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Lionel Messi is sublime, he’s the standard, he is football

There are countless moments of glory you could pick out from Lionel Messi’s career to try and illustrate his elusive genius, but it is a much more mundane example that perhaps best explains it. “Even in training, you just couldn’t get near him,” one source from Barcelona says. “It’s just funny at …

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Download the latest episode of The Independent Football Podcast

This week on the Indy Football Podcast, we discuss The Independent’s week-long Century countdown. Host Luke Brown is joined by Chief Football Writer Miguel Delaney, columnist Tony Evans and Sports Editor Ben Burrows to discuss the 100 greatest players of the 21st century in detail. They discuss who should top …

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Bulgaria vs England racism: Bulgarian Football Union president resigns after racist abuse mars Euro 2020 qualifier

The president of Bulgaria’s Football Union (BFU), Borislav Mikhailov, has resigned after an avalanche of racist abuse was aimed at England’s footballers during Monday night’s Euro 2020 qualifier in Sofia.  The BFU cited the decision as “a consequence of the recent tensions”, however, the governing body did not specifically mention racism in …

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