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La Liga Signs Strategic Accord With Chinese Super League

The agreement will also see young Chinese coaches and players come to Spain and Spaniards going to China and enrich each nations' football culture.

Barcelona’s President Opens Up On Ernesto Valverde’s Future

FC Barcelona President Josep Maria Bartomeu said that Ernesto Valverde will remain as Barca's first team coach for next season. The Blaugrana outfit leads the Liga Santander with a five-point advantage over Atletico Madrid at the halfway point of the campaign.

Bayern Munich: Niko Kovač’s Master Plan To Win The Bundesliga Title

Bayern Munich coach Niko Kovač seems to know what is best to turn around things in the Bundesliga and create a happy end for his colours as he said that his side is comfortable with the hunter's role having to chase league leaders Borussia Dortmund.

Football Leaks Owner Arrested In Budapest

The Portuguese owner of Football Leaks, known for the launch of documents related to the Ronaldo Scandal, has been arrested here on Wednesday, according to local and Portuguese media, confirmed by Hungarian police.

José Mourinho: Is There A Way Back For The Special One?

It is no shock that José Mourinho has been sacked by Manchester United. The results on the pitch said it all. The most commercially successful club in the world is having its worst season in 28 years – with its playing assets inevitably depreciating in value as a result.

Trouble For Tottenham, Harry Kane Out Of Action

Harry Kane suffered an injury in the closing moments of his side's 1-0 defeat to Manchester United on Sunday and scans carried out on Tuesday confirmed the damage to ligaments in his left ankle.

Arsenal Goalkeeper Petr Čech Announces Retirement

Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Čech will retire at the end of the season after playing 15 years in the English Premier League. The former Czech Republic international joined Arsenal in June 2015 from the London rivals Chelsea, who signed him from French club Rennes in July 2004.

La Liga President Javier Tebas Announces El Clásico Date

Spanish Football League (LaLiga) President Javier Tebas confirmed on Monday that the second 'Clásico' of the season between FC Barcelona and Real Madrid will be played at 20:45 (local time) on March 2 in Real Madrid's Santiago Bernabéu Stadium.

César Luis Menotti: Argentina National Team’s New Director

Argentina's 1978 World Cup winning manager César Luis Menotti has been appointed the country's national teams director. He will be tasked with coordinating Argentina's youth and senior teams and will oversee a plan announced by the AFA in November to find a new "football identity".

La Liga 2018/19: Lionel Messi’s 400th Goal, Real Madrid Win Narrowly

Lionel Messi scored the 400th league goal to gift FC Barcelona the 'Winter Champions' in the Liga Santander with a 3-0 win over Eibar while Injury hit Real Madrid win 2-1 against Real Betis.

Why Women Are Still Being Blocked From The Top Jobs In Football

Although the world of English football has long been considered a man’s world, women now make up a sizeable proportion of football players and fans. But despite this, the football boardroom still remains a distinctly male domain.

Football Transfer Rumours: The Science Behind It

The World Cup years are always the hottest time for transfer rumours; nevertheless, even when there are no major tournaments taking place, “who goes where and for what” is perpetually on the lips of fans, the screens of newspaper editors, and in the minds of players and agents.

Bundesliga 2018/19: Will Borussia Dortmund Finally Beat Bayern Munich For The League Title?

Trying to secure the 2018-19 Bundesliga title and survive as many knock-out rounds of the Champions League campaign as possible, the Blacks and Yellows will have to go to their limits.

Tite To Remain As Brazil Coach Till 2022 FIFA World Cup

Brazil coach Tite will keep his job until at least the 2022 World Cup, regardless of the team's performance as hosts of this year's Copa America.

CAF Awards 2018: Mohamed Salah Is The Winner Again

Egyptian striker Mohamed Salah has been named African Footballer of the Year for the second year in a row. On the same day, Confederation of African Football (CAF) have announced that Egypt would replace Cameroon as the host nation of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.

Copa Del Rey Round Of 16 Results: Win Eases Pressure On Santiago Solari

Real Madrid defeated Leganes 3-0 in the first leg of their Copa del Rey last 16 fixture on Wednesday night to take some of the pressure off coach Santiago Solari whereas other games saw Atletico Madrid draw 1-1 away to Girona.

Hall Of Fame : Ronaldinho Honoured At Maracanã Stadium

Brazilian football great Ronaldinho has been inducted into the Maracanã stadium's hall of fame, joining legends such as Pele, Garrincha and Zico. The 38-year-old had his footprints moulded into a ceramic plaque during a ceremony at the iconic venue in Rio de Janeiro.

Kylian Mbappé: World’s Most Valuable Football Player

The 20-year-old Kylian Mbappé from France was regarded as the world's most valuable soccer player in a report by the International Centre for Sports Studies (CIES) Football Observatory.

Premier League: The High Risk Gambling Industry

Judgement about responsible drinking can be determined by using the percentage of alcohol by volume (ABV) information on the label of bottles. But how can we determine the strength of a football bet?

For The Love Of Derbies: Fight For Bragging Rights Part 3

As we reach the climax of COPA90 series Derby Days, the last seven episodes bring you stories behind the rise of rivalries in the locality as well as fight for trophies to get one over the other.

Susanna Dinnage’s Premier League Snub: A Missed Opportunity?

Susanna Dinnage made her name in broadcasting rather than the world of football but is now the most powerful woman in English professional sport despite English Football Association's, criticism for apparent apathy towards the inclusion and progression of women.

For The Love Of Derbies: Fight For Bragging Rights Part 2

As was shown in previous episodes, Derby Days by COPA90 show derbies seen as most important game in a season where form goes out of window and pride is at stake for the fans and players, especially the homegrown and local ones.

African Cup Of Nations 2019: Cameroon’s Turmoil

The proud footballing nation of Cameroon is under the spotlight for all the wrong reasons being stripped of hosting rights for the 2019 edition of AFCON due to delays and security issues

Spread The Joy To Players: Reduce Matches, Reduce Injuries During Festive Season

English football is unique in that it has a high number of fixtures, particularly during the festive period when European teams get a mid-season break.

It Was A Mess: Kaka On Brazil’s 2006 FIFA World Cup Exit

Former AC Milan and Real Madrid playmaker Kaka admitted that Brazil's quarterfinal exit at the 2006 World Cup remains one of the most bitter memories of his career.

Why Man Utd Can Still Reach Top 4 Under Fans’ Favourite Solskjaer

The arrival of Solskjaer following the sacking of Jose Mourinho has certainly lifted the spirit at Old Trafford, with the Norwegian having pointed out after their win in Cardiff that the English giants have recovered from bigger points gaps in the past in order to triumph.

Under Fire Jose Mourinho Sacked As Manchester United Head Coach

Manchester United have sacked manager José Mourinho after their shock defeat to Liverpool, the English Premier League club announced in a statement.

Could This FINALLY Be Liverpool’s Year To Lift The Premier League Title?

With just six goals conceded in their 16 league games, Klopp’s Liverpool are heading in the right direction, and punters will be quietly confident of an Anfield triumph in 2018/19

Bayern Munich: Uncertain Future Despite Champions League Progress

Bayern Munich topped their Champions League group after drawing 3-3 with Ajax Amsterdam. However, there are still many issues for the club as it looks ahead to the Bundesliga winter break. The draw against a...

Jorge Sampaoli Set To Coach Brazilian Club Santos

Former Chile and Argentina coach, Jorge Sampaoli has reached an agreement to take charge of Santos, the Brazilian club said on Thursday. Sampaoli will travel to Brazil on Saturday, where he is expected to sign...

Vinícius Jr Bound For Real Valladolid?

Real Valladolid owner Ronaldo revealed on Thursday that he is interested in securing a loan deal for teenage Real Madrid forward Vinícius Júnior. However, the legendary Brazil striker admitted that he doesn't expect Valladolid's La...

Pep Guardiola Speaks Out Against Racism After Raheem Sterling’s Incident With Chelsea Fans

Manchester City coach has spoken out against racism in football and society and commented it is a deep-rooted problem in society on Tuesday. Guardiola was speaking to the press after Manchester City's winger, Raheem Sterling...

From Country To Club: What’s Joachim Löw’s Next Move?

Joachim Löw has indicated his era as German national coach might come to an end before his contract expires in 2022 and is considering coaching a club team

Atlético Paranaense Clinch Copa Sudamericana Title

Atlético Paranaense clinched their first continental title with a 4-3 penalty shootout victory over Colombian side Junior Barranquilla.

Champions League Matchday 6: Goals, Sores And Plenty Of Dramas

Manchester United and Juventus qualified for the knock-out stage despite shock defeat at the hands of Valencia and Young Boys respectively in group H. Manchester City topped group F while Real Madrid was humbled by a clinical CSKA Moscow.

River Plate: 2018 Copa Libertadores Champions

Juan Fernando Quintero and Gonzalo Martinez scored in extra time as River Plate secured their fourth Copa Libertadores title with a dramatic 3-1 victory over River Plate in the second leg of the final on Sunday following 2-2 draw in the first match at Boca's La Bombonera last month.

FIFA Women’s World Cup 2019: 24 Teams, 1 Dream

The 24 teams participating in the FIFA Women's World Cup France 2019 found their positions in six different groups following the draw on Saturday. The 15th-ranked China, qualifying for the finals through their third-place finish...

For The Love Of Derbies: Fight For Bragging Rights Part 1

The Derby Days presented by COPA90 gives you overall overview of the Derbies where we understand the history of the rivalry, embrace culture and lastly, watch match in stadium to relish the atmosphere.

Ballon d’Or 2018: Modric Ends Messi-Ronaldo 10-Years Duopoly

Founded in 1956 by France Football magazine, Ballon d'Or honours the player with the best performance over the year based on voting by football journalists.

Copa Libertadores Decider At Santiago Bernabeu, River Plate Cries Foul

Fans of both sides will be given an equal share of tickets for the rescheduled game at the 81,000-capacity Bernabeu in Spain's capital.

FIFA Women’s World Cup: South Africa Makes History!

South Africa's female national team has qualified for the FIFA Women's World Cup for the first time after beating Mali 2-0 in Ghana.

Never Say Never: Barcelona Chief Hints At Neymar Return?

The Spanish press has been filled with rumours that the Brazilian wants to bring his French adventure to an end and return to La Liga.

Lionel Scaloni Contract Extended, To Coach Argentina Until Copa America 2019

Scaloni has led Le Albiceleste to four wins, one draw and one defeat since replacing Jorge Sampaoli after the team's last-16 exit from the World Cup in Russia.

Manchester United To Extend David De Gea’s Contract

The Spaniard's contract was due to expire at the end of June 2019 meaning he would have been free to negotiate with another club at the start of the New Year.

Want To Go Pro? Some Football Tips From The Experts – Part 2

In this second and last part, players from the Premier League clubs will give their impetus on everything that helped them achieve their goals.

Want To Go Pro? Some Football Tips From The Experts – Part 1

Everyone perceives football as the beautiful game but to make a career requires determination, perseverance and strong mentality. How To Make It Pro series by FourFourTwo focuses on professional footballers, freestylers and coaches making a...

From Their Eyes Only: A Match Day Guide To Football From The Fans

The fans make this sport a beautiful game, not only by their support but also by their sheer energy! Find out what's it like to eat, sleep and dream football.

Rags To Riches: The Journey Of The Not So Premier League, Part 3

The lads have reached to the pinnacle of club football where they experience Premier League as fans.

How Football Managers Are At Risk Of Mental Health Problems

In the high-stakes world of elite sport, the manager's job seem to be fair game and a talking point for fans and critics but the environment is characterized by intense and continuous scrutiny – as well as perennial job insecurity and unrealistic expectations from fans and the media.

Rags To Riches: Journey Of The Not So Premier League, Part 2

In part 2, we look at the English clubs who are trying to get into the top tier of the football league with some team who have been playing for a long time.