Watching big events, like the Olympics, on television was a key route into fandom.
England Football Fandom’s Struggle With Its Own Image
Studying the team over the past 25 years has provided clues as to why it's plagued with issues of racism and hooliganism
The Precarious Fate of African Footballers in Europe After Their Game Ends
Given the impact of African players in European football, it's remarkable how few are able to secure jobs in football in Europe after their playing days end.
Why African Teams Fell Short at the World Cup Once Again
African players have excelled and gained fame while playing in Europe, but African countries still never get far in the world cup. Here's why.
Once Every Four Years You Can Cheer For Another Country Without Being ‘Anti-National’
As an Indian, what's the best way to avoid the month-long football FOMO? Put your metaphorical eggs into the German, French, Spanish, English or Belgian basket.