What's it take to make it through the youth ranks of one of Europe's top football clubs? The right diet, and training goes a long way

2019-06-14 20:00

Health24 spoke to one of the most esteemed football academies in the Spanish top flight about the nutrition and training techniques which allow them to stand out above the rest.

Are soccer pros at higher risk for ALS?

2019-03-15 15:54

There have been several deaths among Italian professional soccer players from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), and repeated head injuries may be a risk factor for the disease.

Limpopo gogos ditch traditional beer for football

2019-01-13 07:00

Grannies from Mpheni Village in Limpopo insist that their days of sitting at home drinking traditional beer are over after football for the elderly was launched.

2018 World Cup: players with mad fashion game off the field (and how we plan to steal their style)

2018-06-29 12:54

When the game is this good one can't help but watch.

Moscow is getting a giant vuvuzela – in the colours of the Russian flag – to broadcast World Cup soccer games

2018-05-29 10:39

After a football stadium with a remarkable resemblance to Soccer City, Russia is also getting a vuvuzela. A really big one. To broadcast the Russian team's matches.

This is how much more Patrice Motsepe is worth than Barcelona's Messi and Suarez

2018-05-15 06:09

The FC Barcelona players are paid handsomely – but not by business-mogul standards.

Two technologies could transform the way we all watch live sports — here's how close they are to becoming reality

2018-04-26 11:31

IBM’s Michael Ludden and Jaunt’s Mitzi Reugh discussed the future of VR and AR in sports during a panel at the Tribeca Film Festival.

This is what Roger Federer says he'd be doing if he wasn't a tennis player — and why he chose the sport instead

2018-03-26 14:21

Tennis champion Roger Federer would have pursued a career in sports either way.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic announced his arrival at LA Galaxy with a brilliant full-page ad in the Los Angeles Times

2018-03-23 17:16

Former Manchester United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic announced his arrival in Los Angeles with trademark arrogance.

Mercedes X-Class bakkie, topless i8 roadster for SA... top 10 motoring stories you shouldn't miss

2017-12-03 19:45

From Audi gifting FC Barcelona players new sports cars to the SA-bound X-Class bakkie crash tested... here are 10 motoring stories you shouldn't miss.


The new Women's World Cup uniforms for every country - including South Africa's stripy kit

2019-05-14 19:00

See the new uniforms for every country in the 2019 Women's World Cup.

These SA data scientists have had great success with predicting World Cup scores - and they believe they know who will win the tournament

2018-07-13 09:12

Using extensive computer models, Principa has been predicting match scores throughout the tournament.

Brazil's Neymar Jr was fouled more times than any World Cup player in 20 years

2018-06-18 13:31

And more than any Brazilian in a World Cup match since 1966.

IN NUMBERS: Sundowns vs Barcelona – who is stronger?

2018-05-15 15:37

It’s Premier Soccer League champs vs La Liga champs. And the PSL’s glory boys, Mamelodi Sundowns, have nothing to be shy about no matter who they’re playing.

WATCH: SA football freestyler tells of bruising preparation for Guinness World Record

South African football freestyler Khris Njokwana describes his bruising journey towards breaking the world record for the "highest altitude football dropped and controlled". Watch.

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We analysed who the better big-game player is, Cristiano Ronaldo or Lionel Messi — and the stats show the winner is clear

2018-04-14 12:22

Cristiano Ronaldo scored the best goal of the Champions League season one week before Lionel Messi got knocked out of the tournament with FC Barcelona.

Premier league meets GP - what F1 cars would look like with football liveries

2018-03-26 10:16

Celebrating the start of the F1 season, check out these concept motorsport liveries inspired by top 20 Premier league team.

Hanging judge: Zero local refs chosen to officiate during Russia World Cup

2017-12-24 06:03

The referees for next year’s World Cup in Russia have been announced and, to my dismay – or perhaps not – there isn’t a South African among them.

Time for the Three Lions to deliver

2017-11-12 07:10

England manager Southgate chooses young guns for Germany match.

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