West Africans who play professional football in Poland rest at halftime. Warsaw, Summer 2016.
Many talented African footballers follow the exodus to Europe's football leagues. But many are stuck in the lower leagues, without the glory and wealth they dream of.
The power behind the ball.
How the much maligned masters of the modern game would benefit from regulation.
Sam Allardyce was tackled over third-party ownership of football players. But what is it and why does it matter?
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The beautiful game has never seemed uglier. But it also can bring joy and togetherness, even to the most desperate.
Why is England incapable of producing the same sort of intelligent and inspiring football coaches as its rivals?
Could video kill the football star?
The price of greater accuracy might be to damage fans' enjoyment.
‘All for one …’
Bio-banding is all the rage as youth football seeks to make the most of young talent. Here's why we shouldn't get carried away.
The fight is on.
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As United and City go head-to-head in their first encounter of the football season, their rivalry reaches new levels on and off the pitch.
There are deep issues with the structure in which elite referees in England operate.
Susan Alberti (left) and Debbie Lee were pivotal to the formation of the national women’s AFL competition.
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Change Agents: Establishing a national women’s football league.
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Andrew Dodd talks to Susan Alberti and Debbie Lee about their fight to overcome prejudice and establish a national women's AFL competition.
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…
The Premier League may well be flying, but right now, English football is dying.
Leicester City’s win last year was unpredictable, which is why so many of us found it exciting.
Turns out the English Premier League is a lot more unpredictable than Spain's La Liga, which could be why it attracts so much funding.
The boys are back in town: (from top left) Jose Mourinho, Antonio Conte, Jürgen Klopp and Pep Guardiola.
The egos have landed, and they're ready to rock.
A new hero for business leaders?
Sam Allardyce may not have the immediate appeal of Ferguson, Mourinho or Guardiola, but his approach has serious value for execs.
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Women's football was introduced in the Olympics a staggering 96 years after the men's event – and some sports still struggle with gender inequalities.
Biggest signing in football history aims to restore gloss to the sport's biggest brand.
Who will you back?
From football to the space race and folklore to the forest, here's why you should back the little guy.
In the pink? Betting companies have been on our screens in the hunt for gamblers.
There were 1.39m gambling ads on television in 2012.
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The bizarre spectacle was the result of a coming together of several exceptional circumstances.