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Key FIFA World Cup 2018 Tournament Trends In Russia

With a series of matches played and teams getting eliminated, a lot of action has taken place but the best discussions take place after the games.

Upcoming English Premier League Matches: What To Expect, Predictions And More!

At the beginning of the current season, it was clear that Manchester City wouldn’t relax at all.

The Main Favourites In Copa del Rey

All three Spanish grands have almost equal chances to triumph. Experience shows that it’s necessary to involve the first-string players

England Boss Gareth Southgate Signs Contract Extension

The new deal is a reward for Southgate's excellent work since replacing Sam Allardyce just under two years ago and leading England to the semi-finals in this summer's World Cup in Russia

Copa Libertadores: Boca Juniors Advances To Semifinal On Aggregate

Cristian Pavon scored in second-half injury time to earn the Argentine giants a 1-1 draw at the Mineirao Stadium following their 2-0 win in the quarterfinal first leg in Buenos Aires last month.

Wembley For Sale: Does Selling A Football Stadium Affect Grassroot Investment?

The question to sell London’s Wembley stadium, has once more raised its head in the UK

The World Cup In Digital And Social: The Viewers, The Tweets And The Trolls

Numbers suggest that 3.4 billion people across the world will ultimately have watched the tournament at some stage.

Luka Modrić Cleared Of Perjury Charges By Croatian Court

Real Madrid's Luka Modrić was acquitted by the Croatian Court after being cleared of criminal charge where he allegedly gave a false testimony at the tax fraud trial of Zdravko Mamić.

Real Madrid Goal Drought: Bad Luck Or Symptom Of Deeper Issues?

After three consecutive defeats without any goal scored in all competitions, are Los Blancos facing mid season crisis or it is just a blip?

Bayern Munich’s Season Under Crisis After Winless Run of Matches?

The 2018 Bundesliga champion is no longer controlling games and is coming in for a barrage of criticism after three games without a victory.

‘I Don’t Expect To Be Sacked’, Says Embattled Mourinho

Speaking to the press ahead of Tuesday's Champions League clash at home to Valencia, Mourinho was confident his job was safe despite Man United's forgetful start of the season.

Champions League: Pep Guardiola Is All Praises For Nagelsmann

Though admiring Nagelsmann, Guardiola is aware of his opponent's ambitions to achieving great things in football

Champions League: Valverde Under Pressure As They Face Stubborn Hotspur

Although Wembley has a place in Barca's folklore, the trip comes at a bad time with players out of form and Valverde seriously questioned after a poor run of performances and results

‘Hyperdigitalised’ Sports Fans: Connecting With Their Heroes Like Never Before

Social media is now the key connection between clubs and their fans – and the attraction and retention of new fans.

Football May Be Caught In The Crossfire Between Qatar And The Saudis

While most football fans will be reflecting on Russia 2018 World Cup, off the field, world football faces pressing issues happening between Saudi Arabia and Qatar.

England Invented Football – But Scots Made It The Success It Has Become

Football League, the forerunner of the English Premier League, widely regarded as the most successful domestic football competition in the world, was invented by a Scotsman living in England.

Unlocking The ‘Barca Way’ – The Secret Ingredients Revealed!

New research sheds light into the 'secrets' of Barcelona's success from training methodology to the theories which makes this club unique in football.

Why Trade Unionism Must Fight The Export Of Domestic League Football

When you think about the big beneficiaries of trade unionism, professional football might not immediately spring to mind but, according to one observer, they find professional football as one of the most successful examples of modern trade unionism.

Leading Contenders For The Champions League Crown

So, who will go all the way and get their hands on the most coveted trophy in European club football next year?

Premier League Matchday 5: What To Expect, Possible Line-Up Over The Weekend

The weekend is going to be a goal fest with Tottenham Hotspurs opening the proceedings against Liverpool as the Premier League resumes

How Early Transfer Window Forced Premier League Clubs To Pay Higher Fee For Top...

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Why The Rescued Thai Soccer Team Has Ordained As Buddhist Novice Monks

After their dramatic rescue from Nang Non cave, the Thai boys and their soccer coach have ordained as novice monks for a period of nine days, as a part of paying respect to the...

Can Usain Bolt Really Make It As A Footballer?

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Premier League Matchday 4: What To Expect, Possible Line-Up Over The Weekend

The phrase, "it's still to early to tell", might be thrown away as now is the time for teams to establish their dominance in the Premier League.

Premier League Matchday 3: What To Expect, Possible Line-Up Over The Weekend

Matchday 3 of the Premier League will be an interesting line-up with possible upsets. Here we list expectations amongst selected clubs over the weekend.

Why Arsenal Must Start Alexandre Lacazette And Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang This Season

The sooner Emery decides to include Aubameyang and Lazcazette in his starting line-up, the better as far as Arsenal is concerned. There is potential for one of the most dangerous partnerships in European football to flourish and Gunners fans know it.

The Mo Salah Effect: Inspiring The Egyptian Youth

Young people’s dedication to Salah is evident in everyday life in Egypt: from dates and cakes named after him, to Ramadan lanterns, graffiti and portraits of him.

Huge Disaster Awaits Manchester United And José Mourinho

The Manchester club was linked with a host of players but having failed to land a suitable target is going to affect their bookies as they are unlikely to enjoy betting online

Premier League Transfer Deadline Day: Latest News And Updates

All the live updates and news of the Premier League transfer deadline day as it happens across the top clubs

Aim For The Middle: It Could Be Your Best Shot For A Goal In...

Soccer may be a game of two halves, but if neither side wins after the 90 minutes of regular play and 30 minutes of extra time, then it all comes down to a penalty shootout. That could be what decides the winner of the 2018 FIFA World Cup as it did in 1994 for Brazil and 2006 for Italy.

How Emotional Intelligence Helped Take A Young England Team To The Brink Of A...

A “new era for England”; a young team who “did their country proud”; a manager who embraced and consoled each of his players afterwards hailed a national hero who “united the country”.

Success Of French Football Team Masks Underlying Tensions Over Race And Class

The French football team has won the 2018 World Cup, 20 years after it triumphed on home soil in 1998. “Les Bleus”, as they’re called, are back in the nation’s good books, celebrated for their excellent performance in this year’s tournament

To Russia, With Luck? The Astronomical Odds That Separate England’s Young Footballers From Stardom

It has been reported that less than 1% of boys who enter academies before the age of 14 will ever make it to the professional level of the game. This already sets Gary Cahill, Fabien Delph, Harry Maguire, and Kyle Walker apart from the majority of boys who want to succeed in British football.

Croatia’s World Cup Consolation: Google Searches Soar As World Seeks Information On Finalists

Croatia may have lost to France in the World Cup final, but the small Eastern European nation may just have won something altogether more precious – worldwide recognition on a whole new level.

Russia’s World Cup Widely Hailed As Success, But Will The Good Vibes Last For...

There’s little doubt the World Cup has been a massive victory for Russia, and a double win for President Vladimir Putin. For starters, the tournament has imbued Russians with an immense sense of pride. Even though the Russian team lost in the quarterfinals to Croatia.

The Winners And Losers In The 2018 World Cup Broadcast Battle

France might have won the 2018 World Cup title, but who were the real winners in the broadcast battle? Not everyone could make it to Russia to watch the games live, and that left people all over the world relying on the distribution and associated media rights within their region.

Football May Be Caught In The Crossfire Between Qatar And The Saudis

Most football fans will still be reflecting on France’s win, Germany’s failure, Messi’s frustrations, Harry Kane’s goals and the rest. Yet many of us who followed the off-field games just as closely will have found the World Cup a largely uneventful tournament.

FIFA Has Successfully Developed Its Own Private Legal System – Now Governments Must Step...

After all, one better-than-expected tournament cannot erase a series of major scandals. These include the infamous decision by its executive committee to award the 2022 finals to Qatar.

‘Gabriel Jesus Criticism Unfair’, Says Ederson

Goalkeeper Ederson has leapt to the defense of his Brazil and Manchester City teammate Gabriel Jesus after the striker's disappointing performances at the World Cup. 

Yerry Mina Ready To Fight For His Place In Barcelona

FC Barcelona defender Yerry Mina has said that he wants to be a success at the club, according to Spanish newspaper El Mundo Deportivo on Saturday.  

‘Shock from Brazil’ Santos Sack Jair Ventura As Coach

Jair Ventura, the son of Brazil great Jairzinho, has been sacked as coach of Santos after a poor run of results.

‘Argentina FA Needs To Restructure’, Says Maradona

The Argentine Football Association (AFA) must be restructured for the national team to once against thrive, according to Albiceleste great Diego Maradona. Argentina were eliminated from this summer's World Cup in Russia following a 4-3 loss to eventual champions France in the round of 16.

Cristiano Ronaldo Lights Up China With The Nike Tour

The arrival of Portuguese superstar Cristiano Ronaldo soon added more heat to a steamy Beijing summer after the 2018 Russia World Cup sparked football mania across the country.

China For 2030 World Cup! Says Schalke GM

China deserves to host the 2030 FIFA World Cup, according to FC Schalke 04 general manager Christian Heidel. China can qualify for the 2030 World Cup

Gung-Ho For PSG! ‘Ready To Give Everything’, Says Neymar

My life will continue and I'm now going to give my all for PSG," he added.  After a forgettable World Cup Neymar ready to turn the tides for PSG

New Era? AC Milan Appoints New Board Of Directors

Elliott, a multi-billion-dollar investment management fund, announced on July 10 that it had taken control of AC Milan

No Turkish Delight! Özil Quits German National Team, Accuses Football Bosses Of Racism

Özil questioned whether there were criteria for being German that he did not meet and asked why he should be referred to as German-Turkish

Croatian World Cup Team Receive An Unforgettable Welcome Party

There wasn't a single act of violence, not from the fans and not from the policemen that were helping the bus through the river of pure joy.

Australia’s All-Time Goalscorer Tim Cahill Announces Retirement

In his career Cahill totalled 50 goals for Australia, making him the leading all-time goalscorer for the side

From Russia With Love: French Team Celebrates World Cup Win With Victory Parade In...

The youthful French team were greeted with an unforgettable homecoming parade in an open-top bus down the Champs Élysées