Dani Alves – from 43 trophies to four years in prison

[ad_1] Dani Alves, who was this morning sentenced to four and a half years in prison in Spain after being found guilty of sexual assault, was, until very recently, one of global football’s golden boys. An exuberant, technical right-back, he was a major part of the Barcelona team that set new standards in the European … Read more

Remembering the Zambia air disaster – ‘The boys would say: ‘This plane will kill us”

[ad_1] Follow live coverage of Senegal vs Cameroon in the Africa Cup of Nations today “The spirit of the 1993 team will always be there for Zambia.” Kalusha Bwalya, Zambia’s former football captain, is reflecting on the day that changed his life forever. On April 27, 1993, a military aircraft taking 18 of his team-mates … Read more

Christian Pulisic interview: ‘I want to show the world what the U.S. can do’

[ad_1] Christian Pulisic is perched on a bar stool in the old clubhouse overlooking the first-team training pitch at Milanello, AC Milan’s training ground. He makes a hand gesture, one he didn’t need the past six months living in Italy to learn. Pulisic is talking about himself as one of the “older guys” on the … Read more