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The weird world of football — Eriksson to Notts County

July 22, 2009

Former England manager Sven-Goran Eriksson has described his next challenge as director of football at English League Two (fourth division) club Notts County as his toughest test yet.

Is South America better off without Mexican clubs?

May 10, 2009

Mexican clubs have stormed out of the South American Libertadores Cup after a row over the H1N1 flu outbreak and the national side will no longer take part at the Copa America.

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Eriksson sacked as Mexico coach (Update)

April 2, 2009


Eight years ago, Mexico lost 3-1 away to Honduras in a World Cup qualifier, sunk by a Carlos Pavon hat-trick, and the defeat cost Enrique Meza his job.

Tensions boil over in Mexico camp

March 27, 2009

Troubled Mexico face a potentially decisive five days in their attempt to qualify for the World Cup and the tension is already starting to tell.

Latin American complexities – Part Four: Ecuador

March 12, 2009

This is the final instalment in our look at the peculiarities of Latin American championships, after an introduction, a tour through Peru, and on to Uruguay and Mexico

Latin American complexities — Part three: Mexico

March 9, 2009

This is the fourth instalment in our look at the wacky world of Latin American championships having started with an introduction and then analysed Peru’s interesting league system and moved on to Uruguay.  

Smaller nations scratch around for friendlies

February 13, 2009

Like so often in the modern game, arranging international friendlies is much easier if you happen to be a big and powerful footballing nation.

Can it get any worse for Eriksson in Mexico?

January 27, 2009

Whichever way he turns, Mexico coach Sven-Goran Eriksson, whose team face his native Sweden in a friendly on Wednesday, runs into trouble.

Defeat will hand San Martin the Peruvian title

December 12, 2008

Has anything like this ever happened in football before?

Deportivo San Martin will win the Peruvian championship on Sunday if they lose their final game of the regular season. But if they win the match, they could have to face Universitario in a two-leg playoff.

Let’s scrap anthems before international matches

October 17, 2008

Do all Honduras fans dress like that?French politicians were outraged after the Marseillaise was booed by the large contingent of Tunisia fans before Tuesday’s friendly at the Stade de France.