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(Real) football: the reds buy the Reds?

Football isn’t what it used to be. In Australia, they don’t even know what football is actually called (it’s not soccer). But what’s even stranger is football has become very popular in countries that…
England team position called into question. Mike Egerton/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Should Wayne Rooney play in Euro 2016?

Some have questioned whether the England captain should be in the starting squad – here's how Rooney compares to his rivals.
Recent changes to cricket governance orchestrated by the ‘Big Three’ – India, England and Australia – guarantee that they will command most of the game’s billions. AAP/Joe Castro

English football holds lessons for cricket, as elites hijack the game

Cricket, which has aspirations to become a global game despite the limitations of its growth trajectory along the lines plotted by the old British Empire, may shrink back to a few strongholds.
Cameroon’s Henri Bedimo (l), who plays club football in France, heads the ball away from Mali’s Mamoutou N'Diaye, who plays in Belgium. Gavin Barker/ BackpagePix

Africa Cup of Nations shouldn’t be moved for the sake of European clubs

Football teams across Europe are lining up with some noticeable stars missing from their teamsheets this month with both the Africa Cup of Nations and Asia Cup in full swing. Two of the biggest stars for…
Radamel Falcao joins Manchester United on loan in one of deadline day’s big deals. Sebastien Nogier/EPA

Time to lift the shroud of secrecy surrounding football transfers

Transfer deadline day is over for another year. As always, it brought drama galore, with deals thrown together at the last minute, like the “shock” announcement three hours before the deadline that Danny…
Much harder than scoring a goal. EPA

Explainer: how are football fixtures set?

When the English football fixtures were announced in June, many fans would have studied them from their own perspective. Are the fixtures fair to their team? Why do they have to travel the full length…

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