Euro 2012 has seen a return to old values after years of chronic failure
FIFA president Sepp Blatter today labelled penalty shoot-outs "a tragedy" and challenged Franz Beckenbauer to come up with an alternative.
One of the best things about history is that it so regularly submits itself for revision – and never more arrestingly than in Barcelona this week, when the damage to one ultimate superstar's reputation (yes, Lionel Messi's) was maybe balanced by the recall of the great strength of another whose playing career ended 28 years ago.
Birthday greetings for a great but can Barca's young prince hold a candle to Dutch master?
Eric Cantona's appointment at the New York Cosmos franchise is expected to be the beginning of a revolution in which the Cosmos eventually challenge the salary cap that has become the biggest obstacle to the growth of Major League Soccer.
Messi again displayed mesmerising skills, but he did not dominate the great events
FIFA president Sepp Blatter has thrown his weight behind moves to stage the 2022 World Cup in Qatar during the winter to avoid the heat problems.
Fifa Executive Committee member Franz Beckenbauer says he has "limited" faith in Fifa after the way it handled the vote for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups on December 2, and the way it has acted since then.
Just a couple of weeks ago Germany's Miroslav Klose was persona non grata among German fans following his trickle of league goals but the striker has silenced his critics with a sparkling comeback.
Capello was left to face the media's inquisition, but it is a generation wrapped up in their own domestic glories that are truly to blame
Momentum is with England and although Ozil is a threat, experience can trump youthful exuberance
Even England fans respect the father figure of German football. Or they did until he started putting the boot into Fabio Capello's men.
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Blackpool manager's unique take on the world
Fabio Capello last night declared that the Jabulani ball used in the World Cup was "the worst ball that I have seen in my life," insisting that the trajectory is "impossible" for goalkeepers to judge.