Older English readers will more fondly remember 1966, that glorious summer of Geoff Hurst, Bobby Charlton and Bobby Moore. This may not be a popular opinion but England's sole World Cup success came with more than a little help from friendly officiating. First Argentina's best player, Antonio Rattin, was mysteriously sent off in the quarter finals for so-called "violence of the tongue", before Hurst's infamous strike in the final which may, or may not, have crossed the goal line. … [Read more...] about England fans sing ‘football’s coming home’ – but where is ‘home’ really?
As The Week reports, the Portuguese captain is currently the highest-paid footballer in the Serie A, followed by Dutch star Matthijs de Ligt. De Ligt earns only €8 million, which is almost 1/4th of the amount CR7 rakes in every season. All of these amounts are net calculations after deducting taxes. The third highest earning Serie A footballer is Inter Milan striker Romelu Lukaku. The Belgian star earns €7.5 million. … [Read more...] about Ronaldo may surpass Messi to become highest earning Footballer
Increasingly, attention is on young people who may have suffered a similar fate. Jo Cornell of Rancho Bernardo is suing Pop Warner football for brain damage that afflicted her son, Tyler. After years of battling mental illness, he committed suicide as a young adult. A later examination of his brain showed he suffered from CTE. … [Read more...] about Tackle ban: Is it protecting kids vs. the football ‘way of life’?
A group of women made their way 320 metres below sea level at the Dead Sea to set the world record on Thursday for the lowest-altitude football match ever played. The feat in Jordan comes less than a year after many in the same squad broke the Guinness World Record for highest-altitude football game played — at 5,714 metres on top of Mount Kilimanjaro. … [Read more...] about Footballers go low to set world record match at Dead Sea
"Obviously it's important to get a former player in here that understands the program, understands what the culture needs to be and understands how special a place Lincoln is and Nebraska is. It's huge. I'm excited again about this football program with him coming in here. I think the energy and the boost of swagger or confidence that he brings is what this program needs. The program is kind of dry right now, not a lot of enthusiasm. It's dead right now and it needs a boost of energy, and I think that's what Scott will bring." … [Read more...] about ESPN’s Football Power Index projects another losing season for Husker football