Author Archives: Helena Wang

About Helena Wang

Hi, I'm Helena and I am currently a senior at Duke studying Economics. I I am a huge soccer fan and am looking forward to learning more about the sport in this class.

Soccer Violence Escalates with Economic Woes

On Saturday in Belgrade, Serbia, fans of the soccer team Red Star were very angry about being penned in at the stadium before a match against rival Partizan. This caused many of the fans to begin ripping out the hard plastic seats and hurling them at the police. Partizan fans rained dozens of flares on… Read More »

Will FIFA Regret a Qatar World Cup?

Since FIFA has confirmed that the 2022 World Cup will be held in the winter with the final scheduled for December 18th, many questions have been raised about what will this mean for the soccer world. When Qatar initially launched the bid to host the 2022 World Cup in 2009, there were already a lot… Read More »

The Decline of Serie A?

As of February 25th, 2015, Juventus is 9 points on top of the Serie A table. Unless they crash out unexpectedly, they are on course to win a consecutive 4th title. It has been a recurring theme that Juventus wins the league by a staggering amount – in the last season, they won the league… Read More »

2022 World Cup Set For November and December

A FIFA task force has recommended that the 2022 World Cup be set for the winter months of November and December. The 2022 World Cup is to take place in Qatar, which is known to have extraordinarily hot summers. FIFA officials met in Doha to discuss a number of alternatives to hosting the World Cup… Read More »

Transfer Window: Round 2

It is halfway through the 2014-2015 season, which means that the winter transfer window is now going on. Established during the 2002-2003 season of the English Premier League, the present transfer window system was introduced as a way to best preserve contractual stability for both the player and the club while allowing movement to occur… Read More »