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Mauricio Pochettino, energia universal and why Tottenham are in the Champions League final

Heung-min Son stood in the mixed zone at the Johan Cruijff ArenA in complete disbelief at what had happened. Tottenham just overturned a three-goal deficit in the second half of their semi-final second leg in Amsterdam – courtesy of...

England vs Netherlands: a tale of two epic games at Euro 88 and Euro...

With the benefit of hindsight, it seems strange to suggest that England were one of the favourites to win the 1988 European Championship. That was the reality was that England, quarter-finalists at the previous World Cup, breezed through an...

Daniele De Rossi: farewell to a legend in pictures

After an epic career spanning 18 years and over 600 games for his beloved AS Roma, Daniele De Rossi bid farewell to the Stadio Olimpico after a typically commanding performance against Parma. These Football Times’ Omar Saleem was pitchside...

Tottenham and Liverpool recap before the Champions League final: a look back and predictions

This season’s Champions League has shown fans around the world what real football should look like. After seeing the spectacular amount of goals, surprising victories and shocking defeats, it’s time to look at the two teams that prevailed among...

The story of how the world’s oldest football stand was destroyed by a local...

When I was younger, I always looked out for the “Welcome to X, Please Drive Slowly” signs. I found them mesmerising; not because I enjoyed knowing where I was as we crossed town borders and city lines in my...

The contradiction of Andy Roxburgh, the failure who took Scotland to two major tournaments

“Andy Who?” were the headlines that greeted the appointment of Scotland’s new national team manager in the summer of 1986. The tragic death of Jock Stein at the end of the World Cup decider with Wales had left the...

Leah Williamson talks Arsenal, nightmare penalties and England ahead of the Women’s World Cup

It’s 3pm at Arsenal’s London Colney training ground. A presence of triumphalism is in the air just ten days after Joe Montemurro’s side sealed their first FA Women’s Super League title since 2012. As centre-back and lifelong Gunners fan,...

How football became a potent political tool before and after World War Two

After previously focusing on World War One, author and journalist David Díaz Bejarano returns to discuss the interaction of football and politics before, during and after World War Two. We examine how the changes in the game in the...

“We are all Koulibaly”: the Napoli defender’s fight against racism and the context of...

Niente Capri Kalidou Koulibaly looks down with his head in his hands, exiting the San Siro pitch and heading towards the players’ tunnel. Disgusted, disappointed and unfamiliarly distraught, he’s just been shown a second yellow card after sarcastically applauding the...

Ángel Di María: the rise, fall and rise of a divisive talent like few...

Most identify Ángel Di María as one of the few lucky people to have played with both Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. Some point to his failings at Manchester United, others to his outstanding performance in the 2014 Champions...

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Steven Davies extends Hamilton stay

Striker Steven Davies has signed a new one-year contract with Hamilton. The 31-year-old arrived at the club from Blackpool in January and netted crucial goals...

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