The Brazilians have won five World Cups, more than anybody else. So why was there rioting last summer when teams arrived for a warm-up? Brazil's relationship with football has never been an easy romance.
I hardly slept for weeks during the run-up to the last two World Cups, terrified he wouldn’t make it.
In three recent meetings with people who work in entirely different fields, I felt instantly at home, even though the territory was often unfamiliar to me.
The FA has ignored the concerns of fans and lower league clubs in favour of the interests of the wealthiest soccer interest – once again showing it’s mostly concerned about serving the already-powerful.
Where will the fans park then?
The novelist and comedian on anti-Semitism in football, a night out in Pocklington and plans for his 50th.
Once Wigan scored, though, it was a different story: the affable familes were suddenly full of hate and fury.
Of all the managers who have been sacked this season in the premier league, David Moyes can have perhaps the fewest complaints.
Football fans have always had a keen sense of the ridiculous.
When I’m making poached eggs, I crack the shells cautiously but this makes me more likely to mess up.
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