City have become ‘hybrid monsters’, who can play with any formation and any player combination and still consistently challenge for European honours.
Anti-racist programs and fines have failed to end racism in European soccer. Part of the problem is that Black players have little representation higher up the sport’s hierarchy.
Ellen van Neerven cleverly invites us to question what it means to play sport on a ‘Country that is rich in story’, on a playing field that’s almost always uneven for Blackfullas.
The French Football Federation has recently ruled against breaks for religious motives. But if French players’ attitude during the 2023 Ramadan are anything to go by, the debate is far from closed.
It’s not just Premier League clubs that enjoy the benefits of being in the spotlight.
Football club ownership is risky, but the Glazer family have played by their own rules.
Professional sport leagues change their rules for four main reasons, with the bottom line being to compete against other entertainment options
Beyond the glamour and fan adulation, African footballers in Europe struggle with adjusting to a new environment.
Where once religion was a dominant force in society, now many more people reserve their faith for sport. But could the church use this to build a new following?
The Gulf state has an insatiable appetite for sporting glory.
ACL injuries are the most serious kind of knee damage and they are more prevalent in female footballers.
Pancake Day isn’t just about pancakes.
One psychological explanation for Kane’s successes can be found in the concept of challenge and threat states, which explains why some athletes perform better than others under pressure.
As the Kansas City Chiefs prepare to take on the Philadelphia Eagles, The Conversation takes a critical look at some of the biggest news stories from the past NFL season.
The Super Bowl is more than a game — it’s an ecosystem of parties, the halftime show, the ads and 100 million people watching despite the sport’s ugly and dangerous side.
Sprained ankles are a common injury to anyone who plays sports and usually not a serious concern. But with an NFL championship on the line, the specifics of an ankle injury and how to treat it matter.
Girls’ involvement in sport can be affected by decisions at the top level.
Studying how shared identities like nationality and club affiliation impact fan support for soccer players can tell us how our group memberships affect our behaviour.
Football provides a way for unpopular elites to build political capital – but also creates space for citizens to voice dissent.
Participating in fantasy sports should be a fun hobby, and for the most part, it is. But when your virtual soccer team takes over your life, it might be time to reassess.