On The Guardian Sports Network
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La Liga's foreign players are easy targets until they master the Spanish language
Toni Kroos, Gareth Bale and David Beckham have all been criticised for not being fluent in Spanish but, if they’re performing well, does it really matter?
Football in Hanoi, where Premier League clubs trump the Vietnamese champions
The Vietnamese league contains skilful players but it needs to clean up its reputation to win over a population who prefer watching English football on TV
The cultural resonance of Euro 96
The football was average, the attendances were unspectacular and the hosts went out in the semi-finals, but Euro 96 was about much more than football. It arrived at the peak of mid-1990s British optimism – and ended as that hope began to fade
From Manchester City to Oklahoma: how a rejected footballer kept the dream alive
Laurie Bell became one of the most expensive 12-year-olds in British football history when Manchester City signed him from Stockport County, but he had to wait a decade – and move 4,000 miles away – to make his professional debut
What was the difference between Jason Koumas and Steven Gerrard? Not talent
As Steven Gerrard said goodbye to Liverpool as a legend last year, Jason Koumas was being relegated to the fifth tier. The former team-mates were equally gifted but one won the Champions League and the other never played in a final. Why?
How Alex Higgins rode the Hurricane to produce one of snooker's greatest breaks
Alex Higgins won the World Championship twice – a week-long final in 1972 and his victory over Ray Reardon in 1982 – but his greatest frame came against his friend, Jimmy White, when the Hurricane blew the Whirlwind away
How Johan Cruyff nearly signed for Leicester City in 1981
Jock Wallace knew that an experienced player could save his young Leicester City side from the drop so spent a month negotiating a deal with Johan Cruyff. Unfortunately for Wallace, Cruyff signed for Levante and Leicester went down