Cristiano Ronaldo Angry After ‘Slap’ From Real Madrid Chairman Perez

Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo was reportedly not overly amused when he was confronted by club president Florentino Perez

PSG Forward Ibrahimovic’s Agent Hints At Premier League Move

PSG forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s agent Mino Raiola on Saturday said he wants to see the Swedish star footballer in the English Premier League.

Millions Of Spectators And No Tickets: Unpicking The Tour de France Business Model

Although one of sport’s biggest mega-events has now come to an end (the World Cup), we are still only halfway through another – the Tour de France. Already, there are clear comparisons to be made between them. Just as the […]

FIFA Is Back To Its Core Business – But Platini Should Replace Blatter

Delays in stadium construction. Poor working conditions for World Cup workers. Massive budget blowouts. Nationwide protests. Ignoring the needs of millions of struggling Brazilian families. All of these concerns disappeared from the public opinion pages with the start of the […]

Football fans must take the lead in the fight against racism

In the wake of the racist behaviour of a group of Chelsea supporters on the Paris Métro last week, a range of excellent critical commentaries emerged, pondering what these actions signified and how English football should respond. The argument has […]

What the FIFA scandal really tells us – about the US

I have lived in the US for over three decades. And I have never seen soccer – that is, real “football” – dominate the front pages of US newspapers for so many days and with so many stories. In that […]

How FIFA (Via Interpol) Turned To Academia To Clean Up ‘The Beautiful Game’

Sepp Blatter has resigned his position as the head of FIFA as allegations of corruption swirled around him from media outlets around the world. His resignation follows a trying week in which FBI investigations brought down other top FIFA officials. […]

Will women’s soccer ever have a mass following beyond the World Cup?

The recent FIFA scandals may have exposed soccer’s sordid side, but two other major events have refocused the world’s attention on the playing field. Over the weekend, millions witnessed FC Barcelona’s win over Juventus at the UEFA Champions League final […]

Is The Not-So Beautiful Men’s Game Putting People Off Women’s Football?

The FIFA Women’s World Cup is getting to the business end of the tournament. On Friday and Saturday the quarter-final matches will kick off with an enticing prospect as Germany take on France. It conjures up memories of classic tussles […]

How to solve the men-women wage gap in international soccer

As I watched the Women’s World Cup final recently with my family, my 11-year-old son, who plays on a local soccer team, remarked that he was amazed at how quickly and how often the US team scored. “Seriously, Dad, teams […]

China To Play A Big Role In World Soccer, Says Man City Coach Pellegrini

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini has hailed China as a real rising soccer power and expected it to play a big role in the near future.

No Place For Valdes At Manchester United: Van Gaal

English football club Manchester United’s goalkeeper Victor Valdes will be sold, coach Louis van Gaal said after he refused to play with the reserves.

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