Episode: One World Sports: Politics, Reforms and A Ridiculous Transfer Tale

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One World Sports: Politics, Reforms and A Ridiculous Transfer Tale
In a week where the international break gets fully underway for national team qualification, lingering questions over a key deadline deal affecting two of the biggest clubs in football and yet another FIFA Reform Process that seems deeper on platitudes in an election year than actual means to repair a fully tarnished image. In the first segment Simon Evans from Reuters gives us the view he discovered in Switzerland and how FIFA has now opened up a two pronged process that now sparks more questions than answers as a presidential election gets tossed into the formula. Where does the Carrard committee begin and where does the Scala process end in terms of control, political will and cooperation at the federation level. These are among the questions pursued and we even examine the ramifications for US Soccer as key discoveries await in a D1 status battle where sides are fully entrenched and the courts and FIFA may actual begin to intervene. In part two, joining Anto is Phil Brown who explores the gears and perceptions that surround a very complex and bizarre transfer deadline deal gone bad for Real Madrid as the move to bring in David De Gea failed loudly. We explore the edges of the deal, whether Madrid got cold feet on an acquisition that will come with a windfall in six months in terms of saved fees, and how the market has come to define many of the challengers for the Premier League.

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