When Barcelona and general football legend Lionel Messi handed in his transfer request on Tuesday, the reaction was huge. "Why?" "Where will he go? How much will he cost?" But it was the next line in the news story that really mattered: "The Argentina international, 33, sent a fax to the club on Tuesday saying he wishes … Continue reading Did Messi really send his Barcelona transfer request by fax?
The FA "has to modernise itself" to be "fit for purpose for the 21st century," says the chairman of its inclusion advisory board. Paul Elliott says the organisation was "reactive" in the past when it came to dealing with racism complaints, but will now be "proactive". "It can get better," he tells Radio 1 Newsbeat. … Continue reading Racism in football: FA ‘has to be proactive and modernise’
Has the football transfer announcement got out of hand? With clubs becoming more and more desperate to make an impact on social media, gone are the days where a player forced a smile, held up a shirt and shook the manager's hand. Now, we're getting elaborate videos - akin to film trailers - before the … Continue reading Football transfer news: How announcements got extravagant
It may still hurt if you're an England fan who thought it should have been the Three Lions playing on Sunday night. But France ended up World Cup winners, beating Croatia 4-2, and celebrated in biblical rains. There were parties in the streets, parties in the parks and parties in the bars. And it didn't take … Continue reading World Cup 2018: French social media’s reaction to being World Champions
Did you hear? England are in the semi-final of the World Cup. The last time England were in this position was back in 1990, so this is the first semi-final many people have seen in their lifetimes. The vast majority of the current squad weren't even born at the time. Read the full story on … Continue reading World Cup 2018: What happened the last time England reached the semi-final
"Football's coming home!" It's the chant that makes a resurgence every time England are in a major tournament. You would have heard it sung it in the streets, seen the memes, even Alan Shearer was chanting it on the BBC on Match of the Day after England's penalty delighton Tuesday. For the past few years, the song Three … Continue reading World Cup 2018: How Three Lions is still the definitive England song after 22 years
By Imran Rahman-Jones and Ben Mundy "You're detached from the outside world. You're out of your comfort zone. You've got to occupy yourself." That's how Rio Ferdinand describes the England camp at a World Cup. It presents a challenge to the squad - how do they stay focused and motivated for a month without any … Continue reading World Cup 2018: How will social media affect the England squad?
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The first Premier League footballer to be born this millennium made his debut this weekend. Click here to read the full story on BBC Newsbeat.
President Trump's words - on Twitter and in his fights with the media - have become the talk of 2017. But can you spot the real quotes from the fake* ones? *Not actually fake. Just said by others, such as Kanye, Bieber and Churchill. Click here to take the quiz.