European football matches allow African fans to partake in the aspirational dreams exported worldwide by the Premier League or the Champions League.
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Getting involved in sports-based projects offers young Zambians a sense of community and helps them to build new support systems.
Several initiatives have been launched to foster a sporting culture more conducive to the involvement of women in South Africa, including new laws. But evidence shows much still needs to be done.
Women's soccer had just found its feet in the roaring '20s when state ruling bodies began to force female players from the field.
Everything is in place for a spending spree this January, but some data crunching shows successful spending is elusive.
Recent data on football's homophobia problem met with both optimism and pessimism. What's really going on?
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 beautiful game has never seemed uglier. But it also can bring joy and togetherness, even to the most desperate.
New formats, new nations, a new UEFA president and the legacy of a multi-venue event in four years time -- Euro 2024 could be a very different beast.
The marketing wizardry used by sports multinationals to sell these little round things by the truckload.
Based on goals scored at the 2014 World Cup, goals emerge when teams develop small and rapid passing networks comprising only a few players.
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Xi Jinping is spearheading an extraordinary bid to dominate the world's favourite sport. But will he take the Chinese people with him?
Egg roulette, terrible passing stats and the odd pizza. The psychology that builds success.
Making it into the world championships can depend more on your sport's rules than how good you are.
Whether the women's U.S. soccer team wins its fight for pay equity, its existence alone shows just how much has already been won.
Sport is by its very nature unpredictable, and that's why we love it.
Moneyball tactics and a deluge of new money have served up a season of shocks and drama.
Once the stuff of tweeting birds and rolling cartoon eyes, bumps on the head are now linked to dementia. Will Smith's latest movie tells how sports authorities tried to cover it up.