Reporting of events in the run-up to the World Cup have not helped the situation in Brazil.
Winning the Confederations Cup has surely never been commemorated with quite so much gusto.
Playing in the Under-20 World Cup is an exciting time for young footballers, who suddenly see the most thrilling of futures rolled out before them.
The German side have immediately replaced Schurrle with another exciting talent in Heung-Min Son.
If you scratch beneath the surface, the Bus Pass Revolution, the Tropical Spring (though it’s winter in these parts), call it what you will, might be better monikered A Rebelião do Amor. The Love Uprising.
Newcastle don’t need a football director – they need a new medical team after finishing bottom of the injury league
Newcastle United have shocked their fans by appointing Joe Kinnear as director of football but new figures suggest that it is their medical department that could use some reinforcement.
With apologies to Donna Summer, this time we know it’s (almost) for real. At least for Brazil.
From Manchester United to Merlot: Sir Alex Ferguson could make a fortune investing in wine claims expert
After quitting as manager of Manchester United at the end of last season, the 71-year-old is reportedly interested in buying vineyard in the south of France.
New day (slowly) rising – As Brasileirão gets underway, Brazilian football stumbles, rather than leaps into the future
The average Serie A crowd last year was 13,000 – comparable to Australia’s A-League.
The guard has changed at Old Trafford for the first time in 26 years. Meanwhile, down the road, the man who brought Manchester City their first title in a generation is on his way. As Wigan go down, their much-coveted manager is set to field offers from many bigger clubs. And, of course, the self-styled Special One may be on his way back to Stamford Bridge.
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