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FIFA Club World Cup: Japan 2011

8 Dec 2011

The eighth FIFA Club World Cup, a competition that pits the champions of all six continental confederations against one another, is underway in Japan. Total Football's Steve Moorhouse takes a look at each club aiming to become the best club team in...
 

From Elm Park to the MLS - Vancouver president came from Royal background

24 Nov 2011

Few men in football have a stronger connection with their club than Bob Lenarduzzi has with the Vancouver Whitecaps. Lenarduzzi, pictured addressing the media (image: Bob Frid / Whitecaps FC), played in the Whitecaps’ first season in...
 

No cigar for Cuba on world stage

21 Nov 2011

Cuba is a country that is better known for its cigars than football prowess and the beautiful game plays second fiddle to baseball, basketball and athletics. The national team has competed at the World Cup just once in 1938 and their...
 

CE Europa - Small club, with a big history

19 Nov 2011

In the western rises of Barcelona you will find the bohemian neighbourhood of Gracia, still known as ‘Vila de Gracia’ (Gracia town), an independent borough up until the late 20h century. Somewhat surprisingly, in this laid-back...
 

A little bit of Tottenham in Vancouver

17 Nov 2011

Paul Barber is the CEO of Vancouver Whitecaps – the newest franchise in Major League Soccer. He left his position as executive director at Tottenham Hotspur to take on this challenge - the same Tottenham Hotspur that he has supported...
 

Pursuing the dream - The boy from Brazil

15 Nov 2011

Matheus Albuquerque has a dream. The 18-year-old, a striker with Brazil's famous Corinthians club, hopes he can one day make the grade. The Corinthians youth team player (pictured on the ball) told Total Football's Scott Robinson...
 

Soccer in the US - Manchester United style

13 Nov 2011

Whether you call it football or soccer, the game has expanded massively in the US over the last decade. The national team’s success has filtered through to the domestic game which has seen a huge growth in interest and participation....
 

Football – A powerful tool in uniting nations

13 Nov 2011

Last year, on September 21, there were more than 3,000 games of football played between otherwise conflicting sides in all of the 192 UN member countries. September 21 is a global day of world peace, the focal point of the Peace One Day...
 

How long will this great Barcelona team last?

8 Nov 2011

Great teams come and go, as do managers, players, directors and coaches. Football, like life, is one big evolutional cycle where things are constantly changing and nothing lasts forever. What has been described as...
 

Coaching the next generation of great Danes

7 Nov 2011

Mads Davidsen is an under 19s coach with top Danish club Brondby IF. Davidsen, pictured getting a lift from the Brondby players after their Under 19s title success, talked to Total Football's Chris Kelso about development of...
 

The controversial career of Kevin-Prince Boateng

7 Nov 2011

Kevin-Prince Boateng stunned fans and commentators in Ghana with the announcement of his resignation from Black Stars duty, citing concerns regarding his health, less than two months prior to the 2012 African Nations Cup in Gabon & Equitorial...
 

A shift of power in African football?

28 Oct 2011

The recent round of international fixtures left fans and pundits alike perplexed as former champions and finalists Egypt, Nigeria and Cameroon failed to qualify for the 2012 African Nations Cup. Togo and South Africa were also among...
 

Why the Danes are happy just to have qualified for Euro 2012

28 Oct 2011

Ulla Essendrop (pictured) is a sports presenter with the national Danish television channel TV2 and, as with many countries in Europe, football is always a big discussion point. She talks to Total Football’s Ryan Holmes about the...
 

One to watch: Zakaria Labyad

28 Oct 2011

PSV Eindhoven are known as being one of the super clubs in Dutch football. They have produced and nurtured quality players from all over the world, seeing them go on to have successful careers in the world game. Arjen Robben, Ruud...
 

Fan ownership in modern football - the Israeli model

16 Oct 2011

FC United of Manchester, AFC Wimbledon and Hapoel Katamon Jerusalem are all professional football clubs. The one thing that sets them apart from the rest of the football world is that fact that they...
 

Working with Captain Marvel and Thailand's football revolution

16 Oct 2011

Steve Darby is a FIFA coaching instructor for Oceania and an Asian Football Confederation coaching instructor. He has played and coached professionally in England, USA, Bahrain, Australia and Fiji. He coached in the Malaysian...
 

Living the dream in Florida

16 Oct 2011

Former Manchester United coach Peter Duckworth is living the dream in Florida. He spent eight years as a development coach and academy coach at Old Trafford, working with United first team coach Rene Meulensteen (pictured with Sir...
 

Demerit happy to be a Whitecap

12 Oct 2011

Former Watford defender Jay Demerit shot to fame as the player who arrived from America with just $1,500 in his pocket in an attempt to find himself a club. Just three years later, he was playing in the Premiership and turning out...
 

One to watch: Sung-Yueng Ki

11 Oct 2011

Since Japan and South Korea were joint hosts of the 2002 World Cup finals, football in Asia has been on the up. South Korean midfielder Sung-Yueng Ki was just 13-years-old when his country got all the way to the semi-finals, where...
 

Suarez: 'One of the world's most lethal strikers'

7 Oct 2011

Luis Suarez has been making a big impact in the Premier League. He is one of a number of top Uruguayan stars who ply their trade in other countries. In fact, none of the current Uruguayan...