Pep points the way for City

Pep points the way for City

Empowered by a close-season transfer splurge of some £200 million, Manchester City are the early favourites to topple Premier League champions Chelsea.

A giant leap for Mauritania

A giant leap for Mauritania

Mauritania have made a dizzying leap up the World Ranking, climbing all the way to 81st spot in July. The African side rose no fewer than 23 places in the space of a month, surging up from 104th to sail clear of the likes of Norway, Zambia and Canada. 

Liverpool's Mane-Salah plans

Liverpool's Mane-Salah plans

If Sadio Mane doesn't get you on the left, then Mo Salah will ensnare you on the right.

Number 7 shirt weighs heavy at United

Number 7 shirt weighs heavy at United

Football is littered with iconic jerseys whose mention brings instant recognition with its great owners. The Brazil No. 10 shirt is all about Pele, just as Argentina's No. 10 immediately throws up mental images of Diego Maradona single-handedly carrying his country to World Cup glory in 1986.

Barca options after Montreal

Barca options after Montreal

Barcelona find themselves flush with 222 million euros, but faced with replacing one of the world's best players after Neymar's move to Paris Saint-Germain smashed the world transfer record.

The Lukaku story

The Lukaku story

The house he grew up in is No 71 on a street in the quiet village of Wintam, between Brussels and Antwerp, and behind the few roads of tidy social housing, if you know where to look, you can find a patch of grass enclosed by trees where Romelu Lukaku played football every day of his young life.

Ronaldo starts season in the dock

Ronaldo starts season in the dock

Cristiano Ronaldo faces a brutal return to Madrid before starting pre-season training with Real Madrid as he is expected in court on Monday, accused of evading millions in taxes.

Brazil's Neymar debate

Brazil's Neymar debate

Brazilian golden boy Neymar is riding high on a wave of unprecedented popularity at home where a year ahead of the World Cup news of his possible transfer has become an issue of national debate.

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