How much do we care that football has lost its soul?

How much do we care that football has lost its soul?

Moments after helping Real Madrid beat Liverpool in this year’s Champions League final, Gareth Bale gave a TV interview. The Welsh international could have talked about the remarkable overhead kick that had given his club the lead. He might even have talked about his long range effort that had eluded the Liverpool goalkeeper’s grasp for Madrid’s […]

Egyptian football revolution to take Africa by storm

Egyptian football revolution to take Africa by storm

There is a revolution taking place in Egyptian football that has ramifications for the whole African continent, with the birth of a new super club that threatens to shake up the established order. The sale of modest Alassiouty Sport — a team in the ancient town of Asyut on the banks of the Nile some […]

'It's coming home': England erupts into celebration after win over Colombia

'It's coming home': England erupts into celebration after win over Colombia

England fans have declared the World Cup knockout curse over after the Three Lions’ dramatic penalty shootout win over Colombia, with spontaneous celebrations and unfettered joy breaking out across the country. Eric Dier slotted home the winning spot kick to confirm England’s place in the last eight of the tournament, sending the relatively few England […]

Switzerland

Switzerland

Sweden: Olsen, Lustig, Lindelof, Granqvist, Augustinsson, Claesson, Svensson, Ekdal, Forsberg, Berg, Toivonen. Subs: Johnsson, Olsson, Guidetti, Helander, Hiljemark, Krafth, Jansson, Rohden, Durmaz, Thelin, Nordfeldt. Switzerland: Sommer, Lang, Djourou, Akanji, Rodriguez, Behrami, Xhaka, Shaqiri, Dzemaili, Zuber, Drmic. Subs: Mvogo, Moubandje, Elvedi, Embolo, Freuler, Seferovic, Fernandes, Zakaria, Gavranovic, Burki. Referee: Damir Skomina (Slovenia) Damir Skomina of Slovenia […]

Neymar's antics are a shame for football, says Juan Carlos Osorio

Neymar's antics are a shame for football, says Juan Carlos Osorio

Brazil through to World Cup quarter-final to play Belgium after 2-0 win Last Updated: 02/07/18 10:52pm Neymar has split opinion after his behaviour on Monday Neymar’s antics are “a shame” for football, said Mexico coach Juan Carlos Osorio after their 2-0 defeat by Brazil on Monday. Neymar scored one goal and created another as his […]

Sexism in football is rife – time to give it the boot

Sexism in football is rife – time to give it the boot

REX/Shutterstock Carolyn Radford, CEO of Mansfield Town Football Club As one of only a handful of female CEOs in professional football I know how hard it can be to make a name for yourself in an industry that’s rife with outdated attitudes. When I took the job at Mansfield Town FC seven years ago I […]