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The self-effacing centre-forward shines a light on the abuse, excesses and infantilisation of modern footballers.
The global rich now move their money, their assets and themselves wherever they wish, choosing which countries’ laws they wish to live by. Britain is welcoming them with open arms.
Football is the bit of French society where I’ve seen integration work best.
Macron sold himself as a kind of human antidepressant pill, the incarnation of optimistic renewal. But who is he really?
Southgate, about to lead his team on their doomed mission to the World Cup in Russia, embodies a modern, modest, self-deprecating idea of Englishness.
How Donald Trump epitomises and supercharges white American tribalism.
Football by Jean-Philippe Toussaint is a strange mix of heightened prose and stilted banality.
This very enjoyable biography-cum-autobiography illuminates not just Federer’s place in tennis history but also the way in which the author converted his psychological problems into sporting fandom.
The Forbidden Game uses golf – a game that most in the country probably still know nothing about – to gain a rare insight into ordinary Chinese lives.