Better and more frequent heart screening programmes are being developed to avoid sudden cardiac death in young football players.
It took a Scotsman to organise a professional football league in England.
What does the sale of the 'home of football' have to do with grassroots development?
The warm summer months encourage more of us to get outside and exercise, whether by shooting hoops or riding a bike. But there's a downside: higher risk of injury.
It's time Africa's top administrators tried to find out why top African players are choosing to represent European countries, so that they can work to rectify the situation.
It seems likely that football will remain a pawn in an intensifying proxy war.
Fans have shown they're willing to watch major sporting events on devices other than traditional TVs, but the technology is letting them down.
Be careful how you reward success. Was it achieved through hard-earned skill or just a lucky break?
Croatia lost to France but has won unprecedented public exposure.
The best team to lift the trophy was Brazil's star-studded 1970 team.
For players in this World Cup's England squad, even getting picked to play is at the end of a very long road.
When France won the world cup in 1998, the team was celebrated for its multiculturalism. What has happened since?
The Pakistani women who make the majority of the world's high-quality soccer balls belong to one of the most vulnerable groups in the global economy.
A mix of alcohol, heightened emotions and toxic masculinity are to blame for surges in family violence perpetrated by sports fans.
If any game comes down to a penalty shootout then there's one spot a player should aim for to stand a better chance of scoring a goal.
In the hunt for the next Messi, conventional wisdom favours football players with lots of experience at an early age. Research and England's example may advocate a different approach.
Every England fan in Moscow knows that that football is 'coming home', but can England really claim to be where the world's most popular sport rests its head?
Some on the left view sport as a distraction. But life is a struggle. And there shouldn't be anything wrong with finding something to celebrate.
The beautiful game still needs to perform on bigger social issues.
Football presents itself as a neutral, universal and, in a way, desexualised sport. Yet despite widespread campaigns against homophobia, deeply negative attitudes about gay players persist.