How City got round fair play

How City got round fair play

When soccer’s governing body in Europe began to get tough on the sport’s finances from 2009 onwards, the British club Manchester City came up with a two-pronged counter-attack, a trove of documents relating to soccer shows.

Premier League basement battle takes shape

Premier League basement battle takes shape

After 11 matches the Premier League table is beginning to take shape, and though it remains a little early for panic stations to be deployed, there is a hint of familiarity about the sides already battling for top flight survival.

How top clubs clashed over fair play rules

How top clubs clashed over fair play rules

One of the most powerful men in soccer, Gianni Infantino, has long championed fairness in the world’s most popular sport. In public, the sports administrator has promoted rules intended to reduce debts and prevent top clubs with super-rich owners from using their wealth to dominate the game.

Premier League and world class

Premier League and world class

Perhaps the most over-used term in football is world class. It's a description sprinkled far to liberally by pundits with no regard to what it means.

Fekir puts focus on the future

Fekir puts focus on the future

The day after Nabil Fekir joined his France teammates and an estimated million supporters on the Champs-Élysées to show off the World Cup trophy, he was invited to attend another celebration.

Tactics not personnel count for French duo

Tactics not personnel count for French duo

A day after Paris St Germain were beaten 3-2 by Liverpool, a far less fancied French side, Olympique Lyonnais, produced the surprise result of the Champions League’s opening round by beating Premier League winners Manchester City.

Salah yet to scale last season's heights

Salah yet to scale last season's heights

Mohamed Salah outshone Neymar and Kylian Mbappe on the Champions League stage last season, but as Paris Saint-Germain's star duo head to Anfield on Tuesday seeking to make amends, the Egyptian is struggling to match the heights of his debut campaign at Liverpool.

Egyptian fans return

Egyptian fans return

When Egyptian spectators returned to the stands for a match between Zamalek FC and ENPPI earlier this month, smiling fans filled some of the allotted 5,000 seats in the 16,000-capacity stadium.

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