

Football Leaks Bayern Munich Explored Exit from Bundesliga and Champions League

Germany's leading football team, Bayern Munich, tasked the international law firm Cleary Gottlieb in 2016 with exploring the circumstances under which the club could leave both the country's national league, the Bundesliga, and the Champions League. more... Comment ]

Gianni Infantino: How FIFA's President Failed To Clean Up Football

Gianni Infantino How FIFA's President Failed To Clean Up Football

When Gianni Infantino took the helm at FIFA, he promised to rescue football's global governing body from the crisis in which it found itself. Yet thousands of internal memos suggest he is just the latest in a line of despots bending the global organization to their will. By DER SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]

ManCity and Paris Saint-Germain: How Oil Money Distorts Global Football

ManCity and Paris Saint-Germain How Oil Money Distorts Global Football

Five years ago, UEFA introduced Financial Fair Play, a set of rules designed to level the economic playing field in European football. But during his tenure as UEFA general secretary, Gianni Infantino went out of his way to ensure that Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain avoided harsh punishment. By DER SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]

Dirty Deals: Documents Show Secret Plans for Elite League of Top Clubs

Dirty Deals Documents Show Secret Plans for Elite League of Top Clubs

A coalition that includes FC Bayern Munich spent months working on plans to create a private league of elite teams behind the backs of associations and other teams. By DER SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]