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Anatomy of an own goal: Tony Popovic
Fred Spiksley: One of English football’s great unknown characters
Anatomy of an own goal: Kakha Kaladze
Anatomy of an own goal: Andy Myers
Shoe salesman to football pioneer: Arrigo Sacchi’s path to greatness
Anatomy of an own goal: John Arne Riise
A modern football fairytale: Burton Albion’s rise through the divisions
Goal Click: The Women’s World Cup
Anatomy of an own goal: Gareth Bale
Boxing Day 2008: The day Phil Brown gave his half-time team talk on the pitch
Anatomy of an own goal: Adrien Gulfo
Anatomy of an own goal: Richard Dunne
Anatomy of an own goal: Andrea Consigli
Anatomy of an own goal: Inigo Martinez
The rise and rise of university football: Meet the students bridging the gap between professional sport and study
The case of Loris Karius, and why sports psychology is so important in the modern game
Alexandre Villaplane: The French midfielder turned Nazi collaborator
A history of work teams: The famous clubs with roots in industry
Anatomy of an own goal: Santiago Vergini
Out with the Old: When Dundee United and Aberdeen challenged the Old Firm
Anatomy of an own goal: Jefferson Lerma
The remarkable story of Richard McFadden, the Leyton Orient forward killed in the First World War
Anatomy of an own goal: Carl Jenkinson
Wolves have grand ambitions, but they’ll struggle to recreate the glory years of the 1950s
Doncaster Rovers, 1997/98: The most disastrous season in Football League history
Why futsal could be the key to future international success for England
Moses Ashikodi: The once-hyped teenage starlet who instead became a forgotten man
League Cup semi-final is just reward for Burton’s remarkable progress
Remembering Barnsley’s Premier League adventure in 1997/98
Great Goals That Weren’t: Rivaldo vs Deportivo La Coruna (2002)
Non-League for Grenfell: How football is helping the campaign for change
Football’s biggest fairytale: Remembering Iraq’s unlikely triumph at the 2007 Asian Cup
The most wonderful time of the year: Exploring the origins and history of festive football
The Lion Rampant: How Salford City’s on-field rise has reinvigorated the local area
On Closer Inspection: Why Michael Essien should be held in higher esteem
A land far, far away: In search of Cornwall’s football identity
FC Kitzbühel: The Austrian club revitalised by an English touch
Forget Martin O’Neill, the problems with Irish football run much, much deeper
On Closer Inspection: Roy Evans and Liverpool’s Spice Boys
Jürgen Croy is one of Germany’s greatest ever players. So why has no one heard of him?
Northern Ireland vs Republic of Ireland, November 1993: The most politically charged game in living memory?
Remembering the England B team – would the Three Lions benefit from its return?
No final, no trophy, no point: The strange 47-year existence of the Intertoto Cup
The final journey of Olney Town – and what it says about the state of our grassroots game
Two nights, two games, one city: Attending the Copa Libertadores semi-finals in Buenos Aires
Nuneaton Borough: The non-league club with no chairman, no owner and no training ground
ISL vs I-League: The battle for the soul and the future of Indian football
The rise, fall and resurrection of Red Star Belgrade – and why European competition still means so much to them
On Closer Inspection: Why Kolo Toure should be remembered as more than a figure of fun
Jair Bolsonaro is a throwback to the dark days of Brazil’s military dictatorship. So why do so many footballers support him?
The remarkable reconciliation tale of Bert Trautmann – and why his story is more relevant than ever today
FC Romania: The team of immigrants keeping the magic of the FA Cup alive
20 years on from the birth of the SPL, is Scottish football actually any better off?
Harrogate Town: The tiny Yorkshire club making big strides towards the Football League
Jadon Sancho: Borussia Dortmund’s joker in the pack who’s taking the Bundesliga by storm
On Closer Inspection: Why isn’t David Ginola remembered as a Premier League great?
Become a member, pick the team: Remembering Ebbsfleet United’s fan-owned experiment
On Closer Inspection: Was Robinho a success at Manchester City?
The King of Pop meets the beautiful game: Michael Jackson’s peculiar relationship with football
Turki Al-Sheikh: The Saudi sports minister leading the exodus of Brazilian players to Egypt
I’ve watched a game of football every day for the last year… and here’s why I regret it
Claudio Marchisio, Andres Iniesta and football fans’ false memories
The battle for the soul of Belfast Celtic, 69 years after the club folded
On Closer Inspection: Have we got Ryan Giggs and David Beckham wrong?
Tasmania Berlin, 1965/66: The worst top-flight team in football history?
Celebration GIFs and elaborate transfer announcements: Roma, Bristol City and clubs’ increasingly innovative use of social media
Berwick Rangers: England’s forgotten football club
An in-depth guide to post-World Cup transfers
Brexit, industry and national identity: England’s World Cup run through the eyes of an everyday English town
How defeat by Croatia in 2007 changed the future of English football
How Zinedine Zidane’s flawed genius defined the 2006 World Cup
Remembering David Beckham’s complex relationship with England fans
Watching the World Cup with Colombia fans in London
Mike Bassett: England Manager – The making of one of football’s most loved films
Meet Village Manchester FC: The gay football team making a difference
Goal Click: Exploring the real Russia through football photography
How will hosting the World Cup change Russia’s football culture?
An in-depth guide to winning the Golden Boot and Golden Ball at the World Cup
Moving forward by winding the clock back: Why Brazil could win back friends at this summer’s World Cup
Beyond the Kremlin: How is their hosting of the World Cup perceived by ordinary Russians?
Sliding Doors: What if Brazil’s Emerson hadn’t got injured before the 2002 World Cup?
‘If we had the right resources, we could change the world’ – Behind the scenes at the ConIFA World Football Cup
Why Fulham’s play-off win – and promotion in general – is about far more than just money
Switzerland 0-0 Ukraine: Remembering the worst game in World Cup history
Sliding Doors: What if the Netherlands hadn’t qualified for the 1974 World Cup?
In light of Paolo Guerrero’s harsh ban, is football’s drugs policy fit for purpose?
Football for footballers: When protesting players occupied the French Football Federation
How a fourth-tier club are leading the fight against racism in German football
The trials and tribulations of the Afghanistan women’s national football team
From Teletext to Twitter: Arsene Wenger and the evolution of the internet
Statistical modelling, artificial intelligence and particle physics: What will football of the future look like?
British coaching struggles: The scramble for qualifications
Has women’s football made the breakthrough into the wider sporting consciousness?
Sliding Doors: What if Parma had signed Cristiano Ronaldo in 2003?
“The best player in Asia” – so why is Omar Abdulrahman still playing in the UAE?
British coaching struggles: Big-name difficulties
Mohamed Maouche and the extraordinary story of the FLN football team
Why the Coupe de France is the greatest cup competition in the world
British coaching struggles: The alternative route
Great Goals That Weren’t: Lionel Messi vs Atletico Madrid (2009)