Though Mexico ended up hosting the 1986 World Cup, the tournament was originally meant to be held elsewhere. Colombia were the unfortunate hosts of the World Cup that never was.
As recently as 2015, when debate was raging over whether Jack Grealish would choose to represent England or the Republic of Ireland at senior level, former Ireland goalkeeper Shay Given made the remark: “He has an affiliation with the country, it’s not like Cascarino or something.”
While England fans remember Italia ‘90 for Gazza’s tears, Argentina supporters remember the tournament for one of the most memorable fouls ever committed at the World Cup.
It was one of the greatest upsets the World Cup had ever seen and launched the career of a controversial young striker. This is the story of how Senegal stunned France in Seoul.
Croatia celebrate third place at the World Cup. When they came up against Jamaica at the Stade Bollaert-Delelis in Lens for their opening fixture of France ‘98, Croatia found themselves contesting a World Cup match for the first time in their country’s history. While many Croatians had featured at the tournament previously, this was the first time that Croatia had taken part in the competition as an independent nation.
World Cup 2006 was a significant one for England, but it was some crafty sportsmanship from the 6ft 7ins striker which made him temporarily hated.
In a left-field addition to the host of coaches clambering to replace Arsene Wenger, Zeljko Buvac is a serious candidate according to reports in his home country.
According to reports in Portugal, Chelsea are interested in doing a deal for one of the most highly rated midfielders in the Primeira Liga.
Having won the Champions League three times as a manager and the league title in four different countries, Carlo Ancelotti won’t be short of suitors after reportedly turning down the Italian national team.
While Pep Guardiola may have smashed through the glass ceiling of excellence with Manchester City this season, there are at least two managers he thinks have done as good a job as him.
With reports suggesting that the next Arsenal manager will be working on a limited budget of £50m, here’s where the squad could be most improved on the cheap.
In good news for Jurgen Klopp and the Liverpool hierarchy, the club could reportedly save a significant sum on the signing of Naby Keita owing to missed performance incentives.
With Liverpool set to face Roma in the Champions League semi-finals, here’s a potted history of their memorable meetings in Europe.
Given that PFA Player of the Year Mohamed Salah was widely considered a flop after an unsuccessful stint at Chelsea, who could be the next players to make a triumphant return to the Premier League?
Having scored his 100th Premier League goal against Swansea at the turn of the month, Romelu Lukaku entered a select group of players. So who could enter the ‘100 club’ next?
As Sunderland face the looming threat of a double relegation, here are five giants of English football who have ended up in the third tier.
Having scored a last-gasp winner against Chievo at the weekend, Amadou Diawara may just have kept Napoli’s title fight alive. Whether or not he will be at Napoli much longer is unclear.
With Luis Felipe Scolari claiming that Cristiano Ronaldo has asked him about life in China, here’s how the biggest stars to move to the Chinese Super League have got on.
It’s been a challenging few years for Ravel Morrison, who seems to have decided that his international career would be better served away from England.
With the international break upon us, here are three players who excel at club level but not so much as internationals and vice versa.
While Real Madrid have long been linked with both Thibaut Courtois and David de Gea, it seems this summer is the time to make a definitive choice between the two.
According to Marca, Cristiano Ronaldo bet his teammates back in November that he would win the Pichichi.
With the Greek Superleague suspended indefinitely after Ivan Savvidis attempted to confront a referee while armed with a gun, the PAOK president has now declared that he is very sorry indeed.
As Sevilla prepare for a crunch clash with Manchester United, their Champions League hero, Wissam Ben Yedder, finds himself surprisingly marginalised in Andalusia.
Were Neymar to seriously agitate for a move to Real Madrid this summer, much of PSG’s hard work in crafting their brand and image could be undone.