Spain's most passionate derby

Spain's most passionate derby

In a city famous for its flamenco and religious parades, nothing captures hearts and minds in Seville more than when Real Betis and Sevilla clash in Spanish football's most passionate derby.

Lazio and Roma is the real Italy derby

Lazio and Roma is the real Italy derby

They share the same city, the same pizzas and the same football stadium but that's where the similarities end for the fans of Lazio and Roma.

USA and Mexico more than just football

USA and Mexico more than just football

United States head coach Jurgen Klinsmann feels their World Cup qualifier against Mexico is "about a lot more than just soccer".

A true fight for regional supremacy

A true fight for regional supremacy

Two fiercely contrasting cultures at the heart of one of football's greatest rivalries. Two opposing ways of seeing the one game. South America's two biggest nations in a fight for regional supremacy. Both claim the greatest player of all time as their own. Both exhibit  some of the world's best players.

Why derbies will always be more than just a game

Why derbies will always be more than just a game

Nobody really wins on derby day. One team will often score more than the other and supporter moods become polarised by the result, but everyone affected by the fixture is left feeling the same: exhausted.

Fierce rivals with shared Algerian history

Fierce rivals with shared Algerian history

Algerians play football in Algiers' Bab el-Oued neighbourhood, which is historically known to be a predominantly pro-Mouloudia Club Alger (MCA) area (AFP Photo/Ryad Kramdi)

MC Alger and USM Alger may be fierce city rivals from the Algerian capital but they nonetheless share a history intwined with their country's revolt against French colonialism.

The Fla-Flu derby is more than a game

The Fla-Flu derby is more than a game

Rio de Janeiro was mighty different 104 years ago except for one vital constant: the passionate shouts of fans at the Flamengo v Fluminense football derby.

Old Firm renew league rivalry

Old Firm renew league rivalry

It would be a tough task convincing any Glaswegian that a Celtic versus Rangers Old Firm derby has any serious rival in world football - such is the intensity level that accompanies a clash between the Scottish giants.

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