Africa Cup of Nations: eight killed after stampede in Cameroon
The scene of the stampede at Olembe Stadium in Yaoundé, Cameroon 
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Africa Cup of Nations: eight killed after stampede in Cameroon

Many people also injured in the crush outside of Yaoundé’s Olembe Stadium
25 Jan 2022
English football fan disorder ‘getting worse’
Aston Villa’s Matty Cash and Lucas Digne were struck by a bottle at Goodison Park
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English football fan disorder ‘getting worse’

Arrests at matches in England are at their highest levels in years
24 Jan 2022
Sent packing: Djokovic and Benitez
Novak Djokovic (centre) arrives in Dubai after leaving Australia
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Sent packing: Djokovic and Benitez

A look at the sporting weekend’s big winners and losers
17 Jan 2022
Africa Cup of Nations: is there a more disrespected tournament?
The Africa Cup of Nations opening ceremony in Yaoundé, Cameroon
In Depth

Africa Cup of Nations: is there a more disrespected tournament?

Build-up to the continental showpiece was overshadowed by player call-up debate
12 Jan 2022
Messi vs. Ronaldo: all-time goals, stats and awards
Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo
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Messi vs. Ronaldo: all-time goals, stats and awards

Everything you need to know about the two star footballers
6 Jan 2022
Five best footballers out of contract in 2022
Kylian Mbappé
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Five best footballers out of contract in 2022

Kylian Mbappé leads the list of players who could be on the move
4 Jan 2022
‘The greatest year of sport’
Italy head coach Roberto Mancini and England boss Gareth Southgate
In Depth

‘The greatest year of sport’

Highs and lows from both on and off the pitch
26 Dec 2021

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Messi vs. Ronaldo: all-time goals, career statistics and red cards
Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi
In Brief

Messi vs. Ronaldo: all-time goals, career statistics and red cards

A look at the numbers behind the world-class duo
16 Dec 2021
Messi vs. Ronaldo: Champions League and international records
Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo
In Brief

Messi vs. Ronaldo: Champions League and international records

How the duo compare at the top level for club and country
16 Dec 2021
Lionel Messi vs. Cristiano Ronaldo: player profiles
Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo
In Brief

Lionel Messi vs. Cristiano Ronaldo: player profiles

A look at the two superstar footballers
16 Dec 2021
Messi vs. Ronaldo: trophies and personal awards
Champions League trophy
In Brief

Messi vs. Ronaldo: trophies and personal awards

Messi has added a seventh Ballon d’Or to his trophy cabinet
16 Dec 2021
Messi vs. Ronaldo: football’s great rivalry
Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo
Profile

Messi vs. Ronaldo: football’s great rivalry

An in-depth look at the careers of the sport’s two biggest stars
16 Dec 2021
‘An amazing day for women’s football’
Fran Kirby of Chelsea celebrates with the Women's FA Cup 
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‘An amazing day for women’s football’

‘Kerrby’ lead the way as Chelsea complete a domestic treble
10 Dec 2021
Qatar’s tainted World Cup
Workers at the site of the Lusail Stadium in 2019
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Qatar’s tainted World Cup

In a year’s time, the most controversial World Cup in recent history will kick off
3 Dec 2021
Ralf ‘professor’ Rangnick takes charge at Man Utd
Ralf Rangnick: a hatred of star players
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Ralf ‘professor’ Rangnick takes charge at Man Utd

German named interim manager at Old Trafford until end of the season
2 Dec 2021
Solskjær saga and lack of strategy defines the Glazer era
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
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Solskjær saga and lack of strategy defines the Glazer era

The owners have organised the club ‘as poorly as Solskjær drilled the defence’
25 Nov 2021
Harry Kane: England’s brilliant captain regains his form
Harry Kane scored four in England’s 10-0 win over San Marino
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Harry Kane: England’s brilliant captain regains his form

Whatever his travails at club level, Kane is still England’s ‘leading light’
18 Nov 2021
How West Ham United is stepping up to join the big boys
David Moyes celebrating
In Focus

How West Ham United is stepping up to join the big boys

Once notoriously flaky under pressure, they are now a ‘team unafraid of the hardest work’
12 Nov 2021
Where did it all go wrong for Nuno at Tottenham?
Nuno: ill-fated son of José
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Where did it all go wrong for Nuno at Tottenham?

Former Chelsea boss Antonio Conte faces an uphill struggle
4 Nov 2021
Offside debate: use new technology or scrap it all together?
Assistant referee Sian Massey-Ellis flags for offside in a Premier League match
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Offside debate: use new technology or scrap it all together?

Hawk-Eye has told Fifa that its automated offside system is ‘ready to go’
27 Oct 2021
Man Utd have ‘no identity, no clue and no chance’ under Solskjaer
Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
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Man Utd have ‘no identity, no clue and no chance’ under Solskjaer

It was a dark day for the Red Devils as Liverpool ran riot at Old Trafford 
25 Oct 2021
Newcastle’s first battle is to avoid relegation
Newcastle’s new chairman Yasir Al-Rumayyan and part-owner Amanda Staveley
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Newcastle’s first battle is to avoid relegation

After Steve Bruce’s departure, there’s plenty on the to-do list for the new owners
21 Oct 2021
Wembley Euro final disorder ‘seals the deal’ for World Cup bid hopes
Police and England fans on Wembley Way ahead of the Euro 2020 final
In Focus

Wembley Euro final disorder ‘seals the deal’ for World Cup bid hopes

England handed one-match stadium ban and an £84,560 fine by Uefa
19 Oct 2021
Newcastle’s Saudi takeover: what is ‘sportswashing’?
Newcastle play their home games at St James’ Park
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Newcastle’s Saudi takeover: what is ‘sportswashing’?

Amnesty calls for meeting with the Premier League over owners’ and directors’ test
14 Oct 2021
‘We are not robots’: Uefa and Fifa under fire
Thibaut Courtois in action for Belgium against Italy in the Uefa Nations League third-placed match
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‘We are not robots’: Uefa and Fifa under fire

Football’s governing bodies are accused of prioritising money over player welfare
12 Oct 2021
Talk of the Toon: what next for Newcastle after Saudi takeover?
Newcastle United Football Club
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Talk of the Toon: what next for Newcastle after Saudi takeover?

The ‘dismal days of Mike Ashley are over’ as new owners spell out club’s ambitions
8 Oct 2021
Mo Salah: is Liverpool’s ‘genius’ now the best player in Europe?
Liverpool and Egypt striker Mohamed Salah
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Mo Salah: is Liverpool’s ‘genius’ now the best player in Europe?

Pundits praise the ‘Egyptian king’ after his wonder goal against Man City
4 Oct 2021
‘Netflix of sport’ DAZN in advanced talks to buy BT Sport 
DAZN cameraman
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‘Netflix of sport’ DAZN in advanced talks to buy BT Sport 

Deal would see the streaming company acquire Premier League rights
22 Sep 2021
Jimmy Greaves: the greatest striker England has ever seen 
Jimmy Greaves has died at the age of 81
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Jimmy Greaves: the greatest striker England has ever seen 

World of football pays tribute to the legendary goalscorer and broadcaster 
20 Sep 2021
A World Cup every two years - for football and rugby union?
Football’s Fifa World Cup and rugby union’s Webb Ellis Cup trophies
Pros and cons

A World Cup every two years - for football and rugby union?

Governing bodies of both sports are discussing the option of biennial tournaments 
14 Sep 2021
The Ronaldo effect: what big players mean for the finances of major football clubs
Pin badges showing face of Cristiano Ronaldo
Expert’s view

The Ronaldo effect: what big players mean for the finances of major football clubs

Manchester United hoping to cash in big after securing the Portuguese star’s signature on two-year contract
13 Sep 2021
Cristiano Ronaldo’s second coming
Ronaldo
In Brief

Cristiano Ronaldo’s second coming

Last week, Manchester United re-signed the forward on a two-year deal thought to be worth more than £400,000 a week
2 Sep 2021
The heavy consequences of ‘light touch’ refereeing
Man Utd’s Bruno Fernandes confronts Southampton’s Jack Stephens
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The heavy consequences of ‘light touch’ refereeing

New refereeing protocol is intended to make football more free-flowing
27 Aug 2021
Kane will stay at Spurs - is Ronaldo next on Man City’s wish list? 
Tottenham and England striker Harry Kane 
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Kane will stay at Spurs - is Ronaldo next on Man City’s wish list? 

Football’s transfer rumour mill has gone into overdrive
25 Aug 2021
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