World Cup Watching

A summer of off-field action

Professor Simon Chadwick

Posted: May 4, 2018

World Cup Watching – Short guides to following the off-field game

World Cup Watching is a series of short guides examining some of the most important off-field aspects of this summer’s World Cup in Russia.

The short guides will be published via The Scorecard.

Ahead of the series, people with an interest in what will be happening off-the-field in Russia this summer may want to take a look at the following:

FC Business

Inside World Football

Sport Business

Sports Business Journal

Sports Pro Media

The Guardian Football Business

Readers are welcome to recommend further websites to which people interested in the business and management of the World Cup can refer.

Ideas for or contributions to this series of short guides are also welcome.

All relevant correspondence should be sent to


About Professor Simon Chadwick

Simon is Professor of Sports Enterprise at Salford University in Manchester (UK), where he is also a Co-Director of the Centre for Sports Business. He is also a Founding Co-Director of the China Soccer Observatory and a Senior Fellow of the China Policy Institute at the University of Nottingham (UK). He has worked in football across the world, for various organisations including companies, federations, and governments. He tweets via @Prof_Chadwick