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Last summer’s FIFA World Cup in Brazil was a celebration of all that is good about the glorious game.

But in so many other aspects, football undergoes a continual challenge with its own reputation.

True, the days where families were fearful of attending games because of fan violence may be long gone in most domestic leagues.

But whether it is high profile players biting opponents, player misbehaviour off the pitch or even chairmen saying the wrong thing, there is much room for improvement if football is to provide the role models it aspires to create.

Over the past few weeks in England, for instance, lower league clubs Sheffield United and Oldham Athletic have been heavily criticised for contemplating signing former Welsh international Ched Evans, who has served half of a five year prison term for rape.

Evans maintains his innocence and a determination to clear his name, but an offer from Sheffield United was withdrawn after significant opposition from supporters, sponsors, patrons and politicians.

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FIFA candidate Jerome Champagne 
New survey suggests FIFA needs reputational change
 
FIFA, the world governing body for football, needs to change as its reputation has taken a serious hit following controversy surrounding the voting for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups, according to a survey undertaken by Calacus.

One hundred sports business executives attending the Geneva 2014 International Sports Conference were asked whether current FIFA President Sepp Blatter should run for a fifth term as President.

A staggering 89% said that they thought it was time for a fresh face.

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MEI CEO Dennis Mills 
From Glasgow to Gold Coast: By Major Events International
 
With next year’s Asian Football Cup and Cricket World Cup both taking place down under, there’s no denying that Australia is gaining a fantastic reputation for hosting world class events.
 
It came as no surprise then that the iconic Gold Coast was chosen to host the next Commonwealth Games following this summer’s successful event in Glasgow.

There are a number of business opportunities in Australia for British companies looking to export their expertise.

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OUR FAVOURITE PR CAMPAIGN
Idris Elba is helping to fight the Ebola epidemic through a campaign entitled ‘Africa United’. 

Read more about the campaign HERE
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