Lessons from the latest FIFA Ban on Nigeria

Lessons from the latest FIFA Ban on Nigeria Article 13 (Members’ Obligations), par. 1 and article 17 (Independence of Members and their bodies), par. 1 of the FIFA Statutes which obliges member associations, “to manage their affairs independently and ensure that their own affairs are not influenced by any third

Special Tribute to Madiba

Our world was dark, ugly until you illuminated and beautified it with eternal colours of love without acrimony, race without discrimination. Your freedom fight has given millions of lives hope; your messages of equality, freedom and love reverberate in our hearts. As the world celebrate the life of Nelson Mandela, Football411 salutes

Arsenal & the Spanish Gift

It's no hidden secret that, in recent years, Arsenal have played the role of Barcelona's 'Feeder Team'. The switch of allegiance of Gunners' 'Magnificent Seven', comprising Marc Overmars, Emmanuel Petit, Giovanni Van Bronckhorst, Thierry Henry, Alexander Hleb, Cesc Fabregas & Alex Song, lends credence to that assertion. Fiercest rivals, Real Madrid

European Round-Up

Spain - La Liga The big guns in Spain recorded big wins, in a weekend of great goal feast. A Messi-less Barcelona hit Granada for four. Iniesta and Fabregas gave the Blaugranas a 2goal lead from the penalty spot, before further strikes from Alexis Sanchez and Pedro late on completed the

Letter to My Beloved Brasilia

It's with a hand heavy with pain and a heart burdened with an even deeper hurt that I write you this letter. I know the rumours would have crept to your ears, as are being swirled around town by my ill-wishers. To this I find expeditious to personally give you