One major Chinese football club has already collapsed. With Evergrande’s current financial crisis, the country’s most successful – and biggest-spending – club could be next.
New research shows that winners get to choose.
A new study explores the how the celebrity and status of professional footballers in the “Big Five” European leagues can affect both performance and pay.
Two days after 12 of Europe’s leading clubs broke away to launch a new competition, they appear to be back in the fold.
This research provides fresh insights into strategies that can be used to improve the lives of adolescents in sub-Saharan Africa and around the world.
From the emergence of Premier League to Cricket’s newer formats, the history of professional sport is full of breakups.
More competitive games between top soccer clubs is desirable but creating a ‘closed’ system would harm a soccer culture built on dreams, says the man who predicted the Super League two decades ago.
Although Brazil is formally a democracy, the practice of torture is ongoing, especially for Black Brazilians. Soccer creates an illusion of fairness is which is increasingly hard to sustain.
Will an African nation ever win the Football World Cup? Key moments in past tournaments offer hope – and a warning that the continent needs to invest in the game.
While a line of defensive players complicates a free kicker’s task to shoot on target, new research suggests it could also impede the goalie.
Australian rules football was actually played before rugby union in Queensland — and it was only a quirk of history that caused Queenslanders to switch allegiances.
It will be possible to compare the outcomes of games with and without fans, giving new insights into the relationship between fans, home-field advantage and clutch performances.
A scholar explains why the players are having so much trouble with their equal pay claim.
Liverpool fan John Williams has banished the ghosts of 30 years. Liverpool are champions of the English Premier League and, as far as he is concerned, things are as they should be.
Why are sport broadcasters using fake crowd noise? It might be because crowd noise can help us bond with our tribe and acts as a psychological cue for when to pay attention.
The findings of one of the few studies into closed door matches.
How the iconic – and unexpected – footballing triumph at Portugal’s Estádio Nacional restored the pride and self-belief of a marginalised community.
As the new coronavirus has spread around the world, sporting matches and events have been staged behind closed doors, postponed and increasingly cancelled outright.
Fame changes the bonds that some African footballers have with their home communities.
Support for European soccer clubs is defining relationships between spouses.