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How Germany became an example to the world of football

In a culture that models itself on punctuality and efficiency, German football has been packed with teams that are organised, strong and physically fit. Following a complete shake-up, coaching methods and precedencies…

A trip inside the world-leading Benfica academy

“LOOK AT EDERSON OF MANCHESTER CITY. When he came to me he was just a lad from the favelas, too scared to leave his own penalty area. Now he takes bigger risks…

The murky, selfie-strewn era of football in the New World

THOUSANDS OF SCREAMING FANS awaited the emergence of their heroes from behind the car park barriers. One could be excused for thinking this was the scene of a backdoor getaway after a boyband…