Sundowns must break SA’s West African football hoodoo

Among local clubs, only Pirates have won matches in the region

Croatia fly flag for the little guys

Now Belgium and Croatia show that smaller nations can dream big as the gap between them and the traditional powers continues to narrow

France have talent to copy Pele’s Brazil

Team has the smarts and the stars to carry on their winning ways

Juventus fans roll out red carpet for Ronaldo

Hundreds of suporters appeal to the soccer superstar ‘to bring us the Champions League’

English squad have it all to do to stay on the field

Gareth Southgate’s squad return to the day job and the struggle for starting places at their clubs

Fabulous France in World Cup heaven

Brave Croatia’s dream of glory dashed in dramatic football final that produces six goals

PSL insiders say Absa Premiership will start on time, despite Ajax Cape Town debacle

The Premier Soccer League may challenge a ruling that relegated Ajax an said only Fifa can adjudicate on the matter over playing Zimbabwe national Tendai Ndoro

France peak perfectly as they steam into the World Cup final

Deschamps’s well-prepared and determined players look like world champs in the making

Ronaldo signing hailed as deal of century

Juventus announces a €100m deal after wrestling superstar Cristiano Ronaldo from European champions Real Madrid

England shattered as Croatia roar through to 2018 World Cup final

Croatia beat England 2-1 in an utterly gripping World Cup semi-final in Moscow

World Cup veteran lambasts FA over treatment of 1966 winners

World Cup-winning goalkeeper Gordon Banks smarts at ‘lack of recognition’ after beating West Germany 4-2

Croatia set to erase painful past, says former coach Bilic

Former national team coach believes Croatians’ quality will carry them through to the final

Semifinal biggest test yet for England dream

The young, likeable side with an eminently sensible and humble manager Gareth Southgate has captured England fans

Stuart Baxter out of the loop as Chiefs continue search

A stumbling block was Baxter’s contract with the South African Football Association, which runs until 2022

Will Ajax strike a deal with Celtic?

Insiders suggest the Ajax bosses have proposed a plan that would see Celtic drop to the NFD and allow the Urban Warriors to remain in the PSL

Coach Didier Deschamps hails players as France head to 2018 World Cup final

Samuel Umtiti’s 51st-minute header leaves Belgium behind and sends the French into the final

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