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Articles by Mark White

Zlatan Ibrahimovic goals
18 September 2018
The dazzling Swedish showman has scored his 500th career goal in – appropriately – Exhibition Place, Toronto. Mark White somehow cuts them down to just the 10 best...
Kylian Mbappe World Cup
18 July 2018
Which two European clubs have both had a player in every World Cup final since 1982? And which players emulated Pele and Diego Maradona? Mark White answers these questions and many more...
14 July 2018
FIFA’s official award for the World Cup's best player has often raised eyebrows – including a three-year run of jinxing a player who’d go on to have a final to forget
Brazil 2014
13 June 2018
Forget James Rodriguez’s form, Neymar’s injury, Spain’s early exit and that 7-1 semi-final – these are the big, less-discussed talking points from four years ago
Cristiano Ronaldo World Cup 2010
6 June 2018
Norman Whiteside and Lothar Matthaus can watch Russia 2018 in the comfort that their respective World Cup records will remain intact – just as Just Fontaine and Dino Zoff can too. But other greats are under threat...
Andres Iniesta World Cup 2010 final
30 May 2018
Waka Waka, tika-taka, Paul the Octopus, sexy Sara, supermarket balls, handballs, the Vuvuzela, feats, cheats and kisses – they all headlined an exhilarating month in South Africa
Lionel Messi Bosnia
22 May 2018
How much do you remember from the tournament in Brazil four years ago? These beauties might just jog your memory... 
David Alaba
19 April 2018
From a left-footed free-kick specialist to the wantaway Premier League stopper – it's an ideal summer shopping list for Pep Guardiola
Mo Salah
21 December 2017
The prime performers in their position, from the Man City wizard to Arsenal’s "brick toilet", via Liverpool's sensation – as chosen by Mark White
8 December 2017
As we await the Champions League last 16 draw, FFT power ranks the 16 teams left: from the weakest club in the competition to the ones flying highest at No.1