Fans hold banners and cheer, as the U.S. team takes the field for a World Cup qualifying soccer match against Panama, Oct. 6, 2017, in Orlando, Fla.
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Sports fans are of two types: purists and partisans. The attitudes of both can affect the game. An expert explains which one you are and what that means.
The Liverpool FC star striker has inspired a generation of young Egyptians.
The English Premier League is still popular despite being lopsided.
Many sports leagues have salary caps and drafts to maintain competition, but they not only hurt players but aren't that effective at keeping fans.
Zeshan Rehman – the first player of South Asian origin to play in the Premiership – playing for Queens Park Rangers in 2008.
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Structural inequalities within all levels of British football need to be tackled in order to get more Asians playing the game.
Everyone can stop talking about money for a few months. But expect more records to be set next year.
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In 25 years of the Premier League, things have changed, but it's an ongoing battle.
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Summer spending across English Premier League football clubs has been jaw-dropping.
Alexis Sanchez celebrates Arsenal beating Chelsea in the 2017 FA Cup final.
World soccer is the story of hyper-capitalism. What would fan and revolutionary thinker Frantz Fanon have thought about the state of the sport?
The game is changing.
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Is it time the Premier League developed an on-demand, Netflix-style football watching service?
Is Arsene Arsenal?
The French manager brought flair and fitness to the home of football.
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.
Scottish football faces challenging economic conditions, but shows how a focus on fans offers a different way forward.
Football is becoming an increasingly important weapon in Britain's soft power arsenal.
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.
Biggest signing in football history aims to restore gloss to the sport's biggest brand.
England team position called into question.
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Some have questioned whether the England captain should be in the starting squad – here's how Rooney compares to his rivals.
Goal! But who would benefit from Brexit?
If there was a Brexit smaller clubs lower down the league structure would likely struggle to get the best talent.
There is no point in trying to explain how it happened – we just need to enjoy it.
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.
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.