Andrew Guest returns with a photo essay on the Premier League's invasion of Africa, and considers whether the continent's love affair with English football can be considered neo-imperialism, soccer-style.
The success of African teams in world youth tournaments is often put down to cheating. But as Andrew Guest explains, the question of age in Africa and to determine player age isn't as simple as it seems.
En Avant Guingamp are hardly a household name around the world, but you might just catch them in the Europa League this year -- a remarkable achievement for a team from a town with an 8,000 population.
We look at the growing trend of players tweeting across the world of sports, and consider the potential consequences with the World Cup ahead next year -- is this a true revolution in sports communications?
Twenty years ago, the signing of Mo Johnston by Rangers made him the most controversial player in British football history -- the past of the Old Firm's sectarianism explains why the move was made, and a religious taboo was broken.
The outcasts are on the world stage again: the third Viva World Cup, for associations unaffiliated with FIFA, got underway this week. It's being held in the northern Italian cities of Verona, Brescia and Varese, and the entrants are certainly an interesting bunch.
Commentators groaned. Minute-by-minute reporters fell asleep. A man in Scotland put over a hundred thousand pounds on England to win and pocketed just over six hundred quid. It was England versus Andorra, and by the time Peter Crouch jigged the ball past Andorran keeper Alvarez to make it 6-0, the old debate on whether the Andorras, the Lichtensteins, the Faroe Islands deserve a co-equal berth against larger nations in World Cup qualifying was raging once again.
In a follow-up piece to our discussion on whether soccer to have more statistics to thrive in the States, Josh Crockett looks at the history of American sports culture and concludes it's the stories behind the numbers that matter.
Ari Hjelm has been with Tampere United throughout their ten-year history, first as an assistant to Harri Kampman and then from 2001 as head coach. He has won three championships, and it is a common refrain in Tampere that he is primarily responsible for the club’s success, and that he is the best coach in...
From the multitude of unofficial fan clubs that crowd the terraces to the carefully choreographed chants that ring out for ninety minutes, J. League fans have arguably borrowed as heavily from their native baseball league as they have from European and South American football culture. Michael Tuckerman explains.
It may seem daft or pretentious to think of something like the time of day when talking about football. Surely it doesn't matter when the game is played -- it should just sit there like a one-size-fits-all, universal absolute. Yet the circumstance of how and when we watch football can influence what we take from it.
In May, we reported on the The Trophy for the Freedom of Peoples, an international exhibition run by the Non-Fifa Board, which saw Padania defeat Tebet. Padania went on to compete in the Viva World Cup last week, and Vanda Wilcox reports on the results.