Boys play football in the favela of Tavares Bastos, Rio de Janeiro. The favelas of Rio have been subjected to ‘pacification’ in the last few years and in particular since the announcement that Brazil would host the World Cup. This has meant special police units moving into these areas to try and rid the settlements […]

This is a tale of the ‘Kaiser’. Usually when you hear that name you think of the legendary Franz Beckenbauer but this story is not about him. Instead it is about a Brazilian striker named Carlos Henrique Kaiser, or to give him his other title “the biggest conman in Brazilian football”. There have been many famous examples of […]

  “We lose a lot of balls.” Yodelayheehoo and welcome to Switzerland! This is the Ottmar Hitzfeld stadium located in the village of Gspon and it is Europe’s highest football stadium. Carved into a mountainside in the Swiss Alps it is home to FC Gspon, a small village team who play their football at 6,500ft above sea […]

  Here are the ‘beards of Brazil’ just incase you are inspired to grow some facial hair of your own and want to look like one of your favourite footballers. Sadly only Pirlo can truly pull off his look, so don’t even try it!

I’m a pretty cynical person. It might be age but I am always a little bit skeptical at almost every decision made by the footballing governing bodies. It is unfortunate that the people who run this wonderful game should be viewed as being untrustworthy, but lets face it, they have brought it on themselves. Money […]