23 May 2018
The J-League is not unfamiliar with welcoming world-renowned names, with Andres Iniesta set to be the latest in a distinguished list.
Ivan Perisic beach volleyball
4 May 2018
Poor Rio Ferdinand has been refused a professional boxing licence before even getting into the ring – but perhaps he’s just saved himself some angst, unlike many of this lot...
27 April 2018
Neymar, Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez, David de Gea, Juan Mata and Ivan Rakitic are among the stars to have paid tribute to Andres Iniesta.
Gary Lineker, Mark Crossley
20 April 2018
After heartbreak with Everton in 1986, a 30-year-old Lineker returned to Wembley for a second bite of the cherry. The former Tottenham striker recalls an action-packed showpiece...
12 April 2018
After Gianluigi Buffon's dismissal against Real Madrid on Wednesday, we look at some of the star names who saw their swansongs fall flat.
Paul Gascoigne Italia 90
21 March 2018
In the 1980s, football was at an all-time low – but Gazza's tears helped to usher in an era that saw the game return to its place at the heart of British popular culture. Gary Parkinson remembers the renaissance...
13 March 2018
Tottenham released their season ticket prices for next season this week, drawing criticism from - among others - Vincent Kompany.
12 January 2018
In honour of FourFourTwo magazine’s ’90s special, Amit Katwala picks out the best quotes of the decade, from Cantona cracking up to Arsene Wenger's sausages
26 December 2017
Harry Kane outscored Alan Shearer before toppling Lionel Messi and the ex-England striker was among the first to pay tribute.
15 December 2017
Football is our national game, yet in 62 years of SPOTY, just five footballers have won the main award. So why does the British public tend to ignore the sport it loves most? 


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