Shakhtar Donetsk’s policy of working with Brazilian players has worked wonders for them. From Jádson to Fernandinho, Willian to Fred, they’ve developed a lot of stars and opened a pathway for Brazilians in Europe.
A lot has changed had West Ham over the last decade, and yet the biggest problem remains at the top. Despite a new stadium to several managers and players, it feels as though the club is still miles from progress.
Football fans got a glimpse of Qatar during the Club World Cup as the country’s drive to cleanse their image through sport continues. They’ve gone to great lengths to clean up their reputation and this is the story of it all.
The rivalry between Flamengo and Fluminense exemplifies the passion Brazilians have for football. With a vast history and contrasting fortunes in the present day, this is the story of the country’s most intense discord.
Poverty, a cholera outbreak, destroyed infrastructure and trouble everyday. Yemen has endured a traumatic period but their football scene is doing better than it should be. Against all odds, this nation is excelling.
İstanbul Başakşehir have made lots of noise since coming to the fore in 2014. Politically motivated, financially stable and successful so far, this is a club looking to break the ‘Big Three’ and create a big impact on the Turkish football scene.
Stockport County are one of Manchester’s most prominent clubs, but they have been out of the picture for much of the 21st century. Recent times have, however, provided some optimism and they are looking up after years of trouble.
The MimoSifcom academy is the most prestigious in Africa. Taking a unique philosophy and a humble approach, they have produced some of the finest African players ever and are of massive benefit to the Ivorian national team.