There are two sides to the African football spectrum that links it to Europe. One is the glory of its star names; the other is the concerning exploitation that has ruined many lives. This is the story of it all.
Argentina and Uruguay have a vast rivalry in football, evident by their success in the Copa América. The two nations are prominent in international football, and its two heroes are widely recognised the world over.
Unimpressive football and cultural issues meant that there was little hope South Africa could do much of note during the 1996 African Cup of Nations. Yet, they produced one of the tournament’s greatest stories. This is their tale.
It’s rare to see a Scottish player in Italy’s top flight, but next season, Hellas Verona’s Liam Henderson could be the first since 1986 to achieve that feat. He has had a unique career thus far, this is the story of it all.
In the last decade, the women’s game in Spain has grown massively. Now, after years of success at various levels, the Women’s World Cup is a solid test to understand their progress and identify further room for improvement.
Before the modern dominance of Pep Guardiola and Jürgen Klopp came the animosity between Sir Alex Ferguson and Arsène Wenger, who at their best, created the greatest managerial rivalry in Premier League history.
Martin Ødegaard was once regarded as the brightest prospect in football, but that tag has been swept away. Now, after a flurry of temporary moves elsewhere, there is hope he can reignite his career and shoot back into stardom.