Author Archives: Jan Maceczek

Behind the Scenes of a Soccer Powerhouse with Netflix’s First Team: Juventus

This past February, Netflix released the documentary First Team: Juventus, chronicling the Italian side’s journey through the 2017-2018 season. In the process, Netflix seeks to capture the team’s ethos, history, and the lives of individual players. As the first Netflix series about association soccer, First Team represents the sport’s steadily increasing popularity and influence. Source: Netflix… Read More »

It’s Only Business: FIFA Turning a Blind Eye to Chinese State Interference

Earlier this month, FIFA met with officials from the Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) and the Spanish government to address allegations of state interference in the affairs of the country’s soccer administration. The issue surfaced last year, when the Spanish Sports Council’s (CSD) insisted that new elections be called for the presidency of the RFEF following… Read More »