Sport Champagne would also like to see more use of television inside the stadium, ending the situation where TV viewers see more of the play through action replays than paying fans

Champagne looks to burst the bubble of the long-serving Fifa overlord in next year’s presidential elections

Claire Beale on Advertising: Susan can be the face of big tummy-tuck pants

So, I'm taking a gamble here. By the time you're reading this, you know whether Susan Boyle has just won an extension to her fifteen minutes or whether we've all decided that Britain's got a better, brighter talent.

Perez looks to bring back 'Galacticos' era to Real Madrid

Florentino Perez will officially join the race to be the next president of Real Madrid today.

Manchester United make £62.5m bid for Ribery

Manchester United have made a bid of around £62.5m for Bayern Munich midfielder Franck Ribery according to reports.

Dream Teams: Juventus

Juventus' weekend draw with Serie A leaders Inter left them ten points off the pace but still nine points clear of their nearest challengers for Champions League qualification.

One Minute With: Jed Mercurio

Chris Maume: Magical Zizou hypnotises on and off pitch

View From The Sofa: Zidane: a 21st century portrait in the hands of the gods BBC4/BBC3

Sport on TV: Maradona and child is inspiring but Zidane shows his sinful side

So who was the greatest? Was it Maradona? Or Zidane? Maradona: In the Hands of the Gods (BBC4, Monday) told the story of five British freestyle footballers travelling to Argentina to fulfil their dream of meeting "El Diego", having to raise money for the trip by showing off their keepy-uppy skills along the way.

Zidane backs Ronaldo in ongoing Real debate

Another day in the saga and another voice urging Cristiano Ronaldo to leave Manchester United for Real Madrid – yesterday, however, even the 23-year-old with the king-size ego would have listened. Zinedine Zidane, for whom Real paid a record £45m fee in 2001, said that Ronaldo would be ideal for the Spanish champions.

France lament the absence of lost leader Zidane

France's Euro 2008 squad are missing Zinedine Zidane, the midfielder Franck Ribéry and the goalkeeper Grégory Coupet said yesterday. "He would take the ball and go and score three goals," Ribéry said as the team prepared for tomorrow's vital Group C game against Italy. "His presence would do everybody a lot of good," added the midfielder, a fan long before replacing him as France's playmaker.

Why sports documentaries are no longer one-dimensional fan-fests

Kaleem Aftab charts how sports documentaries have moved into the art-house arena

Beckham tells Ronaldo to stay at United

David Beckham has stepped into the controversy surrounding Cristiano Ronaldo's future by urging him to stay at Old Trafford and develop his game.

Pandora: Burglary blights Zidane book

Over to Paris, where there is drama surrounding an unauthorised biography of the footballing legend Zinedine Zidane.

Materazzi in damages victory

The Italian World Cup-winning defender Marco Materazzi won a formal public apology from the Daily Star newspaper yesterday over its claim that he racially abused Zinedine Zidane during the 2006 World Cup final, when the Frenchman headbutted him in the chest and was sent off.

Pandora: Lawyers show their studs

If you think Zinedine Zidane's World Cup Final headbutt was savage, check out the resulting legal quarrels. Marco Materazzi, the Italian recipient of Zidane's forehead that evening, provoked his French opponent into the red card offence. Materazzi walked off with a winner's medal but has since been spraying his lawyers' ink about, disputing what he actually said to Zidane.

Sarkozy sorry for trading insults. Or is he?

President Nicolas Sarkozy admitted publicly yesterday that he was wrong to trade insults with a bystander at an agricultural show at the weekend. Or rather, he did not.

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The difference between America and Israel? There isn’t one

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Netanyahu knows he can get away with anything in America, says Robert Fisk
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Do It Yourself approach to securing a new house

Community land trusts marking a new trend for taking the initiative away from developers
Head of WWF UK: We didn’t send Cameron to the Arctic to see green ideas freeze

David Nussbaum: We didn’t send Cameron to the Arctic to see green ideas freeze

The head of WWF UK remains sanguine despite the Government’s failure to live up to its pledges on the environment
Author Kazuo Ishiguro on being inspired by shoot-outs and samurai

Author Kazuo Ishiguro on being inspired by shoot-outs and samurai

Set in a mythologised 5th-century Britain, ‘The Buried Giant’ is a strange beast
With money, corruption and drugs, this monk fears Buddhism in Thailand is a ‘poisoned fruit’

Money, corruption and drugs

The monk who fears Buddhism in Thailand is a ‘poisoned fruit’
America's first slavery museum established at Django Unchained plantation - 150 years after slavery outlawed

150 years after it was outlawed...

... America's first slavery museum is established in Louisiana
Kelly Clarkson: How I snubbed Simon Cowell and become a Grammy-winning superstar

Kelly Clarkson: How I snubbed Simon Cowell and become a Grammy-winning superstar

The first 'American Idol' winner on how she manages to remain her own woman – Jane Austen fascination and all
Tony Oursler on exploring our uneasy relationship with technology with his new show

You won't believe your eyes

Tony Oursler's new show explores our uneasy relationship with technology. He's one of a growing number of artists with that preoccupation
Ian Herbert: Peter Moores must go. He should never have been brought back to fail again

Moores must go. He should never have been brought back to fail again

The England coach leaves players to find solutions - which makes you wonder where he adds value, says Ian Herbert
War with Isis: Fears that the looming battle for Mosul will unleash 'a million refugees'

The battle for Mosul will unleash 'a million refugees'

Aid agencies prepare for vast exodus following planned Iraqi offensive against the Isis-held city, reports Patrick Cockburn
Yvette Cooper: We can't lose the election. There's too much on the line

Yvette Cooper: We can't lose the election. There's too much on the line

The shadow Home Secretary on fighting radical Islam, protecting children, and why anyone in Labour who's thinking beyond May must 'sort themselves out'
A bad week for the Greens: Leader Natalie Bennett's 'car crash' radio interview is followed by Brighton council's failure to set a budget due to infighting

It's not easy being Green

After a bad week in which its leader had a public meltdown and its only city council couldn't agree on a budget vote, what next for the alternative party? It's over to Caroline Lucas to find out
Gorillas nearly missed: BBC producers didn't want to broadcast Sir David Attenborough's famed Rwandan encounter

Gorillas nearly missed

BBC producers didn't want to broadcast Sir David Attenborough's famed Rwandan encounter
Downton Abbey effect sees impoverished Italian nobles inspired to open their doors to paying guests for up to €650 a night

The Downton Abbey effect

Impoverished Italian nobles are opening their doors to paying guests, inspired by the TV drama
China's wild panda numbers have increased by 17% since 2003, new census reveals

China's wild panda numbers on the up

New census reveals 17% since 2003