Follow the World Cup with our experts

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In the run-up to the World Cup, experts from the University of Liverpool’s Management School have shared their thoughts on football -related matters in a number of articles published on The Conversation.

The Conversation is an independent news and commentary website produced by academics and journalists which sources news, opinion pieces, commentary and the latest research from the academic community.   It has a monthly audience of 1.6 million users, and reach of 6.2 million.

Dr Susan Bridgewater, Head of Sports Research, discusses why football is, and is likely to remain, the biggest sport in the world.

You can also follow Sue on twitter @SueBridgewater

Kieran Maguire writes about the delicate issue of FIFA’s finances and its relationship with its sponsors in an article What do FIFA’s finances tell us about its sponsor relations?

You can also follow Kieran on twitter @KieranMaguire

Senior Lecturer in Sports Management and Law and Director of Studies for the MBA (Football Industries) programme, Dr Geoff Pearson, discusses the unsuccessful efforts which have been used to stop disorder at previous tournaments.

You can also follow Geoff on twitter @Geoff_Pearson

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