Laba: I want to emulate Coubadja for Togo

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Kodjo Laba was just a teen when Togo appeared at the 2006 World Cup Al Ain forward is inspired by compatriot Mohamed Kader Coubadja Player celebrates his goals by performing traditional Togolese dance By any standard 13 June 2006 was a historic day for Togolese football. That was when Emmanuel […]

Maradona still providing emotion and inspiration

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Diego Maradona turns 60 today Some of the Argentinian’s goals and plays are genuine works of art The Albiceleste genius has himself inspired many artists While for most of those who practice it, football is primarily a sport, a select few have succeeded in elevating it to an art form. […]

Happy 60th, Diego

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Diego Maradona celebrates his 60th birthday today We pay tribute with video footage and stats He was directly involved in ten of 13 Argentina goals at one tournament Diego Maradona was just nine when he told a television reporter that his biggest wish was to play at a FIFA World […]

What happened to the stars of India 2017?

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How have the stars of the U-17 World Cup 2017 progressed? Sancho, Sargent, Torres and Foden among those already causing a sensation Others with remarkable stories outside top leagues Exactly three years ago, on 28 October 2017, England won the FIFA U-17 World Cup for the first time with victory […]

Simon: Cathy Freeman’s success still resonates with me

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Kyah Simon is one of Australia’s most experienced players & greatest goalscorers The forward has been front and centre for some of the Matildas’ greatest moments Simon talks 2023 Women’s World Cup, her greatest inspiration and much more Twenty years ago last month saw what many claim was the greatest […]

Remembering the World Cup's unlikeliest star

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Paul the octopus became a global sensation during South Africa 2010 He enjoyed an unblemished run of correct match predictions all the way to the Final We remember this unlikely World Cup star ten years on from his death Forget Forlan, forget Muller, forget Iniesta. If there was one undisputed […]

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