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'Referee has garbage bag instead of heart' — Buffon
'Referee has garbage bag instead of heart' — Buffon
Gianluigi Buffon told English referee Michael Oliver he "has no heart" and should have been watching Juventus' Champions League quarter-final...
Somali women sidestep taboos to play football
Somali women sidestep taboos to play football
Shortly after sunrise, a group of young women arrives at a football pitch in Mogadishu, where they shrug off their hijabs — some changing...
Will Russia’s stadiums be ready for World Cup?
Will Russia’s stadiums be ready for World Cup?
The 2018 World Cup is half a year away, but just five of the 12 stadiums where competition matches are planned in Russia are functional.
Why it's time competition law was applied to sport in South Africa
Why it's time competition law was applied to sport in South Africa
An increasing number of popular sports clubs, like Manchester United and Real Madrid, have their stocks publicly traded in major stock exchanges...
[Slideshow]Egypt's blind football players
[Slideshow]Egypt's blind football players
Blind Football Egypt (BFE) is the country’s first professional football team for blind and visually impaired athletes.
Chelsea star Kenedy sent home over China slurs
Chelsea star Kenedy sent home over China slurs
Kenedy has been sent home from Chelsea's pre-season tour of Asia as punishment for his offensive social media posts about China, according to...
Embrace the enemy: Video technology has a place in the beautiful game
Embrace the enemy: Video technology has a place in the beautiful game
In my research of this new Video Assistant Referee (VAR) technology the first thing I came across on the Fifa website was: “Innovations are...
Slice Of Life: Long walk to opportunity
Slice Of Life: Long walk to opportunity
I started a local football club, which we launched in Nyanga (Cape Town). On the morning of the launch, there was this one kid who played for a team...
Banyana captain earns her stripes in the US
Banyana captain earns her stripes in the US
More than 140 international appearances and captaining her team for the last five years meant nothing when Janine van Wyk showed up for her first day...
Do or die for the Premier League's stumbling giants
Do or die for the Premier League's stumbling giants
It’s that moment of the year again — squeaky bum time. Four years after Sir Alex Ferguson’s retirement, we still can’t escape the...
Coach Emery in trouble after PSG's trouncing
Coach Emery in trouble after PSG's trouncing
Paris Saint-Germain coach Unai Emery is fighting for survival after his side was swept away 6-1 by Barcelona in a Champions League rout described as...
Patience is the key to a winning team
Patience is the key to a winning team
The enthusiastic way Orlando Pirates coach Kjell Jonevret punched the air when the Buccaneers once again clawed their way back from a goal down to...

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