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.
Five questions about World Cup fandom, answered by psychology.
Chinese football fans have gone to Russia in huge numbers – to support other nations.
The Russian people need to show the world a different side to the scandal-struck country when the World Cup kicks off.
The Liverpool FC star striker has inspired a generation of young Egyptians.
What happened after Brandin Cooks took a massive blow during Super Bowl LII helps explain why NFL's concussion crisis isn't killing the sport's popularity.
Fan parks will be a key tool at Russia's World Cup next year.
European football matches allow African fans to partake in the aspirational dreams exported worldwide by the Premier League or the Champions League.
More and more, the culture of elite, professional footy is characterised by commercialisation and corporatisation.
Ten months after guiding outsiders Leicester to the Premier League title – arguably the greatest shock in the history of the English game – the club’s manager has been unceremoniously sacked.
Can social media and a high profile clash with Manchester United help disgruntled Blackburn Rovers fans lodge a protest that will resonate in India where the club's unpopular owners reside?
Everything is in place for a spending spree this January, but some data crunching shows successful spending is elusive.
Overpriced and low-quality beer at sports stadiums leaves fans feeling exploited. Here's how that can change.
Scottish football faces challenging economic conditions, but shows how a focus on fans offers a different way forward.