Football Champions


As confessions go, this one ranks in the all-time pantheon of greats…and those providing too much information.

Discussing the 1990 World Cup on BBC radio, Gary Lineker let the world in on a little secret as to the state of his back end during the Ireland game, and offers a little insight as to why any grown man would drag his ass across a World Cup pitch. It’s been done figuratively a number of times, but literally? Gary may be a trail blazer.

And “relaxed myself”, I think, is about the most candid admission I’ve ever heard on any media,… Continue reading

Every sitter miss seems worse than the last, and every sitter miss is the “worst ever”, and nearly every sitter miss simply isn’t.

However, this one belongs in the pantheon of those at least claiming a legitimate shot for the shortlist, since it’s rather unfathomable that an international player couldn’t slot this bad boy home.

Khalfan Fahad, welcome to YouTube infamy.

[Spotted on 101 Great Goals]

Would you believe I’m reading this with a background tab of the infamous Daily Mail headline?

Probably not, but I am.

Carlos Tevez has put mouth firmly in foot, making himself the new posterchild for footballer stupidity at this World Cup – and joining the elite Daily Mail pantheon of idiocy. It’s so good you won’t believe it.It started as a good natured respectful congratulation in defeat, but quickly turned into an all-time backhanded compliment. I’d say Carlos just won that tennis tournament they’ve been muttering about in the background.

“We didn’t play as a team, and that… Continue reading


Two-time FIFA World Player of the Year and FIFA World Cup winner Ronaldinho has retired from professional football, bringing to an end a two-decade career on the pitch adorned with medals, trophies an [read]

Trinidad and Tobago will be the setting for the ninth edition of the 2018 CONCACAF Women’s U-20 Championship, which begins on Thursday, with three places at the FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup up for [read]

The FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup France 2018 moved a step closer on Wednesday 17 January, with the announcement of the match schedule. [read]

In the hunt to win the first ever MLS Cup, New York Red Bulls have already made a new signing – two-time Grand Finalist Michael Labelle. [read]

As they chase a first FIFA Women's World Cup in the wake of humbling two-time champions Germany, Iceland are reaping the benefits of significant FIFA Forward-supported investment. hears [read]

Having evolved from a supreme penalty box poacher to a recognisable sports broadcaster and social media heavyweight, we sat down with former England striker Gary Lineker to talk FIFA World Cup memorie [read]

Argentina star Angel Di Maria speaks with (the website of the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy, the body responsible for delivering the infrastructure and host country operations [read]

Former Dutch international and current FIFA Chief Officer for Technical Development Marco van Basten speaks to ahead of the Fifth FIFA Executive Football Summit in Amsterdam. [read]

Captain of the USSR team at Sweden 1958, who also scored the Soviets' first ever goal in FIFA's most prestigious competition, Nikita Simonyan speaks with to revisit the World Cup 60 [read]