Africa’s celebration of the beautiful game has ugly consequences for club sides in Europe
Kevin-Prince Boateng’s walk-off could change the game
A slew of games around Christmas and New Year’s could decide the Premier League standings
Why the World Club Cup has become a glorified exhibition
There are 20 teams in the English Premier League but, realistically, only two of them can win the league this season
Chelsea’s upheaval gives Liverpool great pleasure
Fans don’t care if their teams break even
As the first black player to represent Italy at a major tournament, ‘Super Mario’ can’t avoid a confrontation with his country’s racial prejudices
Spain’s opponents struggle to score because they don’t see much of the ball – not even to retrieve it from the back of their own net
Some things are apparently worse than racism; the haunting of Cristiano Ronaldo; why England’s team is like Stoke City; and more
England’s pro league is far stronger than France’s, yet its national team is far weaker
Captain Andrei Arshavin leads a dynamic Russian squad.
How international tournaments remain an opportunity for nostalgic but usually harmless pantomime jingoism.