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The concentrated brilliance of Diego Maradona

The concentrated brilliance of Diego Maradona

A new film explores the spectacular rise and fall of Argentinian soccer legend Diego Maradona — a star who was messy, ragged, political and human.

How to survive the World Cup if you know nothing about the world game

How to survive the World Cup if you know nothing about the world game

Prefer your footballs oval shaped? Couldn't pick Cristiano Ronaldo out of a line-up of one? Here are five things you can say to get you through the next month.

Forget the underdogs, FIFA wants the big players in the next World Cup

Forget the underdogs, FIFA wants the big players in the next World Cup

The 2018 FIFA World Cup has already had its fair share of David and Goliath moments. But with hundreds of millions of soccer fans missing out on representation, won't somebody think of the advertisers?

Crikey Worm: ignorance is bliss for five of ‘citizenship seven’

Crikey Worm: ignorance is bliss for five of ‘citizenship seven’

Good morning, early birds. The Solicitor-General pleads ignorance to the High Court on behalf of senators and MPs found to be dual citizens, and Julie Bishop refuses to take a stand on marriage equality. It's the news you need to know, with Max Chalmers.

Farewell to Les Murray, a true Australian gentleman

Farewell to Les Murray, a true Australian gentleman

Les Murray believed in soccer, and we believed in him.

Stefanovic’s rumbo rumble … headline of the day … Ten soccer deal a free kick for Murdoch …

Stefanovic’s rumbo rumble … headline of the day … Ten soccer deal a free kick for Murdoch …

Karl Stefanovic was photographed carrying rum drinks into a caravan park, and he is very unhappy about it.

Sisters are doing it for a fraction of the pay: how much are our female athletes earning?

Sisters are doing it for a fraction of the pay: how much are our female athletes earning?

If you are a female athlete, which sport will pay you a living wage?

Why are female athletes paid so little?

Why are female athletes paid so little?

Australia's female cricket and soccer players make vastly less than their male counterparts, even after recent pay rises. Crikey intern Josh Ribarich investigates.

Aussies tell pollsters they love women’s sport, but few tune in

Aussies tell pollsters they love women’s sport, but few tune in

Do Australians really love women's sport? The viewership numbers do not bear this out.

The enemy of your enemy is not your friend

The enemy of your enemy is not your friend

Crikey readers discuss soccer, Q&A and other issues of the day.