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.
As England’s new football strip – made by Nike – is revealed today, new research shows the English FA are now second in the world in terms of income from their kit manufacturer.
Since PSG’s exit to Barcelona in the Uefa Champions League quarter-final in April, PSG have been surrounded by nothing but controversy.
The ghost at the feast: Luiz Felipe Scolari hopes that dropping Ronaldinho for the Confederations Cup won’t come back to haunt Brazil
There was no place for Kaká, Alexandre Pato of Corinthians, Chelsea’s Ramires, and, most perplexingly of all, Ronaldinho Gáucho
Anthony Knockaert’s dive in the box, followed by his penalty miss and Watford’s late winner, smacked of a beautiful natural justice.
Rio de Janeiro? As stale as yesterday’s päo de queijo. São Paulo? As cutting edge as a mid-nineties Now That’s What I Call Music CD. These days, the footballing place to be in Brazil is Belo Horizonte.
St Etienne have won their first major trophy for 32 years after beating Rennes in the final of the French League Cup.
An inspired celebratory soundtrack at Old Trafford and other musical doozies from the world of sport.
Mascia unveiled a placard dedicating the away end of the stadium to the Livorno midfielder, who suffered cardiac arrest during a Serie B encounter with Pescara exactly a year ago.
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