Iran desperate for more games

Iran desperate for more games
If Carlos Queiroz had any illusions about the size of the task in front of him, the Portuguese coach of the Iran national team was handed a hefty dose of realism in a deserted Azadi stadium in Tehran earlier this month.

In form Nasri still has questions to answer

In form Nasri still has questions to answer
Samir Nasri is a proper football fan. Like an obsessive football fan. He would watch any game, any league at any level. He just loves football, playing it, watching it, discussing it.

The exco that should never have been

 The exco that should never have been

Amid renewed allegations about the level of corruption in the bid process that awarded the 2022 World Cup to Qatar, here is a breakdown of the Exco members who have been found guilty of wrongdoing.

Number 10 just not that important anymore

Number 10 just not that important anymore
Think of Brazil's famous No. 10 shirt and the mind conjures images of Pele, Zico or Rivaldo swaggering past transfixed defenders with a nonchalant dip of the shoulder before belting the ball past a helpless goalkeeper.

Dauda has three months to get his dream back on track

Dauda has three months to get his dream back on track
Abdul Fatau Dauda had to wait patiently for years until he was noticed.

Medjani wins fans over

Medjani wins fans over
Following an uplifting derby win against Morocco, in early April 2011, Carl Medjani stayed in Algeria, extending his sojourn to visit family. His father is from El Harrach. Once a run-down and derelict district of Algiers, El Harrach is now a chic burgeoning suburb, replete with pastry shops and Haussmann-era apartment complexes.

Algerian player hunt gleans reward

Algerian player hunt gleans reward 

In Algeria, Mohamed Raouraoua is football’s unrivalled magnifico. The Casbah-born strongman, who has long been touted Issa Hayatou’s successor as president of the Confederation of African Football, has also been credited with spurring Algeria’s recent footballing renaissance. 

Protests continue in Brazil

Protests continue in Brazil

As the World Cup creeps closer, winds of change continue to blow across Brazil.

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