Guardiola and making the best better

Guardiola and making the best better
This could be the first Champions League campaign to bear fruit following one man’s strolls through the Strawberry Fields of the Big Apple. Pep Guardiola has returned to Europe refreshed from his sabbatical in New York, a period spent wandering through Central Park, enjoying family life and also plotting how to make the best better.

Adidas and Nike get ready for World Cup battle

With the soccer World Cup only three months away, Adidas and Nike are squaring up for a marketing battle to match the fierce on-field rivalry of nations like Brazil and Argentina.

Van Persie and his space invaders

Van Persie and his space invaders
A throw-away moment amid Manchester United’s pursuit of a late winner at Arsenal three weeks ago provided a less than flattering commentary on Robin van Persie’s claim that his “fellow players” – namely Wayne Rooney – are occupying spaces on the field where he wants to play.

Can Enzo follow his father Zidane?

Can Enzo follow his father Zidane? 

When Fabio Capello was the England manager he often talked about the way the national shirt hung heavily on the shoulders of his players.

Are Bayern so good they're killing the Bundesliga?

Are Bayern so good they're killing the Bundesliga? 

When Borussia Dortmund became the fifth different team to win the Bundesliga in eight seasons back in 2011, the league was widely proclaimed as the most open and competitive in Europe.

Drogba trains Champions League sights on Chelsea

Drogba trains Champions League sights on Chelsea
Didier Drogba, the former Stamford Bridge favourite and striker, has saved his best form for a tournament he won with them in 2012.

Can Brazilian coaches cut it in Europe?

Brazilian players can be seen in key roles at almost every major league match in Spain, England, Germany and Italy, but that success has yet to be tasted by the country's managers, who have failed to make as big an impact from the dugout.

The best paid players in the World

The best paid players in the World
Wayne Rooney might not have been bothered whether his new deal was gross or net at £300,000 a week. After all the mind boggling sum of £15.6million a year makes him the highest paid player in the world in terms of basic salary, or does it?

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