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      August 29, 2012

      Drogba in China: easy come, easy go?

      Didier Drogba’s football career in China could be coming to an end just two months after it started. According to local...

    2. June 22, 2012

      Lunch with the FT: Zhu Jun

      How did Zhu Jun persuade Didier Drogba, one of the world’s most famous footballers, to join a team that most have never...

    1. June 20, 2012

      Didier Drogba signs for Shanghai Shenhua

      Didier Drogba, the Ivorian striker who helped Chelsea win the Champions League, has finally confirmed that he will next ply...

    2. June 13, 2012

      China jails former football chiefs for graft

      China has put two dozen former football officials, players, coaches and referees behind bars in its boldest attempt to clean...

    3. May 25, 2012

      Didier Drogba is a case study in mobility

      In the photograph, a child stands beside his worried parents at Abidjan airport in Ivory Coast. Five-year-old Didier Drogba...

    4. October 14, 2010

      Museum delivers on promise of the gods

      It was, if you like, an anti-Frieze moment. The unveiling on Thursday of the final object in the BBC and British Museum’s A...

    5. July 2, 2010

      Lessons from football for Africa's exiles

      Afew years ago, in a bar in my adopted home, Geneva, I glanced up to find a man looking at the book I was reading, an...

    6. June 18, 2010

      Venus Williams, fashion designer

      Underwear and sport have a long and fruitful association: think David Beckham and those Armani briefs, or Didier Drogba and...

    7. June 12, 2010

      Punishing schedule for top players increases fear of injury time

      The people who will really be sick with nerves as the World Cup kicks off are the executives and managers of top football...

    8. June 11, 2010

      Top players’ schedule increases injury fears

      The people who will really be sick with nerves as the World Cup kicks off are the executives and managers of top football...

    9. May 28, 2010

      Man in the News: Lee Myung-bak

      South Korean officials love measuring the world in league tables. So they were fuming when their president, Lee Myung-bak,...

    10. April 21, 2010

      FA Premier League: Dealmaking skills add to the score

      Richard Scudamore is not saying which African country was involved, but he can now afford to be amused by memories of one...

    11. December 5, 2009

      English hopes rise after World Cup draw

      The odds on England winning next year's football World Cup shortened last night following a relatively kind draw in South...

    12. December 4, 2009

      English hopes rise after World Cup draw

      The odds on England winning next year’s football World Cup shortened on Friday night following a relatively kind draw in...

    13. September 16, 2009

      'Archer's bow' shoots down sports cheats

      Knowledge of the "archer's bow" dive would give referees an infallible way to shoot down cheating footballers, according to...

    14. May 7, 2009

      We wuz robbed!

      European football fans should be delighted by the prospect of this season’s climax in Rome on May 27; a Champions League...

    15. November 15, 2008

      Round-up

      TENNIS Britain's Andrew Murray eliminated defending champion Roger Federer from the season-ending Masters Cup yesterday...

    16. May 21, 2008

      Man Utd win Champions League final thriller

      Amid scenes of extraordinary tension, Manchester United won the Champions League on Wednesday night, beating Chelsea in a...

    17. May 17, 2008

      The strange loves and laments of Didier Drogba

      Didier Drogba, Chelsea's best player, never wanted to play for the club. He writes in his new autobiography*, published in...

    18. May 16, 2008

      Drogba’s strange loves and laments

      Didier Drogba, Chelsea’s best player, never wanted to play for the club. He writes in his new autobiography*, published in...

    19. April 26, 2008

      Chelsea can pass muster

      The Champions League semi-final first leg against Liverpool on Tuesday was Chelsea’s season in microcosm. For much of it,...

    20. February 25, 2008

      Spurs shake off their tag as underachievers

      A first trophy of the millennium for Tottenham and a first success for Juande Ramos in English football. But just as...

    21. February 24, 2008

      Spurs enter new era

      Tottenham 2 Chelsea 1 A first trophy of the millennium for Tottenham and a first success for Juande Ramos in English...

    22. February 22, 2008

      Chelsea facing struggle to hit break-even goal

      Chelsea Football Club reduced full-year losses but admitted it faced a struggle to meet its goal of breaking even by...

    23. February 16, 2008

      Round-up

      FOOTBALL Middlesbrough and England winger Stewart Downing has signed a new five-year contract with his club. Last month Ian...

    24. February 8, 2008

      Beauty and the beast

      As it was in Egypt, so it is in Ghana, only more so. This has been a tournament of exceptional football combined with quite...

    25. February 4, 2008

      Round-up

      FOOTBALL Newcastle's Kevin Keegan felt his team's performance in their 1-1 draw with Middlesbrough yesterday was the best...

    26. November 12, 2007

      Generous Chelsea miss meanness of Mourinho

      Excitement, perhaps, is not all it is cracked up to be. Avram Grant has spoken of his "obligation to entertain" since...

    27. November 11, 2007

      Generous Chelsea miss meanness of Mourinho

      Excitement, perhaps, is not all it is cracked up to be. Avram Grant has spoken of his “obligation to entertain” since...

    28. October 20, 2007

      Round-up

      CRICKET England dropped opener Andrew Strauss for the forthcoming three-Test tour of Sri Lanka. The Middlesex batsman, 30,...

    29. September 29, 2007

      Round-up

      CRICKET England enjoyed an emphatic 80-run victory in their warm-up match against a Sri Lankan Board XI in Colombo. Ian...

    30. August 11, 2007

      Premiership promises a season of attack

      Optimism in English football has a tendency to spring unwarranted at this time of year, but this time the expectation of...

    31. August 10, 2007

      Best feet forward

      Optimism in English football has a tendency to spring unwarranted at this time of year, but on this occasion the expectation...

    32. August 4, 2007

      The French robot who is programmed for Chelsea

      One freezing January four years ago, I trekked to Brittany to witness a French peculiarity: a village of 8,000 people with...

    33. August 3, 2007

      Boy who erased his personality in quest for stardom

      One freezing January four years ago, I trekked to Brittany to witness a French peculiarity: a village of 8,000 people with a...

    34. June 16, 2007

      Random spot-checks ordered on transfers

      The Football Association and the Premier League have authorised investigators to carry out random spot-checks on transfers....

    35. May 20, 2007

      Hot air wins the day at Wembley

      The first FA Cup final at the original Wembley Stadium, in 1923, is remembered for the policeman on the white horse clearing...

    36. May 7, 2007

      United take title as Chelsea flag

      Manchester United clinched the Premiership title yesterday, but the sense was that Chelsea handed it to them. It was not so...

    37. May 4, 2007

      ‘I rescue trafficked footballers’

      About eight or nine years ago, I had to go to the Cameroon embassy in Paris to renew my passport. I noticed immediately...

    38. April 23, 2007

      Chelsea blow opportunity to narrow the gap

      Opportunity knocked, and Chelsea did not exactly go rushing to answer. After Manchester United's 1-1 draw against...

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