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As far as Spanish football club owners go, UD Almeria president Turki Al-Sheikh is proving he's a little...
African football has stepped into a new decade, so ESPN remembers the defining moments of the past 10 years.
The Hand of Suarez
African football entered the previous decade upon a wave of optimism and amidst talk of a 'new dawn', with the continent set to host its first World Cup in 2010.
South Africa got the nod, and opened the tournament in some style - with Siphiwe Tshabalala's unforgettable thunderbolt against Mexico - but in truth, Africa's challengers largely fell short of the expectations...
Qatar's hosting of Club World Cup was smooth, but will it be ready for bigger size and scale of 2022 World Cup?
DOHA, Qatar -- The 2022 World Cup in Qatar is less than three years away and the tiny Gulf state has now staged its first-ever major football tournament, having hosted the 2019 FIFA Club World Cup this month. Liverpool's success on the field, having beaten Flamengo 1-0 in the final to become world champions for the first time, claimed the headlines from a sporting context, but hosting the competition was a crucial step for Qatar ahead of the far more difficult challenge of staging a 32-team World...
The local organising committee for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar has consulted the organisers of the Coachella and Glastonbury music festivals in an effort to find a solution to the problem of accommodating up to 3 million visiting supporters at the tournament, sources have told ESPN.
Covering just over 11,500 sq. kilometres (4,400 sq. miles), Qatar is less than one tenth of the size of the state of New York and has only 37,000 hotel rooms across the tiny Gulf nation.