Everything You Need To Know About El Clasico

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El Clasico is a match played several times per season between Team Messi (sometimes referred to as “FC Barcelona”) and Team Cristiano (sometimes referred to as “Real Madrid”). It is the biggest rivalry in world football thanks entirely to the existence of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, the only two…

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England And France Prepare For Wembley Demonstration Of Liberté, égalité, fraternité

Images of the  French national flag are the words "Liberté, Égalité, Fraternité" are displayed on a giant screen outside of London's Wembley Stadium in west London on November 15, 2015, as Britons express their solidarity with France following a spate of coordinated attacks in Paris on November 13 that left more than 120 people dead. Islamic State jihadists claimed a series of coordinated attacks by gunmen and suicide bombers in Paris on November 13 that killed at least 128 people in scenes of carnage at a concert hall, restaurants and the national stadium.   AFP PHOTO / NIKLAS HALLE'N        (Photo credit should read NIKLAS HALLE'N/AFP/Getty Images)

In an act of collective solidarity and defiance, all 23 players in the French squad to face England in a prestige friendly on Tuesday have agreed to travel. The squad had the option of withdrawing following Friday’s terrorist atrocity but all of them turned the offer down, including midfielder Lassana…

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Adidas Got A Bit Weird With La Roja And Russia’s Away Jersey

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After going for a more understated vibe with their Euro 2016 home kits, Adidas went for a more experimental approach with Spain and Russia’s away shirts. Spain’s features a pixelated ’90s vibe that will divide opinion, but Russia’s is basically just straight up Ed Hardy wear… Seriously, a team will…

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CR7 Is Starting To Sound Like Jose Mourinho

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Comparisons between Jose Mourinho and Cristiano Ronaldo might seem very natural. They’re both very confident Portuguese men who have achieved tremendous success in football, even winning a few trophies together at Real Madrid. But it seems in their separation from one another, they’re becoming even more alike. In recent weeks,…

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Alan Pardew Shows Jurgen Klopp Who’s Boss (it’s Alan Pardew)

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Jurgen Klopp was dealt his first defeat as Liverpool manager, losing 2-1 to Crystal Palace at Anfield. Scott Dann headed in the decisive goal in the 82nd minute and after the match, Klopp admitted that it was at that point that he felt he was, in fact, walking alone. From…

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Canada Beat Target With Near C$500m Boost From Hosting Women’s World Cup

Justin Trudeau, the new Canadian Prime Minister, may not be a soccer fan, but he has reason to be thankful for the economic boost that the sport has given the country in recent times. Canada Soccer has disclosed that the 2015 Women’s World Cup, along with the under-20 Women’s World…

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LEGENDARY Samuel Eto’o Brings Health Promotion Messages To West Africa

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A FIFA delegation led by FIFA Chief Medical Officer Prof. Jiri Dvorak and supported by Cameroonian superstar Samuel Eto’o has just completed a visit to Sierra Leone and Ghana to experience first-hand the progress of FIFA’s health campaigns. One year after the emergency campaign “11 against Ebola” was launched in…

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Will Derby Della Mole Inspire Juventus?

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Juventus won the Derby della Mole in dramatic fashion once more. Luca Cetta wonders if it can be a catalyst for the rest of the campaign. With pressure intensifying on Massimiliano Allegri and his underperforming outfit after the midweek loss at Sassuolo, Juventus needed a positive response in this all-important…

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Enyimba Of Aba Are One Point Shy Of 7th NPFL Title

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Enyimba are now just a point away from being crowned Nigeria league champions for a seventh time after defeating local rivals Abia Warriors in derby on Sunday courtesy of all-time Nigeria league highest goal scorer, Mfon Udoh, in the 69th minute. Enyimba now have 68 points from 36 matches, six…

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Celta Vigo An Example To Spanish La Liga

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If somebody had said at the start of this season that Villarreal-Celta Vigo was going to be a top-of-the-table clash come October, not many people would have believed them. After all, in this day and age, when it’s usually the sides with the deepest pockets who dominate the top Leagues…

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Swiss suggest their FIFA probe could take five years

Swiss attorney general Michael Lauber, center, speaks to journalists after a press conference in Bern, Switzerland, Wednesday, June 17, 2015. Lauber said in the press conference that banks have noted 53 possible money-laundering cases in a FIFA probe. (Marcel Bieri/Keystone via AP)

Switzerland’s Attorney General has suggested that an investigation into alleged corruption at soccer’s Swiss-based governing body, FIFA, could take five years. “Realistically, in all big investigations, longer than five years is bad,” Michael Lauber told SRF radio in an interview broadcast on Saturday. “It always depends on how the parties…

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NIKE SETS $50 BILLION REVENUE TARGET

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Nike has announced that it has set itself a target of $50 billion in revenue by the end of 2020. Mark Parker, the chief executive of the US sportswear giant, made the announcement at a meeting of investors, saying: “Fifty billion – that’s an ambitious goal. We know that. We…

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Pierluigi Collina Offers His Expert Opinion On Tackle That Broke Luke Shaw’s Leg

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Collina was an authoritative and meticulous referee, who always seemed to get the big calls correct, and speaking at the Leaders in Sport Business Summit 2015 this week, he condemned Moreno’s tackle. Collina refutes the commonly held view that Moreno was entirely innocent and just unlucky to break Shaw’s leg, insisting…

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I’m Trying To Do A Good Job, Says Beleaguered Klinsmann

US head coach Jurgen Klinsmann looks on prior to the friendly football match between Netherlands and US at the Arena Stadium, on June 5, 2015 in Amsterdam. AFP PHOTO / JOHN THYS        (Photo credit should read JOHN THYS/AFP/Getty Images)

United States coach Juergen Klinsmann was once again preparing to come under the harsh glare of scrutiny after his team lost their CONCACAF Cup playoff match to Mexico 3-2 in extra time in the early hours of this morning (sunday). Klinsmann had already been savaged by his critics after the…

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CIES Report Tracks Football Migrants With Brazil Topping Export List

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The CIES Football Observatory has produced a report titled “Exporting countries in world football” providing an overview of migration of footballer’s around the world and, based on the data used, suggesting Brazil is the most represented country amongst migrant footballers , followed by Argentina and France. The dataset is not…

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