The state of football in 2019

Football in 2018 gave us so many highlights. England winning a penalty shoot-out. The emergence of Croatia as a new favourite. Manchester City’s dominance in the Premier League. Jose Mourinho’s near destruction of Manchester United. Kylian Mbappe’s rise to the top.

But 2018 was also awful for the sport.

Where to start? Perhaps, FIFA’s continued support for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar and the overall controversy surrounding their decision to award the tournament to a country which has no footballing heritage or pedigree.

Felix Reeves's blog