Lists With the latest Ballon d'Or shortlist revealed, Jon O’Brien looks at those unlikely candidates once considered among the world’s greatest footballers
Prepare the Babelcopter! It's the day that makes us all go doolally – and these are its most peculiar moments
Women's World Cup Heartbreak for Phil Neville's Lionesses after a disallowed goal and missed penalty end hopes in France
Women's World Cup The Lionesses are through to the semi-finals after a comfortable 3-0 victory. So what are their chances now of going all the way?
England Women By going for the win against an increasingly strong Japan side, Phil Neville’s team sent out a message to their Women’s World Cup rivals
Women's World Cup With the 2019 Women’s World Cup now in full flow, here’s a look back at five of the tournament’s greatest ever games
FIFA World Cup On the 10th anniversary of Rob Green's slip up, we look back on a pair of Italian strikers, one soul diva, a crazy Colombian and certain English referee all 'star' in our countdown of the biggest World Cup blunders
Lists Sometimes it’s the smallest of things that can make the difference between triumph and despair – or at least that’s what these sides thought
Everton From goalpost handcuffing and gun-toting presidents to wayward parachutists and weasel-like creatures, here’s a look back at the oddest
Premier League Despite playing for Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester United – among others – these attacking players all went on woeful scoreless streaks
UEFA Champions League From a Premier League winner to two strikers with famous fathers, these 21-and-under stars could follow in Kylian Mbappe's boots and make a big impression in their early tastes of Euro action
FIFA World Cup We’ve seen a record 12 own goals at Russia 2018 – including one for poor Mario Mandzukic in the final - but are they as embarrassing as those of the past? Jon O’Brien counts down the tournament’s 10 best (or worst?) own goals
FIFA World Cup From Senegal’s teenage record-breaker to Russia’s Chelsea target via an unlikely South Korean, Jon O’Brien profiles the players who’ve seriously enhanced their reputation this summer
FIFA World Cup From fixing to failed drug tests, bloodthirsty battles to player revolts, Jon O'Brien looks at the events which have dragged the game's biggest tournament into dispute
FIFA World Cup From controversial new technology to calamitous TV coverage, Jon O’Brien looks at 10 big talking points from the first round of games
Lists Jon O’Brien reviews the campaign’s most comical cock-ups, from forgetful keepers and farcical red cards to premature celebrations and pitiful penalties
Lists The official Twitter FA Cup account took flak from all angles after their Harry Kane gaffe – but there's plenty more where that came from, as Jon O’Brien attests
Lists As the 2017/18 season draws to a close, Jon O’Brien looks back at the times when suffering the drop was even more painful than usual
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