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The 2018 FIFA World Cup has already had its fair share of David and Goliath moments. But with hundreds of millions of soccer fans missing out on representation, won't somebody think of the advertisers?
From the best press release (Volkswagen, for claiming it was an environmental leader) to Kmart's humble and savvy CEO, here are the best and worst of business for the year.
FIFA has become synonymous with corruption and scandal. And why should you care? Because it's your money, writes Crikey 2014 World Cup correspondent Django Merope Synge.
Yes, oil prices are very low, but OPEC intends to continue to produce the same amount. Plus other business tidbits of the day.
The right is collapsing, capitalism is dead, FIFA are getting their just desserts, and Charles Kennedy is dead. What a week.
The US prosecution of FIFA is extraordinary hypocrisy from a country that treats systemic and constant criminality by the world's biggest banks as the financial equivalent of a parking offence, Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane write.
Let's get rid of FIFA all together, writes freelance journalist Django Merope Synge.