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Match of the day: Sport vs ecology

We need a profound rethinking of the meaning of sustainability in sport — the global commercial model is neither environmentally nor socially sound

Football on the colonial frontier

Still fighting for their right to return home, exiled Chagossians are using football to unite a diaspora

Amakhosi chasing proud history

Kaizer Chiefs top the table in their 50th year, but there are some worrying mishaps that must be stamped out if they are to keep it that way

Sócrates, Brazil’s footballing philosopher-activist

It’s been eight years since legendary footballer Sócrates died. But the inspirational Brazilian’s legacy lives on

Sport audit 2019: How SA’s national football teams performed

Banyana have failed to live up to expectations, while Bafana might just be finally coming good

Flamengo’s double hides ugly truths

The Rio club won the Brasileirão and the Copa Libertadores last month but this will do little to dispel the problems plaguing Brazilian football

Bafana kick off manic week as Ntseki continues to forge identity

South Africa’s new coach has heavy travel to contend with as he targets a good start to Afcon qualifying

Matildas to get equal pay

Australia’s women footballers will earn the same as the Socceroos in a groundbreaking new deal

The joy of women’s football hits the mark in Sudan

A film about a Khartoum team’s struggles neatly reflects the contemporary theme of women’s strength in the face of direct opposition

Benfica, Portugal’s talent factory, proud of its ‘gems’

The club surpassed bitter rivals Sporting Lisbon, cradle of Ronaldo, as the chief talent factory of Portugal

Middendorp presents his progress

Chiefs are a rejuvenated team this season — the perfect birthday gift for the club’s founder

Ntseki hustles to make his mark

After an interrupted start, the new Bafana coach has only one friendly to prepare for Afcon qualifiers

Bafana’s will to improve on goalscoring

The national side scored just three goals at Afcon, but they have strikers who have whetted their boots in the PSL and are ready to shoot for glory

Bulgaria fan arrested for racially abusing Sterling

Sterling, who has been a campaigner in the fight against racism, was the subject of discriminatory language during the first half of the match

Banyana: No choice but to build again

Failing to progress to the next stage of Olympic qualifying has put a dent in the growth of women’s football in the country

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