A general view of the proposed new Lusail Iconic Stadium in Lusail City. Photo: EPA

An East-West one-two for oil and power in China and Qatar’s stadium diplomacy

The shifting of the world football’s centre of gravity toward Asia, as part of a larger strategic vision for mineral markets and geopolitical influence

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A general view of the proposed new Lusail Iconic Stadium in Lusail City. Photo: EPA
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Simon Chadwick

Simon Chadwick

Simon Chadwick is a Professor of Sports Enterprise at Salford University in the UK, where he is also a member of the Centre for Sports Business.