Episode: One World Sports: Premier League Launch Pad and Red Card for FIFA


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One World Sports: Premier League Launch Pad and Red Card for FIFA
Finally the season has arrived as the transfer window continues to distract and determine how each of the Premier League teams prepares to open the 2015-16 campaign, where the favorites, contenders and surprises are all discussed as well as a new initiative to put the spotlight on FIFA and the opportunity costs that were lost against a landscape of corruption and greed for decades. First up Anto is joined by Phil Brown, his cohost from SiriusXM to dig into the early impressions of where the Premier League is headed before the transfer window is closed for a first take on challenges and objectives for many of the top sides and those who might find it hard to survive the bottom three. In part two, Mel Brennan arrives to give us a first look into his newest project, Red Card: A Film About FIFA, which will hope to chronicle and reveal the many opportunity costs lost due to a long and troubling pattern of diverting a boom of resources away from the very people who needed them most. We also explore the questions that remain in the aftermath of a federal investigation with more rounds of indictments that are sure to follow and how interested listeners can contribute to a new film searching for the truth and a better way to lead the world game forward. Then in our final segment, correspondent Omar Al-Raisi from the UAE to talk some football from the Gulf, the AFC Champions League that is about to resume and a bit of boxing news as Floyd Mayweather and Amir Khan have announced fight plans from Dubai.

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