I’m not a big soccer fan. There, I said it. I find the game painfully boring to watch. The only time I watch full games is once every four years when the FIFA World Cup rolls around. And while the tournament is shaping up to be a really interesting one, I’m getting increasingly frustrated with the way the game is played. I’m sure many fans share my irritation with the endless diving by players in an attempt to win a penalty or free kick, the poor calls by linesmen and some really questionable refereeing decisions.
Despite its status as a not-for-profit association under Swiss law, FIFA is run as a business – and a very profitable one at that (as we discovered four years ago). So it shouldn’t be surprising then that it shares some painful parallels with many of the lumbering large corporates that I speak to on a regular basis. I KNOW HOW TO FIX IT… I JUST DON’T WANT TO Soccer seems to court controversy, mistakes and poor decisions. Sometimes it involves illegal handballs which are missed by the referee, like Maradona’s infamous ‘Hand of God’ in the quarterf inals of the 1986 FIFA World Cup between England and Argentina, which is still talked about nearly three decades after it happened. Sometimes it involves a
Despite numerous controversies, the FIFA World Cup remains one of the most popular soccer tournaments worldwide.